Why Sponsor Code Camp?
Code Camp is a non-profit event all about software development, by and for the developer community.
Code Camp started in the eastern United States in 2004 and has spread to numerous cities around the globe.
Last year over 5000 developers participated in Code Camps in the western US alone. Many developers make a
weekend out of travelling to a Code Camp in their region. The consistently high quality and wide range of
content makes it a popular training event for developers, rivaling events that cost thousands to attend.
Code Camp is made up of technical Sessions submitted by the local developers, and is organized by local
developers as well. All are encouraged to participate and speak on development topics that interest them.
Particular effort is made to create a friendly atmosphere for first-time Speakers, encouraging more developers
to share their expertise and be recognized by their peers.
All about the Code
Code Camp emphasizes less slides, more code. The main requirement around code demonstrated is it must be
shareable with education-friendly terms.
Code Camps typically have an eclectic mix of sessions ranging from introductory to advanced, from broad
in scope to esoteric and left field. Attendees have their pick of subjects ranging from software design
and methodology, web development, multimedia graphics and gaming, application security, interface design,
robotics, and much more.
Code Camp strives to be available to anyone interested. They are held on the weekends outside of office hours
so anyone can participate. Code Camp is free to attend thanks to the contributions of supporting organizations.
Code Camp is an all-ages event with something to offer developers of all levels, from beginner to advance. It’s a
great opportunity for prospective students to learn about the field from industry veterans in their local area.
Code Camp is unique in that it isn’t specific to a particular platform, technology, or language – if it has
something to do with code, it is fair game.
About Central Coast Code Camp
Central Coast Code Camp was launched in 2007 and was followed up in 2008 with increased attendance and speaker
participation. It is one of the largest community-run events in the local tech community, with attendance over
300 estimated for 2010.
The first two Central Coast Code Camps were held at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo. We’ve seen between
45 to 60 sessions during the course of a single event, and expect similar levels of participation this time around.
Supporting Central Coast Code Camp
Central Coast Code Camp follows a contribution model for support. The owners of this event are the Central Coast developer community.
Sponsorship is a great way to show you support the software industry here on the Central Coast.
Some organizations choose to contribute because of the training benefits that Code Camps provide their employees.
For much less than the cost of travel, registration fees, etc, companies can have their entire staff trained on a
multitude of topics… often by the same trainers who are charging for other events!
Benefits of Contribution
All contributors receive recognition with logo and/or business name placement on the Central Coast Code Camp web
site, and during the event on session handouts. Contributors are also acknowledged during the keynote session to
kick off the event.
Additional benefits vary depending on the category of contribution, listed on the following page.
Gold Sponsors are organizations that contribute $1000 or more in support. This can be direct monetary contribution, or
subsidized costs such as venue donation, covering catering expenses, etc. They get their name on room sign and room
schedule, logo and name on website and signs, logo and name on Session slides and logo and name included in
Silver Sponsors are organizations that contribute $500 in support. They get their logo and name on website
and signs, logo and name on Session slides and name included in correspondence.
Bronze Sponsors donate $100 in support and are the base level of contributors. This level is intended for organizations or individuals who would like to chip in to
support the event, but aren’t interested in the extra promotional opportunities that other contribution categories provide.
Swag Sponsors donate products that can be given away to code camp attendees. Swag sponsors make Code Camp better
by providing items that are useful to developers and help them continue to expand their knowledge.
How to Contribute
The Central Coast Code Camp, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, handles payments and accounting for Central Coast
Code Camp. For more information, contact the Central Coast Code Camp Team at I