Global Day of Coderetreat (GDCR) 2018

Softwerkskammer Köln
Softwerkskammer Köln
Öffentliche Gruppe

lise GmbH

Butzweilerhof-Allee 2 · Köln

Wie du uns findest

U-Bahn Linie 5, Haltestelle Sparkasse am Butzweiler Hof oder von der A57 auf die Von-Hünefeld-Straße fahren und am Kreisverkehr wenden.

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On November 17th we will join the worldwide Software Craftsmanship community for the Global Day of Coderetreat.

A coderetreat is a full day hands-on coding workshop focused on the fundamentals of software development, design and communication. During the day you will get multiple chances to try out a completely different approach to the same problem. You will have the opportunity to learn new ways of testing, paradigms, architecture styles, libraries, approaches, languages or IDEs. Read more… (

Who should join?
You should join, regardless of whether you're working in an IT job or not. You don't have to be a programmer. We love input from everyone: testers, Scrum Masters, even Product Owners tell us that they've learned a lot...

Even if you think you're not experienced enough, we can learn a lot from your questions and input while pairing with you (

Why should I go?

• experience modern ways of developing software
• question what you think you know already and go deeper
• meet nice people with a passion for crafting software

What should I bring?
Please bring a laptop with an IDE or editor of your choice. Your environment should be set up completely so that we won't have to waste time on installing tools or libraries. Create a project for the day that already has all the libraries you usually use for development. Install at least one tool for testing. You should be able to see a red test for assertFalse(true) and a green test for assertTrue(true); Your syntax might vary...

Food and drinks?
Will be provided. Contact us for details.

We can facilitate in English, German or both. Don't be shy to join if German is not your native language. We will do our best to make this day pleasant for everybody.

Oh, programming languages?
Use anything you like, as long as you can run tests in it and you have working environment. For most languages you'll find at least one partner to pair with. This day is a great opportunity if you want to learn a new programming language!

We are very happy that we can offer this event free of charge because the sponsor Lise GmbH ( have generously helped us by providing a location, food and drinks:

Privacy notice
During the event we will take pictures and or videos and will collaborate with other GDCR 2018 events via video conferencing. You agree, that the event organisers can use these photos and videos on their websites and in Twitter messages during the GDCR day. If you do NOT want this, please state so clearly during check-in.

from 8:30 open doors, socialising, breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 introduction round, still breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Session 1 (45 min + 10 min Retro + 5 min bio break)
11:00 - 12:00 Session 2
12:00 - 13:00 Session 3
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break (with food sponsored by Lise GmbH)
14:00 - 15:00 Session 4
15:00 - 16:00 Session 5
16:00 - 17:00 Session 6
17:00 - 18:00 round up, lessons learned, socialising

Thank you for generously supporting our community!