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Global Day of Code Retreat 2013 - Pune

Imagine a day writing code just for the love of writing it beautifully !!!

A day without the office pressures of "getting things done" ... a day just focused on practicing the art of writing clean, lean, modular and test driven code.. 

Welcome to the Global Day of Code Retreat, an annual global event where passionate programmers come together to hone their skills.

GDCR 2013 will be held on 14th December 2013 across 200 cities around the world... and will involve more than 3000 programmers !!!

Equal Experts India is proud to host the Pune chapter of GDCR 2013. Dhaval Dalal will facilitate this day long event.

This link gives an idea of what a typical Code Retreat Day looks like... and we will be following a similar structure on the day.


IMPORTANT:

• Bring your laptop with your favourite language & IDE installed.

• Code in any language of your choice.

• We will be taking care of lunch & evening snacks.

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  • Mayank S.

    Those who attended the GDCR event, check out the latest entry on the EXPERTALKS Blog - http://expertalks.wordpress.com/

    A brief account of the event by Dhaval... :-)

    December 19, 2013

  • Vivek D.

    Thank you dhaval and mayank for organizing and conducting a wonderful session. It was amazing the way we transitioned from OO to FP. The constraints definitely enforced us to think functionally in small steps rather than imagining the entire thing at one go. It also helped me in understanding some key differences between OO and a functional solution. All in all, was a great interactive session wherein got an opportunity to pair up and learn with people from different tech stacks.

    December 19, 2013

  • Komal J.

    It was a fun experience . The constraints shaped our code and made us think differently . In the first session i couldnt even imagine that it will move from object oriented to functional . But the FP solution that came out was really simple to understand and without any unneccesary things .

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Siddharth G

    I had earlier gone through the Java 8 features without understanding why those were introduced. Now after thinking functionally, I am able to relate all the new features.

    I have few queries though about Java 8 vs Scala. Does Scala provide additional benefits (Other than it is already available :) )?

    December 17, 2013

  • Anuj

    hi Dhaval....it was a great session. I realized the power of FP through GDCR and you conducted it in a really nice way.....putting small small constraints and moving us towards FP from OO.

    It was a nice organized session...thanks to Mayank.

    Overall its five stars!!!

    December 16, 2013

  • atul

    On another note - One constraint I happened to discuss with Anil - not using any if statements - how would we still make the tests pass?
    Just to verify - is this a right constraint - in the first place?
    If so, would love to take a jab at it ;-) Sometime tonight...

    December 16, 2013

  • atul

    A suggestion for possible improvements...
    I think why so many of us thought in terms of grid - as we all were thinking about the WALKING SKELETON (http://alistair.cockburn.us/Walking+skeleton) - The problem statement did not tell us how to run the code AS AN APP - not just the tests...
    I understand the rationale behind the essential versus non-essential - but I got the impression we were coding in the void - without setting down how the production code would run - and there some kind of grid would be needed...
    We achieved the decoupling - and the cell should do its algorithms is good - however, the grid (or whatever else) formed an important part - we somehow just missed the WALKING SKELETON... (however minimal - we need that too ;-)

    My two cents again ;-)

    --- cheerio atul

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • Swati

    Thanks Mayank, Dhaval, Equal Experts and everybody who joined.
    Had really learned a lot

    December 16, 2013

  • atul

    Thanks everyone for all the arrangement... You guys rock!
    About the FP versus OO debate - Roughly types keep evolving = OO suits better. If types are stable - but operations on them are evolving = FP. This is a rough guideline.
    The best explanation till date I have seen was by Dan Grossman -
    http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~djg/
    Please see his coursera course - Compares and contrasts SML (FP language) versus Ruby (OO)...
    A strong hint is the "case expressions" in Scala/ML are examples of the VISITOR design pattern. The FP languages provide a first class support for VISITORs.
    I think lots of people had this question - my two cents...
    KIT...

    - with warm rgds to everyone
    atul

    December 16, 2013

  • Sandeep

    Was wonderful session....learnt many things particularly the TDD approach,Constraint part etc...

    December 14, 2013

  • amey p.

    ​Hey Dhaval and GDCR team, thanks for a wonderful event.
    Applying new constraints at each session was too good, it forced me to thing beyond boundaries.
    now I realized OO solution is not the best fit solution always :)
    trying to solve given problem with different approaches and different languages is really fun

    December 14, 2013

  • Siddharth G

    Excellent day... Thanks to Equal Expert and Dhaval for giving a new insight

    December 14, 2013

  • Adinath

    Wonderful event. Thanks to Equal Expert for organizing. Learned a lot.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Sushant

    Hey Mayank,

    Is it possible for me to attend ?

    December 14, 2013

    • Mayank S.

      Hi Sushant... be on standby... I will let u know on this portal soon.

