We're live and ready (thanks, Chris Pels!) Attendee registration and the Call for Speakers are both now open for Code Camp 8: Rise of the Silverlight Surfer!
Code Camp 8: Rise of the Silverlight Surfer will be held at the Microsoft offices in Waltham, MA on the weekend of September 29th and 30th. Registration at 8:30 AM, sessions start at 9:00. As always, it's a completely free event (and you'll probably walk away with some swag as well.)
What's a Code Camp? They are learning and networking events driven by and for the local developer community. There's no set agenda for what kind of sessions can be submitted (despite the attempt at humor with the Silverlight subtitle) - you and your fellow developers and architects define the content. See the Code Camp Manifesto for more and scan the summary of Code Camp 7 for an idea of what you might see at CC8.
Registration is required, so head to http://theDevCommunity.org/CodeCamps and click the "Register" link for Code Camp 8. We recommend you first create an account or login to your existing one, which will give you access to site resources, including downloads of presentation materials.
Speakers are the life blood of Code Camps and Code Camps are one of the best ways to break into the speaking circuit. There's no stodgy selection committee for reviewing session submissions - if you have an idea and are willing to talk about it, you'll get a room!
For an idea of what kind of sessions a Code Camp may have, look at the list from Code Camp 7. (Note that if you're signed in, you can download presentation materials as well.)
So, want to help out by speaking? Here's how to make it happen:
Again, Code Camp can't happen without you, so thank you!
Especially in New England with our two-day format, Code Camps rely on contributors to donate giveaways and funding for food to help make the event happen. Please let me know if your company is interested in becoming a contributor for Code Camp 8.
Want to help? We'd appreciate it! Send me a note using the Contact form on this blog.
Looking forward to another great event!
The days are starting to become noticeably shorter, the first hint that summer will not last forever.
Rise of the "Silverlight Surfer". Somebody watched to many cartoons as a kid. :)
Looking forward to seeing everybody there. This one is going to be a blast. -bob
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