I’m looking forward to the Silicon Valley Code Camp in Los Altos Hills. There are over 140 sessions planned, with a lot of great topics. If you are anywhere near Silicon valley, I highly recommend you find a way to attend. It’s free, and it goes on all weekend October 3 & 4, 2009.
You can get all the details at the website: Silicon Valley Code Camp
I’ve been to a number of Code Camp events in Southern California. This will be my first time at the Silicon Valley event, but from the looks of it, it’s going to be a great weekend.
I’m giving two talks with Llewellyn Falco: Code Excellence for the Average Programmer, and Unit Testing the Easy Way.
The Code Excellence talk is a demonstration showing how you can get control of your code using simple techniques that guide the way to maintainable and extensible code, and can lead to a quality code design. These techniques have been used by us to bring out of control projects into a manageable condition – the rules and practices we follow can be used by anyone, are easy to do, and lead to code that is a pleasure to work on. We’ve given this talk all over Southern California, and no one has died yet.
Unit Testing The Easy Way: Most people have already discovered that code is easier and faster to write with unit tests. But writing those tests can take a lot of time and effort. Come learn how to write tests quickly and easily, so you can get on to what we really want to be doing: coding. This is a very lively presentation that is a lot of fun. Llewellyn has been doing this talk all over the place, including at the Agile 2009 conference in Chicago where it was very well received. This is my first time helping out on this talk, so it might be a lot of fun to watch me crumble under the pressure. Don’t miss it.
If these don’t interest you, there will be plenty that will.
So be there, October 3rd & 4th, 2009.