The first Code Stars Summit
, offering in-depth sessions taught by the very best SV Code Camp
speakers, starts soon, and you can help make it a success. All we ask is two things: 1) Tweet one of our workshops including the tag #CodeStarsSummit
, 2) Either follow our twitter account
or, post about Code Stars Summit to any social media more than two weeks before the event. You’ll automatically be entered to win a cool gadget. In just a few seconds, you’ll be helping get the word out about Code Stars Summit — and who could not use some cool stuff?*
- IPad Mini
- Galaxy S4
- Windows 8 Phone
- Free Pass To Any 2014 Code Stars Workshop
- $500 Visa Gift Card Below are sample tweets for each of our workshops ready to go (just click on them and you will be taken to a browser with a readymade tweet you can use or modify).
Code Stars Summit is all about getting top workshop content for our attendees at reasonable prices and helps make sure that Silicon Valley Code Camp is always free. Please help us make it as successful as Code Camp and, as always, your support is very much appreciated.
PS: As a special thank you, we are offering a 10% discount to past attendees of Silicon Valley Code Camp. Just use the Referral Code: SVCCa7x10
PPS: If you are a meetup organizer, please reply to this email. We have a special promotion for meetups we can discuss offline.
*Winner chosen randomly and has the choice of one of the items on the list
Hi Code Camp Attendees,
We are very excited to announce a brand new conference happening in March
titled Code Stars Summit
idea is to bring the best speakers (and beyond) to a workshop only event.
Just deep dives into what those speakers specialize in. Theme: “When
two days is just not enough” referring to SV Code Camp’s
hundreds of 75
minute sessions. At Code Stars Summit deep dive and learn! Our
goals are simple:
- Top Presenters
- From Code Camp’s Highest Demand Sessions
- Ultimate Environment For Learning
- Deep Dives Only
As this is our first year, the plan is to keep it intense and focussed. So
far we have:
We need help getting the word out. If you know of any companies
with training needs, please forward this email. Join the excitement! We
are just getting started.
Silicon Valley Code Camp is almost here; we have 231 presentations and 4,500 registered attendees! Registration starts at 8:30 AM Saturday morning. Parking Lots #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6 are paid for by our sponsors so you do not need to pay $3 in those lots. All other parking at Foothill requires a fee and Foothill police will ticket if you do not have a pass in those lots. Also, please remember that the beltway around Foothill College is one-way so if you pass us, keep going around the circle and come back.
Follow the arrows on the paths and sidewalks to the registration desk to pick-up your name badge and Saturday Lunch ticket.
We will have printed copies of the schedule, but you can help us out by printing and bringing the following PDF files, they contain the session schedules for both Saturday & Sunday.
Track sessions and information can be found on the web at Tracks
As guest of Foothill for the 8th year in a row, the college has asked us to be particularly careful of the following two things. 1) There is no eating or drinking in any of the classrooms and 2) In the class rooms that have computers, it is OK to use those computers to browse the internet but not to either disconnect the cables or install any software either from the web or USB. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this.
See you Very Soon!
SVCC needs your help. This year’s event is bigger and better than ever and we need more helping hands to make things run smoothly. Volunteering has so many benefits, the chance to meet and work with others like you, that feeling of goodness knowing you are contributing to our technology event, plus you’re invited to attend the speaker appreciation dinner on Saturday and you’ll get a cool T-shirt. All this for just a couple hours of your time.
Our procedure this year for volunteering is the same as the past two years. If you want to volunteer, you need to update your registration/profile
page and let us know you are interested in volunteering. Then, after that, simply go to our “Select a Job”
page and pick what suits your schedule and interest.
This registration page
requires you to check the box at the bottom to volunteer, as well as put a contact mobile phone number that we can reach you on at the event itself. Then, after you have updated your registration, go to this page: Volunteer For Job
and pick the job(s) you are interested in doing.
Most of the jobs are 1 hour with a 15 minute overlap to train the next volunteer. A few jobs are longer 1.5 hours. We’d really appreciate volunteers who can handle 2 slots (back-to-back on Registration, which would effectively be about 2 hours).
See you Very Soon!
Best Regards,Peter Kellner
Silicon Valley Code Camp Coordinatorhttp://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com/
Mobile Session Viewer And Planner: http://svcc.mobi/
*BTW, our schedule
is live! If you have not picked your sessions, please login in and do so asap.
