We did something new during this meetup. This new something strikes fear in developers – Code Review!
I wanted this particular session to provide an opportunity for the other developers to get used to reviewing their code in public. The idea was that they could bring in a piece of code or a project they were struggling with to discuss, get feedback, and hopefully solve an issue they were stuck with.
I think we have a way to go before this happens. O had a question about a project but was not interested in showing it on the stream. No problem, we paired on it after the stream finished and got very close to solving it.
With no one to offer up code, I brought up the code for an OSS project I had just finished for a contest. I showed how the app worked, did a bird’s eye view of the codebase, and directed the developers to a specific piece of code that was giving me trouble. We paired on that for the rest of the meetup but didn’t really make any progress with the issue.
C said that he really liked this style for the meetup. I will be integrating more code review into future meetups. Next week I’ll be covering SceneKit to do 3D games and simulations for iPhones. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending.