Upcoming Schedule

On September 12th we'll have a Deep Dive (Web Components)

Please mark your calendar and register here 
Code Craftsman Saturdays normally does a Code Retreat format workshop every other month. But in August and September we're going DEEP!

On Saturday September 12, James York will lead a deep dive to explore HTML5 Web Components.  In June James gave a talk on the same subject at SEM.JS. This workshop will be a full-day expansion of that talk, with plenty of hands-on doing to explore the topic.

Before we dive into web components, we'll dive into a yummy catered breakfast. Although we normally prepare breakfast on the premises, having it brought in gives us a chance to get to know one another over breakfast and still have plenty of time to dive in. Bring your laptop and power supply (don't forget the power chord).

The primary focus of a deep dive is to get neck-deep into a subject that is relevant for day-to-day development and discover where it leads us.

On October 10th we'll have a Code Retreat, courtesy of one of our usual sponsors

Please mark your calendar and register here 
Code Craftsman Saturdays typically does a Code Retreat workshop every other month.

Code retreats are fun: you get fed (both breakfast and lunch), you learn stuff (TDD and Pair Programming), and you meet lots of interesting people. What more do need to know? Oh, and you can fail with new learning being the only repercussion.

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

The primary focus of a Code Retreat is to practice our skills until they become habit.

“I'm not a great programmer; I'm just a good programmer with great habits.” 
Kent Beck - Author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change and Test Driven Development: By Example

On November 13th we'll have a GLOBAL Code Retreat, courtesy of 

Please mark your calendar and register here 
Code Craftsman Saturdays typically does a Code Retreat workshop every other month. 

For November, we have a special, annual, and GLOBAL event. While a Code Retreats is cool, hundreds of Code Retreats in different cities all over the world is truly awesome. Besides the usual, like meeting loads of developers at every level of experience and from every industry close to where you live, we'll hook up with other code retreats in cities across the globe to compare notes and hear about what they did, and from others about what they hope to learn. 

As this will likely big a larger that usual crowd, we'll enjoy breakfast prepared for us right on the premises; pancakes, waffles, bacon, OJ, maybe fruit salad, and of course coffee.  This gives us a chance to get to know one another before we get down to work. Bring your laptop and power supply (don't forget the power chord). 

The primary focus of a Code Retreat is to practice our skills until they become habit.

On December 12th we'll Deep Dive into Hacking Web Applicationscourtesy of one of sponsors.

Please mark your calendar and register here 
Code Craftsman Saturdays normally does a Code Retreat format workshop every other month. But in December we're going DEEP!

On Saturday 12/12 Shanti Suresh will lead a deep dive to explore hacking web applications.

Shanti leads teams at the University of Michigan and you may have already paired with her in a recent workshop. I am delighted when one of our attendees brings me session ideas they want to lead as the focus of a deep dive. This one should be a doozy. And yes, we'll also be learning the appropriate remediation strategies.

Details will be made available about one week prior to the workshop. We will be using mob programming (one mob per table) vs. pair programming for the deep dive, and will do a short retrospective after each 45 minute session.
As this will likely big a larger that usual crowd, we'll enjoy breakfast prepared for us right on the premises; pancakes, waffles, bacon, OJ, maybe fruit salad, and of course coffee. This gives us a chance to get to know one another before we get down to work. Bring your laptop and power supply (don't forget the power chord).


The primary focus of a deep dive is to get neck-deep into a subject that is relevant for day-to-day development and discover where it leads us.