SoCraTes UK 2014

International Software Craftsmanship gathering

12th – 15th June, Farncombe Estate

What is SoCraTes?

A retreat for open-minded craftspeople who strive to improve their craft and the software industry as a whole.SoCraTes UK attracts Software Craftsmanship thought leaders and software craftsmen from all over the world.

The gathering will happen from the evening of Thursday 12th June until the evening of Saturday 14th. On Sunday 15th, weather allowing, we will have a nice long walk around the beautiful English countryside or we will have a code retreat.

Before registering, make sure you understand the accommodation cost details. Deposits are non-refundable.

Register using the form below, or head over to Eventbrite.

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Waiting list: If there are no more tickets available, don’t worry. Add yourself to the waiting list provided by Eventbrite. We will contact you if we get more rooms from the hotel.

Cotswolds Farncombe

What can you expect?

Set as a self-organized open space over two days, expect highly interesting discussions and practical sessions with extremelly passionated and talented software craftsmen like you.

As we are all staying in the same beautiful countryside hotel, besides all the great technical content during the day, expect to have some fun and drinks until late in the evening. Don’t be surprised to see people banging on guitars and other instruments, playing games and, of course, having some drinks in the garden. Just join the fun.

Where is it taking place?

The retreat will be hosted at Farncombe (Cotswold Conference Centre), a 300+ acre conference and hotel estate in the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful places in the English countryside.

All attendees are expected to stay in the hotel for at least three days and two nights, with the option of staying for an extra day and night. We can only accept as many people as there are rooms available.

More information regarding accommodation can be found on the Details page.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is passionate about software, aware or involved in Software Craftsmanship, and who wants to share their knowledge, experience, expertise, but is also willing and keen to learn from others.

Who’s organizing?

SoCraTes UK is organized by the people behind the London Software Craftsmanship Community—for developers, by developers.

Sounds great! Count me in?

Registrations open on Tuesday, 21st of January 12:00pm (mid-day) GMT.


SoCraTes UK was inspired by SoCraTes Germany, our favourite Software Craftsmanship conference.