We are delighted to host the 10th anniversary of the Global day of coderetreat at our offices in Durban on the 16th November 2019. Meetup details can be found here.
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. Learn more about coderetreat on the official website.
!We are representing South Africa in the Durban region, and have opened invitations to all how want to learn how to improve their skills. We are grateful to have Brendon Page hanging out with to help facilitate the day along with Kaleidocoders, Divan Visagie and Steven Dall. Currently we have 26 folks booked to come join in the day, which is a fantastic turnout - well done Durban.
The problem being solved will be Conway's game of life, an old favourite of coderetreats that challenges newcomers and returning attendees alike. To get a sense of the problem take a look as John Conway gives an overview below:
If you have ever considered attending a coderetreat or perhaps just want to know if its something that you would get value from attending then take some time to read Michal Gutman's article which describes what to expect and what you could learn brilliantly. Happy reading.