I attended Seattle Code Camp this weekend. It was a great event. The venue, one of the buildings in the new Microsoft Commons complex in Redmond, was awesome and the logistics/amenities were excellent.
My only complaint is that the sessions were mostly focused on Microsoft technologies (SQL Server, ASP.Net, C#) - there weren't any Java/Oracle specific sessions. Having said that, I did learn something in each session I attended and I'm going to follow-up by writing some jQuery and Ruby code.
Sessions I attended:
Fast… Faster… FASTER! - Ade Miller Using the latest parallel programming features of C#, F# and C/C++ to improve performance.
Mind Mapping by Hand - Justin Bozonier A look at the presenter's maps to understand how to be a more effective note taker.
Ramp Up Your Presentations! - Arnie Rowland How to succeed as an outstanding presenter.
Secure Authentication and Session Management - Don Ankney A look at how you can protect your user’s private data even if the application is compromised.
Dependency Injection and Library Design - Chris Tavares A look at how Dependency Injection can be applied in a library.
A Journeyman Programmer Pilgrimage - Liam McLennan What is the Software Craftsmanship movement? The highs and lows of a journeyman programmer's travels across the country.
Ruby for Newbs - Bobby Johnson A basic look at the Ruby language.