Code Camp 8 Update


We're one week from Code Camp 8 and things are looking great!  We've had a wonderful response from speakers and contributors, helping to make this (free) community event one of the best!

When and Where

  • Saturday, September 29th:
    • 8:30 -- Registration
    • 9:00 - 6:00 -- Sessions
    • 7:00 (ish) - Late -- Geek Event
  • Sunday, September 30th:
    • 8:30 -- Registration
    • 9:00 - 4:00 -- Sessions

Microsoft Offices, 201 Jones Road, 6th Floor, Waltham, MA

Register at

Schedule Coming Tuesday

The detailed room & session schedule will be assembled on Tuesday, so keep an eye on this blog or on site for details.

In the meantime, you can view the current list of sessions.

Thank You to Our Speakers!

We've had great speaker support from the community.  There are 26 speakers giving about 40 technical sessions.  Thank you to everyone for giving your time and effort to speak! 

Here's the current speaker roster:

  • Andy Beaulieu (NY) ,  Leader – CNY .NET User Group
  • Chris Bowen
  • Dave Burke (VT)
  • Allan da Costa Pinto (CT)
  • Michael Cummings
  • Ben Day,  Leader – Beantown .NET User Group
  • David Edson (WA)
  • Bob Familiar
  • Bruce Ganek
  • Robert Hurlbut, Leader – Boston Arch. Study Group
  • Charles Hyman
  • Julie Lerman (VT) , Leader - VT .NET User Group
  • Jesse Liberty, Noted Speaker and Author (of numerous developer titles)
  • Anthony Lombardo (NY)
  • Adam Machanic, Leader – NE SQL User Group
  • Todd Mancini
  • Michael de la Maza, Leader – C# Day
  • Mark Mullin
  • Tim Ng (WA) , Sr. Dev. Lead, VB Team, Microsoft
  • Andy Novick, Leader - VB Professionals User Group
  • Fritz Onion (ME) , Trainer, Speaker, and Author of "Essential ASP.NET 2.0"
  • Chris Pels (RI) , Leader – Boston .NET User Group
  • Richard Hale Shaw, MVP and Noted Speaker
  • Steve Simon
  • Paul Swider
  • Max Weber

Again, a huge THANK YOU in advance to everyone for volunteering their time and expertise to the community!

Long-Distance Speaker Travel "Awards"

Sincere thanks to everyone who is speaking.  I'd also like to recognize two people in particular who are making the trip to visit us all the way from the west coast:

  • David Edson - David is one of the top Visio developers in the U.S. and is giving a technical session on coding with Visio's object model to automate data visualization.  With David's experience, this session promises to be very interesting!
  • Timothy Ng - Tim is Senior Dev. Lead on the Visual Basic team with Microsoft and is running two intermediate/advanced sessions on LINQ and VB.  It's not often that we can hook a product team person to visit us in New England, so I hope you'll have a chance to see or speak with Tim.

Saturday Evening Geek Event

I just blogged the details of the traditional Saturday evening Geek Event.  We'll be gathering at the Waltham Westin hotel's lobby bar after Saturday's sessions end for some food, drink, and conversation. 

Everyone is welcome for this informal gathering and I hope you can join us!

Thanks to Our Contributors

Helping make the Code Camp possible, we've had especially strong support from contributors this time around. 

As you may know, Code Camps do not work with sponsors (i.e. putting names up on slides with booths and banners everywhere,) but rather "contributors", who simply give materials or funding to help these community events, with no expectations in return.

The following companies are contributing to Code Camp 8:

  • ASP.NET Pro Magazine
  • Atalasoft
  • Code Magazine
  • Infragistics
  • Magenic
  • Microsoft
  • Telerik
  • Wiley/WROX

Please join me in thanking them for their community support!

Special Sunday Lunch Session

Richard Hale Shaw is offering to run a lunchtime "workshop" session on Sunday for people interested in practical approaches to LINQ.  Richard will take requests in advance for queries you'd like to see translated into LINQ and will walk through them in this 1/2 hour workshop.  See the session description for details on how to submit your ideas.  (There will be a prize for the best query!)

Looking forward to a great Code Camp this weekend!  See you there!



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