You Can Sponsor Philly Code Camp

As I announced earlier in the month, Philly Code Camp was searching for qualified speakers for many different topics surrounding .NET specifically .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010.  Now, in this post, I have the pleasure to announce to you that we are going to be looking for sponsors for Philly Code Camp.  If you have a product that you would like to present to over 500 targeted, attentive, and actively engaged .NET developers, please contact us today.

Philly.Net Presents:

Code Camp 2010.1

Saturday April 10th 2010 from 8:30-5:00 Hosted at DeVry University in Fort Washington, PA

If you want to reach out to the Philadelphia Area’s best software developers, DBA’s and IT Pros, here is your chance!

This year, our event was chosen by Microsoft to be the first Code Camp broadcast by MSDN and Channel 9. That’s right, in addition to the 500+ attendees that we expect in person, selected Code Camp content will be available to viewers everywhere!  This content will be broadcast via Live Meeting (available live and on demand).  It will then be posted to the extremely popular Channel 9 web site where it will be made available to thousands of viewers.  MSDN reports similar content averages 100 additional on line attendees, plus 4000 downloads of content so far! This makes for an excellent marketing opportunity for your company, even if you aren’t in our local area!

Our recent Code Camps have averaged 500+ attendees, people working with Microsoft Technologies from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and beyond!  We expect a similar sized crowd on April 10th live in Fort Washington PA, not to mention all of the views on the internet.   This will be our most exciting Code Camp ever!  We are planning a variety of technology tracks including the following general topics:

  • Beginner
  • ASP.Net
  • Silverlight
  • Framework
  • Data
  • Tools
  • Architecture
  • Alt.Net
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • SQL Server
  • Sharepoint
  • IT

Code Camp Content will be available live over the Internet via MSDN!

Big Change This Year – For the first time, we will be making 10 select Code Camp presentations available via the internet.  Presentations can be viewed live (via Live Meeting) or watched at a later time too.  Thanks to the help of MSDN, we’ll be broadcasting and recording from 2 rooms at Code Camp.  The content will then be posted to the very popular Channel 9 web site.  This content will likely get thousands of views.  Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of it!

What do the Sponsors/Partners Get?

Benefits available to Contributor Gold $1000 Silver $500 Prize/ Swag
*** Your logo will be included during presentations broadcast via Live Meeting and available on the popular Channel 9 web site! *** X
Booth/table in the common area to promote your company and meet our attendees. X
Track Sponsor – Hang your banner and distribute materials in one of our Track rooms, visible during the entire day’s sessions 1 X
Hang your banner in Code Camp common area X
Time to address the entire crowd during Code Camp lunch break 2 X
Banner ad on the Philly.Net website for one year (included in our ad rotation) X
Space for a logo and 1-2 paragraphs of Partner’s custom message (including links) on the Philly.Net Code Camp website X X
Logo/Link on all Code Camp Emails X X
Individual slide included in Code Camp slide deck shown in common area all day long. X X
Your name announced with contributors throughout Code Camp. X X X
Your marketing material placed on our marketing table X X X
Swag raffled off during or after Code Camp X X X
Included on a Code Camp contributor slide X X X

1 Choice of tracks for Gold Partners are available on first come, first served basis, limited to 10 tracks.
2 Lunch break presentations are limited to 1-2 minutes per partner, just enough time to pitch your company and direct attendees to your table.

We Need Your Help!

Code Camp is free to attendees but expensive to run.  If you are looking for ways to connect with Philadelphia's best Microsoft developers and professionals, this is the place to do it.  Our emails go out to our membership of over 3500 .Net Developers.  And of course, we partner with several other user groups, each with mailing lists of their own!

With your help, we’ll be able to provide the following:

  • Breakfast - for about 525 people.
  • Lunch - for about 525 people
  • Snacks - Soda, Coffee, Snacks throughout the day
  • Attendee gifts and Door Prizes - be creative.
  • Presenter Prizes - The presenters deserve something too, don't they?
  • Session Prizes - In the past, each presenter was able to give out prizes during their session!
  • End of the Day Raffles – After each Code Camp we give out a ton of prizes.  It’s a great way to end a great event.

What is Code Camp?

This is an event for Developers, DBA's and IT Professionals working with Microsoft .Net, SQL Server and other related products.  We'll have 60 sessions total (80 minutes each) in 12 tracks on a variety of topics including .Net, ASP.Net, SQL, Infrastructure and more.  Code Camp is completely organized by volunteers and all of the presenters are volunteers. Please check out ourweb site for information about Philly.Net, previous code camps, and this Code Camp (information will be posted shortly).
The following groups are assisting with Code Camp:

What is Philly.Net?

Philly.Net is a user group for Microsoft .Net programmers in the Philadelphia area. We're a member of INETA, and have been hosting meetings in the Philadelphia suburbs since 2002. We also host meetings in southern NJ. In addition to our regular meetings, we have hosted several very successful code camps and hands-on training events.

Please contact me to discuss any ideas you have. Feel free to be creative.

Nick Berardi

In charge of Cloud Drive Desktop at @Amazon, Entrepreneur, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, co-founder and CTO of @CaddioApp, Father, and @SeriouslyOpen host