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The global day of code retreat is an international event where software craftsmen from more than 150 cities across the globe participate

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.

This edition of Coderetreat Oct 2016 in Bangalore is brought to you by SolutionsIQ in association with Aglie Bangalore and Aglie technical group.

This is a full day event where we will learn by practicing key concepts of software craftsmanship. This is a free event and you’re only required to bring your laptop with your favorite IDE and unit testing library

Coderetreat has an established, time-tested format that is optimized for focused practice. 

The coderetreat day consists of 5-6 sessions, each session's learnings building upon previous sessions. The morning focuses on becoming comfortable with the problem domain, breaking old habits and beginning focused self-discovery. The afternoon pushes the envelope by challenging pairs to stretch their skills and understanding of abstractions, modular design and test-driven development. 

With most groups, the focus should be on the fundamentals of software development and modular design, primarily the 4 rules of simple design. Spend the day practicing these concepts, rather than pushing into new learnings.


  • Problem: Conway's Game of Life
  • Length of Session: 45 minutes , Duration: 8.30am to 5 or 6pm
  • Pair-programming is necessary, as the knowledge transfer contained in that activity is essential to the practice. 
  • Prefer using Test-Driven Development (TDD) After each session, pairs should be swapped.
  • After each session, code must be deleted, not put in a branch, not stashed, just deleted with no trace left The Day


Below is a rough outline for the day:

08:00 - 09:00 AM : Welcome, Introductions, Explanation of the problem   
09:00 - 09:45 AM : Session-01   
09:45 - 10:00 AM : Retrospective, Break   
10:00 - 10:45 AM : Session-02   
10:45 - 11:00 AM : Retrospective, Break   
11:00 - 11:45 AM : Session-03   
11:45 - 12:00 PM : Retrospective, Break   
12:00 - 01:30 PM : Lunch, Socializing   
01:30 - 02:15 PM : Session-04   
02:15 - 02:30 PM : Retrospective, Break   
02:30 - 03:15 PM : Session-05   
03:15 - 03:30 PM : Retrospective, Break   
03:30 - 04:15 PM : Session-06   
04:15 - 04.30 PM : Retrospective, Break   
04:30 - 05:00 PM : Closing circle 


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SolutionsIQ India
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Bangalore, Karnataka