[Contest] Code Writers Workshop Set to Launch in DC

September 18, 2015

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Coding is far more than sitting in front of a computer for hours and thinking through logic patterns; developers need to be creative, able to communicate well, and have a passion for their project to be exceptional. There is a divide between coders who develop and those who create, and education only will take you so far. Although traditional education programs are sufficient and bootcamps are connecting the next generation of coders, there is always more to be learned.

That is the concept behind a new conference series being launched by Modev, a technology focused conference designer and community. On October 2 in the Washington DC area, experts and muses will pass on their knowledge and inspiration to coders looking to find their place among their peers at the Code Writers Workshop. From Objective-C Co-Creator Tom Love and DC area founder Ken Yarmosh of Savvy Apps to Comedian Liz Miele and a panel of women engineers, the day long conference will bring attention to less common subjects that need to be addressed. Between addressing personal health, avoiding side project hell, and becoming the brand that you are representing, the Code Writers Workshop will bring attention to and answer questions that are often only found through years of experience.

“With this cultural shift, it is no longer enough to organize a conference or event based solely on knowledge sharing, or ‘how’ to do something,” said Modev Founder Pete Erickson. “While knowledge sharing is important, wisdom is the ultimate payoff. It’s now what’s driving many of the highest trafficked blog sites, conferences and events. And those who are also focused on creating unique ‘experience’ and ‘connections’ are seeing exponential growth.”

After DC, the Code Writers Workshop will make it’s way to Seattle Washington where it will feature the core set of experts and some additionals from the West Coast. From Amazon to Zillow, with a dash of Netflix, the second stop in the series will feature a diverse set of experts.

“This is an exciting journey. A big part of my personal happiness comes from knowing I’m having a positive impact on others lives,” said Erickson. “I truly believe The Code Writers Workshop could impact developers around the globe and for that opportunity, I’m grateful.”

Win a Ticket to the DC Code Writers Workshop

Want to win a free ticket to the conference? Simply enter with a tweet or visit the Code Writers Workshop site for an entry. One person will be selected at random on September 25 and will be notified by email.

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Elliot is an award winning journalist deeply ingrained in the startup world and is often digging into emerging technology and data. When not writing, he's likely either running or training for a triathlon. You can contact him by email at elliot(@)elliotvolkman.com or follow him on Twitter @thejournalizer.

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