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Socrates UK 2018
SoCraTes UK is a non-profit, international Software Craftsmanship gathering for open-minded craftspeople who want to improve their craft and the software industry as a whole. Organised by Codurance and the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC), the conference attracts Software Craftsmanship thought leaders and software craftspeople from all over Europe. Like its counterpart in Germany, SoCraTes UK is totally community-focused. It’s a great opportunity to speak to and code with many like-minded and talented developers in a very relaxed and beautiful hotel Wotton House, Surrey. What happens at SoCraTes? The gathering runs from Thursday 7th June to Sunday 10th June, 2018. We’ll kick off Thursday evening with introductions, then we’ll run a group discussion, talking about an issue relevant to all of us. After that, we’ll have dinner together to continue the conversation, twist it around and branch it in every direction. On Friday and Saturday, we’ll run an open space, in which every attendee is welcome and encouraged to propose talks, discussions, workshops or whatever else they choose to further every attendee’s knowledge and understanding of creating and maintaining software. On Friday and Saturday evenings, attendees are encouraged to run social activities, from pair-programming to board games and everything in between. On Sunday 10th, weather allowing, we will have a nice long walk around the beautiful English countryside, or a code retreat, followed by lunch and informal activities up and until people head home. For more information about registration, price, and pictures of our beautiful venue, please check the website at If you are interested, please add yourself to the waiting list at the SoCraTes UK 2018 - Tickets will be released to the waiting list on Monday 5th March.

Wotton House Hotel

Guildford Road, Dorking · Surrey RH5 6H5

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