Desert Post 2: Codename “Kalahari”
What is CodeMash?
CodeMash is a conference for developers of all platforms to come together and exchange their knowledge, no matter what their choice of language may be. As they say on their site:
CodeMash is all about cross-domain, cross-discipline communication.
The 2009 conference is January 7-9, 2009 and will be held at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.
What do people speak on?
Past presentations included…
- Introduction to Scala
- DSLs in Static & Dynamic Languages
- Putting the Fun into Functional with F#
- Introducing Groovy
- Ruby: Testing Mandatory
- Sharepoint Services: My life with “Kate” MOSS 2007
- RESTful Web Services
- Crash, Smash, Kaboom Course in Python
These are just a few of last year’s presentations. Check out the 2008 sessions to get an idea of what types of topics are presented at CodeMash.
The 2009 Tracks include…
- Rich Clients
- Web Frameworks
- Dev Processes and Methodologies
- Architecture and Design
If you want to present at CodeMash, keep in mind that their deadline for submissions is October 22nd. Whether you’re new to presentations or a veteran, they’re looking to put together a mix, so submit your presentation details today!
What’s this we hear about you and CodeMash?
My buddy Russ has gone to it the past two years, and he’s enjoyed it both years. I didn’t know about it the first year (as I was still out of the realms of influence then), but I missed this year’s CodeMash due to bad timing (and other lame reasons) of my own.
Some of my friends also have gone to CodeMash and constantly remind me that I missed this year’s event. So I will be at next year’s event, to see just what it is that I’ve missed.