London F# Meetup Group this Thursday: Pacman Kata


This Thursday, January 26, the F#unctional Londoners are holding an event to help you improve your F# coding skills! (This event may or may not be in celebration of Australia Day and India's Republic Day - you decide!)

This event will be a coding kata.   If you don't know what this is, here's the description from Wikipedia:

Code Kata is a term coined by Dave Thomas, co-author of the book The Pragmatic Programmer, in a bow to the Japanese concept of kata in the martial arts. A code kata is an exercise in programming which helps a programmer hone their skills through practice and repetition.

Here's the story for the event:

Pacman finds himself in a grid filled with monsters. Will he be able to eat all the dots on the board before the monsters eat him?

  • pacman is on a grid filled with dots
  • pacman eats dots
  • pacman stops on walls
  • ghosts follow pacman...

The F#unctional Londonders Meetup Group starts 2012 with a hands-on coding Kata by implementing Pacman. This session is suitable for people new to F# who'd like to learn more and for more experienced F# developers looking to practice their skills. See also: for more info, and be sure to register your attendance here: