There is a code camp in San Diego on July 27th and 28th that has a lot of really interesting sessions available. If you live in the area, you should check it out – there’s something for everyone. It also gives you an opportunity to talk with other developers, see what they’re doing, and make some connections.
I’m going to be traveling from the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego to speak, as are some of my friends — Mathias Brandewinder, Theo Jungeblut, and Steve Evans.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m VP of Technology for GoldMail (soon to be renamed PointAcross), and a Microsoft Windows Azure MVP. I co-run the Windows Azure Meetups in San Francisco and the Bay.NET meetups in Berkeley. I’m speaking about Windows Azure. One session is about Windows Azure Web Sites and Web Roles; the other one is about my experience migrating my company’s infrastructure to Windows Azure, some things I learned, and some keen things we’re using Azure for. Here are my sessions:
Theo works for AppDynamics, a company whose software has some very impressive capabilities to monitor and troubleshoot problems in production applications. He is an entertaining speaker and has a lot of valuable expertise. Here are his sessions:
- Clean Code I – Design Patterns and Best Practices
- Clean Code II – Cut your Dependencies with Dependency Injection
- Clean Code III – Software Craftmanship
- Debugging, Troubleshooting, and Monitoring Distributed Web & Cloud Applications
Steve (also a Microsoft MVP) is giving an interactive talk on IIS for Developers – you get to vote on the content of the talk! As developers, we need to have a better understanding of some of the system components even though we may not support them directly.
Also of interest are David McCarter’s sessions on .NET coding standards and how to handle technical interviews. He’s a Microsoft MVP with a ton of experience, and his sessions are always really popular, so get there early! And yet another Microsoft MVP speaking who is always informative and helpful is Jeremy Clark, who has sessions on Generics, Clean Code, and Design patterns.
In addition to these sessions, there are dozens of other interesting topics, like Estimating Projects, Requirements Gathering, Building cross-platform apps, Ruby on Rails, and Mongo DB (the name of which always makes me think of mangos), and that’s just to name a few.
So register now for the San Diego Code Camp and come check it out. It’s a great opportunity to increase your knowledge of what’s available and some interesting ways to get things done. Hope to see you there!