CMAP Code Camp Spring 2013 Is Here!

The Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals (CMAP) is holding its Spring 2013 Code Camp on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at the Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center in Columbia, MD.

The Code Camp will run from 8:30am - 5:30pm with 20-25 awesome sessions covering a wide range of database, software and portal development topics. It's totally free. No gimmicks. No sales pitches. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at no charge while you mingle with your peers.

Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center

Columbia Campus

8890 McGaw Road

Columbia, Maryland 21045

To register for this event, select the registration menu option.

The Code Camp Manifesto

The original code camp was a conglomeration of ideas by many different people across the development community. The idea was simple-provide an off-hours forum for the development community to speak and share ideas for them to come and enjoy. The results continue to astound.

What is a Code Camp?

The answer is actually simple. In order to qualify as an official Code Camp, follow these simple protocols:

  1. By and For the Developer Community
    Code Camps are about the local developer community. They are meant to be a place for developers to come and learn from their peers. Topics are always based on community interest and never determined by anyone other than the community.
  2. Always Free
    Code Camps are always free for attendees.
  3. Community Developed Material
    The success of the Code Camps is that they are based on community content. All content that is delivered is original. All presentation content must be provided completely (including code) without any restriction.
  4. No Fluff – only Code
    Code Camps are about showing the code. Refer to rule #1 if you have any questions on this.
  5. Community Ownership
    The most important element of the Code Camp is always the developer community. All are welcome to attend and speak and do so without expectation of payment or any other compensation other than their participation in the community.
  6. Never occur during work hours
    Code camp recognizes that many times people can’t leave work for a day or two to attend training or even seminars. The beauty of the Code Camp is that they always occur on weekends.