Choose your partner.
Sit side by side.
Open to every programming language.
Computers are provided by us.
Face 3 self-contained problems.
Find solutions, discuss compromises.
People arrive and meet. The Coding Gym moderator gives them a warm welcome!
People pair off, agree on a programming language and seat side by side.
The attendees work in pair on a coding challenge: they can code and try solutions directly on the browser. In the meantime, the moderator peeks at what they are doing and gives hints if someone gets stuck.
The moderator opens a discussion on the solutions found and some volounteers explain theirs. People scrutinize tradeoffs and decisions taken. Then, the moderator changes some constraints of the problem and people discuss about the implications.