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# Friday, 15 April 2016

Code Camp is coming up this Saturday 04-16-16. The next 3 newsletters will give you all the info you need to be ready for the event.

Code Camp Details

  • Schedule: www.UtahGeekEvents.com/Schedule
  • Event Date: Apr 16th, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building 1655 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Website/Register: www.UtahGeekEvents.com
  • Follow us: Twitter @utahgeekevents
  • Twitter Hash Tag: #utcodecamp

Schedule

The schedule is now officially finalized and should not change before tomorrow. Please review the schedule as we have had a few sessions come up and a few sessions change over the last week.www.UtahGeekEvents.com/Schedule

Saturday Morning

Review the Map (Map Link) and parking location. If the parking lot we mention fills up the ones around it should be ok to park in as well since it is a Saturday. Taking Trax is a good option as well so that you don't have to worry about parking see our day 1 email on the blog for info on trax. Look for the Large Blue flags to help you find locations to park and where to go they will guide you to the building.

Registration

Once you come to the registration table we just need your name, we will give you a sticker that will be your badge with info on it. It's very simple and hopefully very fast for everyone. Your badge will have a QR code on it and when you stop by the sponsor booths they will be able to scan that code to get your information after the event.

Wireless

The U of U has an open guest wireless called UGuest. It just requires pulling up a splash page after you connect and choosing login. Yes the wireless has a chance at being slow (or worse than slow). Please be patient and understand this is a free event, with free wireless and most likely 600+ tech geeks with an average of 2 devices a person. We will do everything we can to keep the wireless working well and quickly. If you can avoid putting multiple devices on the wireless please do so.

Survey/Feedback

We will have several ways for you to give feedback.

  1. We will have sheets of paper in each room that you can fill out and drop off at registration
  2. We will have QR codes around the event and on the same pieces of paper mentioned above so you can scan that on your phone and give feedback
  3. The schedule page on Utah Geek events will have a survey link for each sessions where you can give feedback

We do hope you will be constructive in your feedback so that our speakers can improve. They work very hard on the presentations and we want them to succeed and get better.

Be Social

We want you to tweet (hashtag #utcodecamp) and post pics/comments on twitter about the event we love that! We also love seeing people meeting at a conference and talking to the person next to them and being social. We are all here for the same reason to learn some cool new technical skills. You never know when the person next to you could be a future co-worker or perhaps the next CEO of that cool startup you want to be part of. Remember the sessions at a conference is only half the advantage of attending the other half is the people you meet and the contacts you make. When you go back to the office it is the connections you made with PEOPLE that will make a difference when you have those question to ask

Volunteers

We will have volunteers helping to direct where you need to go. Please be courteous and show them respect they gave of their time freely to help you out.

Be Respectful

Finally we think this barely needs mentioning because we have an awesome membership at Utah Geek Events. Please be courteous and respectful of others. We want you to debate and discuss technology and find ways to make things better for everyone and we want everyone to enjoy themselves.

We have no doubt that tomorrow will be an exciting day for all of us and we know you will learn something and have a chance to meet new people. We are excited to see what YOU do with that opportunity.

Thank you for being part of this awesome community!

Utah Geek Events Organizing committee

Friday, 15 April 2016 07:15:42 (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Comments [0] -

# Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Code Camp is coming up this Saturday 04-16-16. The next 3 newsletters will give you all the info you need to be ready for the event.

Code Camp Details

  • Schedule: www.UtahGeekEvents.com/Schedule
  • Event Date: Apr 16th, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building 1655 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Website/Register: www.UtahGeekEvents.com
  • Follow us: Twitter @utahgeekevents
  • Twitter Hash Tag: #utcodecamp

Lunch

We will be separating lunch across floors so that everyone can move through the lunch lines quickly. You will get a ticket at registration and the color you receive will determine what floor you get your lunch on, we will let you know this at registration. Our location has asked that we not eat in the classrooms but instead use the hall/open space areas. We will be providing box lunches so that this is easy for you to sit down in an open area and eat. A café is located on the 5th floor with lots of room to sit. Lots of other open areas exist throughout the building as well.

