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Public Speaking for Developers II

Dear Reader,day camp 4 developers: Public Speaking for Developers II

It is that time again, time for the Day Camp 4 Developers December Edition. This year we are back with 5 great talks revolving around the topic of “Public Speaking for Developers II”.

We presented the first one back in 2013 and developers from around the world dialed in to improve their speaking ability and process.

Become better at public speaking!

In Day Camp 4 Developers: Public Speaking for Developers II we’ve got all new speakers and five great talks that we think are even better than the first one. (and 5 absolutely wonderful sponsors!)

So if you are a developer and you speak at conferences, get your ticket now for “Day Camp 4 Developers: Public Speaking for Developers II”.

If you want to get into speaking but don’t know where to start, get your ticket now for“Day Camp 4 Developers: Public Speaking for Developers II”.

If you manage a development team and want to build esprit de corp while improving the skills of your developers, get an Office Party ticket for“Day Camp 4 Developers: Public Speaking for Developers II”.

Managers, we want you too!

Directors of IT, Team Leads, Developer Managers, just because you are management don’t feel you are exempt from the learning. Block out some time and participate as well. Make sure you don’t miss our closing talk by Jon Shearer! He is a manager and he understands how important the skill of public speaking is to the developers on his team.

Join us for “Day Camp 4 Developers: Public Speaking for Developers II”. Invest a day in your career.

Until next time,
I <3 |<

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Announcing Day Camp 4 Developers #9: Managing Your Career

Dear Reader,

Day Camp 4 Developers is a projects I started a few years ago to help developers learn the soft skills that they are not often taught. It is a fun project and every 3-4 months I get to hang out with a bunch of my friends on-line for a few hours.

Over the past year, we have branched out into some hard-tech sessions and they have been very well received. I’ve enjoyed doing them and will do more of them in the future. However, I seem to have veered away a bit from the founding concepts of DC4D. For Day Camp 4 Developers #9: Managing Your Career, we are going back to our roots.

  1. Back to soft skills
  2. Back to a Saturday session
  3. Back to pricing that is affordable to almost all developers

If you haven’t already seen the announcement, here are the details:

When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:00 AM CST
Where: On-Line. If you have Net, you can participate
How Much: $40 per developer or $100 per group

More Info: Day Camp 4 Developers #9: Managing Your Career

Developers don’t enjoy “career development”.
It’s a pain and it takes away from what we really want to do, code.

We all want better jobs.
There are only a few of us out there so content with their job, their salary, and their situation, that they can’t imagine changing anything. If you are one of those, this DC4D is not for you.

You need to know the secrets, we will teach them to you.
There are a few basic skills that, if you learn, will carry you along the path to the job you want, at the salary you want, and in the position that you want to be in. Let our four experts teach you what you need to know.

4 great talks, 4 hours of learning, $40.

  • Lonnie Brown – Working With Recruiters
  • Jim Hopkinson – How To Negotiate Your Salary Like An FBI Agent
  • Thursday Bram – Showcasing Your Expertise Beyond Writing Code
  • Brian Prince – Soft Skillz – They Aren’t Just for Humans Anymore

Join us. Together we will learn how to actively manage our careers.


Eventbrite - Day Camp 4 Developers #9: Managing Your Career

Until Next Time,
I <3 |< =C=

Day Camp 4 Developers #6: Non-Programming for Programmers

Dear Reader,

It is hard for me to believe that we are already up to the 6th Day Camp 4 Developers. It seems like just yesterday that I was looking for a way to showcase a few great talks I knew about that weren’t getting selected at conferences. Now 3 years later, we’ve got 5 under our belt and are prepping for the 6th. (I say we because anyone who knows me that the secret sauce behind any of my projects is wife 1.29, The Lovely and Talented Kathy)

This time, the topic is Non-Programming for Programmers. Attendees will lear about:

  • Documentation
  • Agile development
  • Source code management
  • Estimating

I won’t go into the whole description, you can click through to to get the complete list of speakers, talks, and to order tickets.

I will say this though. If you’ve ever bought a ticket to DC4D, thank you. It started as an experiment, it continued as part of my mission to help developers, and I’ll keep doing it as long as people keep buying tickets.

Until next time,
I <3 |<

Day Camp 4 Developers#2: Telecommuting

Dear Reader,

As you may have noticed from the badge on the left, my recent tweets or any number of other online queues, we’ve announced the topic for Day Camp 4 Developers #2: Telecommuting. Like last time, we have a great lineup of topics speakers.

Those of you who know me know that telecommuting, remote working or distributed teams, whatever you want to call it, is a passion of mine. I’ve written about it, spoke about it and most importantly, I live it. Now, I’ve put together 5 friends who are going to talk to you about it. They are going to cover everything from Is it right for you? to How to talk to your boss about telecommuting. If you are a developer working remote, come learn about tools and tips, if you want to be a remote worker, come figure out if it’s right for you.

Like last time, you get the entire day for $35. If you’ve got a few friends and want to get together and participate as a group, you can get an “Office Party” ticket for only $100. However you want to participate, you don’t want to miss Day Camp 4 Developers #2: Telecommuting. Like last time, it’s going to be a lot of knowledge wrapped up in a fun day of just hanging out.

Until next time,
I <3 |<

Day Camp 4 Developers: Soft Skills wrapup

Dear Reader,

Well, it’s done. Our first ever Day Camp 4 Developers was yesterday and was by most accounts, a rousing success. Some of the comments over at Joind.In are just wonderful. I won’t rehash all the great times and comments but I do want to list a few things I learned, even if only for myself.