Coderetreat South Africa Message Board › Potch Global Day of Coderetreat!
The Global Day of CodeRetreat is just days away and we hope you are as excited about it as we are! We'll be joining 3000 developers in more than 150 cities around the world for a day of intense coding and learning.
First off, a very big thank you to Driven Software, our main sponsor. Without these guys we would be coding in the Spar's parking lot with sarmies for lunch. Instead, we have a great venue, and a great lunch planned (come hungry!)
What to expect
If you have not attended a CodeRetreat before and are wondering exactly what it is about, we have a great discussion of it on the Driven2Distraction podcast (episode 6)…
Venue and times
The venue is the Willows Hotel (Website / Map). Registration is from 07:30, and we'll have the coffee ready and waiting. Proceedings will start at 08:00 sharp, so no sleeping in! We'll be done by between 4pm and 5pm. You are welcome to hang around after the event until 6:00pm (there will be a cash bar available).
Your deposit of R100 can be collected from us when you sign in. (If you are feeling generous, you can “pay it forward” and donate it to the next CodeRetreat).
What you need to bring
Your laptop with your IDE of choice and a test framework installed. This is really important as there won’t be time to do this during the day. A refactoring tool (such as Resharper for the C# guys) is an advantage. Don't forget your power cables! If you don’t have a laptop, there will be plenty of people to pair with so that you don’t miss out. Pens and paper will be provided at the venue if you want to take some notes throughout the day. You are welcome to bring an extra keyboard if you have one, this will greatly improve your pairing experience during the day.
A full lunch and snacks will be provided. Give us a shout if you have specific dietary requirements. Vegetarian options will definitely be available. Tea, coffee, water and juice will be available all day, there is budget for one soft drink with lunch, if you need more than that bring some extra cash with you.
We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!