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Hosting Christchurch on Rails Hack Night

June 25, 2012

On Thursday the 5th of July, Trineo is hosting this month's Christchurch on Rails gathering, which happens to be a hack night.

The night will be informal, and hopefully good fun for all involved, and spaces are limited to 12, so jump on the group mailing list and book your place!

The challenge
We will be tackling Conway's Game Of Life as a pair programming exercise. Pairs will be randomly chosen, and redrawn if a pair is selected who you already work with regularly. We will allocate some time at the end of the evening to present your progress (or otherwise) to the rest of the group.

There will be no parameters set on how you tackle the problem, other than the rules of the game itself, i.e. you can use the language of your choice. You must, however start with a clean slate at the beginning of the challenge.

Feel free to read up on the game if you wish, but no preparation will be required.

Time and place
The hack night will be held at Trineo's office, access is from the rear of the building. We will be starting at 5.30 with a short introduction to the game, aiming to finish around 9.30pm.

  • 5.30pm - 9.30pm, Thursday the 5th of July
  • Unit 2C/105 Gasson Street

This evening has been organized by the dedicated Malcolm Locke ... cheers Malc!