I live in Flagstaff, Arizona and since it’s a small town not many happenings occur for coder geeks. I wanted to come out of my shell a bit and head down to the Valley (Phoenix). It’s only a couple hour drive, not too bad. I decided to attend Desert Code Camp this year for the first time and all the sessions I attended were great. They even fed us which I was not expecting. What a great camp!
The camp heavily favored web development but that’s the majority of my work. I attended several sessions and want to give a small run down and thanks to the presenters and to the organizer.
First and foremost, to the organizer, Joseph Guadagno, thank you! I can’t imagine the work it took to put it together and all the volunteers by your side.
To all the presenters, thanks. Giving your time to teach others is always appreciated.
I wanted to give a special thanks to Michael Collins, Saul Mora, Rex Miller, Steve Andrews and Remi Taylor. You guys did a great job on your presentations! I mean it.
Michael – I wasn’t sure what I would find sitting in on Advanced Debugging with Visual Studio. Well, I was more than surprised. You gave me some good ideas and I just might write a visualizer now!
Rex – You deserve the award for doing as much as you could in 30 minutes! Unfortunately, the schedule dealt you a short session. However, you did a great job of going over the basics of ASP.Net MVC. If you had an hour I imagine you would have been able to dive into more challenging stuff.
Steve – What can you expect when hardware just doesn’t want to go your way! Joe to rescue! Your session on tips & tricks in VS.Net was great. I already have Sara Ford’s book that you mentioned and read it a while back but there’s just so many tips & tricks. You gave me a few new ones!
Remi – What can I say? You are a jQuery wizard and your presentation on it had me salivating. As luck would have it, I was able to put some of it to good use fairly quickly back at the office.
I’m looking forward to next year's Desert Code Camp!