It’s Monday following the conclusion of CodeMash 2009, and I have to say it was the best CodeMash to date. The PreCompiler went off really well and seemed to achieve its goal, namely giving folks some building blocks for the regular conference. The conference itself went off really well: there was an incredible amount of energy throughout the venue, everyone seemed to be getting the content they wanted to get, and no major emergencies of any sort.
There’s plenty of buzz around CodeMash on Twitter and the CodeMash Google Group, so I’d encourage you to keep your ears open around those spots. Also, keep an ear out for the .NET Rocks podcast which should post shortly – Leon Gersing, Jesse Liberty, Josh Holmes, and James Ward had an utterly amazing, passionate discussion that could have easily lasted two hours.
CodeMash Families and KidzMash continued their explosive growth, something which is really personally fulfilling to me. I count that aspect of CodeMash as important, perhaps even more important, than the conference itself. Come to CodeMash, learn lots, and have some amazing time to connect with your family. That’s particularly important to me because of my priorities for family/life mix.
Many thanks to all who helped CodeMash 2009 be such a great success: staff, sponsors, speakers, and most of all the attendees and their families!