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!
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Robert, I FINALLY figured out who you were. You have no about page on your blog, picture or anything. If it wasn’t for your powerpoint slide post of full text search I wouldn’t have known it was you!
It was great meeting you and hanging out. I’ll be at DevLink myself. See you there!
Actually I do have an about page, but in the page links it just shows up as “Arcane Code”. I can see how that would get confusing, so I’ve renamed it to “About Arcane Code”. I’ll also add a picture as soon as I have time to slow down and get a decent one.
It was great getting to know you, look forward to see you at DevLink!
Robert / Arcane