Austin Code Camp 2010 Call For Speakers
When: May 15, 2010 – 8:30 AM – 5PM
Where: St. Edwards University Professional Education Center, Austin, TX
The Austin .Net Users Group is hosting its fifth Code Camp. This one day, community driven conference has grown beyond the Austin community to a regional event with attendees from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas & Oklahoma. Code Camp is for developers by developers, and we need you to help make this year’s event the best ever.
We are looking for presenters and session leaders to help educate the Austin .Net community and beyond. Sessions should be focus on software development practices and techniques that will have an immediate impact.
To make sure that attendees get the most from your session, the length of the session will not be limited to one hour. Your session can be 1, 2, or 4 hours long. This gives you the freedom to dive deep into your subject matter and allow for discussion and dialog with attendees.
We encourage you to think outside of the traditional 1 hour presentation format and be creative with your presentation so that attendees have the opportunity to truly comprehend the topic.
In addtion, help your session audience understand the “Why” of your session. Why would I use this feature, technology , or development practice? (e.g. Why should I use ASP.Net MVC instead of ASP.Net?, or Why should I use the Managed Extensibility Framework – MEF? ). Give you audience a sense of the “Why” for your session.
Code focused presentation – These are presentations that include both a little power point and a lot of code demos. Given the audience that is attending it is important that a large amount of the presentation is focused on code and coding related techniques.
Chalk Talks / Fish Bowl Discussions – These sessions are designed as a facilitated discussion around a developer topic. They are presented as a free form facilitated discussion that leverages the expertise of the presenter and the combined knowledge of the group to explore a specific topic.
Hands-on-labs – St. Edwards has a computer lab available at the facility, so this gives us the opportunity to explore a hands-on-lab option.
No Session Tracks
There will be no defined session tracks. Your topic can be on anything you think will interest .Net Developers (even if it’s not about .Net). Topics can include, but are not limited to:
General Development – This is a track that discusses general best practices for software development not tied to a specific application library or framework. Possible topics would be design patterns, testing strategies, specific language features (LINQ, generics).
Smart Client – This track is designed for topics related to Smart Client related development topics. This includes Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Framework applications, Microsoft Office or mobile devices.
Web Application – This track is designed for topics about Web based development that includes ASP.NET, ASP.Net MVC, Silverlight, AJAX, and Web Services.
Project Management – This track is designed for presentations and chalk talks that include development process fundamentals and project planning activities such as size estimation, requirements gathering, etc.
User Experience — Covers key disciplines that help bring users directly into your process and reap the rewards of effective, efficient and productive technology solutions, including UX Strategy, Usability Testing, Creative Design, Information Architecture and Design Technology.
Database/Data Access Technologies – ORM’s such as Nhibernate and Entity Framework, WCF Data Services, Linq to SQL, SQLCLR, and ADO.Net.
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2010
Sessions may be submitted here http://codecamp.adnug.org
Once your outline is received, we will review and provide scheduling for the selected sessions.
All slides and materials will be stored in the AustinCodeCamp10 google code website.
Once we receive your submission, we will make grant you access to the repository. You must have a Google account to submit your materials.