Session Feedback

  1. You will be able to scan a QR code with each room you go into and that will bring up a survey in a browser window on your phone
  2. The Schedule located here. Will have a link to a survey form for each session.
  3. We will have paper survey forms in each room that you can turn in after the session if you want to leave feedback that way. They will also contain the link for you to scan so you can use that as well.

Good feedback is critical to speakers so they can improve their speaking abilities. We hope that you will take the time to provide feedback. Please be detailed in your feedback and tell the speakers what they can do to improve. Things like "Speaker needs to talk louder","Speaker needs to engage audience","Speaker should be better prepared and have tested demo to make sure it worked properly". All of these things help the speakers to improve specific parts of the session.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Thank you for being part of this awesome community!

Utah Geek Events Organizing committee

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 22:56:42 (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Comments [0] -

# Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Utah Geek Events Newsletter

Code Camp is coming up this Saturday 04-16-16. The next 3 newsletters will give you all the info you need to be ready for the event.

Code Camp Details

  • Schedule: www.UtahGeekEvents.com/Schedule
  • Event Date: Apr 16th, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building 1655 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Website/Register: www.UtahGeekEvents.com
  • Follow us: Twitter @utahgeekevents
  • Twitter Hash Tag: #utcodecamp

Registration

First and foremost make sure you are registered.

  1. Go to www.UtahGeekEvents.com
  2. Choose "Log on" in the upper right corner.
  3. Once you log on you should see a list of upcoming events. Make sure Utah Code Camp says "Attending" it should have a line in green as well.
  4. If for some reason you are unable to attend please click not attending. We are providing lunch for everyone and want to get the most accurate count possible.

To make sure we have the quickest possible registration for you please make sure you are pre-registered. Those that have to register on site will take longer to register and have info printed. We want you to have a quick and easy registration process so please help us in registering ahead of time.

Where is it and where do I park?

Map Link Parking in the yellow area lots is free on Saturday.

We place large blue flags around the area. It is a good idea to look for these flags to guide you to the building and where to park. The SLC Marathon will be going on this weekend during the time of our event. You may find roads closed to you. The site does not outline exactly what will be closed but I have included a link to the course map so you can understand the route and avoid it.

SLC Marathon Course

Trax: this is a link to the South Campus Station you can find all the bus routes and trax lines that service the area here.

Breakfast

We will have Bagels, Coffee and OJ in limited quantities available near the sponsor area. This is a first come first served. If you must have coffee in the morning we either suggest you come early or bring some with you. The location does not have coffee on site. Breakfast will be setup and ready by 8:30 a.m.

Spread the word

Now is a good time to start tweeting about what sessions you want to see and socializing with others. You can use this link to help spread the word on twitter! http://ctt.ec/e5Kqx

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Thank you for being part of this awesome community!

Utah Geek Events Organizing committee

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# Friday, 20 November 2015

SQL Saturday SLC (#349) & Big Mountain Data

The Big Event is tomorrow and we are super excited! You still have time to forward the event to your friends and let them know. Even if they are not registered we welcome walk in registrations!

Parking is free on saturday in both the covered parking and the parking across the building. Blue flags will mark the parking area

Thank you for registering for SLC SQL Saturday & Big Mountain Data. We will send out 3 emails to all registered attendees over the next 3 days to give you all the important information you need about the conference. If you miss an email or you registered after the email went out you can find all the email/information here.

  1. Part 1 of 3
  2. Part 2 of 3
  3. Part 3 of 3(this newsletter)

Both SQL Saturday Sessions and Big Mountain Data sessions are in the same location at the same time. We hope you will take the chance to venture out of your comfort zone and see some new sessions/topics you might not have seen in the past. This will be a unique opportunity to have many different Data technologies all in one place at one time.

Summary of key information

  1. Cost: FREE
  2. Attendance: 350+ planned
  3. Big Mountain Data Schedule: Link to Schedule
  4. Link to SQL Saturday Schedule: Sql Saturday Schedule
  5. Location: Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building 1768 Campus Center Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  6. Map Link: Map
  7. Register@: Uge Site
  8. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
  9. Lunch: 12:20-1:20

Saturday Morning

Review the Map and Parking Locations. Look for the Large Blue flags to help you find locations to park and where to go they will guide you to the building. We will also have SQL Saturday signs that will help you find the location.

