What is a Code Retreat?
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.
This is a language-agnostic event. Each session, the pair chooses what language they want to work in. So, no matter what your language of choice, you are welcome. We practice the fundamentals: TDD and the 4 rules of simple design ; these are applicable regardless of language.
The idea of day long practice sessions for programmers was formalized by Corey Haines ; Read more on his blog about How does Code Retreat work?
Do read this blog post by Corey as well.
This 3:21 minute video from Code Retreat Orlando is another wicked cool introduction!
What’s the deal with the INR 200 registration deposit?
CodeRetreat is a free event paid for by sponsors. For larger events, though, it is important to have an accurate view of attendance. This helps us purchase the right amount of food, snacks, etc. If people register, but don’t show up and don’t cancel, then we waste a lot of food, as well as have to turn some people away that want to come. To this end, we are asking for a INR200 deposit to hold your space.
The INR200 will be refunded to you at the event. Don’t worry, though, you may cancel your registration and get a refund up to 7 days before the event. If you want to transfer your registration to someone else, we can do that, too.
December 03, 2011
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