CodeBeach takes its inspiration from Peter Miller's CodeCon. For a weekend, we all go off into the bush, far from the internet and other quotidian distractions, and write code, eat and drink well, and share great ideas. What's the difference? It's at a beach.
Well, perhaps not literally on a beach, but it's going to be nearby. Specifically, we're looking at using a house on the Pittwater, the bay to the north of Sydney near Avalon. Thanks to Andrew Tridgell's generous offer, we have access to his family's holiday house, which has beds for around five people and enough room for a dozen coders or more to gather, write code, eat food, talk, write code, go on walks and swims and kite flying expeditions, write code, and generally enjoy themselves.
CodeBeach 2013 is on the 26th to the 28th of July, 2013.
It is at a house in Clareville Beach, near Avalon north of Sydney. More specific details will be given on request. To get there, either drive, catch a bus to Avalon and get someone to pick you up, or catch a bus to the bus stop on the corner of Hudson Parade and Delecta Avenue and walk.
There will be someone at the house from 3PM on Friday. The main condition of use is that we leave the house as good or better than we got it.
There is limited accommodation in the actual house, and bookings will be taken in FIFO order. There is room on the block to pitch tents, and there is also nearby accommodation in the form of bed and breakfasts. The house, I am told, can take many more people during the day than can sleep in it.
Cost for the group menu is $40 per person. We'd also like people to help out with preparing or cleaning up after meals - either using a roster or by volunteering beforehand.
If you are interested in coming to CodeBeach, please fill in our handy form that'll help me keep track of everyone's requirements. Alternately, please feel free to email me if you have questions or want a hand.