Roanoke Code Camp Recap

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!

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