welcomes you to a Code Retreat on Saturday the 6th of May.
A Code Retreat is a day of practice where we will focus on improving our skills in design, tools and other things we rarely have time for in our day to day life. We will work on the basic principles of modular and object-oriented design, self testing code and (the four rules of simple design.
The problem domain is (Conway's Game of Life). We work in pairs. Each session is 45 minutes. Then we throw the code away and have a short retrospective. Next session starts with a new pairing partner.
We will start with breakfast and introductions at 9:30am. The first session starts at 10:00am. Lunch break will be at 1:00pm. To make sure we have plenty of time to socialise and talk we will not start the afternoon sessions until 2:30pm. Expect to finish at about 6:00pm.
Each participant should, ideally, bring their own laptop. If you cannot bring a laptop I'm sure there will be enough to go around. But to ensure there are enough computers it is important that everyone who can brings one. Each computer will need a fully functional development environment. The day is language agnostic but please choose a language and environment you feel comfortable with. If you want to learn more about a language you are not comfortable with you are free to partner with someone who is.
For more detailed information on Code Retreats visit http://coderetreat.org/about