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Codemash conference recap

I have been back now a few days from my first ever Codemash experience, and I can say without a doubt that it was a great conference. Thanks to Jim Holmes and the army of volunteers and presenters that made the conference a rousing success.

I tried to attend mobile sessions since that is my primary focus here at My Service Depot, and the sessions were for the most part very informative. The highlight of the conference for me was Jon Skeet‘s presentation on abusing the C# compiler in Visual Studio. The room was standing room only literally seconds after the presenter before Jon got done with his presentation. Also, I attended both of Chris Risner‘s presentations on Windows Azure Mobile Services, and found them to be impressive, certainly worth a look for some of the ideas that I have floating about in my conscious.

Unfortunately, the lowlight of the conference had to be the line at the bacon bar. I suspect that could have been done a bit better than it was, as I really wanted to attend a session at that time instead of standing in line waiting to get bacon.

BTW, Happy Ratification Day to all my fellow U.S. citizens.

Codemash 2013 Wednesday Pre-compiler

Well this is my first time attending the Codemash developer conference at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. I must say that this is a very nice conference considering that it is not taking place in Seattle or California.

For the morning session, I attended the HTML5 talk, and in the afternoon, I attended the Android talk. Both talks were very informative. And I especially like the bacon wrapped potatoes that they serve for breakfast.

BTW, happy birthday to Michael Schenker, one of my favorite rock guitar players.