T – 5 weeks and counting
During the past week we got slammed hard by over 18” of snow. That might not sound to bad, but that on top of the 28” we got the week before and you can understand why so many people in the Southern Maryland area was going crazy with cabin fever.
So about the GiveCamp, as of this morning - February 12, 2010 - we have 68 volunteers which is just about where I thought we would be at this point. My goal has always been 100 volunteers, and it looks like we are going to get close to that number.
We were able to secure hotels accommodations for individuals that wanted them at the local Hilton. That contract was sent to me and I am trying to get some terms changed, but I understand that we already had a person book a room.
I received a couple of emails this weeks from people wanting to start a givecamp. One was from New England and the other was from Atlanta. The NE GC has a date set in June and the Atlanta one is just starting to talking with others and seeing if there is an interest. I am not sure how my name and the Southern Maryland GiveCamp got involved but I am really happy they are asking for my help.
On Feb 11, 2010, I submitted my topic to the Richmond Code Camp. If you are unfamiliar with the RCC, or any CC, this is a day long event where developers come together and hear what other developers are doing. I sent my request, I was going to speak on the VS 2010 MVC2 framework. After submitting my request I got a phone call from a possible bride to DJ her wedding on the same day. What a dilemma, go make money or go learn. After this winter and the electric bills I think I need to take the money.
I was able to download Visual Studio 2010 RC and installed it on my Windows 7 Home Premium Virtual PC. I am hoping to start playing with it this long weekend and I might even blog about it, depends on the “Honey-Do” list. I also want to convert my HOA’s website to a DNN website. Then I could transfer control over to someone else and let them update the site.