It is that time of year again. The time when the Global Day of Coderetreat date has been announced.
This year, the Global Day of Coderetreat is November 15th of 2014.
And with that, I am pleased to announce the Dallas/Fort Worth area’s participation in Global Day of Coderetreat.
For those who are unfamiliar with Coderetreat, it is a day of practice where developers of all levels and languages get together to engage in deliberate practice. The day is spent in multiple 45 minute sessions, working on the problem of Conway’s Game Of Life. During the sessions the goal is to pair program and use TDD to drive to a solution, while focusing on The Four Rules of Simple Design. At the end of each session, everybody deletes their work, and then has the opportunity to share an insight that they had during the previous session. As the day goes on, constraints get added to the sessions, with the goal to make you think about solving the problem in a different way.
I encourage anybody in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to sign up while space is available, and if you are located somewhere else, check the events listing on the Coderetreat site, and see if there is an event in your area. If not, I highly encourage you to get one setup for your area.