Right now, I’m at the 360 Flex conference in downtown Seattle. It’s the last day and it’s been a great few days. There’s been some great sessions, given by some of the best of the best when it comes to Flex.
The Seattle Flex User Group (SeaFlex) put on the first Flex Charity Code Jam for Northwest Harvest. Northwest Harvest is Washington’s own, and only, statewide hunger relief agency. The folks at the code jam developed an online food drive application that allows groups to compete to reach a goal. This will be a big help to their organization. With a donation of $0.53, Northwest Harvest can feed a family of three. That is much more efficient than gathering physical food donations since that requires manpower to gather the food and process all the items. With money, they can purchase pallets of food for much less than the average Joe.
It’s been a great chance for Flex developers from all over to meet the people who created Flex along with other companies who have mastered development for large projects.
I’ve seen a lot of people who look sleep deprived but still smiling. Watch for the conference to come again, and take advantage of the chances to learn, network and code!