I went to the Twin Cities Code Camp #13 event today. As usual, the lectures offered by the speakers at the code camp were excellent and very informative. Unlike the previous TCCC events, TCCC #13 is only a one day event, rather than two days. Much of the topics covered seemed to be on subjects relating to Windows 8, as well as web development coding trends.
I attended the following lectures:
- Introduction to C++ Abstractions, Object-Oriented Concepts, and the C++ Renaissance (Brian Bosak)
- Games and Gamification (Scott Davis)
- Embrace Your Inner Designer (Josh Broton)
- Rocking Responsive Web Development (Josh Broton)
I found Scott Davis’ coverage on Games and Gamification very interesting, as he touched on the gamification aspects of mobile game development (something of which I have a high interest). It was also refreshing to hear his insight as a real game developer, as Davis is the CEO of QONQR, a Twin Cities mobile game development firm that is behind the MMO mobile game of the same name.
I also found Josh Broton’s sessions on web design and development insightful, as he shared his ideas about designing functional web sites in his first lecture. In his second lecture, he focused more on effective, responsive code, showing how to develop web sites for devices of differing configurations (i.e. browsers, OS, resolutions, etc.).
Thanks to the TCCC team for setting up and making this event possible! I will try to put up some of the recorded lectures at a later date.