Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A realization in advance of VT Code Camp 5

This coming Saturday is our fifth Vermont Code Camp!

Those of us involved in the planning are running around engaged in our last minute preparations to ensure this event will be as successful (or more) than our prior 4 camps.  One of the things we do differently from other code camps is engage the whole tech community in our area.  Most code camps are centered on .NET and other Microsoft platforms - while there are BAR Camps and other events for different technology stacks. But Vermont having such a small population we've found that working with as many of the user groups as we can gets a much more robust set of speakers, exposure to different technologies and a wider sense of community.

So we usually provide a hand out listing the various technology user groups in the area.  Today as I was compiling the list I was struck by how vibrant the Vermont technology scene really is.  Here's the list (sorry for the spoiler VTCC5 campers).  It's a page and a half of groups and events that demonstrate Vermont has it going on!

I'm moving onto the next task to prepare for this weekend - but I'm very happy to be part of such a wonderful community.

Oh, by the way, have you registered for VT Code Camp yet?