Nov 15 - Global Code Retreat Day in Calgary

Code retreat 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 pressure of "getting things done", the code retreat format have 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.
- Furthermore, it's a good way to share experience with different developers by pair programming on the problem.
- Structure of a code retreat:
* The code retreat days consists 4-5 sessions. Each sessions' learnings built upon previous sessions.
* Here's the rough outline for the day :
Session Volunteers:
Tony Vo - graduated from University of Calgary and he has been software developer for the last 10 years in online education and online games industry. Some of his recent projects include tools/utilities to automatic analyze and assess student's homework in math, economic and financial accounting. Furthermore, in the last 2 years he's been helping integration team at Amaya Gaming to integrate Amaya's system with BWIN/Poker Stars/Bally's system. Tony's main interest is in developing system effectively with a team and in developing algorithms such as high computing graphics algorithms.
Kevin Guo - graduated from University of Regina where he worked for Paradigm Consulting as an Application Consultant. He moved to Calgary in 2012 and work for Amaya Gaming as a Java developer. Recently, he also joined the integration team at Amaya Gaming to help with the integration to BWIN/Poker Stars/Bally's system

Event Details:
Date – Saturday November 15th
Time – 8am to 5pm
Location - Innovate Calgary 3553-31st St. NW., Calgary, AB.

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Special thanks to Innovate Calgary for the venue and to the University of Calgary for providing the food and refreshments.