What an amazing world we live in today. I just went to my first Desert Code Camp ( http://desertcodecamp.com/ ) and it was fantastic! It is great that there is so much tech going on. There was such a wide variety of classes that were put on. I was so impressed with the whole event. From breakfast to dinner they took care of everything and it didn’t cost anything to go to it.
I got to see a great presentation on Ruby on Rails 101 put on by Clayton Lengel-Zigich that taught me more than all of the tutorials that I have done. I also sat in on his HTML5 class ( all of his presentations are at http://bit.ly/i4lozg ) that was equally informative. I am not going to rush out and code everything in HTML5 just yet as our friends at Microsoft do NOT have a browser to support it yet (IE5 supports SOME of HTML5) but it is amazing what HTML5 can do. I just created a form for my companies website using jQuery so that I can require and validate fields and a lot of this is already in HTML5. Not to say that jQuery isn’t great but why re-build the wheel?
How much did I love Desert Code Camp? Enough that I volunteered to help with the next one!