A few weeks ago TW Ecuador started to organize the "Día Mundial para el Retiro de Programación" in Quito (UIO). The event is widely known by its English name "Global Day of Code Retreat" but we've decided to have it à la Latin America.
First step, and the most obvious, was to translate the event name so we can a have a better idea of what we're going to do on December 14. This, even when simple, has some risks like the words in this post's title might not be included in the Spanish dictionary. But, as long as the idea is able to be transmitted, we'll keep them. So the point in translating the name is that we can relate this activity with something we're familiar with. I mean, we all know what a meditation retreat is, don't we?
Second step is to have not only-Ecuadorians attending, but to include our brothers and sisters from the broader nation. We are pleased that will have three Brazilians, Pedro Leal, Erick Pintor and Ronualdo Maciel from Thoughtworks, in attendance to talk about the fine art of functional programming. This will provide attendees with a new opportunity to practice their Portuñol without the need to leave town!
Join us to learn a new paradigm or have a try on a different programming language while meeting technologists from across Latin America.
We look forward to seeing you on December 14 in Quito to have a code retreat à la Latin America! For more information or to register, visit our Events page.
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