As you have probably guessed by now, I’ve grown to really enjoy speaking at and attending code camps and user group meetings. There are a lot of benefits to being a speaker, but to me one of the biggest is the Speaker Dinner the night before the code camp. In case you don’t know it, there’s usually a dinner the night before most code camps. Admission to the dinner is speaking at code camp the next day.
I got home just a little while ago from the dinner prior to tomorrows (hmm, well today’s since it’s after midnight now) Alabama Code Camp. I got to hang out with some really ultra smart folks tonight, and talk about a wide variety of topics. I know there were at least 4 MVPs there, possibly more since I didn’t know everyone.
Dinner was a mini-education in itself, as I picked up on several new topics. I also got to laugh and hear some great stories. If you have ever thought about speaking at a code camp I would highly encourage you. The rewards are well worth the admission cost!