What a weekend! Once again over 300 software developers in the region found their way to Southeast Community College for the fourth iteration of Nebraska Code Camp. This year was special for many reasons and it felt like Nebraska Code Camp came into it’s own. Some new additions:
- We had a keynote speaker fly over 20 hours to offer inspiration and motivation
- We did outreach to future developers with a student track and workshops
- We engaged with members of the community with Panel Discussions
- We stirred up a little controversy and received some media coverage
- Here is a link to the Facebook post and a followup blog post by Rebbecca Stavick
Our biggest concern with the media storm that followed was that the negative tone of the article would embarrass and turn off the community that we work so hard to serve. The thought that we may have let down or disappointed you left me sick to my stomach. Needless to say the outpouring of love and support that we received humbled us. I want to personally thank everyone who stepped up to support us publicly, and who offered us kind words privately.
- David Walker, Code Camp Speaker had this to say.
- Rebbecca Stavick responded here
- Ross Nelson got sick of the talk and is attempting to quantify the problem
- To those who are interested we put the Women in Tech Panel Discussion up on YouTube. The audio isn’t awesome and the moderator is terrible but the panelists did an amazing job.
Lastly I also want to thank everyone who offered to help us next year, and we will be taking you up on those offers. It is easier to state a problem then to put in the work to offer a solution, so those that did that have our undying gratitude.
Thank you to everyone who made the trip to Nebraska Code Camp v4.0. I hope it was as fun and educational to attend as it was to organize. See you next year!