This was my 6th year at Codemash.
Neil Fords’ keynote on Presentation Patterns was mind expanding. No really, presentations. Who knew?
Jen Myers made a compelling presentation on why designers are important to software development.
Roslyn is the code-name for Microsoft’s rewrite of the C# compiler. Why? It provides a way to add an API for tooling and for compiler as a service type functions. Their tool of choice for performance issues? Event Tracing for Windows. These guys really do dog food.
I ran an Open Spaces talk on Nancy. I really like this MVC framework for ASP.Net. It takes all of about 20 minutes to grok it. I also found I suck at explaining it to others.
Breakfast was almost entirely devoid of non-protein substances. Somehow, I didn’t mind.
Brian Prince’s blue-ish hair dye was not a fun and last years green. Orange would have matched the orange hoodies that were a decided upgrade from the usual T-shirts.
One of the game rooms was setup to play Artemis, a real-time 5-person spaceship simulator game. Each team member is given a role like Captain or Navigator. I was the Engineer. Bad things happen if you let the warp-core overheat.
My favorite door decoration was all black and said, “The Bacon is a Lie”. It wasn’t, especially with honey mustard.