: Coderetreat (Agile 20 Reflect Festival Event)


Host: Nelkinda Software Craft Pvt Ltd
Facilitators: Christian Hujer, Siddhesh Nikude


Location: Online (Zoom-Link available after registering on


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.


Note: This is an example agenda. The start and the end time for Nelkinda 10th Coderetreat event will be as mentioned in contact box frame, so we will have approximate 5 code sessions.

10:0030 mins10:30Introduction
10:3045 mins11:15Code Session 1
11:1515 mins11:30Retrospective, Break
11:3045 mins12:15Code Session 2
12:1515 mins12:30Retrospective, Break
12:3045 mins13:15Code Session 3
13:1545 mins14:00Retrospective, Lunch Break
14:0045 mins14:45Code Session 4
14:4515 mins15:00Retrospective, Break
15:0045 mins15:45Code Session 5
15:4515 mins16:00Retrospective, Close-Up

Disclaimer: The actual number of sessions and timings may vary slightly.

Enjoy the opportunity to pair with many different developers throughout the day, using many different languages of your choices.

Want to join? Register


Are there any prerequisites for joining this coderetreat?
Yes: You should want to join the coderetreat, and you should love programming. That's it. No matter whether you're a greenhorn or an old stager, everyone is welcome.
What programming language will be used?
You can use any programming language you like. Typical choices include C, C#, C++, Clojure, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Scala. If you like, you can also use more exotic languages, like Prolog.
Do I have to bring my own laptop?
You can bring your laptop, if you like. But you don't have to. Other participants bring laptops, too, and Nelkinda Software Craft provides equipment.
What's the lunch?
Not decided yet, we'll see :)
Do I have to pay for breakfast / lunch / tea break?
No, this is a coderetreat. Nelkinda Software Craft is sponsoring the food.
Do I have to pay for participation?
Of course not! It's a coderetreat!
I have already attended a previous coderetreat. Can I attend again?
Oh yes you can! And you should! No matter whether the coderetreat was at Nelkinda or somewhere else, from Christian Hujer or somebody else, you can attend again. Coderetreats are like katas, they are to be repeated.
I have not attended the previous coderetreat. Can I still attend this one?
Yes you can! Coderetreats are isolated events. You do not need the previous coderetreat or any knowledge from that to attend this one.
I have registered for coderetreat but will not be able to attend it. Do I need to cancel my registration?
Just inform as soon as possible via email so that other participants could get a chance.
I'm just a student, can I still join?
Of course you can! Whether you're an experienced engineer or a student doesn't matter, as long as you know fundamentals of programming and love programming.