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Charlotte Code Camp – Spring 2009

I flew to Charlotte from my home near Pittsburgh to attend the spring code camp this year.

When I arrived I found out that a Pete Mourfield was not going to make it in time to give one of his presentations. Brian Hitney suggested that I do a presentation at the last minute to fill in. I took the dare and agreed to do a presentation on MGrammar — something I had been checking out for about a week. I had about 50 minutes to prepare. In that time I downloaded the Oslo bits over the slow wifi at the school and installed them on my laptop. I had no slide deck and I had very little idea of how I would procede.

I managed to give a fairly fun presentation and got some great reviews in the process.

You can find some photos of the event on flickr.

Charlotte Code Camp

I just got a moment to settle down and write a quick bit about the Charlotte Code Camp. It was a great experience despite the fact that I really only got to watch two presentations. Bill had a pretty cool presentation on speech server. Todd Fine (a Microsoft Regional Director) had a pretty cool presentation on Avalon. I have to say that every time I see this stuff I get very excited about the future of programming.

My presentation went over pretty well. I was hoping to have a larger crowd, but what do you expect when you are giving your presentation at the same time as Maxim Karpov , Doug Turnure, and Bill Ryan ? However, I was very surprised to see several evaluation forms with my code access security presentation picked as their favorite topic. Ibll be posting the presentation slides and source code on my blog here in a few days.

While Ibm thinking about it, if anyone is going to be in the Greenville, SC area on May 17th, we really need a GREAT turnout to the Microsoft MSDN event or we wonbt have Microsoft coming to town again. We need a turnout of 100 and we currently have just over 50 registered. We need about 130 registered to meet our goal and we only have a little over two weeks to do it! Please spread the word, we need attendance!