Date for Desert Code Camp Saturday, November 13, 2010 8:00:00 AM - Saturday, November 13, 2010 5:00:00 PM
What is Desert Code Camp?
The answer is actually simple. In order to use the official Code Camp name we follow these simple protocols:
- By and For the Developer Community
Code Camps are about the developer community at large. They are meant to be a place for developers to come and learn from their peers. Topics are always based on community interest and never determined by anyone other than the community.
- Always Free
Code Camps are always free for attendees.
- Community Developed Material
The success of the Code Camps is that they are based on community content. All content that is delivered is original. All presentation content must be provided completely (including code) without any restriction. If you have content you don't want to share or provide to attendees then the Code Camp is not the place for you.
- No Fluff: Only Code
Code Camps are about showing the code. Refer to rule #1 if you have any questions on this.
- Community Ownership
The most important element of the Code Camp is always the developer community. All are welcome to attend and speak and do so without expectation of payment or any other compensation other than their participation in the community.
- Never occur during work hours
We need to understand that many times people can't leave work for a day or two to attend training or even seminars. The beauty of the Code Camp is that they always occur on weekends.
I have been in software development for about 15 years or so. I started out with a small book on QuickBASIC, then moved the Visual Basic for DOS, then Visual Basic for Windows, then Visual Basic .NET and eventually Visual C#. When I am not working at my full time job I donate my time to several community efforts like:
- Being the President of INETA North America.
- President of the South East Valley .NET User Group (SEVDNUG) in Chandler, AZ.
- Serving on my City's Parks and Recreation board.
I have or have had the following "MVP" awards:
- Visual Basic MVP in 1996
- C# MVP since 2009
- Telerik MVP since 2010
Lukas Ruebbelke is a technology enthusiast and co-authoring AngularJS in Action for Manning Publications. His favorite thing to do is get people as excited about new technology as he is. He runs the Phoenix Web Application User Group and has hosted multiple hackathons with his fellow partners in crime.
Aaron Murray is CEO/Founder at Fractal, a company dedicated to Software Best Practices, usable interfaces and scalable technologies currently focusing on node.js, html5 and noSQL solutions. He
is the co-organizer of @phxbigdata, @funcphx and @WeAreFractal.
The DCC Community Pavilion is a place to chill out and mingle with user group organizers and members, community leaders, demo-holders, swag-givers and more in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the DCC experience. There will be lively discussion, refreshments and awesome giveaways as a thank-you to all the tech community members who make DCC great.