Global Day of Coderetreat 2013

Not only working software, but also well-crafted software...

Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship

Next Code Retreat

14th Dec, 2013
9:45 AM to 6 PM

Software AG

VBC Solitaire, 4 th Floor,
New No, 47 & 49, Bazullah Road,
T.Nagar, Chennai - 17
(behind Joy alukkas (T.Nagar) and near by Grand sweets restaurant in bazullah road)
Event Type
Open and Free. Limited to 30 participant.
Any language!
Problem and language
Conway's Game of Life
Before you come....
Load your laptop with all you need.

  • Once you register, you will get a confirmation for participating in the event.Only Confirmed members can attend.
  • Be in the venue on time.
  • Load your laptop with necessary langauge bin,IDE, testing apis and other tools.
  • Any programming language can be used. (Java, C, C++, F#, .Net, Groovy, Scala etc.)
  • Lunch is provided at the venue. Sponsored by Software AG
  • No need of any homework or preparation. This is not a contest!!!. Come with your own knowledge and experiment in the event.

Registration Closed!

Venue and Sponsored By

Software AG

Use any language, the theme is not what language you do, the core is to practice software craftsmanship fundamentals.

Code Retreat

Code Retreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of `getting things done`, the code-retreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of skill improvement. Practising the basic principles of modular and object-oriented design, developers can improve their ability to write code that minimizes the cost of change over time.
History of the event is found at

Cleveland Code Retreat Introduction from Corey Haines on Vimeo.

Idea is not to complete the problem but how to approach the problem!

Introduced by Corey Haines. The idea is not how to complete the session, the theme of the program is to learn the basic theme of programming! like, TDD, Pair programming etc.

Each Session you have 45 minutes. End of each session 15 minutes retrospection. After each session delete the code and swap the pairs.

After attending and facilitating more than 30 code retreats, I've become convinced that it is a valuable way to disseminate the idea and implementation of focused practice. I've seen the effect of attending a code retreat on people, and I want to share a proven formula for running one.

Corey Haines

Conway's Game of Life

Also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970.

The "game" is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input. One interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration and observing how it evolves.

The universe of the Game of Life is an infinite two-dimensional orthogonal grid of square cells, each of which is in one of two possible states, live or dead. Every cell interacts with its eight neighbors, which are the cells that are directly horizontally, vertically, or diagonally adjacent.

At each step in time, the following transitions occur:

  • Any live cell with fewer than two live neighbours dies, as if caused by underpopulation.
  • Any live cell with more than three live neighbours dies, as if by overcrowding.
  • Any live cell with two or three live neighbours lives on to the next generation.
  • Any dead cell with exactly three live neighbours becomes a live cell.

The first generation is created by applying the above rules simultaneously to every cell in the seed?births and deaths happen simultaneously, and the discrete moment at which this happens is sometimes called a tick (in other words, each generation is a pure function of the one before). The rules continue to be applied repeatedly to create further generations.

Once your session is completed, delete your project. Delete!

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