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Global Day of Coderetreat (GDCR) 2018
[ IMPORTANT NOTICE (Nov 15, 2018) The big day is just around the corner! If your plans change and you can't make it to GDCR18 after all, please update your attendance status by tomorrow at the latest so that other folks can be given your spot. Your cooperation and attention to this will be greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all at The Forge on Saturday, November 17, 2018 for a full day of deliberate, mindful practice and celebration of the ideals of Software Craftsmanship Sincerely, The Organizing and Facilitating Team GDCR 2018 at The Forge in Columbus OH Hosted by Pillar Technology (now part of Accenture) ] Join thousands of developers all over the world for a whole day of learning and practicing software development techniques like Test-Driven Development (TDD), pair/mob programming, refactoring, unit testing, and simple design. The premise of Coderetreat is simple: As programmers, we need time away from the rigors and pressures of work to learn, practice, and get better at our craft. Practicing with other programmers enriches and enhances our learning experience. At Coderetreat, there is no pressure to finish and deliver. We can therefore spend more time experimenting and trying to write high-quality code. The hope is that some of what we learn and practice at GDCR will carry over to our daily work, even just a little bit, and help us craft and deliver higher quality software. We will work on one problem: Conway's Game of Life. Use any programming language you already know or pair up with other people who want to try programming in a new language. It's your choice. Beginners, intermediate, and experienced developers are all welcome. The more, the merrier! The day will be divided into several 45-minute working sessions. In each session, you will work with one or more people. After 45 minutes, you will have a quick retrospective to discuss what you did and what you learned. Then you'll delete all our code and start the next session with different partners. Facilitators will be there to brief you, guide you, help you work through problems if you get stuck, and give you different challenges and constraints. For example, they may ask to do Ping-Pong Pairing, or to not use any conditionals, or communicate with each other only through tests (no talking!), or to use only immutable objects, or limit methods to 4 lines of code max, and many more. So join us and other developers all over the world for a day of deliberate perfect practice. Check out the list of GDCR events going on worldwide: GDCR 2018 in Columbus, OH will be hosted by Pillar Technology (an Accenture company) in the Smith Bros. Hardware Co. building on N 4th St and E Goodale St, just off of I-670. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day, including lunch. Schedule: 8 - 8.45am : Check-in, coffee/breakfast, mingling 8.45 - 9am : Welcome, introductions, briefing 9 - 9.45am : Session #1 9.45 - 10am : Retrospective, break 10 - 10.45am : Session #[masked] - 11am : Retrospective, break 11 - 11.45am : Session #[masked] - 12pm : Retrospective, break 12 - 1.30pm : Lunch, socializing 1.30 - 2.15pm : Session #4 2.15 - 2.30pm : Retrospective, break 2.30 - 3.15pm : Session #5 3.15 - 3.30pm : Retrospective, break 3.30 - 4.15pm : Session #6 4.15 - 4.30pm : Retrospective, break 4.30 - 5pm : Closing circle Facilitators: Junilu Lacar, Jim McClure, Kevin Smith See:

The Forge by Pillar

580 North 4th Street · Columbus, OH


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