Like the creators of Codemania say, if you care about your career and your profession; if you want to be educated and entertained, you need to be at Codemania. We whole heartedly agree with this, which is why we’re sponsoring the event this year.
The idea for Codemania was born in the minds of two passionate devs in Auckland New Zealand, when they saw the need for a local conference that would have talks from globally acknowledged leaders in their fields about a wide range of technologies. Codemania 2013 couldn’t have any wider a range – with the Agenda covering everything from Backbone.js to language type systems.
Codemania first kicked off in 2012, and was hugely successful with talks from the likes of Phil Haack and Michael Koziarski to a crowd of 280 attendees. The criteria for the event? “It would need to inspire us to become better and importantly it would need to be local and affordable“, said Ian Randal, co-founder of Codemania.
“In October we put on a mid-year event called Codemania after-dark featuring 4 fabulous local speakers and the Software Journeyman himself, Corey Haines. We’re really looking forward to Codemania 2013 – the speaker line up is looking awesome, we have booked a world-class venue to match the event and early-bird registration is now open!”
This years speakers include Paul Betts, Glenn Block, Brandon Keeper, Philip Laureano, Amy Palamountain, Aaron Powell, Ivan Towlson and Darren Wood. That’s a lot of talent in one day – you should get yourself a ticket, like, now!
Follow the action here on twitter for more Codemania related updates, and general awesomeness :-)
So you’ve probably heard of Charles Petzold – he’s kind of a big deal! You know the dude that gets referred to as ‘the father of Windows programming, and has been spotted in a Windows 8 basket ball uniform recently…
This well known “Father of Windows Programming” and author of the 6 editions of Programming Windows, among many other publications, will be speaking to our lucky friends at the V_Next OC user group on February 12th. Mindscape are also providing software prizes to the attendees to add to the excitement.
Charles Petzold will be speaking on the exploration of analog vs. digital computation, and of course will be signing copies of his most famous book for his avid fans.
Global Day of Code Retreat. You may have heard of it – it’s all about practicing the basic principles of software development and design without the deadlines, and just having to ‘make do’ in order to get things done.
On Saturday, December 8, 2012, hundreds of open and free Code Retreats will be taking place all over the world (albeit, in varying time zones), and thousands of avid coders will have the chance to focus on the fundamentals of modular and object-oriented design.
Mindscape are a proud sponsor for the Wellington Kiwi Code Retreat this weekend, making sure attendees are well fed – so they can concentrate on writing perfect code for a day.
This full day of focused practice involves 6 sessions where coders work in pairs to improve skills while programming under certain conditions in any language of their choice. The theory of this method is that the more perfect code is practiced, the cleaner it will become in every day practice which minimizes the cost of change over time. Code Retreat’s founder, Corey Haines, explains it all in this rad talk.
You can follow the event here on twitter, using this as the hash-tag #gdcr12.
Bring on Conway, and his game of life!
In November Mindscape are sponsoring not one, but SIX events in Peru.
Yeah, you heard right – INETA Latin America is hosting an event in Peru in a few weeks, and Mindscape are providing sponsorship for all 6 of the locations. A MS MVP from Spain (Guillermo Som, aka. “El Guille”) will be presenting, and is touring Peru to give talks in 6 major cities.
Guillermo is the author of a popular Spanish-language programming website, which was started in 1996 . He also: