Many of you know that I’ve participated in many Code Camps over the last year, both as a speaker and as an attendee. The one thing that I’ve noticed is that there seems to not be a lot of resources for planning and organizing a code camp, which leads to very different experiences for speaker signup, schedule planning, etc.
Jeffrey Palermo just announced a new open source project hosted on GoogleCode that promises to do just that. CodeCampServer is a free, open source Code Camp management web application built on the ASP.NET MVC Framework.
The project is just getting started, but I hope it is able to turn into the premier resource for all things related to Code Camp. A few things that I hope to see from it are providing an easy and consistent way for:
- speakers to signup
- attendees to signup
- organizers to manage the schedule (and publish it as both an RSS feed and in ical format)
- people to find different code camps