Registration

You do not need to print anything to bring to the registration table. Just have your name and we will look you up in the system. You will be given a badge, a bag and shirt. The shirts are first come first serve, we do have a chance of running out with how many registrations we have. If you come early you have a better chance of getting a shirt. The Shirts have 4 different sayings on them. If you want to change the shirt for another saying please chat with another attendee about switching shirts or wait till after the first session to switch at the registration desk. This is so we can keep registration moving smoothly.

Session Feedback

We will have a new way for you to provide feedback for each session.
  1. You will be able to scan a QR code with each room you go into and that will bring up a survey in a browser window on your phone
  2. The Schedule located here. Will have a link to a survey form for each session.

Good feedback is critical to speakers so they can improve their speaking abilities. We hope that you will take the time to provide feedback. Please be detailed in your feedback and tell the speakers what they can do to improve. Things like "Speaker needs to talk louder","Speaker needs to engage audience","Speaker should be better prepared and have tested demo to make sure it worked properly". All of these things help the speakers to improve specific parts of the session.

Event Feedback

We will send out an email Saturday morning to all registered attendees with a link to take a survey about the event. We always strive to improve our events and we hope you can help us do that by providing feedback.

Be Respectful

Finally we think this barely needs mentioning because we have an awesome membership! Please be courteous and respectful of others. We want you to debate and discuss technology and find ways to make things better for everyone and we want everyone to enjoy themselves.

Thank you

SLC SQL Saturday & Big Mountain Data organizing committee

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# Wednesday, 18 November 2015

SQL Saturday SLC (#349) & Big Mountain Data

SLC SQL Saturday & Big Mountain Data is this Weekend! The next 3 emails will give you all the important information you need about the conference. If you miss an email or you registered after the email went out you can find all the email/information here.

  1. Part 1 of 3
  2. Part 2 of 3(this newsletter)

Both SQL Saturday Sessions and Big Mountain Data sessions are in the same location at the same time. We hope you will take the chance to venture out of your comfort zone and see some new sessions/topics you might not have seen in the past. This will be a unique opportunity to have many different Data technologies all in one place at one time.

Summary of key information

  1. Cost: FREE
  2. Attendance: 350+ planned
  3. Big Mountain Data Schedule: Link to Schedule
  4. Link to SQL Saturday Schedule: Sql Saturday Schedule
  5. Location: Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building 1768 Campus Center Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  6. Map Link: Map
  7. Register@: Uge Site
  8. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
  9. Lunch: 12:20-1:20

Lunch

Our location has asked that we not eat in the classrooms but instead use the hall/open space areas. We will be providing box lunches so that this is easy for you to sit down in an open area and eat. Lots of other open areas exist throughout the building as well.

Sessions

The session schedule has been updated on the site and should not be changing before the weekend. Now is a good time to head over to the schedule and make sure of what sessions you want to see

  1. Big Mountain Data Schedule: Link to Schedule
  2. Link to SQL Saturday Schedule: Sql Saturday Schedule

Session Feedback

For the Big Mountain Data Sessions.
  1. You will be able to scan a QR code with each room you go into and that will bring up a survey in a browser window on your phon, You can also fill out a paper survey as well.
  2. The Schedule located here. Will have a link to a survey form for each session.

For the SQL Saturday Sessions we will have papers in each room for you to fill out.

Good feedback is critical to speakers so they can improve their speaking abilities. We hope that you will take the time to provide feedback. Please be detailed in your feedback and tell the speakers what they can do to improve. Things like "Speaker needs to talk louder","Speaker needs to engage audience","Speaker should be better prepared and have tested demo to make sure it worked properly". All of these things help the speakers to improve specific parts of the session.

We will have another email sent out tomorrow with the final items that you need to know.

Thank you

SLC SQL Saturday & Big Mountain Data organizing committee

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# Tuesday, 17 November 2015

SQL Saturday SLC (#474) & Big Mountain Data

SLC SQL Saturday & Big Mountain Data is this Weekend! The next 3 emails will give you all the important information you need about the conference. If you miss an email or you registered after the email went out you can find all the email/information here.

