SE4 Code and yoga

Jennifer Summers

11 January 2019

This event has been postponed to avoid clashing with the People's Vote March on Saturday 23 March in London.


Do you contemplate tree data structures while in tree pose?
Are you thinking back end when in your back bend?
Do you wind down after a hard days coding with a downward dog?

At Haplo, we’re always looking for new and fun ways to learn together, and we have an excellent yoga studio just next to our office in Brockley, South East London. So we thought, why not run a weekend mini-retreat to contemplate code while clearing our minds with yoga?

If you’d like your code to flow as smoothly as your vinyasa, join us for a weekend of coding, discussion, and yoga. Bring a project you want to work on. It can use any platform and any language.

There’ll be plenty of opportunity to discuss your work, get some new ideas, and get help on a problem you’re stuck on. We'll find you a partner who’s interested in a similar area for one-to-one discussions, plus time to share what you've been working on with the whole group.

We’ll provide an environment where you can step back and think about your craft and how we use computers to solve problems for people, with an optional daily yoga session run by our friends at Dragonfly Yoga and a nourishing delicious lunch.

Day 1
9.30am - Doors open
10.00am - Introductions & quick summary of your project to find others who're interested
10.30am - Morning of coding & one-to-one discussion
12.30pm - Tasty and healthy catered lunch
1.30pm - Lightning talks
2.00pm - Afternoon coding & one-to-one discussion
3.00pm - Yoga session (optional)
4.30pm - Group discussion to reflect on the day and what we'd like to learn tomorrow
6.00pm - Dinner at a local restaurant (optional)

Day 2
9.30am - Doors open
10.00am - Quick progress update on your project
10.30am - Morning of coding & one-to-one discussion
12.30pm - Tasty and healthy catered lunch
1.30pm - Afternoon coding & one-to-one discussion
3.00pm - Yoga session (optional)
4.30pm - Group discussion on what we learnt over the weekend
5.00pm - Goodbye!

Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 March 2019.

Haplo, Unit B 1st floor
Emperor House, Dragonfly Place
London, SE4 2FL

Haplo is 4 minutes walk  from Brockley train station served by London Overground and Southern Trains.

£45 including lunch and refreshments
(or £30 if you're not joining the yoga sessions)
£25 for dinner at local restaurant on Saturday evening

To book
Book your place by emailing
Let us know if you’d like to attend both yoga sessions and if you’re interested in presenting a ten minute lightning talk on a topic of your choice. Please let us know any dietary requirements. When your place is confirmed we’ll send you details on how to pay.

About yoga
The yoga sessions will take place at Dragonfly Yoga, a friendly boutique yoga studio 30 seconds from our office. We’ll enjoy a gentle candlelit vinyasa flow led by yoga teacher, Alina Jaber, which will leave you feeling uplifted and relaxed. All welcome, no experience of yoga is necessary. The session will be tailored to the participants. Mats will be provided, please wear suitable clothing.

Administrative details
- Please bring your laptop (and charger!).
- We'll provide fast wifi access.
- There will be a screen and a projector with a VGA cable. If you'd like to show anything, please make sure you bring an appropriate adaptor.
- Your project could be something you're working on, or something entirely new. To make the most of your time, please make sure the environment is set up on your laptop so you're ready to code.
- Our offices are spacious and quiet, with a separate sound-proofed room for discussions.
- If you would like to do a lightning talk or presentation, please let us know in advance. These don't have to be completely technical, but should be relevant to an audience of developers.
- For yoga, mats will be provided. Please wear suitable clothing.

About Haplo
Haplo builds research management software used in universities. We’re a friendly bunch and we’re always looking for new colleagues.

We're currently recruiting early stage developers, placement students, and mid-level developers. Get in touch if you'd like to know more about working at Haplo.