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There were a couple of hundred Code Campers on Saturday in Heathrow, FL at Seminole Community College. The day was jam packed with 56 sessions and 13 tracks.

Kudos to Microsoft MVP Shawn Weisfeld for organizing the event and running around to make sure everything was working correctly. Another kudos to Microsoft DevFish Joe Healy for always trying to hook you up with someone he knows that would be a good network contact for you. I heard that the infamous Microsoft Guru Russ Fustino was there but I never had a chance to talk to him.

If you've never been to a code camp here's what the day was about:

What is CodeCamp?
It's a free one day learning event for programming professionals and students with a focus on .NET and other related technologies. CodeCamps are "grass roots" mini application platform developer conferences, free of charge to attendees and open to presenters of all stripes and experience. CodeCamps are (1) by and for the developer community; (2) always free; (3) community developed material; (4) no fluff – only code; (5) community ownership; and (6) never occur during working hours. CodeCamp does NOT contain any marketing presentations or sales pitches.

The DotNetNuke track started with my talk on Best Practices to Learn DotNetNuke. I usually do this talk alone but I invited both Orlando DotNetNuke User Group members Will Strohl and Mike Webb to contribute to the talk. In fact, I asked the other speakers in the room to contribute as well to be able to help others learn this terrific open source product.

Mike's company DNNSPIRED.COM was one of the many sponsors for the event and his company even flew in Joe Brinkman who is a Microsoft MVP and chief architect officer and co-founder of DotNetNuke Corporation to talk about Powerscript and the new version of DotNetNuke called Cambrian that is coming out this year.

Will Strohl had two talks planned and graciously gave up his talk on skinning so that Joe would have a spot to talk. Will did do is talk on Subsonic that he uses in modular development.

Ryan Morgan, who always gives an entertaining talk, was on hand to talk about Creating DNN Modules and Implementing Core Services. Darrel Hardy talked about Securing your Data Connection Strings. Stan Schultes talked on An Introduction to DotNetNuke, Installing and Upgrading. Finally, Tracy Wittenkeller talked about skinning.

Will Strohl will have a chance to do his talk on Skininng at the Orlando DotNetNuke User Group meeting next Saturday.

Hope to see you there!

Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 9:37 AM DotNetNuke | Back to top

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