[toronto-lisp] Global Day of Code Retreat Toronto Dec 8
andrey.paramonov at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 18:52:38 UTC 2012
I'll be there. I'm going to use Clojure for sure, maybe Erlang as well.
On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM, Michael DiBernardo <mikedebo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've been lurking in the group for a long time, although the last time I
> attended a meetup was nigh-3-years ago. (You're all the reason I discovered
> LinuxCaffe! Which is sort of bittersweet, now.)
> I'm writing because I'm co-organizing the Toronto edition of the Global Day
> of Coderetreat (description below.) I've run many a Coderetreat, and one of
> the fascinating things about it is the sheer number of people who show up
> and say things like "I'd like to try solving this problem in
> Lisp/Scala/Erlang/Clojure/Haskell/etc.". I'd love to have some people from
> this group coming out to represent the functional crowd!
> I've pasted the announcement below -- I hope to see some of you there!
> You are invited to attend the 2012 Global Day of Coderetreat (Toronto
> chapter), sponsored by Guidewire and Polar Mobile!
> Where: Polar Mobile, 156 Front Street West, Suite 610 (5 min walk from Union
> When: Saturday, December 8th, 10am-6pm
> Registration: http://guestli.st/130467
> Cost: FREE!
> What is CodeRetreat?
> Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the
> fundamentals of software development and design.
> Developers engage in focused practice in pairs, working on a single problem
> for the whole day in 45 minute sprints. At the end of each sprint, the
> entire group pauses for a collective retrospective and discusses the lessons
> learned, before re-pairing with a new partner and starting from scratch.
> This format accomplishes a couple of things:
> - Pairing up with a new partner for each sprint exposes you to how other
> developers work.
> - Starting from scratch in every round removes the pressure of finishing the
> exercise, and instead enables you to focus on moving outside of your comfort
> zone with your design and implementation skills.
> Coderetreat is totally language- and technology-agnostic. If you feel like
> using your "native" language all day long, that's up to you. If you'd like
> to try a different language or technique each round, that's awesome too!
> What is the Global Day of Coderetreat?
> Global Day of Coderetreat is a world-wide event celebrating passion and
> software craftsmanship. Last year, over 1800 passionate software developers
> in 94 cities around the world spent the day practicing the craft of software
> development using the coderetreat format.
> See http://globalday.coderetreat.org.
> The average CodeRetreat size last year was 15-20 attendees. We can do better
> than that, Toronto! We've got room for 100 people at Polar Mobile's spacious
> office, and we intend to fill it!
> What's for Lunch?
> We'll be serving a complimentary catered lunch, courtesy of our event
> sponsor Guidewire! Guidewire's engineering culture upholds many of the same
> tenets as CodeRetreat, and we're very happy to have them as a sponsor!
> About Guidewire
> Guidewire is a rapidly growing software product development company with a
> unique track record of 100% customer satisfaction. Voted #1 in the 25 Best
> Tech Companies to Work For the past two years, they offer an environment
> truly dedicated to mentorship, innovation, excellence, improvement and
> Their commitment to Agile practices and product quality goes far beyond
> scrum, test-driven development, pair-programming, test automation, and
> continuous integration/delivery; it's in their company's DNA. Their teams
> are autonomous, self-managing and empowered, having clear sense of purpose
> and understanding of the value of their contributions. They foster a
> culture based on collegiality, rationality and integrity - our core values -
> and encourage process improvements and innovation to be driven bottom up.
> Guidewire is headquartered in Foster City, California, with offices in
> Toronto, Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, and
> Tokyo. They are currently hiring software engineers with strong object
> oriented and Java experience for their Toronto location. Please check them
> out at www.guidewire.com!
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