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Meetup Report April 22: Kotlin and Java a Side by Side Comparison

First, we’d like to thank our community members, Mike and Rich for hosting this event. Link to recording is inside.

Oops? Did we make a mistake and oversaturate? Or is there something you’d like to tell us?

We can speculate why we only have 12 RSVPs, but we’d rather get actual feedback. Take this survey. If you’d like to RSVP, do it here. Event RSVPs Attendees Location March 18th 2020: CI/CD 37 51 Stream March 25th 2020: Mob Programming 31 48 Stream April 15th 2020 : BDD Mob Allen 66 57 Stream…
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Community Meetup Report: April 15th BDD with Bob Allen – We’re Still Growing!

Our Bob Allen BDD Meetup had 66 RSVPs, 57 unique viewers and is posted below, in case you missed it. Thank you Bob Allen for hosting this awesome event. Our next event is April 22nd and TDD Kotlin vs Java.

April 22nd 7PM EST: Intro to TDD in Kotlin & Java; Double the Fizz; Double the Buzz;

Rich is a fan of Java. Mike is a fan of Kotlin. Both are experts in Test Driven Development. What will happen when these two pair live on stream and attempt to do Fizz Buzz in both?

The Logo Votes Are In: The Winner Is ….

To keep with the lean theme of this startup, we sourced 3 logos from We then asked the community to vote. Here are the results.

The Show Must Go on, Online April 15th BDD with Bob Allen!

The show must go on, online April 15th, 7 pm est. Bob Allen will have an interactive Behavior Driven Development (BDD) activity with code writing. This time, we’re opening the Zoom audience to everyone AND hosting a twitch stream. If you would like to actively participate (write code) join the Zoom. If you would like to passively observe – watch on or other streaming platforms. \

Opinion: Gradle > Maven

Mike takes on a giant with his belief that Gradle > Maven. He has been portraying a software engineer for over 20 years and finding out as every day passes by, what a beginner he is. Mike discovered XP programming 12 years ago and has been hooked ever since. His passions include anything that makes the daily grind of creating and delivering value suck less than the day before. He currently resides in Farmington, Michigan and works for one of the major employers in the Southeast Michigan area.

New Logo – You Decide

To keep it lean, we went to and made an investment. Now we need to vote on which logo. Join slack to vote!

Growing the Community: March 2020

Growing a meetup in a pandemic, wasn’t the goal – but here’s how we’re doing.

Upcoming April 15th : Bob Allen BDD Mobbing

It’s our first in person meetup. Forced online during the 2020 Pandemic, we’re going to learn about Behavior Driven Development with Bob Allen ins a mob format. Code will be written, as as group. RSVP today!