Eagerly Anticipating the First Philly Code Camp of 2008

Philly Code Camp 2008.1 will be held on Saturday, January 12th at DeVry University in Fort Washington, PA. There will be 8 tracks, 48 sessions and 400 seats.

This will be the first Philly Code Camp that I will be able to attend. My wife, Stelene, is a nurse and works every-other weekend. Every previous event has fallen on a weekend when she worked, and I was home with our two girls.

I am looking forward to participating in sessions with fantastic speakers like Mitch Ruebush and Sam Gentile, among many others. Sam is a huge part of the Philly developer community, I look forward to meeting him. I’ve seen Mitch speak on a couple of other occasions. First, back in March 2002, the company I worked for was getting us up to speed on .NET and C#, and Mitch was the trainer they brought in to lead a 5-day class. A year later I attended another Microsoft course, this time at Online Consulting in Center City Philly. I was working toward earning my MCT at the time, and had to take a course as part of the process. Mitch was the trainer, and offered several helpful tips during breaks and labs (got some good home theater tips too). He is a really sharp guy, and an engaging speaker.

Feel free to say hello if you see me there next week. I’ll be the geek wearing the black ‘Zappa Plays Zappa‘ t-shirt. I will probably be spending most of my time in sessions within the Architecture track.


Daily Bits – January 4, 2008

7 Types of Blog Posts Which Always Seem to Get Links and Traffic (via Jason Haley)

GUI Design Book Recommendations? (Some good discussions in the comments.)

Volta – Microsoft Live Labs (a little info on Volta here) (via DotNetSlackers)

Community Convergence XXXVIII (via Arjan’s World)

MS Live Labs Volta Final Thoughts (Jay’s not a fan)

Microsoft to Push Silverlight via Redesigned Website (via WinBeta)

Framework Design Guidelines 2nd Edition in the Works

Using VS 2008 to Create New ASP.NET 2.0 with ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Projects (ScottGu)

Self-Referencing Database Calls

Scott Guthrie’s Jan 4th Links (ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, IIS7)


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