Hat’s Off to Pat

image Thanks to Pat Tormey, leader of the New Hampshire .NET User Group, for organizing and hosting the first (of many, we hope) New Hampshire Code Camps at Daniel Webster College in Nashua.

We had a crowd of about 110 developers, IT professionals, and all-round technology enthusiasts turn out for a full day of technical sessions and networking.  Rumors are the post-camp ‘networking’ at Shorty’s may still be in progress!

The agenda featured a wide array of topics on SQL Server, Agile practices, ASP.NET, BI, Team Foundation Server and more.  As “Code Camps”  are run by the community, for the community, the speakers and organizers were all volunteers, and while many of the presenters were familiar faces in the .NET community, a few first-timers stepped up as well (kudos to them!).  Thanks to all the presenters, several of whom presented two and even three sessions:

  • Patrick Hynds
  • Chris Bowen
  • John Watson
  • Andrew Novick
  • Richard Lasker
  • Sunil Kadimdiwan
  • Tony Sukiennik
  • Slava Kokaev
  • Michael de la Maza
  • Daniel Brackett
  • Stuart Jones
  • Steven St. Jean
  • Phil Denoncourt
  • John Garland
  • Charles Beauvais
  • Pat Tormey
  • Bill Wilder
  • Michael Ruminer

If you didn’t get enough of the “Code Camp” mojo today, or you’re slapping yourself because you missed out, fear not.  The mother of all camps, New England Code Camp 11, is just around the corner on March 28th in Waltham.  I spoke to a number of presenters today, and they’re planning to be there… I hope you’ll join us.  Visit thedevcommunity.org to secure your spot now!