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Date:
Saturday March 1st, 2008

Event Description:
In case you aren't familiar with Code Camps, they are designed to provide a forum for the developer community to speak, network and share ideas. In recent years, many user groups had lost the participation of their members for presentations. This core principle has been overshadowed by commercial aspects and user groups have really drifted from their fundamental purpose. The main tenets of a Code Camp are:

  1. 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.
  2. Always Free: Code Camps are always free for attendees.
  3. Community Developed Material: The materials of a Code Camps are always developed by the community. Only original content is accepted. All presentation content must be provided completely (including code) without any restrictions.
  4. No Fluff - only Code: Code Camps are code & demo centric, not marketing materials and management overviews.
  5. Community Ownership: 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.
  6. Never occurs during work hours: Code Camps always occur on weekends. This is to increase participation without impacting “work hours”.

Our last event was a huge success with over 350 attendees, 25 sessions, 24 speakers, 20+ volunteers and contributors including Manulife Financial, Microsoft, ObjectSharp Consulting, Infusion, Navantis, DevTeach, etc. This year we will continue to build on the success of the prior Code Camps and increase the number of attendees and make the event an even greater critical and logistical success.

[Details and Registration on www.torontocodecamp.net]

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2008 2:51 PM | Back to top


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