schedule Jul 19th 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM place EN209 people 11 Interested

IMPORTANT - As places are limited, please register specifically for this session. Also, please register for day 2 of LAST Conf, if you wish to attend the 2nd day.

You can also read more about the sessions in this blog post. If you are a developer with more experience, you might like to consider Agile Dev Immersion - Refactoring.

Get ready to Level Up your agile developer skills. Inspired by Code Retreat, we have run a similar session at LAST Conference for the past few years. We have felt that it's Important to support learning in technical disciplines that are extremely important in agile software development.

This is an intensive practice event for developers, inspired by the Code retreat movement. It focuses on the fundamentals of software development and design, including pair programming, test-driven development, OO and functional programming techniques, and new languages. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of 'getting things done', the 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.

This event is beginner friendly. However it is also suitable for those who have already attended similar sessions as we will be creating a tenpin bowling scorer rather than solving Game Of Life again. There is also a concurrent workshop for Refactoring legacy code that is aimed at more experienced devs.

Following the opening session, The Agile Developer Immersion workshop will take the remainder of the day, with breaks synchronised with the main conference. You will also be welcome to attend the end of day drinks!

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

The event, organised as a part of LAST Conference, will follow the traditional Code retreat format consisting of several sessions lasting around one hour each. For each session, the attendees will be asked to pair up and work on a specific problem (creating a tenpin bowling scorer) using a set of constraints. The Code retreat is a great opportunity to work with and learn from new people, practice pair programming, test-driven development, explore new languages & have a lot of fun!

Learning Outcome

By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of 'getting things done', the code retreat 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.

This event will provide a good grounding in code retreat techniques, to allow better participation in future coding and TDD workshops.

Target Audience

Developers of all levels, including beginners.

Prerequisite

A laptop with your choice of IDE and other dev tools

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