Since we will try to video conf in multiple locations, probably into one hangout, it will be essential to be in the same timezone. The suggestion here is to sync via video only if you are in the same time zone, so you can really sync on the same thing at the same time.
5 Sessions x 45 minutes
|9:00||Arriving, Breakfast, Coffee|
|9:30||What is Code Retreat, what can u expect ... what is GameOfLife|
Just use pure TDD and pair-programming, get to know the problem and work as a team. You can use TDDbin.com
No test framework involved. One challenge is to make the test input fit in a spreadsheet cell.
Write a test make it fail, pass the keyboard to your pair. He/her makes the test pass by implementing the production code and writes another failing test and passes back the keyboard.
Solve the problem as quickly and dirty as possible. Do not write clean code, do not create a good design,
just forget anything you’ve ever learned about inner code quality. Simply get this thing running!
Removing a tool developers are used to using in order to help them learn how to use other tools more effectively.
|17:00||Beers together ...|