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Internal Coderetreat


A coderetreat is a one day of stress-free deliberate practice. This workshop helps improving your team’s overall skills as we focus on pair-programming, test-driven development, modular design and team communication. Coderetreat is an established format, held all over the world as a community event. It proved to be an excellent skill development and team building exercise with massive benefits for attendees.

Who should attend

Technical team members. The experience, knowledge level and known programming languages can differ as it can lead to a better learning experience.

Why attend

The participants will learn how to:

  • Share knowledge better inside the team
  • Incrementally improve long-lived legacy codebases, leading to lower cost of ownership
  • Build loosely-coupled, modular systems leading to lower costs of system change

The facilitator can also help you with:

  • Increasing the teams’ morale
  • Answering some of the current technical issues faced by the teams


  • Begin at the usual start of the work day
  • Informal discussions to identify the technical needs of the attendees (30 minutes)
  • Introduction (30 minutes)
  • 3 sessions of: 45 minutes of coding + 10 minutes of retrospective + 5 minutes of break (3 hours)
  • Lunch with the whole team (1 hour)
  • 3 sessions of: 45 minutes of coding + 10 minutes of retrospective + 5 minutes of break (3 hours)
  • Closing circle, retrospective of the day (30 minutes)

We always tailor the format based on the technical needs of the teams.


  • One room with enough tables, chairs, power sockets
  • One flip chart
  • A projector
  • Computers, at least one for every two people with: working development environment, testing environment, local source control software

Practical details

  • Duration: 1 day, from 09:00 to 17:30
  • Training language: English/Romanian/French
  • Participants will receive a certificate of attendance

Need a customized schedule? Contact us and we’ll adapt it to respond to your constraints.