14th December is the Global Day of Coderetreat, with events happening all over the world in almost every timezone!
The point of a coderetreat is to escape the confines of work and to hone the craft of software developers and engineers by trying to solve a problem together. Learning from each other and ourselves. The format is to solve Conway's Game Of Life by rotating pairs, doing TDD, practicing good techniques but most importantly learning from each other (hhttp://coderetreat.org/about).
December 14th, Doors open at 09:30 (yes, in the morning!). The coding begins at 10:00am and will run until abot 6:30pm. Socialising will occur after.
MediaCity - at the BBC Academy.
Nothing, it's completely FREE! Venue provided by BBC acadamy!
FUN! At 9am we pair up and begin coding Conway's Game of Life. Every 90 mins or so we swap pairs and throw it away and start over. You will get an opportunity to pair with all these cool people!
Do stay after 6:30 when the retreat ends for some drinking and socialising with your new friends.
Please bring a laptop (the more the merrier!) ready to roll with your favourite development environment. Please also make sure you have git installed, so that you can make use of our starter projects on github.
Lunch will be provided, we're looking for tea and coffee sponsors.
No. You'll be able to find someone to pair with you in pretty much any programming language you choose.
No! The point of this retreat is to get better. It really doesn't matter what standard you're at, and we have ready-to-roll startup projects available in a huge variety of languages; see https://github.com/coreyhaines/coderetreat/tree/master/starting_points for details.
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