GDCR 2019 Berlin at Volkswagen Digital:Lab and Hexad GmbH

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Stralauer Allee 7

10245 Berlin


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“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.”

— About Coderetreat (Corey Haynes)

The first Coderetreat took place in 2009, so the concept is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The “Global Day of Codeperetreat” has been taking place once a year on the same day worldwide since 2011. In many cities enthusiastic software developers meet to learn from each other on this day with a lot of fun.

The Berlin event will take place this year jointly hosted by Volkswagen Digital:Lab and Hexad GmbH with training and organizing assistance from Nelkinda Software Craft.


8 - 8.45am: Arrival, coffee/breakfast

8.45 - 9am: Welcome, introductions, explanation of the problem

9 - 12pm: 3 Sessions of 45 mins each followed by a short retrospective/break of 15 mins

12 - 1.30pm: Lunch, networking

1.30 - 4.30pm: 3 Sessions of 45 mins each followed by a short retrospective/break of 15 mins

4.30 - 5pm: Closing circle


Are there any prerequisites for joining this Coderetreat?

Yes: You should want to join the Coderetreat, and you should love programming. That's it. No matter whether you're a greenhorn or an old stager, everyone is welcome.

What programming language will be used?

You can use any programming language you like. Typical choices include C#, Clojure, Groovy, Java, Kotlin, JavaScript, Python, Ruby and Scala. If you like, you can also use more exotic languages, like Prolog.

Do I have to bring my own laptop?

Yes, you should bring your own laptop.

Do I have to pay for participation?

Of course not! It's a Coderetreat!

I have already attended a previous Coderetreat. Can I attend again?

Oh yes, you can! And you should! No matter whether the Coderetreat was at Volkswagen or somewhere else, you can attend again. Coderetreats are like katas, they are to be repeated.

I have not attended the previous Coderetreat. Can I still attend this one?

Yes, you can! Coderetreats are isolated events. You do not need the previous Coderetreat or any knowledge from that to attend this one.

I have registered for Coderetreat but will not be able to attend it. Do I need to cancel my registration?

Just inform as soon as possible via email so that other participants could get a chance.

I'm just a student, can I still join?

Of course, you can! Whether you're an experienced engineer or a student doesn't matter, as long as you know fundamentals of programming and love programming.

How do I reach the venue and is parking availabe?

Best way to get to the Volkswagen Digital:Lab is public transportation to S+U Warschauer Straße. From there you can either walk or take the bus Nr. 347 to Osthafen.

Parking at the venue is not available.

We look forward to welcoming you all!!

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Stralauer Allee 7

10245 Berlin


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