Both SQL Saturday Sessions and Big Mountain Data sessions are in the same location at the same time. We hope you will take the chance to venture out of your comfort zone and see some new sessions/topics you might not have seen in the past. This will be a unique opportunity to have many different Data technologies all in one place at one time.

  1. Part 1 of 3(this newsletter)

Summary of key information

  1. Cost: FREE
  2. Attendance: 350+ planned
  3. Big Mountain Data Schedule: Link to Schedule
  4. Link to SQL Saturday Schedule: Sql Saturday Schedule
  5. Location: Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building 1768 Campus Center Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  6. Map Link: Map
  7. Register@: Uge Site
  8. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
  9. Lunch: 12:20-1:20

Where is it and where do I park?

Map Link: Map

We are aware of the UofU vs UCLA football game this weekend @1:30 p.m. All the parking marked on the map is open for Saturday. If possible using Trax is a good option as well and the link for Trax is below.

Trax: http://bit.ly/1is7I1Y this is a link to the South Campus Station you can find all the bus routes and trax lines that service this stop.

Wireless

We will have an open wireless access point at the event. Yes the wireless has a chance at being slow (or worse than slow). Please be patient and understand this is a free event, with free wireless and most likely 300+ tech geeks with an average of 2 devices per person. We will do everything we can to keep the wireless working well and quickly. If you can avoid putting multiple devices on the wireless please do so.

Sponsors

We have lots of awesome sponsors for this event. When you visit a sponsor booth you will be asked if they can scan your badge. Doing so opt's you in for that sponsor only. The organizers of the event will never send out your information to anyone without your permission. We do suggest you visit the sponsors since they will have great prizes to give away and we will do drawings based on the scans at the booth.

Shirts!

We have 400 t-shirts to hand out at the event and they will be first come first serve. We have various different sayings on them and you are welcome to trade with your friends. Please do not trade around the registration desk so we can keep registering people. This is a good chance to chat with someone new if they have a shirt that you want. We will also be accepting donations for the shirts, this is not required it is optional. We are a not for profit company and do everything we can to keep costs down.

We will have more information about the event tomorrow we hope to see you this weekend!

Thank you

SLC SQL Saturday & Big Mountain Data organizing committee

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 23:16:43 (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [0] -

# Thursday, 11 June 2015

Thank you all for being patient with us as we finalized our schedule.  All the information about the schedule is below and we have updated the main page of the event with the information as well.  
 

Kids Coding Convention

Utah Geek Events wants to get the Kids to start off the summer right! We will be holding classes on Scratch, Python, Unity and Html/Javascript. We will have sessions throughout the day and other activities as well in the afternoon. We will have plenty of opportunities for parents to learn about what programs are available for kids that are interested in programming/technology.

We have a suggested donation of 8$ for the shirts. This is not required. Utah Geek events is an all volunteer not for profit organization(501c3) that puts on free events for the community. Helping to contribute will help us put on more cool events like this! We will have a donation box at the event for Cash Donations. If you would like to donate with a Credit Card please purchase a donation ticket on the Event Brite Site.

Location

Parking is hard to come by at Neumont so we have some guides/maps to help you find a parking location. Trax is just one block away and City Creek is just one block away as well.

Parking/Food map: Utah Geek Events Map Link & ParkOpedia

Frontrunner Service:from North Salt Lake will be very limited on Saturday. If you are coming from the North, please plan accordingly.

Schedule Information

  • Session 1 -- 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Session 2 -- 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Session Schedule: Schedule(Link to Download PDF)

The sessions run all day and you can come to whatever sessions you would like to see.

Most sessions will last 3 hours with breaks in between. The sessions that are duplicated on the schedule will have the same content. We are offering them multiple times in case classrooms fill up. If you find the classroom full for the session you want then you can go to the same session in the other room. Some sessions will duplicate in the afternoon.

Sessions will be hands on. We will have a 10-15 minute teaching period and then assist the students on building what was taught. This will go on through the whole session and we'll have breaks when needed. The seats in the classroom are intended for the Kids/Students, If you are a parent and your child is able to sit by themselves for the session we suggest you wait outside the session in the open areas. This will allow us to meet the needs of all the students. It is also a perfect time to chat with other parents about what they are doing to get the kids involved in technology.

