Jessica Codr ( and John Davis ( will lead a discussion of katas and lead us through (at least) two katas.

Katas are hands on exercises that serve as a great way to get more familiar with programming languages, IDEs, and processes like TDD. They are all about refining our skills as developers through deliberate practice ( Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops and follow along with the kata exercise. If you don’t have a laptop, we will do our best to provide one for you or pair you up with someone else who has a laptop. We will be doing 2-3 katas, including the “prime factors kata” to demonstrate the great power of TDD and a kata using Mockito.

Jessica and John will be leading the katas in Eclipse, so participants should have Eclipse already installed on their laptops.


5:30 Networking 6:00 Food – Courtesy of TekSystems 6:30 Presentation 8:00 Omaha Java Beer Drinking at DJ’s Dugout (near Aksarben)

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Also, in the FREE STUFF breaking news department, JetBrains has signed up to be an additional sponsor, and is giving us 1-2 free IntelliJ IDEA licenses to raffle away EVERY MONTH (2 if we have over 50 attendees)!

So stick around for the drawing at the end of the meeting before we head to DJ’s!

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