St Austell Conference Centre, Saint Austell - 19 March 2018, 09:00 - 20 March 2018, 17:00
2 Day Agile Coding Retreat Cornwall
Date: 19 & 20 March 2018 Location: St Austell Conference Centre, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4EJ
Join us at our exclusive 2 day retreat for coders and spend time on the Cornish coast with Kevlin Henney and Jon Jagger. Group booking discounts available.
Throughout the retreat attendees will be practicing agile coding methods and techniques, we will be interleaving hands-on sessions, with lectures, with discussion and other group exercises.
Join Kevlin Henney and Jon Jagger for 2 days of Deliberate Practice.
Knowledge. Skill. Expertise, the skill in applying knowledge
These form the backbone of effective software development
Oh, and fun — with that you get really effective software development
And that’s what we aim to do at Code Retreat!
At the Agile on the Beach Code Retreat you will receive expert guidance from our experts, working with, and learning from other teams at the retreat too.
During the retreat we will discuss and practice software craftsmanship, communication and creativity, focusing on TDD, pair programming, trying out new things and revisiting old ones. Deliberate practice involves careful repetition and reflection to master, explore and understand a technique, to know its boundaries, to make it second nature.
If you code every day, keep in mind that a change is as good as a rest — yes, there will be coding, but it’s not your workaday coding. We will be using cyber-dojo, an innovative, collaborative, open source environment. We are going to have fun — join us!
With time to look at different code, and code differently, this retreat will open your mind to different ways of doing things and new ways of approaching old problems with great rewards. Using Jon Jagger’s innovative cyber-dojo environment, you will get to re-examine coding habits and debate modern practices with experts and peers.
This retreat is open to individuals and teams of all abilities, the only pre-requisite is some experience of software development and a desire to learn:
Group Booking discounts available
There are 50 places available on this retreat.
Please order your places below or contact us to find out more and register your interest in places
What to bring - Bring a laptop, you don't need anything installed except a web browser. You will need to be able to access http://cyber-dojo.org/ and wifi.
Kevlin is an independent consultant and trainer based in the UK. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process. He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites, including Better Software, The Register, Java Report and the C/C++ Users Journal. Kevlin is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series. He is also editor of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know.
I’m a self employed software consultant specialising in practice, process, TDD, and complex-adaptive systems-thinking. I’ve worked with Accenture, Aviva, Cisco, Ericsson, Friends Provident, HP, Microsoft, Ordnance Survey, RBS, Reuters, Renault F1, Schlumberger, Tandberg and many many more. I’m 33 years old (hex) and I’ve loved software since I was 10 (decimal). I live in Somerset in England. I’m married to the beautiful Natalie and dad to Ellie, Penny and Patrick. I love coarse fishing and salmon fishing. I’m the ex ACCU conference chairman. I’ve had some C# books published. I’m the co-author with Olve Maudal of the Deep C/C++ slide deck (nearly 1,000,000 views). On twitter I’m @JonJagger. I built cyber-dojo.org to promote deliberate practice for software developers.
Location: St Austell Conference Centre, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4EJ
St Austell has good rail links from London/Glasgow, and is a 20 minute drive from Newquay airport
The Retreat will be held in St Austell Bay, on the South coast of
Cornwall, home of the Eden Project, Charlestown Harbour Tall ships and
St Austell Brewery. Once the centre of World China Clay mining and
engineering, much has been given back to nature with miles of Clay
Trails and the iconic Mining Heritage SkyTip a popular Cornish landmark.
St Austell Bay has a number of local sandy beaches including Polkerris, Par, Porthpean, Charlestown, Carlyon Bay and Pentewan as well as local fishing village Mevagissey and Fowey town within easy reach.
Advice on local accommodation and travel can be provided on booking.
Budget accommodation is available adjacent to the Retreat venue, but the area has a range of luxury spa cliff top and woodland hotels, holiday cottages and bed and breakfasts, as well as local camping and caravan sites.
Premier Inn - £40 per night (adjacent - 1 minute walk)
Treverbyn Road, Carclaze, St Austell PL25 4EL
YHA Eden Project - from £39 per night (2 miles)
Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG
Boscundle Manor (1 mile – 5 minute drive/taxi) - £70-130 per night
Boscundle, St Austell, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, PL25 3RL
Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown (2 miles – 10 minute drive/taxi) - £50-100 per night
Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown Road, Charlestown, PL25 3NJ
Further details of local accommodation and the local area
Things to do
Eden Project http://www.edenproject.com