We’ll depart Saturday, April 11th at 2pm, with an ETA into Portland at 5:50pm.
1:40pm Arrive at train station in Seattle to join group for boarding. **
2:00pm Departing Seattle King Street Station (i.e. you better be on the train)
2:10pm We’ll be seated and get setup for…
2:15pm We’ll break into teams of ~4 or so people (or however many of us there are we’ll break out to a reasonable size groups).
2:17pm I’ll announce hacking goals and ideas for the teams and we’ll launch into coding. More information will be announced soon, but suffice it to say we’ll be planning a hack around geo and logistics based solutions! The solutions hacking begins!
– – – much hacking and enjoying of the trip occurs here! 🙂 – – –
5:00pm We announce who’s completed what and we’ll demo and discuss the app awesomeness of what we’ve managed to come up with.
5:50pm or before we arrive in Portland and the fringe fun shall begin.
I’ll have more information posted here along with some other ideas about what the hackfest will include, so stay tuned and also be sure to follow @dotnetfringe, and check out all the speakers to start figuring out your plans!
Ok, so many of the conferences out there you’re going to get fed the company line. You’ll probably experience some odd behaviors and people pushing product on you. If you’ve got the same feeling about conferences as me, and you’d like to experience these things at a conference:
A diverse audience of many different people from many different places.
You’d like to talk to others that are passionate about the future direction of technology and what we can create with that technology!
Listen and watch presenters provide insight to technology, ideas, and spaces that I don’t regularly get to hear about or discuss.
Meet many new friends, build my cohort of coders, and learn from each other.
Have a good time, relaxed, and not under the pressure of being sold things.
…then these conferences are for you. Seriously, I wouldn’t and won’t ever direct anybody to corporate conferences anymore except maybe in super rare occasions. The conferences to attend are the grassroots, community organized conferences like these two! There are too many other truly awesome conferences where the future is being discussed and made RIGHT NOW! There’s a few lined up that I’ll be attending and am currently working with as an organizer. Here’s the top two RIGHT NOW!