How can I attend the Silicon Valley Code Camp?
Attendance is free, but space is limited so you need to register. Visit our Attendee Registration Page to reserve your spot.
What is Code Camp?
Code Camp is a new type of community event where developers learn from fellow developers. All are welcome to attend and speak.
This Code Camp consists of these points: (1) by and for the developer community; (2) always free; (3) community developed material; (4) never occur during working hours.
Where is Code Camp?
Silicon Valley Code Camp has been always held at Foothill College in Los Altos California. For more details click here.
What can I expect at the Silicon Valley Code Camp?
Two full days of talking about code with fellow developers. Sessions will range from informal “chalk talks” to presentations. There will be a mix of presenters, some experienced folks, for some it may be their first opportunity to speak in public. And we are expecting to see people from throughout the Northern California region and beyond.
Watch this site for more details and schedule as we firm things up.
Is this a Microsoft (or open source, Java, etc) event?
The answer is no (or all of the above depending on your perspective). This is a Silicon Valley developer community event and not any other company's. Everyone is welcome to present so long as it fits the Code Camp guidelines (must be about code somehow, and isn't a direct blatant advertisement for a product or service).
Don't think about Code Camp in terms of what technological faction it caters to... it's not like other events. Think about it as an event where developers convene and share their knowledge and experience. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate!
How do I speak at the Silicon Valley Code Camp?
After you have registered, go to the Sessions page and click on the right side where it says Submit a Session. Enter your proposed description and title. Make sure to assign it some categories, and you will be notified if the topic has been accepted by our speakers panel. We try to have as much diversity as we can.
For more details along with screen shots, here are more details
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are 75 minutes long. The general rule of thumb for a presentation is to have 60 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for questions. This is just a guideline, though; if you need the whole time for your demo, it's your session. Likewise, if you'd like to have an open discussion for the entire time, that's okay too.
We have tried having a slot with shorter-length sessions, but haven't had success. Keep in mind as you estimate the length of your presentation that things will run longer with the give & take (mostly take :) of an audience in the room. An hour goes by very quickly when people are asking questions!
I have my own group, Can I host my group at Code Camp?
Actually, no you can't. We'd be happy to have you register at code camp and come and participate in the activities here, but we are not trying to be a hosting event for other events. If you want suggestions on how to create your meetings, find venues, organize sponsors, provide free food, build a web site, etc., we love to talk about that. Come on out and talk to us but we really don't want to be the hoster of other events.
Who is making Silicon Valley Code Camp happen?
Silicon Valley Code Camp is being organized by growing list of groups and individuals. Visit our Sponsors page for more information about contributors to this event.
Where do I find out more?
CodeCamp Information: email@example.com
Registration: Attendee Registration