Global Day of Coderetreat


When Is It?

See you at the next Global Day of Coderetreat aka #GDCR19

Saturday, Sometime in the autumn, 2019

from 8:30 AM to about 6 PM (which is when we'll get some beers).

Where Is It?

As always, you'll find us at the friendliest IT shop in town, at

Namics in Bederstrasse 1

Please use the entrance towards the Tram stop in Bederstr.

Mailing List

We'll open for registrations about a month before the event and are always fully booked, so get on the mailing list!

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 Global Day of Coderetreat. 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!


Our History


November 17th, 2018

At Namics, 33 astonishingly curious coders, yummy food, loadsa fun.

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November 18th, 2017

At Namics, 33 superduper ultracoolest coders, yummy food, loadsa fun.

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October 22nd, 2016

At Namics, 36 bravest toughest bestest coders, yummy food, loadsa fun.

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November 14th, 2015

At Namics, 31 excellent software craftspersons, yummy food, loadsa fun.

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November 15th, 2014

At Namics, 26 most amazingest coder peoples, yummy food, loadsa fun.

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December 14th, 2013

At Namics, 17 curious coders, long discussions, yummy food, loadsa fun.

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December 8th, 2012

At Namics, 23 amazing attendees, fresh snow, yummy food, loadsa fun.

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Constraints, Yeah!

I keep track of the constraints but don't post them - so that you can ask!