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Global Day of Coderetreat 2012

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A Day Like No Other, Global Day of Coderetreat

Wow! Last year, on December 3rd, 2011, over 1800 developers in 94 cities through 14 time zones dedicated the day to practicing their craft. This was Global Day of Coderetreat 2011. Video calls criss-crossed the globe, as groups linked to say hello to other cities, welcoming each other to an…


Added by corey haines on August 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Announcement: C3F sponsoring Black Girls Code event

It is with great pleasure that I'm announcing the first recipient of a Coderetreat Community Contribution Fund (c3f) sponsorship: Black Girls Code! The c3f is sponsoring snacks and drinks during the 6 weeks that Black Girls Code participates in the National STEM Video Game Challenge. This is an exciting program…


Added by corey haines on February 9, 2012 at 12:32am — No Comments

Announcing the Coderetreat Community Contribution Fund (the c3f)

Coderetreat events are easy to organize, only requiring enough sponsorship for venue and lunch. It is easy to find a sponsor in cities with strong company presence, but there are a lot of places that don't necessarily have this. Unfortunately, this can be a detriment to running coderetreats and other community-focused, practice-oriented events. To this end, we are establishing the Coderetreat Community Contribution Fund, the c3f, currently operating as a non-profit and under review for…


Added by corey haines on December 2, 2011 at 7:53pm — No Comments

On the role of the coderetreat facilitator

Coderetreat is a dynamic day with the specifics molded to the individual participants. There is a strong emphasis on self-discovery. The intense pair-swapping allows ideas to rapidly disseminate through the group. The frequent session reflections help with more complete internalization of lessons. Starting over allows experimentation without the baggage of previous experiments. To ensure the objectives of the coderetreat are met and that the participants get the maximum value out of the…


Added by corey haines on December 2, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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