Code Camps are a one or two day free event where developers come together to share their knowledge with each other in a relaxed yet energized classroom environment. There are no fees for admission or sales pitches – really no pressures at all. Take an opportunity to learn from, get inspired by and share with your peers by attending a Code Camp near you.
The Code Camp Manifesto
In December of 2004, Thom Robbins published The Code Camp Manifesto. In it he outlined the following requirements for Code Camp as developed by the development community:
- By and for the development community
- Always free
- Community developed material
- No fluff – only code
- Community ownership
- Never occur during work hours
Dates and Locations
There are several active Code Camps that are scheduled in different locations across the United States. A full list of active Code Camps can be found on the locations page of this website. Typically each Code Camp will conduct one or two Code Camps a year at a university or Microsoft facility in the area. In the spirit of Code Camp, please feel free to comment on the locations or send me feedback to incorporate into the rest of the website.
Since Code Camps are organized by developers, any topic of interest to the developer community is encouraged to be presented. Each individual Code Camp has a process for submitting and scheduling proposals submitted by the developers.
A small sample of topics presented at recent Code Camps include:
- Server-side Web development technologies and language best practices (e.g. ASP.NET, C#, F#)
- Server hosting technologies (e.g. Windows Azure)
- Project management methodologies (e.g. Agile)
- Programming methodologies (e.g. test-driven development, MVC)
- Mobile development
Visit a local Code Camp website for more information.