Date for Desert Code Camp - 2011.1 Saturday, April 2, 2011 8:00:00 AM - Saturday, April 2, 2011 5:00:00 PM
About Desert Code Camp
What is Desert Code Camp?
The answer is actually simple. In order to use the official Technology Conference name we follow these simple protocols:
- By and For the Developer Community
Code Conferences 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.
- Always Free
Code Conferences are always free for attendees.
- Community Developed Material
The success of the Code Conferences is that they are based on community content. All content that is delivered is original. All presentation content must be provided completely (including code) without any restriction. If you have content you don't want to share or provide to attendees then the Technology Conference is not the place for you.
- No Fluff: Only Code
Code Conferences are about showing the code. Refer to rule #1 if you have any questions on this.
- Community Ownership
The most important element of the Technology Conference is always the developer community. 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.
- Never occur during work hours
We need to understand that many times people can't leave work for a day or two to attend training or even seminars. The beauty of the Technology Conference is that they always occur on weekends.
I have been in software development for about 15 years or so. I started out with a small book on QuickBASIC, then moved the Visual Basic for DOS, then Visual Basic for Windows, then Visual Basic .NET and eventually Visual C#. When I am not working at my full time job I donate my time to several community efforts like:
- Being the President of INETA North America.
- Founder of the South East Valley .NET User Group (SEVDNUG) in Chandler, AZ.
- Serving on my City's Parks and Recreation board.
I have or have had the following "MVP" awards:
- Visual Basic MVP in 1996
- C# MVP since 2009
- Telerik MVP since 2010