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The Coding Journey of Insiya Hakim

One of the joys of the Canton Coder Community is learning from others on their coding journey. Here’s the story of Insiya Hakim.

OMG! Jim Holmes & This Code SUCKS!!!

Sure, you know you need to clean up the lousy codebase that’s falling apart at the seams, but how are you going to figure out what to fix, how to fix it, who will fix it-and how you’ll get that done while meeting the other commitments of continuing to deliver new value to your customers?…
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What Makes Coders !Happy?

As the community evolves into the third season of Canton Coders, we as a community are pursuing happiness for coders. Happiness varies from person to person, but to understand more, we polled our community in a lunch and learn and this is what we learned. First, beyond health for family and friends, and life balance,…
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Calling all Digital Nomads @ Canton Coders

We get it, you don’t have a permeant home. But did you know, we don’t either? We’re completely virtual. Why not join our coding community and join a coding community group that thinks like you. Aaron is here, why aren’t you?

Season 3 2022

After 2 years, we’re still growing, and more importantly helping people that happen to code. The stories about improvement in happiness are incredibly powerful. Right now there’s at least 400 people here, if not slightly more by a few hundred or umm thousand? But we stop measuring, because we’re not like that, we just like…
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(Virtual) Lunching and Learning is Returning

We’re excited to announce that (Virtual) Lunch and Learns are returning this fall starting October 13th. After an astounding success with the American Airlines team this summer, we have extended invitations to several industry leaders to talk about technology and activities in their space. We do this to help coders learn, with exposure to real…
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Lunch & Learn: Dx @ AA (Developer Experience at American Airlines)

This summer, we want to grow coders by offering a series of powerful presentations about actual coding industry practices. As a community, we decided that lunch is a better time than 9pm on a beautiful summer night – and since the pandemic created new ways of working, we’d exploit that with our first lunch and learn. (On the west coast, it might be breakfast and learn). Regardless, we invite you to another set of free talks targeted toward individual developers. Our first talk is June 2nd, 2021 and our second is July 7th (details to follow).

May 2021 Calendar

All events free for more details visit or see the links below.

Camille Bell: Why is there a bias against COBOL developers?

COBOL isn’t new and cutting edge. Most developers want to work in what’s new and cutting edge and think those who work in languages like COBOL are old fashioned. Prior to Dave Nicolette‘s open source COBOL unit testing tools, Cobol Unit; it was nearly impossible to practice TDD, and other agile technical practices, because the…
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[Recap] Dave Nicolete’s Modern Mainframes for 2021

We’d like to thank Dave for leading us through mainframe development including a hands on demonstration of test driving Cobol with cobol check using VSCode.