Code Retreat - St. Louis
Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
Code Retreat is an event for software developers interested in improving their craft by collaborating with other developers while practicing programming techniques in a fun and focused activity. This is an all-day event during which programmers will form groups of two or more to solve a novel problem: Conway's Game of Life.
The idea for this event came from Corey Haines' experience traveling the country and working with many development shops, trading insights and techniques he had picked up from working with other developers and learning what he could from shops that hosted him. You can read more about his travels and the Code Retreats Corey has hosted here.
This code retreat will take place at the Microsoft office in Creve Coeur (see sidebar for address and map). Seating is limited. Developers attending this code retreat should bring their own laptops (the location for the event will not provide computers). Breakfast (coffee and pastries from Provisions) and lunch (buffet from Mayuri) will be provided.
This event is open to programmers from all backgrounds. Past code retreats have used Java or Ruby as the implementation language for solving the Game of Life exercise. Developers attending this event are welcome to use whatever language they prefer as long as their collaborators have sufficient proficiency to actively participate.