Global Day of Coderetreat Aberdeen 2012

November 2, 2012

As part of the Global Day of Coderetreat we are holding a Coderetreat at the University of Aberdeen on the 8th of December 2012.

**Tickets will be released on Monday morning**

What is a code retreat?

Code retreat is a one day event for coders, providing an opportunity to focus on quality code rather than ‘getting things done’.


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.

Who should come?

This time we are experimenting with a designer / front end web developer focussed track alongside the traditional coderetreat. The design / presentation aspect drew a lot of conversation at the code retreat we ran earlier in the year, and a large community of front end developers in Aberdeen expressed an interest in taking part. Participants will be free to jump between tracks, work with different people, and try different aspects through the day. Which of course means you can still to ‘proper’ code retreat all day if you wish.

What to expect

The day is free, starting at 8:30 and running until around 4:30 or 5pm. A pastry breakfast, lunch, coffee, snacks, drinks and wifi are all provided. You just need to take your laptop (don’t forget the power cord, this is a long day) with your favoured dev environment(s).

Some background on the last Code Retreat Aberdeen can be found here, here and here, and some photos here.


If you have any questions please email, or get in touch with @stevenmilne or @scharlau on twitter.  Let others know you’re going on the Lanyrd page.

Thank you to our sponsors

Coderetreat Aberdeen is a free event thanks to our sponsors and supporters. We’d love it if you thank them on twitter / linkedin.


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via Global Day of Coderetreat Aberdeen 2012 – Eventbrite.

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