Session Details

Into to Programming with Scratch

Learn the basics of programming while exploring creativity along the way. Scratch by MIT is a very simple game development platform that works on Kids level. The constructs are drag and drop and the concepts of stage, actor, and costume are easy for kids to understand. In this session we'll walk through how Scratch works and we'll build a simple but fun game together. This is a hands on session so the kids can add some creativity to their game.

Resources needed on computer: We'll be using the offline editor for Scratch. The offline editor and install instructions can be found here: https://scratch.mit.edu/scratch2download/ No other resources are required. Once installed you should be able to launch scratch from your start menu (windows) / application launcher (mac).

Intro to Programming with Python Link to Slides

Python is a very simple Object Oriented programming language. It's a great step introductory language for kids who can understand some of the basics of programming like looping, branching, and variables. In this session we'll introduce some programming fundamentals and write a simple game together. We will also give you other resources you can use to keep going in Python. (Recommended age 11+)

Resources needed on computer: We'll be using Visual Studio Code Editor for the Python editor https://code.visualstudio.com. If you are running windows you will need Python 2.7.x installed http://www.python.org. Mac has this version installed by default. We also need PyGame installed. PyGame Windows Download: http://pygame.org/ftp/pygame-1.9.1.win32-py2.7.msi PyGame Mac Download: http://www.pygame.org/ftp/pygame-1.9.2pre-py2.7-macosx10.7.mpkg.zipTo test you should be able to do the following from a system shell without any errors:

$python

Python 2.7......(ignore the test)

>>>import pygame

>>>quit()

Intro to Programming with HTML5 & JavaScript

HTML and JavaScript are the most ubiquitous languages in existence! They have also become quite a powerful platform, thanks to things like HTML5 and fast-executing JavaScript. In this presentation we'll look at using HTML & JavaScript and use our skills to write a simple game. (Recommended age 8+)

Resources needed on computer: We'll be using Visual Studio Code to do all of the coding and HTML aspects of the tutorial, and we'll use Tiled to create all of the game maps. All of the sprites and other details can be downloaded from GitHub as a part of the starter package (each step in the process is also there as a separate branch) at https://github.com/legacybass/kids-code-camp_js.git Installers for Visual Studio Code can be found here http://www.mapeditor.org/download.html for all platforms, and Tiled can be found here https://code.visualstudio.com for all platforms. We will also have USB drives that will contain the installers and zip files for the different steps in the process.

Intro to Programming with Unity 3D

The Unity Game platform was a game changer! This no-compromise framework allows for some awesome games on any platform with the minimal effort. The power of Unity combined with it's unbelievable asset store make it the go-to (no pun intended) platform for Indy game devs and the big boys alike! In this session we'll learn how to write a game using the Unity platform. We'll learn about Scenes, Cameras, Meshes, Colliders, Transforms, Assets, Update Loops, and other concepts. We'll build a game together using the concepts we learned along the way. (Recommended age 11+)

Resources needed on computer: We will be using Unity3D version 5. You can download the editor here: http://unity3d.com/get-unity/download?ref=personal Make sure you select the correct download. We will be following this tutorial: http://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/projects/space-shooter We will have the assets on a Flash drive, but you can download them before the class and that will save some time.

Building a Space Invaders Game with Arduino

No Computers Necessary for this session

This presentation and workshop will be a hands-on activity for kids and their parents to build the circuit for a space invaders game and then program the embedded micro controller with the game using their own custom-designed aliens. You will learn about resistors, breadboards, push buttons, and LCD screens. You then will walk through step-by-step building and programming an electronic space invaders game. Younger children will need to have a parent help them with the details, older and more experienced youth will be able to spend more time customizing the program. Come join us for two hours of hands-on fun!

Game Maker Studio Brought to you by SpyHop

Computers will be provided for this session

Spy Hop uses Game Maker Studio to teach some of our 2D Game Design classes. We use Game Maker Studio because it is a full game development tool, that uses a Drag and Drop Interface. A benefit of a DnD Interface includes quick game development turnaround for the novice Game Designer. In addition, the DnD interface introduces our students to programming concepts like Event Handling through the "Events" and "Actions" buttons. Game Maker and Spy Hop is a great place to begin your Game Design journey. Spy Hop will be showing a How to build Pac-Man using Game Maker tutorial.

