Global Day of Coderetreat 2015 - Thessaloniki

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Event Description

Global day of Coderetreat is an opportunity to spend a day focusing on developing your skills as a software craftsperson.


  • The day consists of 5-6 sessions of about 45 mins each
  • During each session, you will work with different partners to discuss and solve a simple programming problem: Conway's Game of Life
  • Some sessions will introduce restrictions to force you to consider different approaches (i.e. no 'if' statements, ping-pong approach, etc.)
  • The aim of each session is to learn something, not necessarily to solve the problem. You can use whatever language you like, but at the end of each session you must throw away your code!
  • Each session will end with a retrospective where everyone will discuss what they have learned
  • At the end of the day, a final retrospective gets everyone to think about what they have learned, what has surprised them and what they would try to do differently moving forward
  • All you need to bring is a laptop and enthusiasm!



The schedule is still to be confirmed, but below is a rough guide:

  • 09:00 - coffee/breakfast
  • 09:45 - welcome, introductions, explanation of the problem
  • 10:00 - Session 1
  • 10:45 - Retrospective, break
  • 11:00 - Session 2
  • 11:45 - Retrospective, break
  • 12:00 - Session 3
  • 12:45 - Retrospective, break
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:30 - Session 4
  • 15:15 - Retrospective, break
  • 15:30 - Session 5
  • 16:15 - Retrospective, break
  • 16:30 - Session 6
  • 17:15 - Retrospective, break
  • 17:30 - Closing retrospective
  • 18:00 - Beers!



We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available. By sponsoring the event, you will be helping to provide a fantastic learning opportunity to developers of all experience levels. All sponsors will have their details displayed prominently on all communications, providing exposure to developers who are actively trying to learn and develop their skills.

The following sponsorship opportunities are available:


Help us put on the event by providing somewhere to host it.


Help set the attendees up for the day ahead.


After a full morning, provide the attendees with a decent lunch to keep them going in the afternoon.



Facilitators play a vital role, as they help guide attendees during the sessions.

There are no particular skills required, just a passion for software craftsmanship and learning.

If you would like to help in that respect, please get in touch.



Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please get in touch with us using the details below.

When ?

Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00 AM

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