Kaleidocode hosted the Durban Spring Code Retreat 2017 on 2 September 2017.
Thanks to Brendon Page for facilitating the session, assisted ably by Steven Dall. It was a great event with a number of new folks joining for their first ever code retreat. After the craziness of setting up development environments and getting test runners installed, everyone settled down to tackle various coding challenges, such as Conways Game of Life or Mars Rover.
Some folks had never written a test case (unit test) before and so there was much scratching of heads and warming up to do. The usual complaints of how long TDD takes to write code were heard, but by the end of the session there were some new converts to proper test driven thinking.
Thanks to Chillisoft and Kaleidocode for sponsoring the eats and venue.