Winter 2008 SoCal Code Camp Dates Announced

SoCal Code Camp recently posted the dates for Winter 2008 Code Camp at Cal State Fullerton. If you develop software and live in or can get to Southern California, mark January 26th and 27th on your calendar.

Code camps are simply the most cost-effective (i.e. free), informative dev events I attend each year. They are for-developers-by-developers events, and this model produces great results in my experience.

The SoCal Code Camp gang organizes a code camp north of San Diego each winter, at Cal State Fullerton in the three years that I've followed them. They similarly hold one each summer in San Diego - usually at UCSD, although I've ironically attended fewer code camps in San Diego than up north. Go figure. (In my defense, summer in San Diego is a huge distraction!) 

Wherever you live, if you're a developer, there's a likely a code camp in your area. Check it out if you never have. You'll likely find sessions of interest to you - from basic .NET, Java, and Ruby sessions, to architecture, test-driven development, SQL Server BI, and WCF sessions. They're infectious. :-)

I plan to attend and present at January's code camp at CSU Fullerton. SoCal Code Camp indicates that it will open its site in October to session submissions; and as I learn more, I will follow with details.


  1. October has come and gone, but the SoCal Code Camp site hasn't yet been updated to accept session submissions. I think "October" became "November". :-) ...more to come.

  2. Last night I learned at the VS 2008 launch event in Irvine that the SoCal Code Camp site will be updated shortly to accept session submissions. A lot of interesting sessions should be coming in the next few weeks!