#Online event: Ensemble (aka Mob) Programming / TDD on OSS

Date(s) - 19/05/2021
19:15 - 23:00

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Zoom room opens at 6.15, meetup starts at 6.30.

Spend an evening collaborating with others on a real open source project. Based on project pitches given at the beginning of the meetup, you decide which project sounds most interesting. You then join project break-out rooms for a fun evening of Ensemble Programming for that project. We will frequently rotate who is the navigator (facilitator) and driver (smart keyboardist).

All experiences welcome.

Today’s project:

👉 SmartCalendar (TypeScript/JavaScript, React, WebDav, web scraping)
by Ethan Strominger

Aggregates events from web calendars, CSV files, google sheets, web scraping, and other sources to create a single calendar that is subscribable through one URL. You will be able to display the aggregated calendar in your favorite calendar application either alongside your other calendar(s) or by itself. The repository is here: https://github.com/ethanstrominger/calendargroup.

👉 Your Project

Join our ensemble-programming sessions. If you want we will help you select a suitable first task, prepare an ensemble-programming environment, and help you co-facilitating your first session(s). Feel free to decide afterward if you later want to host sessions regularly.


We will use Anydesk to connect to the cloud instance where we will be working on. Please make sure to install it in advance!

Just download Anydesk from here: https://anydesk.com/
or if you use Chocolatey or Homebrew:
choco install -y anydesk
brew cask install anydesk

👉 We are still testing the ensemble-programming environment, if things don’t work out as expected we might use the VSCode LiveShare extension or https://gitpod.io as a fallback.

Between the meetups, our main communication channel is the Software Crafters slack space. Sign up and join the #mob-programming-on-open-source-software channel: https://slack.softwarecrafters.org/


About the meetup:
Software development is a team sport and ensemble-programming a.k.a. mob-programming can be one way to improve team collaboration and reduce waste.

“How can we work together as a team without waiting, distraction, interruption, or multitasking?”
— Woody Zuill, the discoverer of ensemble-programming

➡️ Join the event and help us creating a ensemble-programming community.

✅ Everybody is welcome, no matter if you tried ensemble-programming before or are curious to try it for the first time. Also, it doesn’t matter if you are already programming for decades or just getting started. Understanding the basic principles of any programming language will be enough. Usually, there is a good mixture of experience levels in each ensemble.

🧪 Our idea is to work on real projects, but we still want to mainly focus on ensemble-programming and the team process. The actual contribution (Pull-Request) to a project is a secondary goal. Although we still think the chances of submitting a PR are good, the limited time of the event might impose a risk of finishing up with a PR only partially ready. Which is okay as long as we are having fun and learn something on the way 😃

🕗 Time schedule:
6.15 – Zoom room opens
6.30 – Official start
9.45 – Wrap-up
10.00 – Post-event discussions (optional)

We follow a Code of Conduct for all our events in order to create the best experience possible for all attendees: https://bostonsoftwarecrafters.com/code-of-conduct

P.S. 👉 Looking for sponsors
If you or your employer would like to support us in covering subscription fees or cloud computing costs please reach out to us.

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