: MobRetreat


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


Location: Online (Zoom-Link available after registering on


Day of MobRetreat is a full day of practicing TDD and refactoring as a mob of 4-5 people, and exploring different mobbing styles in each round, sharing experiences and evaluating the differences.

Like a Coderetreat, at the beginning of the first round each group decides which programming language is used for writing code. Each round has its specific constraints. Unlike a Coderetreat, the code is kept and incrementally developed by the mob during the whole day. Changing constraints relate to communication, not to the code. The mob keeps most of their original members, but after each round one person per mob joins another mob.

Want to join? Register


Are there any prerequisites for joining this MobRetreat?
Yes: You should want to join the MobRetreat, 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 pay for participation?
Of course not! It's a MobRetreat!
I have already attended a previous MobRetreat. Can I attend again?
Oh yes you can! And you should! No matter whether the MobRetreat was at Nelkinda or somewhere else, from Christian Hujer or somebody else, you can attend again. MobRetreats are like katas, they are to be repeated.
I have not attended the previous MobRetreat. Can I still attend this one?
Yes you can! MobRetreats are isolated events. You do not need the previous MobRetreat or any knowledge from that to attend this one.
I have registered for MobRetreat 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.