Almost Locked and Loaded For Code Camp V6. It’s Friday, 25 Volunteers Here For You!

We’ve been working now for about 90 minutes getting ready for the big event.  The weather is awesome and promises to be that for the weekend.  In the past 6 years, we have had one rainy code camp and that was plenty.  I have sneaked off to the campus library so I don’t have to write this on my phone.  I plan to put all the pictures here, then schedule them to be tweeted over the next couple hours.  If you read this, you will be ahead of the curve!


Daniel, our Foothill College Staff Helper leaning on 1 of 2 palettes of cups from 10gen.  They always give away cups at shows so we could hardly so no.  The stats:  1100 Pounds, 1500 cups.  Big old truck.



I hope everyone likes water.   6000 bottles!  Our plan is to keep ice buckets in our sponsors tables and if attendees want water with their food, guess where they have to go.  I hope it’s not to burdonsome.  After all, the event is 100% and the goodies (including the water) are paid for by our generous sponsors.



Preparing the assembly of attendee bags.  We have 2000 attendee bags that will stuff with stuff from 11 Platinum sponsors.  30 seconds a bag, 8 volunteers at this task, you do the math.



Some accessories for our 500 Pizza’s and sandwiches.



@tammybaker123 guarding the DevExpress attendee bags.  90 or so per box, 25 boxes.



Alan and Peter guarding the door (from what I’m not sure)



Me!  Give me my camera back.  I have important work to do!



Drove the Prius in with one load. Did not run over any students.  No one seem to care.



Attendee Bag assembly line ready to go.




Shirt Factory.  Besides all the shirts vendors bring, we buy very nice collared embroidered shirts for our speakers and staff.  Volunteers get a very nice T-Shirt with a custom code camp design.


Well, I better get back (not that anyone misses me)

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13 People have left comments on this post

» Mike said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 08:10:34 }

There should be a comment here that says THANK YOU to all of you who make this happen every year. Love it, and I keep coming back (this is my third I think, or maybe fourth). My Mom did teach me my manners, so thanks again for putting in all the work and love that makes the show go on yet again. You rock!

» Will Quintero said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 08:10:29 }


» Joseph Simon said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 09:10:05 }

Thanks for the great work!!!

» LK said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 09:10:10 }

Thank you, guys! Your work is appreciated a lot!

» Peter Kellner said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 09:10:18 }

Yes! The volunteer help, volunteer speaker, and volunteer staff are all very much appreciated. I should never be in too much of hurry to say thank you so, thank you! No excuse.

» Shahid said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 09:10:03 }

I must say Thanks a lot. Great work. This is my first time to attend this event and i’m excited for that. Next time i’ll be glad to become part of volunteer team. Thank You Very Much Guys.

» Deirdre Moore said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 09:10:55 }

Thanks to all who organized this. You guys are awesome.

» Cathy Luu said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 10:10:45 }

Wow! That’s a lot of preparation. Thank you, Peter, for organizing the event and thank all the volunteers too.

» thurberdog said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 10:10:29 }

Thanks for keeping the valley alive, giving back and helping those of us that are still on are way to fame, perhaps fortune.

» Adarsh said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 10:10:22 }

You guys are awesome! This year will be my 2nd year and last year was simply fantastic and very educational!

» Rick Archibald said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 10:10:35 }

Thanks for helping make this possible! It’s my first CodeCamp, and I’ve heard a lot of great things about it. I invited a couple of my colleagues, and one or both of them will be attending this year as well!

» Gail Rubino said: { Oct 7, 2011 - 11:10:14 }

Can’t wait to volunteer

» Chirag Parikh said: { Oct 8, 2011 - 03:10:13 }

Thanks for all the good work. I have attended the last two years and it was great. Unfortunately this year I missed the event but I am sure it will turn out awesome. Best of luck!!