The WeCamp Experience
August 18 - 22, 2020 - Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands

Dear Employer,

Let your developers learn the tricks of the trade from experienced peers by giving them a chance to work together, guided by a professional coach.

In short, WeCamp offers:

  • A safe, isolated, worry-free location for your developers to work on their skills
  • The chance of developing both tech and non-tech skills
  • Exchanging knowledge with other developers to broaden their horizon
  • Personal coaching for the short-term: Setting a goal, active coaching on the island
  • Personal coaching for the long-term: Setting goals, a (Skype) feedback moment some months after WeCamp
  • All steps of development, from concept development through planning and development to presentation
Standup at WeCamp 2017

The Long Version

Five Day Coding Retreat

WeCamp 2020 is 5-day coding retreat on a private island. Your developer(s) will be teamed up with 4 others and a personal coach to create fantastic software. In just under five days, they'll go from a new software concept to a working product and experience all stages of the process.

First of all, the team comes up with an idea. The next step is to specify who the product is for and what it should be doing to produce the most value to the end-user. We believe that developers can get a lot out of this part of the event. Who are we targeting? What do we want them to achieve using our product? And how will our target group incorporate our product into their existing routines? This is about understanding more than just tech, it is about understanding the organization and the end-users of the software.

After that, it's implementation time. Will the team work iteratively or cascading? What measures do they take to make sure their released software works as advertised? What's their best way of working together and keep everyone focused? What kind of communication does an immersive project like this require? All these choices are theirs to make. Again, with the continuous help of their personal coach! In this phase, next to the focus on technology this is also the part where attendees learn a lot from the experience of their other team mates. Different backgrounds come together to learn about new solutions to problems people have faced before.

On the very last day of WeCamp, all teams will present their working product to their peers. This will improve communication skills for all team members.

Personal Coaching

During the week on the island, the coaches will help your developer create a personal development plan, so they can continue improving after they have left the island. Additionally, about a month after WeCamp finished, there will be an online session for your developer with their coach to review how WeCamp affected their work.

On Saturday, every attendee leaves with a certificate of attendance.

One of the teams at WeCamp 2017
Help your developers reach the next level

The five days on the island are an intensive learning experience on: understanding and creating business value, technical and social skills, teamwork, and project management.

WeCamp invites all developers to join and learn. In a very small setting of only 25 attendees, your developer will have plenty of time to meet with new people and see which experiences worked for them and which didn't.

And after a week of WeCamp, all this experience will be coming back with them!