Open Fair Space 1:30-4:30 p.m.

We will have the Main Floor open with different stations for kids to go to and try different activities. Here is a list of some of the activities.

  • Puff Cars
  • Straw Rockets
  • Catapults
  • Popsicle Bombs
  • Science Bugs
  • Foam Rockets
  • Making Butter
  • Playing Space Invaders Game

Parent Discussion around Technology

After getting things rolling on the event we will take some time in the main area to have an open discussion with parents about getting kids started in Technology. We will take some time to go over the key things we have found and welcome the parents to share with the group what they have done as well.

If you have questions before the event please email. Pwright@utahgeekevents.com

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer and help out with the event please reach out to Kerry Dew (KerryDew@gmail.com).

Summer Resources for Kids

Every year the Utah Geek Events gathers our resources and compiles a list of summer coding activities for kids. If you have additional camps/events you are aware of please let us know we would love to share them with the community. Don't miss our Awesome Kids Code Convention as well on the 13th of June.

Kid Programming resources

Kids Code Convention
Hosted by Utah Geek Events
Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)
Neumont University, 143 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111  |  Directions
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Anouncement | KidCodeCon | Utah Geek Events
# Saturday, 06 June 2015
Call for Volunteers

The first Kids Code Conference will be held on Saturday June 13, 2015. This is a great opportunity to introduce kids to programming. (See http://www.UtahGeekEvents.com for more info)

We need help from the community to pull this thing off! Because of the hands-on nature of this event we will need a lot of help!

There will be presentations for Unity 3D, HTML5/JavaScript, Python, Scratch, and Arduino. In each of these sessions the kids will be creating a game. The presenter will give a small bit of instruction explaining a concept, they will demonstrate the concept, and give the kids a chance to practice the concept and add their own creativity. Volunteers will be available for the Kids who need help along the way. Expertise is not necessary required to help. We feel that this format will be engaging for the kids, and is the best way to help them learn and have fun!

There will be a morning and afternoon session in the day, each approximately 3 hours long. The afternoon session will be a repeat of the morning session. There may be multiple classrooms running the same session (perhaps divided by age group), depending on topic interest. Because there is the possibility of multiple classrooms presenting the same content, we are going to have a single presenter create the classroom content that the other presenters will use. We have a pretty good idea what we want to present in each session, so the content just needs the specifics.

If you think you may be able to help, please fill out our volunteer form ( https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RpDyFF2zVeCrjpfclTf6OxSxS4Hc-E0ROHxT8XPEnbw/viewform). Please also forward this email to people who may also be willing to help!

Please be sure to respond to our volunteer form ASAP!

Thanks!
Utah Geek Events Board

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Anouncement | KidCodeCon | Utah Geek Events
# Friday, 13 March 2015

Utah Geek Events Newsletter

Code Camp is coming up this Saturday 03-14-15. The next 3 newsletters will give you all the info you need to be ready for the event.

Code Camp Details

  • Schedule: www.UtahGeekEvents.com/Schedule
  • Event Date: Mar 14, 2015 Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building 1655 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Website/Register: www.UtahGeekEvents.com
  • Follow us: Twitter @utahgeekevents
  • Twitter Hash Tag: #utcodecamp

Utah Code Camp Attendee Reminder Part 3 of 3

You can view each newsletter on our Blog listed below

  1. Part 1 of 3
  2. Part 2 of 3
  3. Part 3 of 3 (this newsletter)

Saturday Morning

Review the Map (Map Link) and parking location. If the parking lot we mention fills up the ones around it should be ok to park in as well since it is a Saturday. Taking Trax is a good option as well so that you don't have to worry about parking see our day 1 email on the blog for info on trax. Look for the Large Blue flags to help you find locations to park and where to go they will guide you to the building.

Registration

Once you come to the registration table we just need your name, we will give you a sticker that will be your badge with info on it and you can grab a bag and then head out to sessions. It's very simple and hopefully very fast for everyone. Your badge will have a QR code on it and when you stop by the sponsor booths they will be able to scan that code to get your information after the event.

