Code Retreat Pune – Day Long Programming Event

Pune is participating in the Global Code Retreat day 2011. It’s a day-long programming event based on principles of good design. Its on Dec 3, from 9am to 6pm at Thoughtworks, Pune. The event is free but has a Rs. 200 deposit which will be refunded if you actually attend the event (to prevent people from registering if they’re not serious).

You only need to bring a laptop with the development tools you require to write code using your chosen programming languages. A breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please spread the word amongst other developers and mailing lists.

This event is hosted by ITT (Innovation Technology Trust) and co-sponsored by ThoughtWorks and C42 Engineering. If you have any problems registering, or have any other questions, contact

What is a Code Retreat?

Coderetreat 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 coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of skill improvement. Practicing 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.

This is a language-agnostic event. Each session, the pair chooses what language they want to work in. So, no matter what your language of choice, you are welcome. We practice the fundamentals: TDD and the 4 rules of simple design – these are applicable regardless of language.

The idea of day long practice sessions for programmers was formalized by Corey Haines. Read more on his blog about How does Code Retreat work?

Do read this blog post by Corey as well.

This 3:21minute video from Code Retreat Orlando is another wicked cool introduction!

What’s the deal with the Rs. 200 registration deposit?

CodeRetreat is a free event paid for by sponsors. For larger events, though, it is important to have an accurate view of attendance. This helps us purchase the right amount of food, snacks, etc. If people register, but don’t show up and don’t cancel, then we waste a lot of food, as well as have to turn some people away that want to come. To this end, we are asking for a Rs. 200 deposit to hold your space.

The Rs. 200 will be refunded to you at the event. Don’t worry, though, you may cancel your registration and get a refund up to 7 days before the event. If you want to transfer your registration to someone else, we can do that, too.

Fees and Registration

This event is open to anybody and has a Rs. 200 refundable deposit. Please register here

Location: ThoughtWorks Technologies, GF-01 and MZ-01, Tower C, Panchshil Tech Park, Yerwada. December 3, 9am – 6pm.

5 thoughts on “Code Retreat Pune – Day Long Programming Event

  1. WOW! Its great to have such events in Pune, thanks C24 Engineering and ThoughtWorks!

    One question though, how many seats are there for this event, any idea ?

    1. Yes 🙂
      Appears to have sold out half day after it appeared on PuneTech and POCC mailing list. We’re talking to the organizers to see if they can increase the capacity.

  2. Please try to increase the capacity we should not miss out on this wonderful event happening in our own city.

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