I've been to several Codemash conferences and highly recommend them. In this Codemash-Part One blog post, I will share tweets from before and during the first part of Codemash 2015, along with my photos from the entire event. Codemash-Part Two will contain tweets from my last day, and after the event, along with a list of other Codemash blogs. I will also share some of the resources from conference sessions I attended.
My goal is to share some of the flavor of the event and some some of the useful information developed for the conference. There are over 300 tweets/retweets regarding @Codemash. Be sure to take a moment to review them. Some reflect the unique humor that develops when you gather such a large group of creative people together. Other tweets provide links to useful technology resources, and blog posts developed for Codemash 2015.
Here are my "January 7-9, 2015 - Codemash 2015" photos from the three days of Codemash:
Pre-Codemash Tweets & Retweets
Please note the following in the pre-Codemash tweets:
- New in 2015, the recruitment of STEM college students as volunteers to assist as proctors and in other support roles. They added great value to the event this year.
- Sponsorship success!
- Codemash Ticket Sale Day - F5... F5... F5... F5...
- Pre-event excitement!
CodeMash tweets before event
CodeMash is opening up our call for volunteers to college students today. Check out the details : http://t.co/rgS3KE5kcB— Brian H Prince (@brianhprince) September 26, 2014
A lot of Sponsor activity for #CodeMash! We're now sold out of Gold booths and only have a few platinum/adamantium levels remaining.— Greg Huber (@greghuber) September 29, 2014
Ready for #Codemash!! Registration for alumni opens on Oct 1st. Oct 8 for general public.— Johannes Setiabudi (@setiabud) September 25, 2014
10/1/14 CodeMash Alumni Ticket Sale Day
I should run this by the committee first, but ... IF Alumni tickets sell out today, the whole staff will color their hair orange.— codemash (@codemash) October 1, 2014
Please RT. There was a glitch in the matrix. The alumni ticket email says 3:05 EST. It's a lie. The tickets open up at 3:15 EST. /EOM— codemash (@codemash) October 1, 2014
The internet is slow today. Is that people downloading Windows 10, or trying to get tickets to CodeMash? Tickets up @ 3:15 pm Ohio time.— codemash (@codemash) October 1, 2014
Uh-oh...spider-sense is tingling! #codemash tickets soon!— Jonathan Danylko (@jdanylko) October 1, 2014
116 alumni tickets left. the pace is slowing down. last year it took a week to get to this point.— Brian H Prince (@brianhprince) October 1, 2014
Bacon, bacon, bacon, beer, board games… And 4 days of code #codemash. I’ve got the golden ticket— Josh Gretz (@joshgretz) October 1, 2014
How many other nerds just huddled around a table together to buy their #codemash tickets?— Heather Buchel (@hbuchel) October 1, 2014
350 tickets sold in one minute. And 11,000 visits in the past 30 min.— codemash (@codemash) October 1, 2014
The alumni ticket zerg rush on the ticket site. That is a steep slope. pic.twitter.com/dhzOvLRgBu— codemash (@codemash) October 1, 2014
75 alumni tickets left. not bad. Alumni usually take a cool week to sell out.— codemash (@codemash) October 1, 2014
170 alumni will be bringing kids to codemash this year. good thing we've beefed up the family track— codemash (@codemash) October 1, 2014
just from alumni, that is 340 children. last year there were 200 kids total. better stock up on sugar pops.— codemash (@codemash) October 1, 2014
Preparing for CodeMash tickets in a few hours? create an eventbrite account now. log into it and hold on.— codemash (@codemash) October 8, 2014
Believe it or not there were some issues with EB and FireFox last week. Believe it or not, IE worked better. Chrome is an option as well.— codemash (@codemash) October 8, 2014
November 2014 ============
We've managed to get 10 Oculus Rift dev kit 2's for CodeMash. We are offering these through sponsorships like the drones last year. Plz help— codemash (@codemash) November 26, 2014
December 2014 ============
January 2015 ============
Blogged: Submit a Lightning Talk! - http://t.co/FkHBPsrX8b— codemash (@codemash) January 1, 2015
Just saw the weather forecast for this week. Yep, it's definitely time for #codemash— Kevin Kuebler (@kevinkuebler) January 4, 2015
Heading to #codemash tomorrow. Don’t forget to bring a towel!— Nayan Hajratwala (@nhajratw) January 6, 2015
Knockout! NodeBots CodeMash https://t.co/XsStn5pz8e— Brian Genisio (@BrianGenisio) January 6, 2015
Codemash - Wednesday, January 7, 2015
I arrived on Wednesday to check out some of the vendor displays and see some of the NodeBots whose photos I had been seeing on Twitter, lightling talks, and the opening entertainment. Note that Codemash seems to always take place during one of the coldest weeks of the year to go to a waterpark (4° Fahrenheit Wednesday evening)!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Tweets/Retweets
Here are my Wednesday Codemash tweets and retweets...
