LA Code Camp a Success
The first LA Code Camp held Oct 25 and 26 at USC was a success. It's been about 5 years since I was last on the campus (USC was a major client for a few years) and there are new buildings sprouting everywhere. I met up with Harry Pierson (Iron Python PM) on Saturday morning, one of several Microsoft people down early for PDC and really helping to add some great content. Other included Charlie Calvert (C# PM), Chuck Sterling and Grant Holiday (VSTS, both from Down Under). Harry was down early to make sure everything he was responsible for at PDC was running well and did his Pumping Iron presentation. The Iron Python team just got Iron Python 2.0 Release Candidate 1 out so I did a quick code update to make sure my examples ran on the updated code base. Grant and Chuck did A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System 2010 which was a great PDC preview on VSTS and a bit of polish on earlier Rosario previews. My session Sunday morning Dynamic Languages and the DLR was kind of a bust because the projector in the class room would randomly shut itself off after a couple of minutes. I finally had to move to a table and present straight from my notebook but by then the time was way short.
Overall, the Code Camp was good. The Geek Dinner Saturday night ran smoothly and participation was good, although I was hoping to see a few more. A big thanks to the organization team and sponsors.