Welcome to Codenjoy!
We named our version Codenjoy (Code + Enjoy). It was an interesting format, and we shared it everywhere we were invited. Later, the Codenjoy community divided into ‘senseis’, or organizers, programmers who write code, and contributors who add their own games. Participants get feedback based on the game results. Think your development methodology is great? Let’s try it in a tournament. That’s how I stopped telling people how TDD is faster.
Developers get together and start doing ‘katas’ — basic tasks that are repeated to improve their mastery of engineering. In martial arts, a kata is a series of movements against an imaginary opponent. Coding Dojo has various forms, like Codenjoy — coding for fun. Participants create bots that compete in real time in basic games like Tetris, Battlecity, Snake, Sudoku, Minesweeper, Moebius, etc.
You just write an algorithm that will play old school games. Try to defeat the opponent. Lost? Learn something new from this. There are about 30 games in Codenjoy.
Welcome to São Paulo, Brazil!
The Dojo@São Paulo was founded in July/2007 and the meetings are held on Monday nights at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics - University Of São Paulo (IME-USP). Join us at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailling list in Portuguese).