The agenda for CodeMash is finalized and it’s loaded with amazing stuff regardless of the language or platform you’re currently involved with.
Looking to learn more about what’s happening in .NET? Look up the sessions on Smart Clients, Closures in C# 3.0, Data-Driven Applications with LINQ, or Tips and Tricks for ASP.NET 2.0 and AJAX.
Want to find out things on some of the “newcomer” languages you’ve not explored yet? Check out the sessions on Enterprise Python Architecture, Rails and Ruby Introduction, or Caffienated PHP. (And some of those languages are older than Java, BTW…)
What about you folks who are happy with the language you’re in and aren’t interested in expanding that envelope? Then you need to attend larger-scope talks on design, architecture, and methodologies from great minds in the industry. Check out the keynotes and sessions like Lean Software Development, Beyond Test Driven Development, Source Code Management with Subversion, and The Productive Programmer.
The conference fee is $149 and rooms are $88 per night. That’s an insanely cheap price to hear folks like Neal Ford, Scott Guthrie, Bill Wagner, and Bruce Eckel talk.