Austin Code Camp 2009 Was A Ton-O-Fun!

First and foremost – thanks to John Teague and Eric Hexter for organizing such a great event. It was as good, if not better than any of the previous Code Camps. The content was tremendous, the speakers were great, the attendees were passionate and eager to ask questions! Everyone that was there really pulled together a great conference.

My Presentations

My SOLID presentation was probably my best presentation to-date. It was fun, I felt good, and I am honestly overwhelmed by how much positive feedback I received from this presentation. People from all over Texas, and as far away as Arkansas are asking me to do this presentation at their local user groups! I really do feel blessed to been able to deliver this presentation to such a packed room of people – and I’ve seen a few tweets about people that couldn’t even get into the room!

My Decoupling Workflow Presentation went about as well as I expected. It was a little disjoined, I presented some things in the wrong order, and had a hard time keeping the audience interested at times. For those of you who provided feedback on this, THANK YOU! I have some great ideas on how to improve this by restructuring and reorganizing. I sincerely hope that you took at least something away from that session.

Presentation Material

For those of you who are interested in obtaining the presentation materials, you can get them from the Austin Code Camp Subversion repository @ Google code.

Pictures and Video

A recording of my SOLID presentation was made – and I can’t remember the name of the guy who did it! D’OH! I was promised that it would be posted online somewhere – maybe Youtube or something – so that we can share it with the world. If anyone has any pictures or video of this presentation, please contact me ( with info on where it’s posted, or how I can get a copy of it so that I can post it.

A coworker (Michael Adkins) made a few short video clips of my SOLID presentation.

Here are some pictures that I took, and some that my coworkers took with my camera, at #ACC09.

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About Derick Bailey

Derick Bailey is an entrepreneur, problem solver (and creator? :P ), software developer, screecaster, writer, blogger, speaker and technology leader in central Texas (north of Austin). He runs - the amazingly awesome podcast audio hosting service that everyone should be using, and where he throws down the JavaScript gauntlets to get you up to speed. He has been a professional software developer since the late 90's, and has been writing code since the late 80's. Find me on twitter: @derickbailey, @mutedsolutions, @backbonejsclass Find me on the web: SignalLeaf, WatchMeCode, Kendo UI blog, MarionetteJS, My Github profile, On Google+.
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  • I had a great time at your two presentations and look forward to seeing you back in Dallas to present again at NDDNUG. Thanks!

  • Sadly I was not able to be there! Congratulations for your effort folks.

  • Doug Ferguson

    I attended the section on decoupling workflow and found it very engaging. I had some good takeaways from your session which I will be implementing.

    It was worth the drive from Dallas.

    Also, thanks for the Balsamiq license. See you next time!

  • @Karthik and @Doug

    I’m glad you both enjoyed my presentations! It’s always good to hear that, and encouraging to know that the material has value.

    I’m really excited about presenting at the http://NorthDallas.Net user group – my old stomping ground! That was the first user group I was ever a part of, ~5 years ago. I never imagined, at that time, that I would ever have the opportunity to present to that group. :)