Thanks to all the organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and speakers that made the Fall 2011 New York City Code Camp a raging success!
- 500 Attendees
- 40 Speakers
- 50 Sessions
- Tons of drinks, snacks, prizes, and fun!
This year's end of day raffle included 3 Xbox/Kinect Bundles, WP7 devices, and software licenses from the many Code Camp sponsors. Without them, we would have no Code Camp.
The Welcome Session/Keynote:
Those who've attended the Code Camp NYC know that the variety in both sessions and speakers was well balanced. Attendees were treated to presentations such as...
- Presentation Skills
- Mobile Development
- Web development
- SQL & Databases
Topics ranged from Microsoft centric to any other technology available. Attendees were treated to sessions on ASP.NET, SOLID development, PHP, Cloud, SQL & BI, PowerShell, F#, and not-so-tech talks such as consulting, ISVs, presentation tips and other soft skills.
The Windows Phone 7 track was a hit!:
Dani Diaz, led a Phone/Mobile track, starting the day by starting a Windows Phone 7 app, from start to finish. After sitting in Dani's session, most attendees were immediately able to start writing and monetizing WP7 apps! Attending a Code Camp or PhoneCamp is the best way to fast track your mobile development skills, and earn a few bucks in the process.
Here's Dani rockin' the house with his WP7 talks. It was a packed room!
The Women in Technology Lunch Session
The NY Metro ladies (and a few guys) joined together to eat, drink, and celebrate women in computing, just about a week before Ada Lovelace day. Rachel Reese and I led a roundtable style dicsussion, with topics ranging from work-life balance, to negotiating skills, to everything in between, in a fun, casual, setting.
Though they weren't the only two guys in attendance, Andrew Brust & Jay Harris were a huge hit! Andrew & Jay have always been great supporters of women in technology, and had lots of valuable info for us gals! Thanks, guys!
And finally, introducing....The Code Camp NYC Mobile App!