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Coderetreats are free day-long, intensive practice events, 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 learning and nurturing software development skills.

All over the world, people are coming together in small communities of practices to learn, explore and grow. Join us on the Global Day of Coderetreat on Nov 08, 2024 - Nov 09, 2024 or discover local communities around you!

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Global Day of Coderetreat

Join thousands of developers on Nov 08-Nov 09, 2024 in the largest free community workshop worldwide.

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What is a coderetreat?

A coderetreat is a day of deliberate practice, far away of the pressure of getting things done. A space for you to try out Test-Driven-Development and other practices.

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Getting started

What do you need to prepare? How do you set up an IDE? We'll answer these and a lot of frequently asked questions in our Getting Started-guide!

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Latest news and articles

Our take on Global Day of Coderetreat 2023
by Mateusz Chrzonstowski, 2023, English

Organizing, running and participating in internal coding workshops

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Global Day of Coderetreat Toronto 2022: How we scaled coderetreat to 40+ participants
by Paul Sobocinski, 2022, English

'But will it scale?' Who hasn't been asked that before! At least with coderetreat, we found that it scales quite well. Learn how we planned just enough to scale Toronto's Global Day of Coderetreat in 2022 to over 40 participants.

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Global Day of Code Retreat 2022 in Wrocław
by Michal Pawlik, 2022, English

Michał co-hosted a Coderetreat event with Ocado Technology and Klose Brothers in Wrocław. Read on to find out how they did mob programming of Conway's Game of Life solution in Functional Programming & Scala!

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Coderetreat — or why you should go and do it!
by Michal Gutman, 2019, English

The team at HelloHeart gathered for their company retreat and wanted to do an exciting workshop. They decided to hold a private coderereat and had our very Corey Haines join them. Find out how they made this happen and how it went in this blogpost by Michal Gutman.

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Coderetreat - dlaczego warto tam być
by Krystian Adamski, 2019, Polish

This year marked the third time Krystian joined a Global Day Of Coderetreat event. Read on to find out why coderetreats don't loose their magic even after the third time!

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Test Driven Development at a Code Retreat
by Anelda van der Walt, 2019, English

Anelda joined a Coderetreat event in Cape Town this year and they were so kind to write up what their expectations were, how they prepared for the event and how it turned out at the end (spoiler: sounds like they enjoyed their time!)

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