Global Day of Code Retreat 2013

We invite you to the Global Day of Coderetreat in Cluj-Napoca!

Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of 'getting things done', the coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of skill improvement. Practicing the basic principles of modular and object-oriented design, developers can improve their ability to write code that minimizes the cost of change over time. You can learn more about code retreats here.

Global Day of Coderetreat is a world-wide event celebrating passion and software craftsmanship. Last year, over 70 passionate software developers from Cluj-Napoca joined the 2000 developers in 150 cities around the world in spending the day practicing the craft of software development using the coderetreat format.

This year, we are proud to put again Cluj-Napoca on the map. We invite all the passionate  developers, who want to spend a day of coding for themselves, together with the most passionate developers around the globe, to join us! We'll be practicing unit testing, TDD, pair programming and other XP techniques. Join us regardless of how much you've experienced these, as long as you are willing to try them out!

Update: For this year we plan to increase the numbers of the lucky pasionates who will enjoy the coderetreat to an even 100! We also intend to organize a real retreat, away from the feeling of coding at work, at La Cizmărie.

The event in co-organized by local communities: RABSCluj.rbAgile WorksCode Camp, and Functional Programmers Cluj-Napoca.

Last year we had developers programmed in 8 programming languages: C#; Java; C; C++; javascript; Ruby; Python and F#. This year we expect the same variety of programming languages, exercised by developers bound by passion for good code. This way we want to give you the opportunity to experience coding in other languages then the one you are frequently using and to see other approaches to solve the same problem.

We will make groups of 20 developers. Each group will have one facilitator, who will explain the rules of the game and will guide it towards a rewarding experience.

Do you have the experience of other code retreats and want to be a facilitator? Write us!

Please register below. Don't forget to bring a laptop with at least one working development environment. We are taking care of the rest.

This is a free event made possible thanks to our sponsors:


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Day outline:

  • 8.30 - 9.15am : arrival, coffee,  welcome,
  • 9.15 - 9.45: introductions, explanation of the problem
  • 9.45 - 10.30am : Session #1
  • 10.30 - 10.45am : retrospective, break
  • 10.45 - 11.30am : Session #2
  • 11.30 - 11.45am : retrospective, break
  • 11.45 - 12.30am : Session #3
  • 12.30 - 12.45pm : retrospective, break
  • 12.45 - 2.15pm : lunch, socialising
  • 2.15 - 3.00pm : Session #4
  • 3.00 - 3.15pm : retrospective, break
  • 3.15 - 4.00pm : Session #5
  • 4.00 - 4.15pm : retrospective, break
  • 4.15 - 5.00pm : Session #6
  • 5.00 - 5.15pm : retrospective, break
  • 5.15 - 18.00pm : Closing circle

Registration terms and conditions:

We have 100 places available for this year Global Day of Code Retreat in Cluj. Early registration will secure your place, but we will also ask you to confirm your attendance a few days prior to the event.

As the available spots fill, we will continue registration on a waiting list. When you register, you will be warned that you are on the waiting list. For the people on the waiting list, we will communicate as soon as a place becomes available.

As this is a free event for the truly passionate, we trust that if you register and confirm, you will be there!

Venue: La Cizmărie

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

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