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Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of 'getting things done', the coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of skill improvement. Practicing the basic principles of modular and object-oriented design, developers can improve their ability to write code that minimizes the cost of change over time.
During a coderetreat, participants will pair or triple on an open-ended programming exercise, implementing it in the language of their choice. At the conclusion of each 45-minute exercise, participants will choose new partners or teams with whom they'll work on the next exercise. The facilitators know the exercise well and can provide some guidance, but the goal is not necessarily to complete the exercise. Rather, the goal is to work together to get as far as possible within the constraints of the exercise. It's fun, challenging, rewarding, and enlightening. This day-long event can give software engineers of any experience level a new perspective on software design, language use, and working with others.
Sharpen your skills in programming, TDD, pair programming, and techniques.
We'll be serving lunch at this. To get an accurate head count, we'll be requesting anyone wishing to participate in the lunch part of this do this pretty painless extra step.
Send us $15 ($10 of that will be refunded in cash when you show up, the other $5 will go towards food) to us at https://cash.me/$codeandsupply/ and leave a note with your name and any allergy or dietary needs. If you don't do this step, you won't be counted toward the headcount when we order. Do this by 9am, Friday the 17th.
Facilitated by Jim Hurne.