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.


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