09 November, 2011

Quarterly Update (Nov 2011) - Iowa Code Camp

Once again the fall edition of the Iowa Code Camp was held at the Des Moines Area Community College (Technology Campus). Thanks to all the sponsors and people who made it happen. Thanks also to the speakers for their efforts.

The talk on features added to C# 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012(?) for supporting asynchronous programming was interesting. Anders Heljsberg seems to be doing a great job of guiding C#'s development. This asynch support that's been added is really high power. I'll bet they've got good patents on the technology, so you might not be seeing this outside of Microsoft for awhile.

By and large the Code Camp was another huge success. You might want to catch it if you're into software or web development at all.

14 March, 2011

Quarterly update

Pycon US 2011 is now history, except for the sprints. I did not attend this year, maybe next year. I'll have to view the videos on-line. That conference grows every year by 150-200 attendees, and seems to be getting quite large. I don't think our local Python group could manage hosting an event of the size its getting to be.

I'm wondering if planning is in the works for a spring Iowa Code Camp. I'm thinking of submitting a proposal for a talk if they're having one.