Code camp season has officially begun for me. This past weekend, I attended and presented at the Roanoke Code Camp. I gave my first code camp presentation ever, "What Is This WPF Thing?!" The turn out was awesome, and it sparked a lot of great comments and discussions afterwards. I'm really glad that I'm able to spark people's interest in technologies they might not have heard about.
I also attended Joel Cochran's talk on Expression Blend. I honestly didn't know Blend could do half the things he showed us. Why have I been spending all this time learning XAML?! Afterwards, Kevin Hazzard gave me a personal lesson on Pex and Code Contracts, two technologies I have never looked at before. If you're doing any sort of unit testing, look into Pex. I was amazed at the number of test cases Pex created for a single method, and if I were writing the tests, I would have probably guessed only 3-4 of the 12 it created.
I met a lot of new friends, and had great discussions with current ones. This community is nothing without the people. Big thanks to Robin Edwards for hosting us. I can't wait until next time!
Richmond Code Camp is April 25th, 2009!