      December 14, 2013

    • Mayank S.

      You can come down Sushant...

      December 14, 2013

  • ajinkya

    Hi Mayank,

    Any chances to clear the waitlist?

    December 13, 2013

  • Kaustubh P.

    I have to skip this due to some last minute family matters.. :(

    December 14, 2013

    • ajinkya

      did you change RSVP ?

      December 14, 2013

  • Vinaya M.

    Hi I can't attend the event tomorrow and have update the RSVP.

    December 13, 2013

  • Abhilash

    Hey Mayank. I'm on the wait list :( Can you tell me my position on the wait list? Would love to attend this meetup!

    December 12, 2013

    • Mayank S.

      Hi Abhilash... You are 2nd on the waitlist... It's touch & go but we still have more than 40 hours to go; don't lose hope just yet... :-)

      December 12, 2013

    • Mayank S.

      Hey you're in ... :-)

      December 13, 2013

  • Swati

    Hi Mayank,

    I have normally code in almost all open source languages.
    If I will come to this meetup, I would usually prefer practicing some frameworks or CRM etc. on my own. Just let me know if this is fine?

    Thanks,
    Swati.

    December 5, 2013

    • Mayank S.

      You are 2nd on the wait list so the likelihood of you getting a place is high.... but let's see how the queue progresses...

      December 6, 2013

    • Mayank S.

      Congrats Swati... you got in.. :-)

      December 12, 2013

  • Ashish A.

    I will be attending the code retreat for sure :-)

    December 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mayank,
    I am from KalyaniNagar itself. Can you please include me for this activity?

    December 5, 2013

    • Mayank S.

      Hi Alex. You can RSVP for this event. You would be in waiting list right now... but usually there are cancellations before the event so you might probably get in...

      December 5, 2013

    • Mayank S.

      Congrats ... you got in.. :-)

      December 12, 2013

  • Mayank S.

    At the risk of being repetitive, we'd like to emphasize to everyone who has RSVPed Yes to be ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN of their participation this Saturday.

    If for any reason, you've had a change of plans and cannot make it to the event, please relinquish your seat by RSVPing No.

    This will be fair to those in the Waiting List.

    Thanks,
    Team Equal Experts

    December 12, 2013

  • Mayank S.

    Less than 2 days to go for this exciting Code Retreat !!! #excited

    Here are the details which matter:

    TIMING - Since this is part of a GLOBAL event, the start and end times matter a lot. We will start the Code Retreat at 10 AM SHARP, regardless of the attendance at that time.
    So please be there on time.

    DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE - There is only one "D-Mart" in Kalyani Nagar. Its on the ground floor of Cerebrum IT Park - B3.
    We are on the 2nd floor above that D-Mart..

    PARKING - It being a Saturday, there will be ample parking available in both basements of Cerebrum IT Park - B3.

    SECURITY CLEARANCE - Security at the building checks your car boot. They don't check your IDs usually. But still, carry them.

    LAPTOP POWER ACCESS - We have many power points. There won't be an issue. But still, bring your laptops charged.

    INTERNET ACCESS - There are wired and wireless connections in the office you will have access to.

    FOOD - Catered vegetarian lunch.

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Mayank S.

    Hi All...

    Less than a week to go for the Code Retreat.... excited to meet all of you... :-)

    A code retreat is effective only with a small group of participants which means that we cannot add more tickets for this event... :-(

    We can see many people in the Waiting List.
    To be fair to them, I'd like to request those who ARE participating to make sure of their presence.

    If at all you are unavailable to attend this event despite having RSVPed Yes, we request you to relinquish your seat so that those in Waiting List can get this opportunity to participate...

    Regards,
    Team Equal Experts

    December 9, 2013

  • Brijesh W.

    Hi Mayank,
    Still I am on waiting list. I hope I will get some pleace.

    Thanks,
    Brijesh

    December 6, 2013

    • Mayank S.

      Hi Brijesh... You are 8th on the Waiting List. Usually, as the event nears, there are a few back-outs... So if there are a few back-outs, you may get a chance fingers-crossed :-).... But we can't be sure as of now..

      December 6, 2013

  • Adinath

    Java, scala

    December 4, 2013

  • Mayank S.

    See the changed appearance of our page ?...

    It's been done to match the flavour of the GDCR Global event...

    We will change back to our original layout after this event...

    December 4, 2013

    • Sofieee

      Mayank - Do we register through meetup or do we register from the code retreat website ?

      December 4, 2013

    • Mayank S.

      Register through meetup Sofie..

      December 4, 2013

  • atul

    Oh This is a cool one!!! Thanks - finally a place where reasoning about code is valued ;-) Some place people love to hear about technical debt, smells, method envy and extract interface - finally!!! Hi and a salute to refactoring buddies!!! C u all soon ;-)

    December 4, 2013

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