Orlando Code Camp a Success

Another successful Code Camp organized by .Net User Groups from Orlando, Lakeland and the Space Coast!

SSPX0036_DetShawn did a great job and had pretty much everything under control. Attendance was full, and everyone was happy about the presentations. Here is a picture of him with Master Chief working some overtime as a bodyguard. He was making the keynote opening to the atrium that can be seen in the next picture.

The facilities were great, Seminole Community College was a great SSPX0038environment for the event. Their classrooms were large enough for the groups we had and the projectors handled the presentations seamlessly. The atrium was spacious and allowed for some interesting conversations: technical, business and personal with everyone.

As for my presentations, there were two of them, one was an introduction to programming for Windows Mobile that went great. A lot of people were interested in starting development for the Windows Mobile environment. The other presentation was turned into a great Q&A session where everyone got answers to very specific questions. The reason why it turned into a Q&A session was that I had some issues on my laptop coming back from hibernate mode and it was simply dragging; taking too much time in between slides. That’s when I asked the audience if they would go for a Q&A session on the subject. A great thank you goes to my audience that allowed me to go for that Q&A session and the day was saved… and a decision to finally retire my trusty old Dell Inspiron 9100. I love its screen (1920×1200) but at 4 years old it’s getting flaky and I want to make sure I have no more issues with these presentations. On the other hand, it is about time I migrate all my stuff out of this old XP and into Windows Vista already. No point in delaying the inevitable any more.

If you attended and want to get a download of the presentations (both of them, with their corresponding code samples), please go to the "Links" "SkyDrive (Downloads)" on the right column of this blog.

About Diego Samuilov

Editor in Chief/Founder Diego Samuilov is an executive, consultant, IT strategist and book, e-book and web published author. Diego has worked in Microsoft’s environments since 1990. Since then, he has successfully filled many positions related to the Software Development lifecycle. Having worked as a developer, analyst, technical lead, project lead, auditor and, since 1996 a project manager, manager, director and VP in the Software Development, Server, Desktop and Mobile environments. Diego is very passionate about the software development process, which has played a great part in his skills development. Since the introduction of the first ever PDA (the Apple Newton MessagePad) in 1994 and Windows CE in 1998 he has pioneered and pushed the envelope in the field of mobile software development. He has developed many solutions used in mobile markets, desktop and server environments. He participates in public and private developer community events. He actively collaborates with the community at support forums and blogs. Diego is the author of "Windows Phone for Everyone" available [HERE].