SoCal Code Camp Los Angeles is coming up October 15-16 2011 at the University of Southern California. I'll be there, both giving and attending sessions. The two sessions I'm giving are Getting Started with HTML5 and Windows Azure Design Patterns, both on Saturday afternoon (detail below).
Several of my Neudesic colleagues are also giving talks. Robert Altland is covering Mobile web development with HTML 5 and jQuery Mobile. Muhammad Nabell is covering WPF Styling Architecture. Oleksiy Tereshchenko is covering Introduction to functional programming using F#. By the way, we're always looking for top notch developers at Neudesic. If you're going to be at SoCal Code Camp and are interested in working with us, please speak to me or one of my colleagues who are presenting.
Code Camp is a great event, and if you're a developer in the LA area you should seriously consider attending. What makes it great? First off, there's a lot of great information shared about many technology subjects that are hot today. Second, it's absolutely free. Third, it's open for anyone to be a presenter so it's a climate of peers informing peers as well as experts expounding on what they know.
Getting Started with HTML5
Saturday October 15, 12:15pm, SLH-200
Hearing a lot about HTML5 but not sure what it means for web development? Wondering how to get started with it? In this session, David Pallmann will explain the transformation of the front end that's going on with HTML5 and the blurring between web, tablet, and phone applications. You'll see compelling examples, gain insight into where the web is going, and get pointers on how to get started with HTML5 development yourself.
Windows Azure Design Patterns
Saturday October 15, 2:45pm, ZHS-159
David Pallmann, Windows Azure MVP and author of The Windows Azure Handbook, will review Windows Azure architecture and share design patterns for applications, hosting, storage, relational data, communication, network, and security design patterns. He'll also give away a copy or two of his Windows Azure Handbook and point you to online resources and samples.