At this meeting, we’ll work through a solution to the Bank OCR kata,, using Groovy and functional programming techniques. As we work through this programming kata using Groovy, we’ll use pure functions that are small and easy to test. The code will use recursion plus Groovy methods that support functional programming such as take, drop, first, tail, find, findAll, collect, collectMany, and transpose.

Speaker: Scott Hickey is Chief Technologist (Object Partners, Inc.) at Mutual of Omaha. He is a wonderful speaker and very nice guy.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, 1919 Aksarben Dr, Omaha, NE 68180


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 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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