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.
Badges will be required for entrance to the session, dining, and sponsor areas. Please pick up your badge at the registration area in the Microsoft 1st floor reception area on Friday. The same badge is used for Saturday. Once you have your badge and sponsor bingo card, 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.
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, 11:30/12:00, 1:30, and 3:00. Lunch is served in two groups on the second floor from 11:15-12:00 and 12:45-1:30. There is some space in the 2nd floor lobby to eat or you can head down to the sponsor area and mingle there. Please, no food in the session rooms but drinks are OK.
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 MPR I & II on the 2nd floor. You could win a sponsor prize or the grand prize Surface 4 Pro, Windows 10 tablet, or Amazon Echo. You need to visit each sponsor table and have them stamp your bingo card (back of the agenda printout). Hand those in as you enter the MPR. Additional standing room will be in the cafe lobby.
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:
The main event page is here with links to each session and speaker:
and the session grid is here:
A simpler phone friendly version of the grid is here:
Each session has a separate page like this:
These pages are reasonably responsive and attendees can use smartphones to navigate the schedule during the event.
Some of the camp activities will stream live this year on Mixer thanks to Rich Ross and Chris Gomez. Check out this link:
and on YouTube next week:
Online Guide + Fancy PWA App
You will get a paper guide this year that is also used for the sponsor raffles. free this year. Please use the PDN web site for late breaking changes. This has the schedule grid, room maps, and sponsor logos. This is the best link for Saturday:
Chris Love is a master at Progressive Web Sites and he is proving an enhanced mobile site for the Saturday sessions. Try this lin to understand how awesome all of this is and to see a linnk for the app:
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 our Platinum partners.
Evaluations are done on Google forms 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.