Thursday, December 20, 2007

CodeMash - Preview

For those of you who haven't heard, there is a new conference in town, CodeMash. Almost literally 'in town' for those of us in NorthEast Ohio. For an area that doesn't have a DevCares event (yes, I'm bitter about that) and who even get skipped by MSDN Events sometimes (thanks Bill), this is an incredible opportunity right in our backyard.

One of the wonderful things about this conference is that the presenters and participants are not (all) completely locked into a particular technology but are willing to branch out and see what is cool regardless of who builds it. In today's technology world of here today and de-listed from NASDAQ tomorrow (small inside joke there, Dave) it's always important to know what's coming up next and what it's capabilities are.

Another great thing about this conference, it's not sponsored by a single tech company but by several. There are going to be speakers from Microsoft, Adobe, Google, national and local consulting firms as well as a bunch of other people you've probably heard of. Last year they even had ScottGu, wow.

So anyway, It sounds like a cool conference and I hope to learn some cool stuff there. Oh, and I didn't post this just to possibly win an ultra-cool swag bag from Jeff Blankenburg, honest :).

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