Code Retreat is a fun exercise. You meet a bunch of strangers and friends alike, mix with them for a 45 minutes pair-programming and try to solve a simple (deceptively!) problem in a TDD manner.
So, you code a lot and... you learn a lot. Different IDEs, different languages, different versions of Java, different testing frameworks, keyboard shortcuts, etc. etc.
The exercise is famous enough to have its global edition, every November. Hence - this meeting.
Aside from the first (two?) session(s?) each session will have its unique constraint, to make things more interesting. :-)
We WON'T be doing Game Of Life this time.
- your own laptop or PC (with power)
- anything else you need to have to code (fave keyboard included)
- set your IDE and test framework for all languages you wish to use on that day (yes, languages, this event is multi-culti or language agnostic if you prefer).