A Summer of Community Involvement
As part of our preparations, I presented the kata at the Utah Software Craftsmanship group on June 6th. This was a great group experienced with katas, TDD, and group work like the Randori. Because of their comfort with these practices, they provided a lot of valuable feedback.
A week later, on June 14th, we presented the kata with additional updates at the Utah .NET User Group. This group was more of a challenge as the tools and language weren't as familiar. There were even people in attendance who had no TDD experience and some who didn't have development laptops.
With a few more days of work, we were ready or at least out of time. The presentation went really well and we have both gotten positive feed back both at the conference and since. This was my first national conference presentation and I was happy to have Zhon with his years of experience as my co-presenter.