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How to facilitate a coderetreat

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Coderetreats are run by volunteers who want to help out their local developer community. Hosts handle all of the logistics, and facilitators guide participants through the exercises.

The job of the facilitator is to help participants learn from each other. Facilitators understand the coderetreat format, choose and explain the constraints, and try to keep a learning atmosphere during the day.

This is a free training session for coderetreat facilitators. Anybody interested in facilitating a Coderetreat is invited to attend. This training will be delivered on-line via YouTube livestreaming. Make sure you will be on-line five minutes before the training starts.

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Your trainer will be Alastair Smith. Alastair is a developer at Cloud Hub 360. While he enjoys writing C# on the back end and HTML/CSS/JavaScript on the front end, he’s tried a number of languages over the last decade and found his real interests lie in good coding practices and ensuring software quality with automated tests. He is the founder of the Cambridge Software Craftsmanship Community in the UK and a co-organiser of DDD East Anglia. He can be found on Twitter @alastairs.

Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on 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 principles of modular and object-oriented design, developers can improve their ability to write code that minimizes the cost of change over time.

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