Doing coding challenges can be a great way to learn to code in a new language. In this talk, Peter will give some tips on choosing suitable challenges and will work through an example challenge, sharing lessons learned and giving suggestions on process and techniques.
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Peter has been developing software for over 30 years. As an active member of the OO community, he was a regular speaker at the OT and SPA conferences. In 1999, he co-founded Connextra, pioneering many of today's main-stream Agile practices. For ten years, Peter's primary interest has been functional programming, and he now leads the FPF team at Barclays, developing languages for modelling Structured Products, and tools for pricing and managing trades, in Haskell.