Maine Code Camp – July 29-31, 2011

Mt. Blue State ParkThe second annual Maine Code Camp takes place next weekend, July 29 to July 31st, at a REAL CAMPGROUND, Mt. Blue State Park in Weld, Maine.  Per Mark Blomsma, one of the co-organizers (along with Shawn Robichaud and John Gagnon):

Now a lot of code camps are like mini-conferences with people submitting proposals from which the organizers put together a roster of session which attendees can sit in on. Well... this is not how the Maine Code Camp runs. Our code camp puts the 'camp' back in the code camp! We gather at the Mount Blue State Park in Weld, ME. You need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, food and other camping necessities. We spend two nights hanging out. Friday night is spent by the campfire and on Saturday night we have access to the outdoor amphitheater to do presentations. Saturday & Sunday during the day the park has outdoor activities for the whole family. So we encourage you to bring the family. It’s geeks++ at this code camp :)  Note: The State Park has a recreation program for the whole family during the weekend.

More details on the schedule for the weekend can be found on Mark’s blog, and do e-mail him to sign-up and provide number of folks coming and the number of tents you’ll be setting up.

Vermont Code Camp – September 10, 2011

Vermont Code Camp returns to the University of Vermont in Burlington (School of Business Administration in Kalkin Hall) on September 10th.  The call for speakers is now open (through August 22nd) with final selections made by August 28th, and attendee registration (free, of course) is also open now.

Vermont Code CampLike last year, the event is a coordinated effort between Vermont.NET and other local technology groups such as PHP and Ruby. It’s truly a community event, and many thanks go to the team of Julie Lerman, Rob Hale, Margot Schips, Bradley Holt, and Rob Rohr for once again pulling it together!