Global Day of Coderetreat | Zurich
When Is It?
Global Day of Coderetreat 2015 can be expected mid-November.
Until then we may organise another coderetreat around May 2015.
The mailing list is wide open - add your name to it!
Where Is It?
Three times so far our hosts were the friendliest and coolest IT shop in town:
right at, and in the building of, Bahnhof Enge.
What Is It?
To put it short, it's a day of fun (aka pair programming) for coders. For details, see the site of the Coderetreat Community Network. Quoting from there:
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.
The coderetreat day consists of 5-6 sessions, each session's learnings building upon previous sessions. The morning focuses on becoming comfortable with the problem domain, breaking old habits and beginning focused self-discovery. The afternoon pushes the envelope by challenging pairs to stretch their skills and understanding of abstractions, modular design and test-driven development.
Sounds like fun? It is!
November 15th, 2014
At Namics, 26 most amazingest coder peoples, yummy food, loadsa fun.
December 14th, 2013
At Namics, 17 curious coders, long discussions, yummy food, loadsa fun.
December 8th, 2012
At Namics, 23 amazing attendees, fresh snow, yummy food, loadsa fun.
I keep track of the constraints but don't post them - so that you can ask!