Upcoming Schedule

On May 13th we'll have a special guest: Fred Estabrook and topic TDD and Mocking

Please mark your calendar and register here.

Code Craftsman Saturdays alternates each month between a regular Code Retreat format workshop and a "deep-dive" format. In May we'll be going deep on how various Test Doubles (Mocks, Fakes, Stubs, Test Spies, and Dummy Objects) can help keep your TDD focused where you want it.
We will have breakfast together starting by 8:30 and get to know one another. Around 9 Fred will introduce the first topic and get people started. You and your chosen pair will wrestle with the problem up to 45 minutes, and then we'll put laptops down and do a brief retrospective. The retrospectives allow all to share what they learned and to maybe choose something to do differently next time. Then we do it again, this time with the next topic. 
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 a deep dive is soaking up new learning, The primary focus of a code retreat is practicing our skills until they become great habits. 
As always, bring your laptop, and do not forget your charger. You will not need any software beyond a browser on your laptop.
FREE PARKING: On the corner of E Ann St and 4th Ave is the street-level-and-below Washtenaw County Courthouse parking garage. Parking is always free all day on weekends. 
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On June 10th have a Coderetreat, with a few new tricks

Please mark your calendar and register here.

Code Craftsman Saturdays alternates each month between a regular Code Retreat format workshop and a "deep-dive" format. In June we'll be practicing our skills with strangers; always about half-n-half between people returning and new faces.
We will have breakfast together starting by 8:30 and get to know one another. Around 9 I will introduce the first topic and get people started. You and your chosen pair will wrestle with the problem up to 45 minutes, and then we'll put laptops down and do a brief retrospective. The retrospectives allow all to share what they learned and to maybe choose something to do differently next time. Then we do it again, this time with the next topic. 
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 a deep dive is soaking up new learning, The primary focus of a code retreat is practicing our skills until they become great habits. 
As always, bring your laptop, and do not forget your charger. You will not need any software beyond a browser on your laptop.
FREE PARKING: On the corner of E Ann St and 4th Ave is the street-level-and-below Washtenaw County Courthouse parking garage. Parking is always free all day on weekends.