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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author Code Camp There are 22 entries for the tag Code Camp
Light Blogging Activity
Regular readers may have noticed that my blogging activity has slowed down considerably. I’m hoping to pick back up and start posting more soon, but until then I wanted to make sure everyone knows that I am still active…there have been other things that have been consuming my time. First, my Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours book came out, officially on the shelves in August although content was complete in late February. Shortly after the book came out, I started working on an article ......

Posted On Saturday, October 9, 2010 11:53 AM

Code Camps and Speaker Feedback
Code camps are a great resource for the local development community. They provide developers and speakers (who are almost always local developers as well) a way to interact and learn about topics they otherwise might not have an opportunity. As a speaker, it is always great to see new people in my talks and answer questions since in almost every talk, someone asks a question I haven’t heard before. One of the things that most speakers, including myself, like getting is feedback. We want to know what ......

Posted On Saturday, September 18, 2010 11:09 PM

Upcoming Code Camps for the South East (April 2009 Update)
I’m trying to put together the list of upcoming code camps in the South East region. The plan is for this to be periodically (probably quarterly) updated so, if you are hosting a code camp (or know someone who is) in the South East, please let me know the date and website so I can include it in the list. (I’m also using this list to plan my speaking schedule, so if I don’t know about your code camp I can’t determine if it will fit my schedule.) I only know of a few, so if you know of others please ......

Posted On Saturday, April 4, 2009 12:12 PM

South Florida Code Camp 2009
I wanted to thank Dave and everyone else who helped coordinate the South Florida Code Camp this year. It was an excellent event and I believe the final number of attendees was a little over 700, which makes this the largest known code camp in the world. For those of you who attended my sessions, thank you as well. As I mentioned, the complete list of resources for my two-part memory management session is available as well as the blog posts that are related to my Code Style and Standards chalk talk. ......

Posted On Saturday, February 14, 2009 8:59 PM

Upcoming Code Camps for the South East
I’m trying to put together my speaking schedule for upcoming code camps in the South East region. Right now I just want to know when the upcoming code camps are so I can determine which ones might best fit my schedule. I only know of a few, so if you know of others please let me know. Date Title Speaking? 1/24/2009 New England Data Code Camp4 N 1/31/2009 Alabama Code Camp1 N 2/6/2009 South Florida Code Camp Y 3/7/2009 Roanoke Code Camp N 3/14/2009 Atlanta Code Camp2 N 3/28/2009 Orlando Code Camp3 ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 12:19 AM

Tampa Code Camp
Tampa Code Camp is coming up in just two weeks, so be sure to register now if you plan to attend. The speaker bios and full agenda haven’t been published yet, but the list of sessions is now available. If you’re going, be sure to check out my sessions: Coding Style and Standards (chalk talk) Code standards and styles are one of those topics that you either love or hate. Join your fellow developers as we talk about what our experiences have been, what worked, what didn't, and why having them is a ......

Posted On Sunday, November 23, 2008 11:57 AM

Southwest Florida Code Camp
It looks like the first code camp to be held in the “swamp coast” of Southwest Florida was a huge success. I think John and the rest of the crew that put this together did an excellent job. I haven’t heard final numbers yet, but they had 175 registered with 26 sessions and a morning of Open Space sessions. As always, I presented two sessions on .NET Memory Management (thank you to the handful of people that attended and apologies for doing the sessions in the opposite order to how they were listed ......

Posted On Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:15 PM

Jacksonville Code Camp 2008 Presentations
For those of you attending the Jacksonville Code Camp 2008, the presentations for my sessions are available on my public Windows Live SkyDrive folder. My sessions are: Memory Management Fundamentals – IDisposable and the Dispose Pattern 8:30 AM– 9:30 AM Code Styles & Standards (Open Space/Chalk Talk) 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM Memory Management Fundamentals – Garbage Collection Deep Dive 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Unfortunately, it looks like most of the sessions that I want to see are at the same time as mine, ......

Posted On Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:43 AM

Jacksonville Code Camp IV – Hotel and Weather Information
For any one who is going to the Jacksonville Code Camp 2008 (Jax Code Camp IV) and is traveling be sure to keep an eye on the weather and on tropical storm Fay. It is supposed to be hitting Florida as early as Tuesday, but the forecasts don’t yet know exactly where. If you book a hotel through Hotwire (the only 4-star listed on Hotwire for downtown Jacksonville is the Hyatt) be sure to purchase the travel protection (it’s only about $8) since it covers natural events like hurricanes. Otherwise, you ......

Posted On Monday, August 18, 2008 12:25 AM

Southwest Florida Code Camp
Another Florida Code Camp, this time in Southwest Florida (which is the Naples area). This is the first code camp for Southwest Florida, so be sure to register. When you register, you can sign up as a speaker as well if you want to get more involved in the community…speaking at Code Camp is a great way to get started as a speaker. I’ll be there speaking and possibly attending some sessions as well, depending on when things get scheduled. Here are the details: When: September 13, 2008 - 8:00am to ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 13, 2008 3:04 PM

Microsoft and monetizing developer products
I’m catching up on blog posts and saw this one from Brian Harry about the TFS Power Tools and Software Assurance. In that post he asks “How are Power Tools monetized?” and goes on to mention that there is a possibility that the power tools will become a paid feature and part of the Software Assurance (SA) program. My response (which I tried to post as a comment, but since it didn’t save I’m turning it into this blog post instead) is this: Absolutely not! While I understand the desire to monetize ......

