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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
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We are happy to announce that the third Iowa Code Camp will be on Saturday May 2nd.

We are looking forward to making this the most successful Code Camp yet, building on the wild popularity of the previous two. But we need your help. The success of our Code Camp is measured by the growth of the individuals that participate. Speakers, organizers, attendees, sponsors…everyone plays a unique role in making the Iowa Code Camp an exciting opportunity, a learning experience and overall – a great place to network, gain job or hobby skills and learn about “code”. So…What do we need from you? We need you to show up! Come join us on the Kirkwood Campus in Cedar Rapids for the third Iowa Code Camp on May 2nd 2009. Attendance is free and you can stay for as much or as little as you’d like but come ready to learn and meet other developers.

Please register for the event here.

What is a Code Camp?
Well, simply put, a Code Camp is community involvement in a collaborative and relaxed environment. Code Camps are always free for participation, free from “Marketing Placement” sessions and are held on Saturdays.

You can read more about the “spirit” of a Code Camp at this link.

We have an amazing schedule lined up: Visit our website to find out more.

Join Us
We will be offering 5 different tracts offset 90 minutes throughout the day for a grand total of 25 sessions available for you to choose from. Come have fun, learn about .NET, Ruby, Django, Windows 7 and other technologies, and experience everything the Iowa Code Camp has to offer.

The speakers the Iowa Code Camp draws come from all over the Midwest region and the United States; we draw in some amazing talent and put it at your disposal. Get the latest scoop on that new technology, query an expert on a tough business problem, learn the latest practices, paradigms and patterns emerging in the industry or just come to eat our food. The atmosphere around the Code Camp is sure to send you home with better knowledge and skills.

Exposure to the industry outside the daily grind is essential to keep growing, expanding, learning and communicating. Network with others in similar fields, or get exposure to an area of business you hadn’t considered directly with peers and experts working in those fields.

Leave the Code Camp with more than you entered it with. That’s our goal. We want to give back to the community that has given us so much, and this is one way we accomplish that.

If you go home having gained from the Code Camp, then you, we and the Code Camp have succeeded. Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 4:00 PM Twin Cities IT and Developer Events | Back to top

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