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  • Blog Post: Vermont and Boston Code Camp Milestones

    Two of the more established code camps in the Northeast are each celebrating a milestone this fall and invite you to be a part of the learning, networking, and celebration! As is the case for all code camps, these events are run ‘by the community, for the community,’ and attendance is free. But rather...
  • Blog Post: The Week Ahead: May 13th, 2013

    It’s another great week of events for Windows and Windows 8 developers – and not just in Boston! Note the inaugural meeting of the Windows Phone Group in New Hampshire and the 6th annual Hartford Code Camp just north of the city in Bloomfield.  Tuesday, May 14th Office Hours , 1 Cambridge Center...
  • Blog Post: 6th Annual Hartford Code Camp – Call for Speakers

    On Saturday, May 18th , the Connecticut .NET Developers Group and New Horizons in Bloomfield, Connecticut , will host the Sixth Annual Hartford Code Camp . Code Camps are free, typically all-day weekend events driven by the technical community for the technical community . At these events you’ll have...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp–Hey, 19!

    While’s it’s unlikely Steely Dan will make an appearance at Boston Code Camp , you can bet your ASP.NET that some 200 of your software developer colleagues will be. Boston is where Code Camp was born, and like the previous 18 editions, this event remains free to attendees, providing a unique opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp–Call for Sessions

    Boston Code Camp 19 is just over a month away. Working on something cool? Delving into Windows 8 development? or maybe TypeScript? or Kinect? Share you passion and knowledge by delivering a session. Code Camp is run by-the-community, for-the-community, and it’s a low key way to network and share your...
  • Blog Post: Code Camp AND SQL Saturday–Oct 20th

    It’s a busy Saturday in the Greater Boston area, as two significant (and free!) geek gatherings occur about 40 miles from each other. SQL Saturday Nashua is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rivier University – Education Center Building in Nashua, New Hampshire.   The event comprises...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp–October 20th

    I am a firm believe that community events like Code Camps are one of the best investments you as a technologist can make in your own career.  Where else can you learn about a myriad of topics – from beginner to advanced – and network with fellow developers, designers, architects, and IT professionals...
  • Blog Post: BarCamp Rochester–October 6

    Join me and (as of this moment) 159 other geeks at the next edition of BarCamp Rochester this coming weekend, Saturday, October 6th. The event, like its predecessors, takes place at the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology . Never been...
  • Blog Post: Vermont Code Camp (and more!) – September 22nd

    New England in the fall! What could make it better? Well, a code camp of course! You’re in luck, the fourth annual Vermont Code Camp is this Saturday, September 22nd , at the University of Vermont from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vermont Code Camp is a full day event that brings together technology community members...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp – Call for Speakers

    It’s got a new name and new digs, but it’s the same tremendous event and experience!  Yes, New England Boston Code Camp is now open for business! If you’re unfamiliar with the event, it’s a day of technical presentations and networking held by the community for the community completely free of charge...
  • Blog Post: Hartford Code Camp–June 23

    Beat the heat in the air-conditioned comfort of the 5th Annual Hartford Code Camp this Saturday at New Horizons Learning Center in Bloomfield CT . As always, Hartford Code Camp is free, run “by developers, for developers”, and thanks go out to S.B. Chatterjee and the CT.NET Developers Group for organizing...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp – March 31st

    It’s that time again! New England Code Camp returns for its 17th iteration(!) on March 31st at the Microsoft Office in Waltham, MA. New England Code Camp 17: “Where it all began…” Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:30 AM – 6:40 PM + post-event gathering Microsoft, 201 Jones Road, Waltham, MA Register now at...
  • Blog Post: Torn Between Two (Code) Camps

    It’s  a busy weekend in the Boston area in terms of tech camps, but I’m planning on making the circuit – hopefully, you’ll be able to get to at least one of these too. The organizers behind New England Code Camp 16 (Patrick Hynds, Bob Goodearl, and Chris Pels) have been taking care of the details...
  • Blog Post: Upstate New York Tech Events

    I tend to be a bit Boston-centric given my physical location and where the population center of the Northeast District lies, but I’m happy to say that upstate New York is on a tear lately in terms of community and Microsoft-led tech events (in addition, of course, to the regular cadence of User Group...
  • Blog Post: Business Intelligence Camp Wrap-up

    This past Saturday, over 75 area technologists gathered at the Microsoft Office in Waltham for the 2nd New England Business Intelligence Code Camp .  Sponsored by the Boston Business Intelligence User Group , under the leadership of Slava Kokaev, the event drew attendees from the local area as well...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp–Sweet Sixteen

    It’s that time again, New England Code Camp will be held on October 29th, 2011 at the Microsoft Office on Jones Road in Waltham.  This is the sixteenth (or 10th in hex)  incarnation of the semi-annual event, which of course is free to attend. Call for speakers is open now – as is registration...
  • Blog Post: Code Camp NYC–October 1, 2011

    For those of you on the southern edge of Chris’ and my stomping grounds (or those of you looking for a good excuse to head to the big city), here’s a great event to put on your calendar. Like all the code camps you’ve attended, this is an event “by the community, for the community.”  This sixth...
  • Blog Post: Business Intelligence Code Camp–October 15th

    The Boston Business Intelligence User Group is holding its second New England Business Intelligence Code Camp on October 15th at the Microsoft Office on Jones Road in Waltham. It’s an all-day, free event focused on topics around building real-world solutions using Microsoft’s Business Intelligence Platform...
  • Blog Post: Code Camp Times Two

    Maine Code Camp – July 29-31, 2011 The 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...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 15–This Weekend!

    Derby Day may be the greatest two minutes in sports, but it’s got nothing on the value and fun of New England Code Camp.  There’s still space available for this free, all day event being held this Saturday, May 7th – so register now!    Organizers Patrick Hynds and Chris Pels have assembled...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 14 - October 2nd

    If, by chance, you’ve managed to miss the thirteen previous incarnations of the progenitor of Code Camps, here’s your chance to get on board – and, of course, if you’re a frequent flyer camper, welcome back!   New England Code Camp 14 will be held at the Microsoft Office, 201 Jones Road, Waltham...
  • Blog Post: Fall Code Camps

    Update!!! The site to submit abstracts and register for the New England Code Camp was just announced! As you’re filling in your fall calendar, be sure you set aside time for one or more of the upcoming code camps, all free learning events “by the community, for the community!” Maine Developer Network...
  • Blog Post: Cavalcade of Camps: Hartford Code Camp – June 19

    As I mentioned on Monday, I’m spending this school vacation week overviewing the numerous Code Camp options coming up in the Northeast during the months of May and June, and today’s feature is the 3rd Annual Connecticut Code Camp . This event is sponsored and held at the New Horizons Computer Learning...
  • Blog Post: Cavalcade of Camps: Business Intelligence Camp – May 22

    As promised, here’s the second in a string of “camps for your head” coming your way in May and June. Slava Kokaev, who started the Boston Business Intelligence Study Group last November, has announced the first New England Business Intellegence Code Camp , which since it doesn’t exactly slip off the...
  • Blog Post: Cavalcade of Camps: New Hampshire Code Camp, June 5th

    If you have kids, you know this is about the time you start looking at the various camp options available to enrich your children (and retain your sanity) over the summer months.  Well, what’s good for them is good for you, and so for the next week – which happens to be school vacation week in Massachusetts...
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