You probably never knew that Robots Hate Stickmen, but it just so happens, they do! How do I know? Well at my last So Cal Code Camp session on creating XNA Games on Windows Phone 7, I left it up to the audience to draw the art for the hero, for the villain, and for the projectile in an XNA game we built on the fly. The hero turned out to be a robot, and the villain was a stickman. I guess the session should have been about twice as long because we didn’t get through as much of the game development as I would have liked, but I have finally gotten around to cleaning up (and completing) the code for the game.
Have you ever gone to a Code Camp? Don’t let the "camp" word scare you. We don’t sleep in tents and sing kumbaya. We don’t camp. What we do is attend great sessions, on cool technology, given by great folks! FOR FREE!
The first time I went to a Code Camp was the SoCal Rock & Roll Code Camp in Fullerton last year. I was blown away with the breadth of content, the caliber of the speakers, the energy of the event and the pure dollar value of the experience. The most amazing thing about it was that it was 100%, no strings attached, amazingly, FREE! Did you hear that? FREE! I am now a lifer. These are true community events, put on by the community for the community.
Many of the people that speak at Code Camps (including this one) are the same people you would pay to see at PDC, Tech Ed, MIX, whatever. Take a look yourself at the list sessions & speakers.
If you are anywhere near Fullerton, CA (And by near, I mean within a 400 mile radius), you owe it to yourself, to come check out the SoCal Code Camp.
Ok, here they are. If you attended my sessions you know they are more demo than slides so it is questionable how much value you can get from the decks themselves, but people asked and I promised so here they are. I would like to do screen captures of these and hope to do that soon. If and when I get that done I will post links on the blog.