Upcoming Schedule

On May 14th we'll have a Coderetreat, courtesy of one of our sponsors.

Please mark your calendar and register here (Please note: We're using Meetup.com for registrations)

Code Craftsman Saturdays alternates each month between a regular Code Retreat format workshop and a deep-dive format. In May we'll be trying out at least one new pair programming style, and maybe get a bit radical with some mob programming. There will be coding, there will be teams, and there will be new learning, guaranteed.
We will have breakfast together starting by 8:30 and get to know one another. Around 9 I'll introduce the challenge and get people started. We will be working in different sized groups throughout the day; from pairs to mob programming, and pretty much everything in-between. We will do fixed length exercises and there will be an "ask" at the conclusion of each one to expose the value.
What's going on here is learning, and practice. One of the best values is learning from one another, and pair programming with people you would otherwise never have the opportunity to work with. You get exposed to different ways of thinking, different habits, and different skills, roughly 6 times in the course of one day.  We do it every month, so we've gotten pretty good at it.
The primary focus of this deep dive is exploring what works well in building teams.

On June 11th we'll have a Deep Drive into Meteor, courtesy of one of our sponsors.

Please mark your calendar and register here (Please note: We're using Meetup.com for registrations)

Code Craftsman Saturdays alternates each month between a regular Code Retreat format workshop and a deep-dive format. In June one of our most active participants, University of Michigan's own Terry Weymouth, will share with us some of his journey exploring Meteor and lead us through exercises that explore it. Deep dives are unpredictable and always fun. There will be coding, there will be teams, and there will be new learning, guaranteed.
We will have breakfast together starting by 8:30 and get to know one another. Around 9 Terry will introduce the subject, and present some challenges get people started. We will be working in different sized groups throughout the day; from pairs to mob programming, and pretty much everything in-between. We will do fixed length exercises and there will be an "ask" at the conclusion of each one to expose the value.
What's going on here is learning, and practice. One of the best values is learning from one another, and pair programming with people you would otherwise never have the opportunity to work with. You get exposed to different ways of thinking, different habits, and different skills, roughly 6 times in the course of one day.  We do it every month, so we've gotten pretty good at it.
The primary focus of this deep dive is exploring the "reactive" JavaScript framework Meteor.