Posted On Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:38 AM

Orlando Code Camp 2008 - Thanks!
I just got back from Orlando Code Camp 2008 and wanted to thank everyone who was involved in organizing it and everyone who came out to attend sessions. I believe there were about 250 people attending with about 40 speakers presenting on over 50 topics. For those of you who attended my talks on memory management fundamentals - "Thank you!". I had a great turnout at both sessions, with about 18 people at each. I got a lot of great questions from everyone and some really good feedback as well. If you ......

Posted On Sunday, March 23, 2008 7:58 PM

It's beginning to look like the start of the Code Camp Season, with at least 12 scheduled over the next 4 months. If you are organizing a code camp, there is a new open source project that Jeffery Palermo has started called CodeCampServer. The project aims to provide a solution that can server as the web site for a code camp and will be able to track and manage multiple conferences for a single user group. The project will use the ASP.NET MVC Framework and the MvcContrib. The project hasn't had their ......

Posted On Friday, February 29, 2008 8:15 PM

What's Important at Code Camp...clarifications
It seems my earlier post about "What's Important at Code Camp?" might have touched a few nerves and may not have been as clear as I would have liked, so here are a few clarifications. I wasn't implying in any way that sponsors aren't important. In fact, it really was the other way around. As I mentioned, Code Camp is free to the attendees but there is still a cost to the organizers. That cost is defrayed as much as possible by support from Microsoft and other sponsors. Without the sponsors, it would ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 12, 2008 4:42 PM

What's Important at Code Camp?
I've been reviewing my evaluations from the South Florida Code Camp 2008 and one of the comments brought out some interesting points. After reading the comments, I thought it might be a good time to remind some of you what a Code Camp really is. A lot of this information is from the Code Camp Manifesto and from my personal experiences as both an attendee and a presenter. Code Camps are always a free event and are about the developer community at large. They are meant to be a place for developers ......

Posted On Saturday, February 9, 2008 11:11 AM

South Florida Code Camp
The South Florida Code Camp was today and there were around 600 people who showed up. I moderated a round-table discussion on code style and standards and presented an in-depth talk on memory management in .NET. For those who attended either one of my sessions (or just want to take a look at the slides) you can download copies from my SkyDrive public folder. I only managed to attend a few sessions, but talking with people at the after-party it sounds like everyone had a great time and was able to ......

Posted On Saturday, February 2, 2008 10:13 PM

CodeCampServer Open Source Project
Many of you know that I've participated in many Code Camps over the last year, both as a speaker and as an attendee. The one thing that I've noticed is that there seems to not be a lot of resources for planning and organizing a code camp, which leads to very different experiences for speaker signup, schedule planning, etc. Jeffrey Palermo just announced a new open source project hosted on GoogleCode that promises to do just that. CodeCampServer is a free, open source Code Camp management web application ......

Posted On Sunday, January 6, 2008 2:14 PM

South Carolina Code Camp Sessions
If you're going to the South Carolina Code Camp 2007, be sure to check out my sessions. I'm giving two talks: Code Styles and Standards (Chalk Talk), 8:30 AM - 9:40 AM Garbage Collection in .NET, 11:10 AM - 12:20 PM If you make it and go to my sessions (or even if you don't), the presentations are available for download on Windows Live SkyDrive in the South Carolina Code Camp folder ......

Posted On Friday, October 12, 2007 10:47 AM

.NET 3.5 changes to GC.Collect
During my talk on Garbage Collection in .NET at the Jacksonville Code Camp 2007, Joe Healy mentioned that I should take a look at the changes made to the GC in the .NET Framework 3.5 release. (This is based on the Beta 2 release, but it should be pretty stable at this point.) After doing some research using the SSCLI 2.0 code base to look at the GC class as it exists in .NET 2.0 and Reflector to look at it in .NET 3.5, I found the single change that was made. (For those of you wondering why I used ......

Posted On Sunday, August 26, 2007 11:27 AM

Jacksonville Code Camp Sessions
If you're going to the Jacksonville Code Camp 2007, be sure to check out my sessions. I'm giving two talks: Garbage Collection in .NET, Room 140/141, 10:20 AM - 11:30 AM Code Styles and Standards (Chalk Talk), Room 102, 1:50 PM - 3:00 PM Jacksonville Folder Jacksonville If you make it and go to my sessions (or even if you don't), the presentations are available for download on Windows Live SkyDrive in the Jacksonville Code Camp folder ......

Posted On Friday, August 24, 2007 11:28 PM

Tampa Code Camp 2007
Tampa Code Camp for 2007 has just been announced. Registration just opened on June 4, 2007 so there is still plenty of room, but there is a maximum attendance of 400 people so space will fill up quickly. This year, the event has moved to the St. Petersburg College (ICOT Center) in Largo, Florida and will be held on July 14, 2007. The new location promises larger rooms and state of the art AV equipment. If you have never attended Code Camp or don't know what it is, Code Camp is a free one day event ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 6, 2007 12:18 AM

Tampa Code Camp
If you want to improve your skills unlike this poor soul get to Code Camp we will even supply the food for lunch. Mark your calendars for July 15. I can't attend this one since I already have plans for the weekend that take me out of town, but if you are in Florida and want to go you should check it out. Just incase you forgot Code Camp is FREE, and its the only place you can learn from the best out there under one roof. If you program in Visual Studio.NET you need Code Camp. If you use ASP.NET you ......

Posted On Friday, July 14, 2006 7:41 AM

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