Come and practice your programming. Learn some new things and try out something you'd never do at your day job.
What is coderetreat?
Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of 'getting things done', the coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of skill improvement. Practicing the basic principles of modular and object-oriented design, developers can improve their ability to write code that minimizes the cost of change over time.
Details on the website: http://coderetreat.org/
Specifics on what a typical coderetreat day is: http://coderetreat.org/facilitating/structure-of-a-coderetreat
The coderetreat day consists of 5-6 sessions, each session's learnings building upon previous sessions. The morning focuses on becoming comfortable with the problem domain, breaking old habits and beginning focused self-discovery. The afternoon pushes the envelope by challenging pairs to stretch their skills and understanding of abstractions, modular design and test-driven development.
Global Day of Coderetreat joins cities across the world in coderetreat, all on the same day.
Money is to reserve your spot and will be refunded when you show up. If you don't show up, it will be donated to some programming related cause.
Where is the Coderetreat Located?
The coderetreat will be at:
Cerner Innovation Campus
10236 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, MO 64137
Directions into the Cerner campus:
1. From Bannister Rd, turn SOUTH onto Marion Park Dr (near the Home Depot)
2. Drive south on Marion Park Dr (you will pass by the Kansas City Police Station on your left and go under I-435)
3. Stay LEFT when you approach the security gate and tell the guard you are attending the coderetreat
4. Turn RIGHT into the first parking lot
5. Go into the building and tell the security guard you are attending the coderetreat
The coderetreat will be held in the Cafe on the 4th floor. There will be signs directing you to the Cafe.
What's for Breakfast?
Fruit, bagels, and coffee will be provided for breakfast, courtesy of Cerner.
What's for Lunch?
We'll be doing a group order from Chipotle, courtesy of Cerner.