SED Code Retreat



SED Code Retreat on campus

SED Systems will be hosting a Code Retreat for Computer Science students at the University of Saskatchewan. Come join your fellow students to practice the art of software development together. Write code, learn from others, teach someone else, and expand your network of friends who are passionate about their craft. Software developers of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome!

Where: S320 (3rd floor Spinks)

When: Saturday, January 13, 10:00am - 4:30pm. 

Cost: This event is free! Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is required.

What to Bring: Bring your enthusiasm and willingness to learn! We'll use the lab computers. You might want to bring a pen and paper.

What Do I Need to Know: No specific experience is necessary, other than familiarity with a programming language with a unit test framework. You can use any language you are comfortable in that has a development environment setup on the lab computers.

What Should I Do to Prepare: Nothing! You are not expected to be familiar with the problem in advance. Just show up, ready to try something different.

Background: Coderetreat is a worldwide pattern designed to hone software skills and design practices through repeated attempts to build an implementation of a well-known software problem. Unit testing and Test-Driven Development will be emphasized as key practices. Developers use pair programming and discussion to exchange knowledge, and additional constraints are given throughout the day to emphasize good design concepts and practices. Details about the format and intention at Coderetreat.org

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