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Growing Your Craft: CodeRetreat

If you've never heard of CodeRetreat, you're not alone. I first learned of it a few months ago when Patrick Welsh organized one at our workplace.

CodeRetreat is the brainchild of Patrick and Corey Haines. Patrick is an Agile Developer/Coach, follower of strange dietary practices, and all-around great guy. Corey is the hippie* guru of software development in the Midwest, and a top-tier developer.
* I have no idea what Corey's political and religious beliefs are, if any. He just has long hair.

The event was hosted at LeanDog in Cleveland, in their office on a boat. I can't think of a cooler venue or a better bunch of people to learn with and from.

After meeting the team (and the dogs, who are anything but lean) we went out for drinks and discussion. Our host was Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan, who runs the company with a couple of partners who weren't present for the event, but are probably pretty cool as well. Everyone had something interesting to say, especial…