We are very excited to announce this year's Global Day of Coderetreat!

On Saturday, November 15th, 2014, thousands of developers all over the globe will join us to honor our craft, share knowledge, and practice by “playing our instruments behind the scenes” to learn from each other.

Last year, over 170 Coderetreats and more than 5,000 registered participants all over the globe joined us for the Global Day of Coderetreat. This year we expect even more!

What is a coderetreat?

Coderetreat is a day-­long, intensive practice event focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. The coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of skill improvement by providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice away from the pressures of 'getting things done.'

If you feel the need to bring the idea of scale- and etude-type practices into development, then join us and have fun!

How can you celebrate the GDCR?

  • By Participating in a local coderetreat and freeing yourself to experiment and try new techniques, learning from each other, writing the best code you can by focusing on some basic principles of well-written code and challenging many of our everyday assumption. Interested? Information about local events will be published on the GDCR Website and the coderetreat.org events section.

  • By Hosting a coderetreat of your own in your city. Hosts handle all of the logistics of organizing, finding a local sponsor, running a coderetreat and creating an atmosphere of fun and collaboration. Don't worry if you haven't hosted a coderetreat yet. We are here to support you and we will provide you many resources to help you organize an amazing event. If you are interested in hosting a coderetreat in your city for GDCR 2014, please submit this form and we will add you to the facilitator/host mailing lists where you can get help from other facilitators/hosts from around the world.

  • By Facilitating a coderetreat of your own in your city. Facilitators guide participants through the exercises and lead the retrospectives. Don't worry if you haven't facilitated a coderetreat yet. We are here to support you! We will provide you with resources and online training sessions. If you are interested in facilitating/hosting a coderetreat event in your city for GDCR 2014, please submit this form and we will add you to the facilitator/host mailing lists where you can get help from other facilitators and hosts from around the world.

Help us to make the next generation of software developers better! The Global Day of Coderetreat helps to support the efforts to find, encourage, and educate the next generation of software developers through the Coderetreat Community Contribution Fund.This year year we will support CoderDojo (more on that later).

GDCR 2014 Edition will be brought to you by hundreds of passionate local facilitators worldwide and a team of global coordinators, including Jim Hurne, Adrian Bolboaca, Martin Klose and Elena Yankova.

Over the next couple weeks, we will send out more information about taking part in Global Day of Coderetreat 2014 (GDCR14). Stay tuned by following @coderetreat and the #gdcr14 hashtag on Twitter.

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