10th Anniversary in 2019!

a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design, away from the pressures of 'getting things done'

Global Day of Coderetreat

November 16th (or 15th), 2019

For the 10th anniversary, we will promote events that happen either on Friday, Nov 15th or Saturday, Nov 16th. Traditionally, the Global Day of Coderetreat takes place on Saturdays, but we also want to invite companies to promote educational opportunities for their employees by hosting a public coderetreat on Friday. We further want to open the event to people who can not participate in events over the weekend.

As a local event organizer, it is up to you to decide whether to host an event on Friday or Saturday, or even both 🎉.


Last year, there have been 133 GDCR events around the world!
This year, 154 events registered so far!

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It's Really Quite Simple...

Start with a simple programming problem: Conway's Game of Life
Work with different partners to discuss and solve the problem
Add restrictions to force you to consider different approaches
After each round, throw out your code and repeat!

Host your own Coderetreat

Coderetreats are run by volunteers who want to help out their local developer community. Hosts handle all of the logistics, and facilitators guide participants through the exercises.

Coderetreats are easy to organize and facilitate. Most of all, they are a lot of fun and a great way to meet other developers in your area!

What are you waiting for? Grab a buddy and organize a coderetreat today!

Join hundreds of hosts who want to help developers in their community improve their craft.

Learn about hosting and facilitating

For this year, we invite companies to sponsor local communities. If your company is interested in sponsoring a local coderetreat, please get in contact with us and we will connect you with the communities near you!

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