Upcoming Schedule

On March 14th we'll have a Code Retreat.
Please mark your calendar and register here
Code Craftsman Saturdays does a Code Retreat format workshop every other month.

The objective for March is to deepen our skills through practice.  This workshop we'll focus using our usual tactics of Test Driven Development (TDD) and Pair Programming for exploring constructing a safety net around a code base we've inherited that is ripe with bad smells. Too close to home? No worries, we'll be teaching one another tactics that help us tie down the many-headed monster and allow us to gain confidence as we tame the beast.

We'll begin as always working together to cook breakfast (pancakes, waffles, bacon, maybe a fruit salad, OJ, and of course coffee). This gives us a chance to get to know each other and plan the day before we get down to work. Bring your laptop and power supply (don't forget the power supply).

The primary focus of a code retreat is always to improve our practices, unlike a deep dive where we drill into a topic of interest. The next deep dive (April) will be more of a coder dojo. 



On April 11th we'll have a Coder Dojo.
Please mark your calendar and register here, 
Code Craftsman Saturdays does a Coder Dojo or Deep Dive format workshop every other month.

The objective for April is to explore functioning as self-organizing teams to solve specific problems, delivering early and often to a real customer.  We will be given a specific challenge with defined milestones, for which a “customer” will pay (play money) for features that are delivered to their satisfaction.

We'll begin as always working together to cook breakfast (pancakes, waffles, bacon, maybe a fruit salad, OJ, and of course coffee). This gives us a chance to get to know each other and plan the day before we get down to work. Bring your laptop and power supply (don't forget the power supply).

The primary focus of our Coder Dojo is to apply practices to real-world challenges. After April, the next code retreat format will be in May.