CampJS is a go!
It will run from Friday October 19th to Monday the 22nd.
We're holding it at this amazing location <http://www.koonjewarre.com/> in
the Gold Coast hinterland. Food, beds, beer will all be provided. Unlimited
beer. It will be epic. Here's some pics from the most recent railscamp we
had the same venue <http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/railscamp/Timeline>, it
was really awesome. We had a different location semi-booked for campjs, but
we loved this venue so much we decided we simply had to move campjs there.
And it was done.
If you've never been to a camp like this, you're totally missing out.
Basically, everyone just sets up in a space and starts hacking on whatever
they want, or not hacking at all. It's very casual and the idea is to just
do whatever you want. People will give talks, some people with play games,
it's whatever you want it to be. Want to build an app in 72 hours? Do it.
Want to teach people stuff? Do it. Want to learn new stuff? Do it. Want to
just have a good time and talk to a bunch of awesome people over some
drinks? Do it. Man, I look forward to these camp events all year. They kick
the ass off regular conferences simply because you get a chance to
genuinely connect with interesting people and learn something. So good. You
must come. It's the best.
Anyway, we intend on slightly deviating from the formula of Railscamp by *
pre-organising* some hands-on workshops to be held throughout the camp. This
means people getting together in a room and constructing a small demo app
under the guidance of someone who actually knows what they're doing.
Actually using that technology with someone smart there to guide you and
answer questions should hopefully get many people over that painful, slow
initial hurdle of learning a new technology.
"a simple crud app in express using middleware" or
"a mongo backed, searchable logging tool"
"a custom repl for your application"
Anyone who is keen to give a workshop, please either contact me on twitter<http://twitter.com/secoif>,
apply using this form thingo<http://campjs.wufoo.com/forms/hold-a-workshop/>
or simply reply to this post. I'd love to be able to provide discounted
tickets for anyone who giving workshops, but we're still sorting out camp
sponsorship so that's TBA. Hopefully we can do so! On that note…
If you'd like/love to sponsor CampJS, please get in touch with me directly,
secoif at gmail and we can fix you up!
- Tim Oxley