Saturday, November 14, 2009

Meetup in Chicago with Venkat Subramaniam

Meetup In Chicago on 11/14/2009, 7pm at Penny's Noodle House

Come hang out with Venkat Subramaniam, me and anyone else that comes. Fun stuff!

We'll be meeting at Penny's Noodle House in Wicker Park (1542 N. Damen) between 6.30 and 7pm. We'll have great conversation over dinner, then, depending on the mood, head out to greener pastures for a night of geeking out.

Note: It is BYOB, so make sure to bring what you'd like to drink. Don't worry, after dinner we can hit some local bars.

If you are coming, feel free to send me an @ reply on twitter (@coreyhaines) or an email ( But, if you don't, that's cool, come anyway.

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Katacast

I've posted another kata at This is driving the solution to marking a guess in the codebreaker game.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Evan Light's Road Trip

Recently, Evan Light (blog)began what he calls his "software craftsmanship road trip." He is on the road for 2 weeks, stopping in Floyd, VA, and continuing on for a week in Chesapeake, VA.

His first stop in Floyd, VA, was Entry Way Software. I was very happy to see that he was stopping there, as I spent the first week of May there. My experience was wonderful, and I had the opportunity to film two great interviews, one with Jonathan Greenberg and the other with Gustin Prudner.

Evan has written a great blog post called 'Why you too should undertake a software craftsmanship road trip'. Evan's thoughts and ideas mirror a lot of what I experienced during my my last year on the road. I especially can relate to his comments about the introspection that comes upon you while on the road. I remember driving up from Champaign, IL, back to Chicago, IL, after spending a couple days with Brian Marick. I was a about 10 days, or so, into my first trip in December, 2008 (a whole world away). My head was so full of thoughts after the intense discussions with people; I just had to stop and record my very first road thoughts, "Tools vs Techniques."

Coming up this week, Evan is spending time in Chesapeake with Brennan Dunn and the 757.rb guys.

Evan is also taking a video camera and doing both interviews and road thoughts along the way. He says he will be posting them soon, so keep an eye out for them!