SHORT VERSION: You get fed (breakfast & lunch), you pair-program or mob program with strangers from around the area, you learn, a LOT. Oh yeah, it's FREE!
In July, we're back in Ann Arbor and we'll get back to a "deep-dive" format; something we haven't done for quite a while. Bud Seemann has allowed me to talk him into giving us all a hands-on workshop on how to setup and use Docker containers (https://www.docker.com/why-docker). This is a tech that's can make it easy to spin up an isolated environment all by yourself.
Starting around 8:30 we will enjoy breakfast together and get to know one another. Around 9, I introduce our deep-dive presenter and let them run the show. The deep dive format is session-based: introduce/explain a concept on the current topic, then everyone gets to try an exercise that explores that concept, hands-on.
What's going on here is learning: both by picking up new skills, and by sharing what you have passion around with others.
The primary focus of a deep dive in new learning. The primary focus of a code retreat is practicing our skills until they become great habits.
The Washtenaw County Courthouse on the corner of N Fourth Ave and East Anne St has multi-level parking all day on weekends. Entrance is on Anne St.