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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!

Flash Mob Programming

On March 25, we hosted a mob programming live stream including Woody Zuill. It instigated a problem; our community started to mob program katas on video chat. If you’d like to mob program with us, follow us on Twitter and look for a flash mob or join our slack, it’s free.

March 25th Meetup Livestream, “Who’s the Mystery Mobster?”

Look, it’s unfortunate we’re all at home, but we’re safe and sound. At Canton Coders, we see that as an opportunity to make the “global” and new local. It’s an awesome way to get better, and we have PROFESSIONAL Coaches willing to lead the session. If you want to be on stream, drop us a…
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#March25Mob Mystery Mob Partial Line Up

Who’s the mystery mobsters? We’re sure you’ve heard of them, read their books, or maybe their your peer. Anyway, it will be fun and educational.