I was facilitating the Global Day of Coderetreat event in Skopje (Macedonia) (photos available here).

What is Global Day of Coderetreat?

Global Day of Coderetreat is a world-wide event celebrating passion and software craftsmanship. Over 2200 passionate software developers in 90 cities around the world spend the day practicing the craft of software development using the Coderetreat format.

What went well?

  • Skopje was a part of the Global Day of Coderetreat (Global Coderetreat map)
  • Pair programming knowledge transfer (participants worked in: Ruby, Python, Javascript, Java and some Erlang at the end)
  • Direct connect with the event in Barcelona (El Clásico discussion was fun! :) thanks to Jaume Jornet)
  • 3 local sponsors (big thanks to: Siyelo, Atomidata and Ever-Near)

What could be improved?

  • Attendance (there were only 3 pairs - 6 developers; +2 or just +1 pair could have made a big difference)
  • Focus (we had only 4 good focused sessions practicing software design, and 2 freestyle sessions; with +1 pair it could have been better)

All in all, it was great experience for me organizing this Coderetreat event. I learned many new ideas about Software Design and Agile Coaching.

I want to say thanks to: