Software Crafters Manchester: January Recap

As we wrap up January, it's exciting to reflect on the progress of our Software Crafters Manchester sessions this year. We've introduced Architectural Kata and System Design to our Repair Shop sessions, enriching our sessions alongside Coding Dojo.

Architectural katas are exercises for devising solutions to hypothetical software architecture problems, allowing for hands-on learning and experimentation. System Design focuses on structuring and organising a software system, ensuring efficient component interaction and future scalability.

Incorporating these themes serves two main goals. Firstly, it elevates industry standards through community engagement. Secondly, it broadens learning and professional development, exposing engineers to real-world design constraints and organisational considerations that may not always be obvious.


Another highlight in our Coding Dojo sessions was the introduction of the Randori technique. This mobbing method encourages collaborative problem-solving, enhancing learning for both novices and experienced coders by focusing on thoughtful design and solutions.

Our first session on Architectural Kata and System Design revolved around designing a Todo web application. This exercise allowed participants to explore design principles and architectural thinking, essential in software engineering. The enthusiastic response and collaborative spirit showcased the value of these sessions.


We are more than just a group of individuals; we are a thriving community eager to welcome new members who share our passion for Software Craftsmanship. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, there's a place for you here to learn, share, and grow. By participating in our sessions, you'll gain not just technical skills but also a sense of belonging in a community that values growth and collaboration.

So, we encourage you to dive in and take part in our Software Crafters Manchester sessions. Together, we can explore new horizons, challenge ourselves, and build something truly remarkable. Join us in this journey of learning and discovery, and let's shape the future of Software Craftsmanship together.