Codemash - Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Note to self, go to #codemash if I need a new job. Half the booths here are software companies recruiting developers.— irwin hurst (@irwinhurst) January 7, 2015
Pro #CodeMash tip: don't tweet while walking. I just walked halfway around the hotel in the wrong direction by not paying attention...— Seth Petry-Johnson (@spetryjohnson) January 8, 2015
Hey #CodeMash, I'm looking for an awesome front end dev / designer type person to join my team and work from home. Find me if interested!— Seth Petry-Johnson (@spetryjohnson) January 7, 2015
I'll be teaching Lockpicking in @Codemash Open Space 1 at 2:45 tomorrow. If you are interested, show up!— Bill Sempf (@sempf) January 8, 2015
I actually had to put my beer in the hot tub to keep it from freezing #codemash— Russ Collins (@RussLCollins) January 8, 2015
Codemash - Thursday, January 8, 2015
Codemash Thursday -- the day starts at 7:00 a.m. (-1° Fahrenheit outside) with breakfast in the huge Kalahari Resort Kilimanjaro Ballroom, and ends as we close the private waterpark party at 1:00 a.m. What a day!
- Templates – Inert, standards-based, reusable markup within <template>
- Custom Elements – Define your own HTML elements. Extend HTML to fit your app.
- Shadow DOM – Encapsulated markup and styling. Hide your markup from manipulation.
Imports – Bundle HTML, JS, and CSS. Reference the component you need with a single line.
Building with Web Accessibility in Mind
Bobby Whitman (@whitman)
Decoupling the Front-end through Modular CSS
Julie Cameron (@jewlofthelotus)
Here is a video of Decoupling the Front-end with Modular CSS By Julie Cameron talk done on November 10, 2014.
BYOD : build your own drone… multi-rotor copter that is !
DJ Daugherty (@ddaugher)
Here is my video of DJ. Daugherty flying his muti-rotor copter:
Things With Which to Measure the Universe
John Van Enk (@sw17ch)
MakerGear 3D Printing - After Dark Codemash 1/8/15
On Thursday evening, there were several activities I attended before the BIG waterpark party. You can see photos and videos in my tweets from the day. In addtion to what I shared from the evening on Twitter, I wanted to put here some videos of items created by MakerGear (@MakerGear) on their 3D Printer.
MakerGear 3D Printed Multi-Rotor Copter
Thursday, January 8, 2015 Tweets/Retweets
Here are my tweets/retweet from Codemash on Thursday -- enjoy!
Codemash - Thursday, January 8, 2015
Code is like humor. When you *have* to explain it, it’s bad.— Cory House (@housecor) November 13, 2013
"Shadow DOM 101" http://t.co/sCqxZ5MwVG— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 8, 2015
Loving my first trip to #codemash. So many talks I want to go to.... I need to clone myself to go to them all!— Andariel Ay'tanna (@AndarielAytanna) January 8, 2015
#codemash NO DESSERT IS A NATIONAL TRAGEDY.— nikita (@codebully) January 8, 2015
01000100 01100101 01110011 01110011 01100101 01110010 01110100 00111111 #codemash— Ben Wagaman (@jamin4jc) January 8, 2015
Seen on someone's shirt at @codemash: "If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0"— Kevin F. Smith (@kefrith) January 8, 2015
#codemash swag 2015 includes a new wardrobe. 6 tshirts 1 hoodie so far no shoes, must think we're hobbits...— Todd Gibson (@tgibson0) January 8, 2015
Oh: IE is the universal Chrome installer #codemash— AJ K (@ajnobaka) January 8, 2015
OH at #codemash “…so I was looking for a guy with a beard in an orange sweatshirt…”— Randy Beiter (@rbeiter) January 8, 2015
This just in: Kalahari candy store mobbed #CodeMash— Hailee Pitts (@Hailee_Pitts) January 8, 2015
Is the outdoor hot tub open #codemash— Matt LaForest (@mudetroit) January 9, 2015
If anyone is interested in playing Artemis, there are a few spots! Come save the universe with us! #codemash— Chris Morton (@CMorton9249) January 9, 2015
The vendors really showed up this year for #codemash with some awesome swag and fantastic give always!!! Thanks for sponsoring!— Matt Snyder (@msnyder) January 9, 2015
NodeBots HatBot # CodeMash https://t.co/53mcVSnDpE— Brian Genisio (@BrianGenisio) January 9, 2015
I've been through the dessert on a horse with no name, it feels... #codemash— Paul Beyer (@plbeyer70) January 9, 2015
OH: "You should go to the waterpark party. There's a Lazy Susan." "You mean lazy river?" BWAHAHA #codemash— CoriDrew (@coridrew) January 9, 2015
Killer harmonica up on the big stage. #codemash— Mike Ullerup (@WVCodeMonkey) January 9, 2015
Lots of pizza, wings, sliders, and corn dogs in the water park. Did I mention free beer? Find the sponsor cabanas! #codemash— Jason Follas (@jfollas) January 9, 2015
If you played the #codemash jam session, I possibly have very decent photos of you. Stay tuned and I’ll get them online in a couple days.— mpirnat (@mpirnat) January 9, 2015
@sos_jr great meeting you today, Stuart!— matthew dixon (@PoolMyChain) January 9, 2015
This might be the best turnout I've ever seen at the @codemash water park party. Kinda bummed I'm being responsible & going to sleep now :)— CoriDrew (@coridrew) January 9, 2015
I'm getting really good #codemash wifi service at the indoor waterpark with the hot tub bar. Beat that every-other-conference-worldwide.— Jim Manico (@manicode) January 9, 2015
@sos_jr AND WAR WAS DECLARED!— Jordan Kasper (@jakerella) January 9, 2015
Why are there small children in the halls at 12:30 a.m. #CodeMash— Matt Behrens (@zigg) January 9, 2015
Continued on...Codemash 2015 - Part 2 of 2
I split the multi-day Codemash into two blog posts. Please read part two.