When Alex (our CEO) asked me to come to iPhoneDevCamp 3 in Sunnyvale, CA, I had mixed emotions. I was excited for the opportunity, but also nervous about what exactly I (a marketeer) would find to do at an event catered to iPhone app developers. Would I be up to my ears in tech jargon? Would someone ask me to look at code? Eek!
Today is Day 3 of the event, and I’ve found my reservations were completely baseless. Not only are there plenty of things for me to do here for Lextech, I’m also getting a lot out of the experience personally and having a fabulous time.
The roles of the people in attendance are pretty varied. Some of the most common:
– iPhone app and web developers (obviously)
– graphic designers
– developer recruiters
– technology/iPhone enthusiasts
What have the non-developers been up to?
– blogging, tweeting, delivering info about the event to the masses
– attending breakout sessions about less technical topics (ex. usability, marketing)
– using and testing apps before they are submitted to the hackfest and providing feedback to the development teams
If you’re wondering whether or not to attend iPhoneDevCamp next year, you need only ask yourself 3 questions:
1) Are you excited about the iPhone? (who isn’t?)
2) Do you want to learn something new? (who doesn’t?)
3) Would you like to meet some really cool people?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you belong at iPhoneDevCamp. Our team hopes to see you there next year!