We want to grow the Milwaukee developer community! By bringing like-minded people together on all things developer related and letting them discuss their past, present and future, we hope that new and amazing things are born. Several of us in the region saw a gap in our metro area because we don't have a larger free conference event to call our own. The vision for Milwaukee Code Camp, along with other Code Camps in surrounding regions, is to be a step up from user groups and meetups. We see ourselves then being a feeder into That Conference, which is a full scale professional developer conference right here in Wisconsin.
We openly welcome all types of technologies/languages/etc at Milwaukee Code Camp. If you are interested in a topic and don't see a session on it, please consider submitting a session. We have plenty of space at UWM for more sessions!
Not online. Sessions are first come first serve. Just show up. If your session is full, consider another session, or even take a break to talk with the sponsors or other people.
No, but we do encourage you to check out other sessions that may interest you or to strike up a conversation and see what cool things people may be doing. Even if you're coming for one session, please sign up so that we can plan things accordingly.
A light breakfast and coffee will be available.
Yes! We'll bring in something like sandwiches or pizza.
Maybe. Please review the sessions you're planning on attending for more guidance on whether a laptop will be used for the presentation. We won't be providing any computers during the conference.
We tried to get free parking in some of the UWM lots, but were not able to do so.
Be sure to check out the Schedule page for exact times, but from a high level the Milwaukee Code Camp will be a full day event with 5 session timeslots, each running about one hour. During each timeslot, we will have several sessions/tracks going on at once. At the end of the day, we'll have a short closing ceremony for any raffle prizes that may be available.
We open check-in about an hour before the first session. You'll need to stop by our registration table so we can check you in. This is important for breakfast, lunch, raffles and accountability. In order to have a safe event for everyone we need to have a good idea of who is actually there.
Once you're checked in then take some time to chat while you head on over to the first session of the day. This is a multi-track event, so it's going to be impossible to catch everything. We encourage everyone to review the schedule and pick the sessions that interest them the most. If there's a topic you've never seen before this might be a good opportunity to get some exposure to it as well.
During lunch, find a group and get to know each other. This is a great opportunity to network with other attendees. Maybe stop by one of the sponsor tables and check them out. After all, they are the ones that make this event possible!
After lunch we resume sessions. If you bring food with you into the rooms, PLEASE be kind and clean up after yourself. To be good guests in the facility we need to leave the place clean! We are our own cleaning crew.
At the end of the sessions we'll gather for a sponsor give-away and final words. This is another reason registration is important. We base the raffle off the registered attendee list and you do need to be present to win.