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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. Make sure you will be on-line five minutes before the training starts.

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Use the "Add to calendar" link to see the date and time converted to your local timezone. For this particular meetup, the start time is 10:00 AM UTC, a.k.a. 12:00 PM Vienna, a.k.a. 1:00 PM Bucharest.

Your trainer will be Peter Kofler. Peter is a senior software developer since 1999 and still enthusiastic about writing code. He likes his code being in order. Obviously he is fanatic about code quality. After years of harassing his colleagues with clean code and daily build, he was officially appointed "Code Cop" in 2006. He helps teams of Software Developers to raise the quality of their work and improve their productivity. He tweets at and blogs at

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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