Hopkins Street (corner of Peter Street), Soho, W1F 0HS
London, England

The Skills Week Coding Dojo, taught by Jez Nicholson from NCsoft, will give participants an introduction to the basics of Agile Development and Adobe Flash. While web games are often overlooked by the mainstream games industry, the number of people playing them is skyrocketing, and the tools for creating them are becoming increasingly powerful.

The Coding Dojo is a workshop where everyone joins in as part of the team. Participants will learn and discuss Agile Development by collaboratively building a game in Flash. A single project is displayed for the whole group to discuss, while students continuously pair up to work 15 minute shifts on the code.
This is a beginner level workshop, and while any Flash Actionscript 3.0 knowledge is welcome, students do not require it to attend. Come to the Coding Dojo and you're sure to pick up the basics.

This workshop costs £5, and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available now from http://codingdojo.eventbrite.com

The Coding Dojo is part of Skillsweek (www.skillsweek.com). Skillsweek is part of the London Games Fringe, a festival of alternative gaming events at the end of October 2008, organised by artists, academics, gamers, game developers, educators and creative professionals from a wide range of different media: www.londongamesfringe.com

Official Website: http://www.skillsweek.com/codingdojo

Added by rjbirkin on October 6, 2008



The idea is that we develop a zombie game as a group. I've extended the usual 2 hr dojo time to take a whole day and it will involve group discussions to plan gameplay as well as pair programming to build the thing itself. I've been doing this with my team at work and it is quite fun as well as helping you to learn Actionscript and gain an appreciation of how games work. I certainly don't know either very well and am learning loads during the sessions.


I missed the event!! Anyways, there is this agile collaboration tool from ThoughtWorks Studios called Mingle. Mingle is a project collaboration tool that simplifies software project management. Evaluate mingle now and feel the difference it makes to Agile project management.

Link: http://studios.ThoughtWorks.com/mingle-agile-project-management