Global Day of Coderetreat

November 15, 2014

Join us and thousands worldwide for a day to celebrate passion and software craftsmanship.

Where is it?

Last year, we had 170 cities around the world participate in the Global Day of Coderetreat.

This year, we have 133 participating cities, with 2,500 expected software developers!

This event truly is global, organized and run in local communities by volunteers like you.

If you can't find an event near you, create one!

Find an event near you!

It's Really Quite Simple...

Start with a simple programming problem: Conway's Game of Life.
Work with different partners to discuss and solve the problem.
We'll add restrictions to force you to consider different approaches.
After each round, throw out your code and repeat!

Host your own Coderetreat

Don't see an event near you? No problem!

Coderetreats are run by volunteers who want to help out their local developer community. Hosts handle all of the logistics, and facilitators guide participants through the exercises.

Coderetreats are easy to organize and facilitate, and we have tons of resources to help you out.

Most of all, they are a lot of fun and a great way to meet other developers in your area!

What are you waiting for? Grab a buddy and organize a coderetreat today!

Join hundreds of hosts who want to help developers in their community improve their craft.

Learn about hosting and facilitating

Paying it Forward

This year's Global Day of Coderetreat is supporting CoderDojo: a worldwide, volunteer-driven movement of programming clubs for young people. Any funds not used to support GDCR will go to CoderDojo.

Be Cool and join us! Read this blog post to learn more about how you can support CoderDojo.

We love our sponsors!

You could be a sponsor

With an average of 20-25 participants at each of our projected 200 coderetreats (last year we had 150), we currently are forecasting over 3000 passionate software developers world-wide.

By becoming a global sponsor, you will have a presence in front of all of them. For more information about our needs and sponsorship plans, please please download our sponsorship prospectus and contact the global event organizers.