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Register now - SQL Saturday #9 in Greenville, SC
SQL Saturday is a free, one day conference organized mostly by local Information Technology Professionals. The conference sessions cover a wide range of Microsoft SQL Server technologies from beginner to advanced. Whether you are a DBA, software application developer, Business Intelligence architect, or IT Manager there are sessions scheduled to meet your needs. The conference has attracted some very experienced and knowledgeable presenters who have presented at some of the largest conferences in ......

Posted On Friday, September 19, 2008 7:57 AM

Jacksonville Code Camp - Fay did not stop it!
Friend and fellow SC UG leader Chris Eargle and I headed down to Jacksonville Code Camp on Friday night wondering what might be in store for us since Fay had dumped so much rain over the past few days. We were assured by the JAX CC folks that Fay wouldn't stop them. Even with a venue change, Fay didn't stop them so huge props to the folks in Jacksonville for pulling this together and managing it through the changes dictated by that storm blowing through. Getting down there was a small adventure. ......

Posted On Monday, August 25, 2008 6:15 AM

Richmond Code Camp
I had such a great time up in Richmond last year for Richmond Code Camp that I'm planning to head back there again this year. The folks up in Richmond are planning this event for Saturday, October 4, 2008. You can find out more at their web site: as they continue to post information. Although last year I "just attended" (for the very first time actually!), this year I plan on giving a presentation on Windows Mobile development. Hope to see you there ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7:52 AM

Atlanta Code Camp 2008
First of all - a huge thanks to all those folks in Atlanta who pull this thing together each year. They really do put on a good event in Atlanta and I look forward to it (almost to the point of bugging Jim via e-mail) each year. This was actually my 2nd code camp where I didn't speak...though I did have some slide decks ready in case there were some last minute cancellations. I actually missed a chance to speak since I was helping Bill move furniture while Jim was looking for me to cover a session. ......

Posted On Monday, March 31, 2008 11:53 AM

I'm headed to Roanoke Code Camp in March!
Wasn't sure if I was going to be able to make it but really wanted to after talking with Robin last October at Richmond Code Camp...but now I'm heading up to Roanoke for my first Code Camp of 2008! Right now I'm planing for two presentations - one on code analysis and one on Windows Mobile 6. For those interested in more info about the code camp in general see their site here: ......

Posted On Monday, January 21, 2008 5:58 PM

Twin Cities Code Camp and Richard Simmons?
What the heck do those two have in common? On Friday I arrived at the Charleston, SC airport all set to fly out to Chris' house for code camp. Having just gone through the TSA security line and in the process of collecting all my stuff and re-packing I heard a voice off behind me that sounded familiar. Being from the Charleston area I turned around figuring I might know the person and say "hi" but imagine my surprise when instead I turned around to see this guy: (ok the picture is pretty bad - I've ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 30, 2007 8:03 AM

4 Code Camps in 4 Weeks - done!
The past weekend marked the end of my Code Camp "tour" covering 4 states and 4 Code Camps in 4 weeks straight. October 6th - Attended Richmond Code Camp 4, Richmond VA - arrived a little too late to fill in a speaker slot for someone who dropped, had fun in my very first code camp as an "attendee only" :) October 13th - Helped host South Carolina Code Camp 4, Charleston SC - also gave a presentation on Windows Mobile Gaming for Fun and Profit October 20th - Spoke at Charlotte Code Camp, Charlotte ......

Posted On Monday, October 29, 2007 9:29 AM

4 Code Camps in 4 Weeks
Today marks the 3rd Saturday in a row I've gotten up before the crack of dawn to head out for a Code Camp :) I started on October 6th - driving up to Richmond for Richmond Code Camp 4. Last weekend I didn't have a long drive, but since I was helping to organize and set up SC Code Camp 3.0 I showed up by 6AM. This morning I got on the road by 5AM so I could make it to Charlotte Code camp. I'm scheduled to give a presentation on Code Analysis using Visual Studio Team System later this morning and I'm ......

Posted On Saturday, October 20, 2007 9:31 AM

SC Code Camp 3.0 tomorrow!

South Carolina Code Camp 3.0

Charleston, SC hosts this years South Carolina Code Camp - if you're not already signed up - go ahead now...see you there!

Posted On Friday, October 12, 2007 6:35 AM

Richmond Code Camp
Many thanks to all the folks who pulled together to bring us Richmond Code Camp 4! I drove up from Charleston, SC leaving home at 3AM to make the drive up to Richmond. It was mostly uneventful until I was pulled over by a VA State Trooper just 20 minutes outside of Richmond (more about that in a later blog post). I actually arrived there shortly after the first sessions began, but just a little too late to help them out by speaking since some of their scheduled speakers weren’t able to make it on ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 9, 2007 8:56 AM

Interested in Speaking at a Code Camp?
SC Code Camp 3.0 still has some open slots for speakers - if you've never been to Charleston, SC before it's pretty nice this time of year! We are looking for one-hour sessions, with 10 minutes of question and answer. We want to see more code than PowerPoint slides. We want to see your passion. Download the Speaker Submission Form, fill it out and send it to us via ......

Posted On Monday, October 1, 2007 4:33 PM

13 days...

until South Carolina Code Camp 3.0! There's still time to register and we still have seats available.

Head over to and register - see you there!


Posted On Saturday, September 29, 2007 10:13 PM

South Carolina Code Camp 3.0!
The Greater Charleston .NET User’s Group is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual South Carolina Code Camp or “South Carolina Code Camp 3.0” You are cordially invited to this community event where developers, architects and technologists talk with—and learn from—fellow developers, architects and technologists. All are welcome to attend, volunteer and speak. Please register regardless of whether you are speaking, volunteering or attending. To register, please Click Here (or paste this link in your browser: ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 4, 2007 8:57 PM

Highlights from the Atlanta Code Camp
2007 has started off a little more busy than normal for me…first I spoke at the Greater Charleston .NET user’s group on January 11, then this past weekend on the 20th I spoke at Atlanta Code Camp. As usual (this is my 3rd code camp!) Code Camp was a blast! Here are some of the highlights (in no particular order). The location was pretty good for such an event. It was hosted at a DeVry University campus. Meat on a stick – our lunch was grilled chicken on a stick…need I say more? Yum! Seeing familiar ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 24, 2007 6:49 PM

Code Camp 2.0
Code Camp 2.0 is over - quick shout outs to all who made it out there and all who made it happen (you all know who you are!) I ended up doing a 2 hour “Theo & Lou Show” presentation on .NET Compact Framework Game Development with Theo which was a lot of fun. Chris and his family were kind enough to let me crash at their place even though I rolled into Greenville about 1AM ;) ......

Posted On Monday, September 18, 2006 6:50 PM

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