All Code Camp Sessions have multiple tags (like JSON,Java,C#,XBox,Gaming, etc.). These tags have been used for many years on many many sessions. You can imagine that when you indicate you plan to attend a session (or even that you are interested), you are tacitly telling code camp you are possibly interested in any sessions that might have that same tag in them. Well, we now surface that for you in the Sessions Overview page. If you are logged in and have indicated you plan to attend 1 or more sessions, almost guaranteed, you will now see in purple some suggestions.
Just to Illustrate this point, let’s say you are a first time code camp user. You have just created your account and as an avid game developer you find Bill Crow has a session titled Create a Kinect Powered Personal Robot with Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio You indicate that you plan to attend it by checking that box on the Sessions page.
Notice that you have indicated you want to go to a session that has 7 different tags. C#, Kinect, NET, etc. Now, when you go to the Sessions Overview page, you will see that you have indicated you plan on attending Bills’s session by the words (Plan On Attending) next to his session, and also notice that tens of other sessions have been highlighted including “Introduction to the XBox Kinect SDK from Microsoft” This is because both of these sessions were tagged with Kinect.
Currently, lots of similar sessions are suggested, and since we have lots of general tags like (Mobile), quickly, almost all sessions are suggested. We are working on that and if you’ve got any ideas on how to restrict the choice to make better suggestions, please let us know by commenting below. Maybe together, we can make this really useful.