Screen Shot Of What You Need To Update On Your Registration Page
Our code camp schedule is live! It’s important that you pick your sessions as soon as possible so we can be sure to put the most popular sessions in the largest rooms. You now have two ways to choose the sessions you plan on attending.
The first way, is to use the new sessions page
, and while making sure you are logged in, click on the interest button to toggle your interest intent (interested, not interested or planning on attending). Remember, you can be interested in multiple sessions at any given time slot, but the system will only let you have one session with the intent to attend. You can of course go to any session you want once you arrive at the event. We just use these numbers for capacity planning purposes. The second way to choose sessions is to use the session planner tool
Finally, to see your personal schedule (as well as print it), the very popular Session Overview
is back. From this screen, you can see and print all the sessions you have selected. You can see examples of all these pages below. As always, thanks for your support of code camp and we look forward to seeing you all in a 17 days!
It’s really awesome to see such great tracks coming this year. It’s a lot of work for the track organizers to pull all these great speakers together, but 100% worth it! We now have the following tracks up on the site.
C++ and C++11
HTML5 ARIA, Mobile Apps By Intuit Development teams *NEW
SQL Server Developers and DBAs by PASS *NEW
And, we still have tracks to come (Sencha, Google, Java, Career,Kids and one more track from the PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) guys).
This year, we have more rooms than ever before with the addition of the new Foothill College Physical Sciences building. Make sure you tell all your coding friends to come. It’s going to be epic!
Silicon Valley Code Camp Coordinator
Email Sent To All Attendees Follows:
Today, we are announcing our first two published tracks, C++ and Azure. As in years before, our tracks are specially prepared by industry experts to make sure that the experience you get from attending these tracked sessions is second to none. Both tracks include world renowned speakers presenting state of the art material. To see other tracks as we publish them, visit our tracks page. To hear about them as they are announced, follow us on Twitter @sv_code_camp.
Just a small housekeeping announcement. We really appreciate (and need) all the volunteers we can get. Last year we had over 200, each contributing at least 2 hours and becoming the proud owners of the Silicon Valley Code Camp TShirt as well as having the opportunity to attend our speakers, volunteers and sponsors appreciation barbeque dinner Saturday night of code camp weekend at the college. We would love for you to join our elite crew of volunteers. If you think you might be interested, make sure to login to the code camp site and on your registration or profile page, select the box letting us know you can help. We will contact you a week or so before the event with more detailed instructions and also let you choose the time slot and job you want to help with.
Things are moving well with only 46 days to go before camp. Can’t wait to see everyone again.
Today is our public preview of our new SV Code Camp mobile app. We need to make sure it is up to the job as we get closer to camp and would really like feedback. It’s an Web App for mobile that works best on new smart phones, specifically, IOS, Android and Windows 8. On other phones (Windows 7.5, older IPhones and Android devices it is not very functional). The URL is really easy.
Aside from doing things like letting you select your session interest on mobile now, you can also view all the sessions by the top tag (category) associated with the session. At the moment, the mobile app is the only way to view sessions by the top tag. Try logging in anonymously or with your code camp credentials and pick the sessions you are interested in. To see how it will work with session times and rooms once we assign them, go to the “info” page on the app and change to viewing a previous year, then make sure to go to the “filters” and change the sort to time or room. And, don’t forget to check out the new “Tag” sort from the filters page also. That only works for this year since 2013 is the first year we are introducing the new top tag per session.
Below are some screen shots of the new app waiting for you.
Last year at this time we had less than half of the currently listed 122 sessions. We almost missed having Douglas Crockford for year number 8 but to our good fortune, his Europe plans changed and he is again hear for his 8th year in row!
As part of our new web site design, we’ve created a brand new Spread The Word badge that we would very much appreciate you posting on your blog, internal or external company web sites, or any social network that will take it.
Attracting world class speakers is something that all you attendees make happen so please please please, help us spread the word. All you have to do is go to the page: SpreadTheWord, copy the html from the text box and put it on your site. You can see an example of what this looks like below:
We are actively seeking Track Organizers and Sponsors for code camp. Not all sessions at camp are tracked, but for those that are it’s important we have key people make sure those tracks have consistent high quality content. If you are interested in being an organizer, please let us know.
As always, thanks for everyone’s awesome support. We succeed every year because of the big efforts of our great speakers, sponsors and of course you attendees. And, of course, please make sure you are registered by logging into the site, going to your profile page and making sure you have checked the days you plan on attending. Then, choose the sessions you are interested in by going to the sessions page.