Learn, share, practice

Join us to write code, discuss and have loads of fun together with like-minded passionate developers.

Learn and share new ideas, techniques, languages and frameworks through coding dojos, pair programming, mob programming, groups discussions, presentations, informal conversations.

Some sessions from our previous SoCraTes events:

  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP)
  • #nojenkins
  • BaconSnake
  • Refactoring legacy code workshop.
  • Practice TDD Katas in your favourite language.
  • What are the values behind Extreme Programming?
  • Agile estimating and planning workshop
  • Try out story mapping workshop.
  • Don't be dogmatic, be catmatic :-)
  • Help me create a game to practice feature pull.

Open space unconference

Being a self-organizing event, SoCraTesBE participants create the schedule on the fly, every day before the Open Space starts. This “schedule” is known as the Market Place.

The market place is basiscally a map of timeslots and locations for sessions like in the picture above.

Every participant that wants to, can give a short intro of the topic they want to discuss, present, work on, experiment with that day. After which it will be added to the market place.

Law of two feet

When the market place is set up, everyone is free to attend any session they are interested in. If at any time during a session you find yourself neither learning nor contributing, use your two feet and join another session.

Conference Code of Conduct

SoCraTes BE follows the Conference Code of Conduct laid out by several conference organisers around the globe. We ask that you read the full version before attending. You are required to cooperate with the code throughout the event to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.