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Microsoft .net at the 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 destination.

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 community.
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 – 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.

*The list above was retrieved from the code camp site



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Eric Vanderburg

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