PDX Global Day of Coderetreat 2019

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Portland's 7th annual Global Day of Coderetreat event is Saturday, November 16th, joining other Coderetreats around the world, uniting software developers to build their skills and grow the Portland software community.

Join your fellow Portland coders to practice software development. Write code together, be exposed to new ideas, and expand your network of friends who are passionate about their craft. Software developers of all ages, 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: A laptop with your favorite development tools and a unit test framework (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unit_testing_frameworks). Everything else is provided. If you haven't used these tools before, don't worry, we share!

Travel: Slalom is located in the Fox Tower, at NW Park between Yamhill and Taylor:
• Car: There are 3 parking garages (https://www.google.com/maps/search/parking/@45.5185261,-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 (http://trimet.org/schedules/maxblueline.htm): Disembark at the 10th/Galleria 9th/Library stops.
• Numerous bus routes (http://ride.trimet.org/?tool=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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life)). Unit testing and Test-Driven Development will be emphasized as key practices. Developers use pair programming, and mob programming, and discussion to exchange knowledge. Additional constraints are given throughout the day to emphasize design concepts and practices.

Details about the format and intention at Coderetreat.org (http://coderetreat.org)