I enjoyed the opportunity, the people, and the event in general. However, I left the event somewhat disappointed. When I got home I realized I didn't actually attend a code-retreat, but a Game of Life coding contest.
In between each session the question was always, "How many people got a working game?" when it should have been "How many people wrote the perfect code?" This emphasis on getting a working version of the game shifted the room's focus from "perfect code" to "working game".
I'm happy to say that by the end of the day I completed my task -- getting a working "Game of Life". Unfortunately, I had accomplished the wrong task.
Even though I felt the theme was slightly off-track, it was still a great experience, thanks again.
0 · December 5, 2011