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Codemash 2015 recap

Well I have been home for a few days now after Codemash, and I must say it was a good conference. Because it is platform and technology agnostic, the content tends to be a bit thin in certain areas, such as my area of expertise, iOS development. I went to as many iOS presentations as I could, and then filled in the rest of the schedule with a smattering of soft skills talks and presentations on Microsoft technologies.

For me, the highlights were Ravi Desai’s presentation on Swift, and Chris Risner’s push notification presentation. Both of these had lots of good information that I can use at work and in my own projects that I like to putter around with.

BTW, a posthumous Happy Birthday to Captain Beefheart, an underrated performer by anyone’s measure.

Codemash 2014 recap

My second Codemash experience is in the books, and was a great conference. Thanks to Jim Holmes and his staff for all of their hard work and effort.

Mostly, I again attended mobile software development sessions, and this year’s lineup was solid. All of the presenters did very good jobs with their presentations.

My biggest disappointment this year was not being able to stay at the Kalahari Resort, which would have been optimal. As it was, I had to drive back and forth between the Kalahari and my hotel. Maybe next year I will just pony up and reserve the hotel before the conference just so that I can be guaranteed of getting a room there.

BTW, Happy Birthday to Andrea Martin, who was comedy genius on SCTV, and also played Moogie on Star Trek: Deep Space 9.

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.