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[Guest Bloggers] James Kovacs on Code Camps

[Guest Bloggers] James Kovacs on Code Camps

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James Kovacs (Calgary)

[FYI] Code Camps

Hi, my name is James Kovacs and I'm an independent architect, developer, trainer, and jack-of-all-trades in Calgary, Alberta specializing in the .NET Framework and Enterprise Application Development. I assist clients in building smart clients, web applications, web services, and even full-fledged servers using the .NET Framework and Microsoft server technologies. (I tend to get around in the .NET space.) You might know me and my fellow plumbers, John Bristowe, Dan Sellers, and Bil Simser, from our podcast, Plumbers at Work.

I am currently involved in organizing the Calgary Code Camp, which will be held in downtown Calgary on Saturday, May 27, 2006. You are probaby wondering, "What is a Code Camp?" Simply put, a Code Camp is a developer event by and for the developer community. You get a full day of developer-focused content created by fellow developers, not marketing wonks. You'll see code, code, and more code. We are planning sessions on the usual suspects - ASP.NET, Windows Forms, and Web Services. We'll also have sessions on upcoming technologies such as WinFX, Windows Workflow Foundation (WinWF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and the new Microsoft Command Shell (codename Monad). In addition to technology-focused sessions, we'll have sessions on development techniques and tools such as unit testing, test-driven development (TDD), continuous integration, code coverage, and more!

You're wondering how much will all this goodness cost me? Well as Dr. Nick from the Simpsons would say, "$199.95 and it comes with a free state of Kansas Jello mould!" Just kidding. This event is COMPLETELY FREE. A full day of code and fun with cool door prizes for absolutely nothing. We'll be posting speakers and sessions on the website as they're confirmed. Drop by the Calgary Code Camp Website and sign-up. See you there!!!

Call for Speakers!

If you would like to speak at the event, please send a brief description of yourself and your topic to proposals@calgarycodecamp.com.

Call for Sponsors!

If you are interested in sponsoring the Calgary Code Camp, please contact us at sponsorship@calgarycodecamp.com.

James Kovacs

James Kovacs is an independent architect, developer, trainer, and jack-of-all-trades in Calgary, Alberta specializing in the .NET Framework and Enterprise Application Development. He assist clients in building smart clients, web applications, web services, and even full-fledged servers using the .NET Framework and Microsoft server technologies. James is also a member of the Plumbers at Work podcast.

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