Announcing New England Code Camp 17!

CC17 logo courtesy Bryan PhillipsNew England Code Camp, the major community-driven day for developers, returns for its 17th event in Waltham, MA on March 31st! 

Registration(it’s free) is already open!  Also open are the Calls for Speakers and Contributors (details below).

   New England Code Camp 17:
“Where it all began…”
     Saturday, March 31, 2012
     8:30 AM – 6:40 PM + post-event gathering
     Microsoft, 201 Jones Road, Waltham, MA

Kickoff SessionCode Camps have spread worldwide and are free events, held outside of regular work hours, organized by and for the developer community, offering a chance to learn, share, and network.

What kind of stuff might you see? Anything for tech pros and developers is fair game, and specific topics vary camp to camp, but take a look at the previous camp’s schedule to get an idea of how things work.

Fond Farewell for Mr. Jones (Road)

Session in MPR CIt’s hard to believe, but after hosting the first Code Camp in 2004, and all New England Code Camps since then, this will be the last one held at the Jones Road Microsoft offices in Waltham.  Look for this fall’s CC18 to be at the Microsoft New England Research & Development (aka NERD) Center in Cambridge, MA.

Thanks to Thom Robbins for bringing the idea to life and to everyone who has been part of the Camps at Jones Road over the years.  Be part of the fun and join hundreds of fellow developers at CC17 to bid bon voyage on its eastward journey toward Boston!

Call for Speakers

A Session in the Rhode Island RoomFrom first-time presenters to veterans of national conferences, Code Camps are made great because we hear from many perspectives – including yours. Have something to share?  The community wants to hear from you!

How? Just register as a speaker first, then (with the same email address), use the session proposal form to submit as many session abstracts as you like.  Proposals can be for any technology topic and sessions will likely be 75 minutes long.

The Call for Speakers will close on March 24th.

Call for Contributors

Food Time!Contributors are a critical part of each Code Camp, relied upon to provide the essentials for the Code Camp experience, such as:

  • Morning coffee (no doughnut has ever been turned away, either)
  • Lunch
  • Giveaways & SWAG

You’ll have a highly-targeted audience thanking your company for its support of the developer community, so send me a note and I’ll put you in touch with the Contributor Coordinator to help make CC17 a success!

Call for Thanks!

A Session in the EBCThanks to Patrick Hynds, Robert Goodearl, John Zablocki, and Chris Pels for the care and feeding of this event, to the contributing companies, and of course to the many speakers who volunteer their time and expertise!

Special thanks to Bryan Phillips for again creating an awesome logo (the one at the top of this post) for New England Code Camp!

See you all at New England Code Camp 17!