I don’t remember how I first heard of Coderetreats, but I remember it was around 9 months ago, in February of 2019. I really liked the idea of a one day event where you write code paired with others and basically learn through playing, but there was one tiny problem. The only place in Greece where a Coderetreat was hosted until then was Thessaloniki, which is 855km North of Heraklion, where I live.

I spoke to a friend, Yorgos Saslis, who also lives in Heraklion and has a lot of related experience. He suggested I could start by joining him in being an organiser for our local Software Crafters community where I already was a member. …

Irini Koutaki

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