What’s the topic? How about bringing together industry-leading speakers in the Java, Ruby, PHP, and .NET communities for a two-day conference?
The event is CodeMash, and I’m part of the group organizing the event. We’re swinging for the fence: we’re hoping to bring in 400 – 500 folks to attend somewhere between 35 and 40 sessions put on by top-notch speakers.
How’s this for a starter list of keynote speakers: Bruce Eckel, Neal Ford, and Scott Guthrie? We’re also looking to nab one of the top leaders at a certain company which has been the predominant force behind Java. Can’t say more yet because I’m still coordinating with the folks from Sun I mean a certain top company.
The list of speakers will be pretty dang impressive too: think about the weath of riches we’ve got in the region simply in the .NET domain: Brian Prince, Josh Holmes, Bill Wagner, Tim Landgrave, Dave Donaldson, James Avery, and Drew Robbins, just to name a few. We haven’t even begun to hit the Java, Ruby, or PHP folks yet.
This event is going to be tremendous for a great number of reasons. First, who wouldn’t want to hit an indoor water park in the middle of January? Second, the energy at such events is simply stunning. I was at Software Expo several years ago and it was a life-changing event for me. Seriously.
Interested in attending? Our registration site at CodeMash.org will be going live shortly.
Interested in speaking? Look for a call for papers/abstracts to go out very shortly.
This is going to be sooooo cool.