2016.1 Attendee FAQ


Camper FAQ

Thanks again for supporting our event. This will be one of our biggest and best code camps to date with 700 registrations over 2 days. Here are some details to help you prepare.

Registration

Badges will be required for entrance to the session, dining, and sponsor areas. Please pick up your badge and USB drive at the registration area in the 1st floor building lobby. Once you have your badge, make your way to the sponsor or session areas.

Friday badges work for both days so please save it for Saturday if you are attending both days. No, we can’t replace lost ones!

Hotel and Parking

You are on your own for hotel accommodations. The event parties are real close to the Microsoft MTC so pick a spot near routes 202, 29, and 30. There is plenty of free parking at the Microsoft facility.

Saturday Sessions

The event starts at 8:30 am and ends at 4:15 pm with a closing raffle. There are 5 75 minute sessions with 15 minute breaks: 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, 1:30, and 3:00. Lunch is served on both floors from 12:30-1:30.

Some speakers are quite popular so plan to arrive early for those sessions. There will be no standing room at this camp so you must have a seat. This is very important to comply with fire safety rules. If a room is full, please move on to the next available session or to the sponsor area.

The sponsor area is open all day Saturday so make some time to visit and learn from them. Their generous contributions make this event possible. Some of the sponsors have prize raffles that require a visit so play often!

The closing remarks and raffle prizes are in the main lobby. There will be seating in the lobby with extra chairs on the balcony above. You could win a sponsor prize or the grand prize Surface 4 Pro.

WiFi Access

There is wireless access through the Microsoft guest network but the speakers rely on this for presentations so keep your traffic light. Try and use your smartphone as much as possible.

Web Site Pages

Each speaker has a page with their head shot, bio, and a history of events for the past three years. Here is a sample:

http://phillydotnet.org/speakers/bill-wolff/

The main event page is here with links to each session and speaker:

http://phillydotnet.org/camps/2016-1/

and the session grid is here:

http://phillydotnet.org/campdetails/grid/

Each session has a separate page like this:

http://phillydotnet.org/sessions/fundamentals-of-golang/

These pages are reasonably responsive and attendees can use smartphones to navigate the schedule during the event.

Online Guide

We are paper free this year. Please use the PDN web site for late breaking changes. This has the schedule grid, room maps, and sponsor logos.

Event Parties

There is party at McKenzie’s Brew House. We are renting a large private room in their basement. The Saturday party runs from 5:00-7:00 and is open to all campers. There is room for 125 each night for an open bar and buffet. The Saturday party is sponsored by Infragistics.

Evaluations

Evaluations are done on our web site after the event. Attendees will receive an email with a link at the end of each day. Results will be distributed to sponsors, speakers, and staff two weeks after the event.

Learn and enjoy!