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BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Champlain College will host the ninth annual Vermont Code Camp on Saturday, Sept. 16. The free, full-day event brings together members of the Vermont technology community, students, and professionals to learn about software, programming, databases, the web, and more.
The Vermont Code Camp began in in 2009 with 85 attendees and 19 information sessions. The 2017 edition is slated to have more than 200 attendees and 37 sessions. Speakers will cover a wide variety of technology topics including .NET, PHP, Ruby, Python, and Java, security, bitcoin, writing clean code and even the "Technical Art of Mead Making" to top off the day's presentations.
Vermont Code Camp is organized entirely by community volunteers, with the help of several sponsors, including Champlain College, Burlington Telecom, Dealer.com, Vermont Information Processing, IBM Watson Data Platform, Galen Healthcare, BTV Ignite, Logic Supply, Competitive Computing, and Tyler Technologies. There will be a jobs board and many sponsors will be providing information on available positions.
The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. and sessions running from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the Champlain College Center for Communication and Creative Media, with the support of the Division of Information, Technology and Science (ITS) instructors and students.
"Champlain College is pleased to host the Vermont Code Camp this year," said Scott Stevens, Dean of the ITS Division. "It provides a unique opportunity for our students to meet and network with members of the technology community in the Burlington region and beyond."
Registration is free and includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Follow along using hashtag #VTCC9 and on Twitter at @vtcodecamp.
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit champlain.edu.