Silicon Valley Code Camp: Event Recap

Anand Raja / Monday, October 8, 2012


I attended and spoke at the Silicon Valley Code Camp this past weekend in Sunnyvale, CA.  This is one of the largest Code Camps with over 3,500 registered attendees.   The Foothill College campus was an ideal venue due to the sprawling layout.  Peter Kellner did a superb job of organizing the event.



Microsoft was present to show off their “Microstang.”  Being from Detroit,  I was naturally drawn to this custom ride equipped with Windows 8 and Kinect – quite different from the Mustang that I sported in the 80’s.


I did a new talk: MVVM Distilled- JavaScript.  The talk focused on the fundamentals of the MVVM pattern.  Because most of the attendees were more comfortable with C# compared to JavaScript, I did the first demo in C#.  I then demoed the same application in JavaScript.  I believe that this format helps ease the learning curve for folks getting into the HTML5 / JS stack.

Other speaking topic categories included Mobile Apps, HTML5/CSS, and Testing Frameworks.  If you a developer in the Silicon Valley, I recommend attending the next one.  Whether or not you are focused on the Microsoft stack, there are a variety of sessions for enrichment.