Global Day of Coderetreat 2017

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On Saturday, November 18th, Coderetreats will be held at cities around the world for the 2017 Global Day of Coderetreat, uniting software developers in their quest for improvement. Portland will participate in its 6th annual event for building better developers and growing the Portland software community.

Come join your fellow Portland coders to practice the art of software development together. Write code, learn from others, teach someone else, and expand your network of friends who are passionate about their craft. Software developers of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome!

Cost: This event is free, continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
(Breakfast served at 8am; Event activities start promptly at 8:30am)

What to Bring: Please bring your laptop with your favorite development tools and a unit test framework (, everything else is provided.

Travel: Slalom is located in the Fox Tower, at NW Park between Yamhill and Taylor:
• Car: There are 3 parking garages (,-122.6809923,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!2m7!3m6!1sparking!2sFox+Tower,+Portland,+OR+97205!3s0x54950a0527991bb5:0x871ee654b98d4927!4m2!1d-122.6807829!2d45.5185475) within a block of the Tower. Weekend fees are $5
• MAX blue/red line ( Disembark at the 10th/Galleria 9th/Library stops.
• Numerous bus routes ( run through the downtown area.
• Bike parking available on site.

Background: Coderetreat is a worldwide pattern designed to hone software skills and design practices through repeated attempts to build an implementation of a well-known software problem (Conway's Game of Life ( Unit testing and Test-Driven Development will be emphasized as key practices. Developers use pair programming and discussion to exchange knowledge, and additional constraints are given throughout the day to emphasize good design concepts and practices.

Details about the format and intention at (