NoVA Code Camp


I had a good time at the Northern Virginia Code Camp. Had the chance to meet some people I only really know via Twitter and got to catch up with others. I’m glad they let me present – my “I’ve Sprung a Leak” WinDbg 101 talk had a good sized crowd that had good questions and feedback. I know I learned a few things along the way.

The Software Craftsmanship panel discussion for the Community Megaphone podcast was also interesting. I’ve never had the opportunity to do something like that before. I hope my passion for the subject came through without a lot of “jerkiness”. Sometimes I get a little carried away… Smile I’m glad Andrew and Dane invited me.

NOVACC was actually a bit nostalgic for me – I attended my first code camp ever at the first NOVACC. They are always so well run – taught me a lot for when we got around to doing them in Pittsburgh. In fact, I took some notes for things we can steal to improve our camp. Thanks to Hal Hayes and the volunteers for putting on such a great event.

Fellow Pittsburgher Hemant Singh was also presenting, and I caught his session. He explained WPF styling. I wanted to finally see Dane’s session on Entity Framework (just to see how the other half lives), but by the time I realized he was doing it it was half over. There were other talks I wanted to see but couldn’t due to scheduling conflicts.

Lots of good conversations and discussions with other attendees. I found out Brian Lanham from Roanoke is a fellow Penn Stater and is actually working on getting a user group off the ground in Altoona. I’m definitely going to have to find a chance to present there.


Follow-up Info for “I’ve Sprung a Leak”


I promised those attending my talk at NoVA Code Camp 2010.2 that I’d post links to the resources I’ve found for using WinDbg, especially the SOS commands. Here you go!


My “Getting Started” blog post:

SOS Debugging Extension:

Brock Reeve’s sample code (what I used in the demo):

Tess Ferrandez’s blog (lots of good stuff):

Other interesting links: