Talking about Code

Yesterday I attended the Softwerkskammer Karlsruhe meetup for the first time. Softwerkskammer tries to connect the Software craftmanship community in Germany.

The topic for the evening was simple: More Code. We looked at a lot of samples from a real project and discussed what's wrong with them and what could be done better. There were a lot of different opinions but that's a good thing as I got to question some habits I have when programming.

This has been the first time I've been to a meeting where there is a lively discussion like this. The conferences and user groups I attend mostly have classic talks with one speaker and far less audience participation. Talking about code is a really good way to learn and this won't be the last time I attended a meetup. Thanks to the organizers.