Global Day of Code Retreat – Thessaloniki

Join us for a day of coding with others and get out of your comfort zone

Contact Info

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 – 10, Stratigou Napoleontos Zerva, GR-54640
Thessaloniki, Greece

Global Day of Code Retreat in Thessaloniki will Start in


About Global Day of Coderetreat

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

Global Day of Code Retreat is free to attend. However, to confirm your seat and to avoid no-shows you need to register and get a 15EUR value ticket. This amount will be completely reimbursed after the end of the day

What's all about?

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.

In our day to day jobs we have the sense of wanting to get it done, that causes to rush. And so we try to cut corners, but sometimes we do not cut the corners in the best way because we do not know enough.

During a code retreat we use pair-programming, which is wonderful because you can learn a lot from each other. We write our code using TDD and the known design rules. We focus purely on writing beautiful code, there is no pressure to actually produce a working solution for the problem.

The Format

The format of a code retreat is: 
– take a problem: Conway’s Game of Life 
– during 45 minutes sessions write the best code with your pair 
– delete your code (yes, it can be hard) 
– 10 minutes retrospectives 
– 5 minutes break 
– change your pair 
– start a new 45 minutes session

We have 3 sessions in the morning, after that we have a lunch of 1h – 1h ½, and 3 more sessions in the afternoon. At the end we have a longer retrospective.

This code retreat is language agnostic, the main principles are the same for each language.

See you on 17th of November!


9:00 – 9:30 Welcome coffee

9:30 – 10:00 Intro

10:00 – 10:45 Session 1

10:45 – 11:00 Retrospective session 1

11:00 – 11:45 Session 2

11:45 – 12:00 Retrospective session 2

12:00 – 12:45 Session 3

12:45 – 13:00 Retrospective session 3

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch sponsored by ???

14:30 – 15:15 Session 4

15:15 – 15:30 Retrospective session 4

15:30 – 16:15 Session 5

16:15 – 16:30 Retrospective session 5

16:30 – 17:15 Session 6

17:15 – 17:30 Retrospective session 6

17:30 – 17:45 Closing circle