Another year another South Florida Code Camp!

Final stats...

We had 858 registered with well over 650 (peak instantaneous count was 660). It is pretty clear that there were over 700 attendees who showed up sometime during the course of the day.  We had 60 speakers giving 72 sessions in 12 parallel tracks. Only one speaker was no-show and that was due to a flat tire on a plane in Jacksonville that prevented him from getting to Ft Lauderdale.

A special treat was the filming of the first “Russ TV” with Russ Fustino, Stan Schultes and Jason Beres, overseen by Carl Franklin.

We drank 1000 waters, 800 sodas, over 500 cups of coffee, ate 170 pizzas and used 200 pounds of ice.

Speaker links as I get them:

Thanks to all the sponsors for making this great event happen!

No code camp would be possible without all the great speakers, some local and many who traveled to on their own with no monetary help from us. The entire developer community is grateful to each one!

I'd like to point out the other volunteers who helped make it all look easy! Many of them were speakers as well but I want to make sure they get the credit they deserve.

Scott Katarincic - “Code Camp Volunteer of the year” - created and enhanced web administration pages and managed all the posting of information and images to the website and supported track chairs and others who might have had problems with the main or administration website.

Ed Hill – “Code Camp Special Recognition” - Devry University Professor organized the venue, provided student volunteers, gave presentations, made multiple runs to Costco, received and organized all the material from sponsors and was on the run  all day Saturday during the event.

DeVry Student Volunteers..Ed Hill, Bob O'Connell (another Devry professor) and the student volunteers: Byron Blank,  Michael Cintron,  Lee Culver and George Arredondo all did a great job. They stuffed over 500 goodie bags and helped all day during the event. I’d like to especially thank Byron who came early and stayed late and was a big help all day.

Alex Funkhouser - In  charge of the T-shirts and t-shirt graphics plus organization of the commons for the sponsors and the after party at “On The Border”. Veronica helped me get organized for the wrap-up session and thanks to her too!

We had a lot of track chairs which also made organizing all the speakers sooo… much easier! John Dunagan, Max Trinidad, Jonas Stawski, Vishal Shukla, Scott Klein, Oleg Sych, Randy Patterson, Bill Reiss, Joe Healy, Jeff Barnes, Rainer, Will Strohl, David Hayden, Chuck Hughes, Stacy Draper, Jonas Stawski

John Dunagan aka "ICE MAN" who for the third year in a row drove from Naples to deliver 200 pounds of ice... This year he was also a track chair and speaker!

Mai Nguyen was our code camp statistician and kept a count of each session for the second year. This year I eliminated the “registration/check in” process. With over five hundred people arriving by 8:30 (all 500 bags that were stuffed were gone by then) I decided to take the radical step of eliminating this historical piece of administrivia. The counts are not accurate anyway as there are at least five doors to get in the facility and there is no practical way to monitor. So keeping count in the sessions is a really important activity! Thanks Mai!

Morgan Baker helped organize the un-organized speaker sessions with a spreadsheet that got us launched into the actual scheduling of sessions.

Joe Healy as always was a great support but for the second year he enjoyed watching it happen without a lot of his help. He took a number of videos and if you send photos to him he is going to try a photo-synth

Next year's code camp has tentatively been set for  2/13/2009, the weekend after the Superbowl in Miami for the 10th time!

I’ve posted all my photos on my facebook account – Username: DaveNoderer and on my SkyDrive: . Stay tuned to Joe Healy’s site for additional pictures.

As a special bonus you can order your own Code Camp Speaker Shirt for only $25. I’ll be placing orders soon. There is a pay pal order button on the code camp website: