Saturday, January 17, 2009

Code Retreat - Hope I can make it.

Okay, okay, okay. I admit it. I am a huge geek. Because of that, this announcement sounds too cool to pass up. Let's see if I will be able to attend or not:


Are you a programmer who is serious about improving your craft? Do you love coding with others who feel the same way? Do you spend too much time toiling in thankless corporate legacy-code saltmines? Do you remember the joy of programming?

If so, please contact me. We are putting together a group of attendees for the first CodeRetreat, a week from Saturday in Ann Arbor, MI:

You need not be agile, and you need not be a Master-level programmer, to attend. You do need to be passionate about craft, open-minded, with a good attitude, a sense of humor, and a laptop.

We'll likely work in Eclipse and RubyMine.

We'll do everything in pairs or tuples.

We'll supply free food.

We'll code 80% of the time, and discuss 20% of the time.

Then, at the end of the day, we'll go out for beers.

It will be a blast.

If you know anyone else who might have fun and fit in at CodeRetreat #1, please send them our way as well.

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