Last night, I was out at the Greater Cleveland PC Users Group C#/VB.NET SIG, talking with Sam Nasr about the events that are coming up. It looks like we have a busy summer ahead. Here’s what we’re looking forward to:

Ann Arbor Give Camp

Ann Arbor Give Camp is a weekend for developers, DBAs, architects, and designers to come together and donate their time and talent to non-profit organizations that have projects that need to be addressed. Throughout the weekend, we work on the projects, and at the end of the weekend, we turn over our code to the non-profits to maintain and to use. For more information, check out their site at: If you are in the Cleveland area and want to get together to caravan or possibly work remotely from here, please drop me an email at sarah at codinggeekette dot com so that I can get you the information.


Calling all Python devs! Whether you’re just dabbling with Python or are a hardcore Python programmer, PyOhio is for you. For more information on their planning and event, check out their site at

SQL Saturday

SQL Saturday is supposedly coming to Cleveland in one of the early weekends in August. Allen White, SQL MVP, is leading the way on planning this event. Stay tuned for more details, as I’ll post them as I get them.


If you’re looking to have your mind blown,CodeStock is claiming that they can do it. Some of the things they’ll cover include MVC, ASP.NET, Soft Skillz, XNA, LINQ, TDD, WPF, SQL Server, and WCF. There’s a little something for everyone, so register today and check out CodeStock at:


Calling all Ruby devs! EdgeCase is putting on a conference that covers all things Ruby at the Microsoft Polaris office in the middle of August. You can find out more by checking out their site at:


The devLink Technical Conference is happening August 22nd and 23rd in Murfreesboro, TN. Take the concept of a weeklong conference and squeeze it into two days, and you’ve got devLink. From speakers to exhibits to networking with fellow developers, devLink has opportunities for all. For more information, check out their website at: (Thanks to Jeff Blankenburg for recommending this.)

Agile Summer Camp

What happens when you put a bunch of geeks together to talk tech while being in a low tech area? You get Agile Summer Camp! Spend a weekend camping in Brighton, MI and enjoy talking software development while in the great outdoors. They have a couple cabins set aside, but you can also bring your own tent/RV/camping unit. For more information, check out their website at:

Simple Design and Testing Conference

Geared for agile practitioners, this Open Spaces conference will cover all aspects of design and testing practices, principles, theories, and the like. For more information, check out their website at: (Thanks to Corey Haines for recommending this!)

As you can see, we have a lot going on this summer. I hope to see some of you at some of these events!

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