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21 November 2017

Coderetreat, Vienna, Austria

by Željko Filipin

I was the main organizer of a couple of Coderetreats in Zagreb in 2014 and 2015. I got busy with other things so I had to give up organizing. I still wanted to attend one, so this year I decided to go to Global Day of Coderetreat 2017 in Vienna, Austria, organized by TechTalk GmbH.

Unlike Coderetreats in Zagreb, that were focused on implementing Conway’s Game of Life, we were working on a couple of code catas, Tennis in the morning and GildedRose in the afternoon.

In one session we were encouraged to try a new test tool. I have tried TextTest. (It has been a long time since I have found something hosted at SourceForge. I thought it does not exist any more.) The tool is really interesting, but not something I would use.

I have also heard about several interesting way of practicing programming: cyber‑dojo, Coding Dojo and CodeKata.

While writing this post I have noticed that TechTalk also organize (or sponsor, or both) Citcon Europe 2018 in Vienna. (I already have a ticket.) It’s a small world! 🌍

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