Southwest PA Code Camp

I signed up for Southwest PA Code Camp on Saturday, April 8, 2006. I
have taught a programming class but I still do not consider myself an
accomplished programmer. This event should help me boost my .NET
skills. I enjoyed teaching the programming class and I would happily
do it again. This is a 1 day event. So far, Ian and I are going but
a few others might go as well. It will be nice to carpool to the

Here is the location:
Department of Computer Science
Sennott Square
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

To be called a code camp, a facility must follow these protocols.

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
2. Always Free – Code Camps are always free for attendees.
3. Community Developed Material – The success of the Code Camps 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 Code
Camp is not the place for you.
4. No Fluff ÔÇô only Code – Code Camps are about showing the code.
Refer to rule # if you have any questions on this.
5. Community Ownership – The most important element of the Code Camp
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.
6. 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 Code Camp is that they always occur
on weekends.

(information taken from the code camp site)

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