The next SoCal Rock & Roll Code Camp will be January 31 and 31 at Cal State University Fullerton. Code Camp is a place for developers to come and learn from their peers. This community driven event has become an international trend where peer groups of all platforms, programming languages and disciplines band together to bring content to the community.
Who is speaking at Code Camp? YOU are, YOUR PEERS are, and YOUR LOCAL EXPERTS are…all are welcome! This is a community event and one of the main purposes of the event is to have local community members step up and offer some cool presentations!
Interest is running strong with almost 60 sessions already registered. I'm again doing my Scrum Fundamentals session. With sessions on all of today's hot topics you'll be able to get two days of great material on delivering successful projects and applying the newest technologies. You can get more information at http://www.SoCalCodeCamp.com. Sign up and if you also want to present a session, sign up for that as well. Hope to see you there.
Microsoft wants to be sure they get it right with Visual Studio 2010 and .NET4. Feedback they've received from Beta 2 is being listened to and acted upon. In general, the new features are great but work is needed on performance. To that end, the release is being pushed back a few weeks and we'll have a public release candidate available in February. For more details, check out Scott Guthrie's blog post Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Update and Brian Harry's blog post VS 2010 & .NET 4 Public Release Candidate Planned.
I'm a month late following up on PDC but it was a real success in my opinion. I had a great time starting off with Monday's pre-conference hosting an MVP table at the lunch break to discuss the new Visual Studio configurations and deeper integration of ALM. On Tuesday, David Starr and I hosted a Birds of a Feather session "Agile Tales of Triumph, Tribulation, Tools and Teams". The discussion was great and carried over to the adjoining public area afterwards. We literally could have gone all day! Like many of the BOF sessions we had an overflow crowd and some people were turned away because of room capacity. Overall, the BOF sessions were a big success. Thanks to Stuart Celarier, Chris Pels, and Bob Goodearl for a fantastic organizing job.