Wireless

The U of U has an open guest wireless called UGuest. It just requires pulling up a splash page after you connect and choosing login. Yes the wireless has a chance at being slow (or worse than slow). Please be patient and understand this is a free event, with free wireless and most likely 900+ tech geeks with an average of 2 devices a person. We will do everything we can to keep the wireless working well and quickly. If you can avoid putting multiple devices on the wireless please do so.

Survey/Feedback

We will have several ways for you to give feedback.

  1. We will have sheets of paper in each room that you can fill out and drop off at registration
  2. We will have QR codes around the event and on the same pieces of paper mentioned above so you can scan that on your phone and give feedback
  3. The schedule page on Utah Geek events will have a survey link for each sessions where you can give feedback

We do hope you will be constructive in your feedback so that our speakers can improve. They work very hard on the presentations and we want them to succeed and get better.

Be Social

We want you to tweet (hashtag #utcodecamp) and post pics/comments on twitter about the event we love that! We also love seeing people meeting at a conference and talking to the person next to them and being social. We are all here for the same reason to learn some cool new technical skills. You never know when the person next to you could be a future co-worker or perhaps the next CEO of that cool startup you want to be part of. Remember the sessions at a conference is only half the advantage of attending the other half is the people you meet and the contacts you make. When you go back to the office it is the connections you made with PEOPLE that will make a difference when you have those question to ask

Volunteers

We will have volunteers helping to direct where you need to go. Please be courteous and show them respect they gave of their time freely to help you out.

Prizes

We will have prizes to give away and these will either be done through random name drawing from the attendee list or you will have to visit the sponsors booth directly and then we will draw a name at the end of the day. Must be present to win.

Be Respectful

Finally we think this barely needs mentioning because we have an awesome membership at Utah Geek Events. Please be courteous and respectful of others. We want you to debate and discuss technology and find ways to make things better for everyone and we want everyone to enjoy themselves.

We have no doubt that tomorrow will be an exciting day for all of us and we know you will learn something and have a chance to meet new people. We are excited to see what YOU do with that opportunity.

Thank you for being part of this awesome community!

Utah Geek Events Organizing committee

Friday, 13 March 2015 00:14:14 (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [0] -

# Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Utah Geek Events Newsletter

Code Camp is coming up this Saturday 03-14-15. The next 3 newsletters will give you all the info you need to be ready for the event.

Code Camp Details

  • Schedule: www.UtahGeekEvents.com/Schedule
  • Event Date: Mar 14, 2015 Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building 1655 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Website/Register: www.UtahGeekEvents.com
  • Follow us: Twitter @utahgeekevents
  • Twitter Hash Tag: #utcodecamp

Utah Code Camp Attendee Reminder Part 2 of 3

You can view each newsletter on our Blog listed below

  1. Part 1 of 3
  2. Part 2 of 3 (this newsletter)
  3. Part 3 of 3

Lunch

You will be given a bag when you register in the morning with a ticket inside the bag for lunch. We will be separating lunch across floors so that everyone can move through the lunch lines quickly. The ticket color you receive will determine what floor you get your lunch on. Our location has asked that we not eat in the classrooms but instead use the hall/open space areas. We will be providing box lunches so that this is easy for you to sit down in an open area and eat. A café is located on the 5th floor with lots of room to sit. Lots of other open areas exist throughout the building as well.

Session Feedback

We will have a new way for you to provide feedback for each session.

  1. You will be able to scan a QR code with each room you go into and that will bring up a survey in a browser window on your phone
  2. The Schedule located here. Will have a link to a survey form for each session.
  3. We will have paper survey forms in each room that you can turn in after the session if you want to leave feedback that way.

Good feedback is critical to speakers so they can improve their speaking abilities. We hope that you will take the time to provide feedback. Please be detailed in your feedback and tell the speakers what they can do to improve. Things like "Speaker needs to talk louder","Speaker needs to engage audience","Speaker should be better prepared and have tested demo to make sure it worked properly". All of these things help the speakers to improve specific parts of the session.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Thank you for being part of this awesome community!

Utah Geek Events Organizing committee

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 23:13:27 (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Comments [0] -

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