SoCraTes Canaries 2018
Software Crafters and Testing Conference
April 12-15th, 2018
What is Socrates?
It's about People

There is no agenda and there are no speakers before the event starts. Proposals are presented during the event itself in the mornings, and voted by the participants right after. It’s a great opportunity to speak to and code with many like-minded and talented developers in an incredible venue by the beach.

It's about Action

The retreat itself is free. The only thing you pay for is the hotel, meals and meeting rooms. We will be there for 48 hours to collaborate and share ideas. There will be hands-on coding sessions, sessions focused on discussion, interactive talks and lots more.

It's about Fun

We will not only spend the days together but also the nights. And – believe it or not – programmers are a great company! There will be lots of opportunities to spend your time. Starting with simple chilling over hiking and biking, playing games, hanging around, talking, laughing…


This year, once again, the conference rooms will be located in the NH Imperial Playa, near the beach. You can stay there or at the NH Playa Las Canteras hotel located at a 3min walk from the first one.

We are again welcoming Adrián Perreau as the facilitator

Arriving at the venue

You can get there from the Gran Canaria airport by bus, taking route 60 to Santa Catalina (around 3€, the grey hours correspond to direct routes) and walk 15 minutes by the beach or take a cab (around 35-45€ depending on hours). If you want to go sightseeing, you may consider renting a car since the public transportation in the city may not be as great as you would expect.

Rock Party!

This year, for the first time Socracan will offer a rock party for all the assistants. A local canary group called Heisenberg will rock us hard at La Guarida del Blues on April 13th at 21:00. Don't hesitate and come to the party! Here is a little preview of their performances:

  • Thursday 12th: Welcome meeting between 16:30 and 17:00. Ligthning talks from 17:00 to 18:30. Dinner from 18:30 to 21:00
  • Friday 13th: Talks, workshops and discussions from 9:30 to 18:30 with a 2 hour lunch break. Dinner from 18:30 to 21:00.
  • Saturday 14th: Talks, workshops and discussions from 9:30 to 18:30 with a 2 hour lunch break. Dinner from 18:30 to 21:00.
  • Sunday 15th: Nothing scheduled, free time to share with your colleages.
Registration & Payment
Registration is open!

Buy your tickets here! Remember stay expenses are not included!

Make a reservation at the hotel!

We are preparing the registration in the hotel with the web they facilitated us last year. Anyway you can look in any service to book a place in Las Canteras or near the hotel. For more information about the rooms keep on track our Twitter account, they will be available soon enough.

Any questions? Contact us!