The Columbus Code Camp is...

a non-denominational software-development & technology conference in central Ohio. The camp includes talks about anything related to software development (for any language, operating system, platform, or work environment). There is always a wide mix of topics and presentation levels (from beginner to professional).

The original Code Camp concept was a conglomeration of ideas by many different people across the development community. The idea was simple- provide an off hour forum for the development community to speak and share ideas for them to come and enjoy. The results have been astounding. Code Camps have been held around the world by developers everywhere!

From the original Code Camp manifesto


The question is what makes a Code Camp?

The answer is actually simple. In order to use the official Code Camp name and banner, follow this Manifesto.

By and For the Developer Community

Code Camps are about the developer community at large. They are meant to be a place for developers to come and learn from their peers. Topics are always based on community interest and never determined by anyone other than the community.

Always Free

Code Camps are always free for attendees.

Community-Developed Material

The success of the Code Camps is that they are based on community content. All content that is delivered is original. All presentation content must be provided completely (including code) without any restriction. If you have content you don't want to share or provide to attendees then the Code Camp is not the place for you.

No Fluff only Code

Code Camps are about showing the code. Refer to the previous rule if you have any questions on this.

Community Ownership

The most important element of the Code Camp is always the developer community. All are welcome to attend. Presenters speak without expectation of payment or any other compensation beyond participation in the community.

Never occur during work hours

We need to understand that many times people can't leave work for a day or two to attend training or even seminars. The beauty of the Code Camp is that they always occur on weekends.

Code of Conduct

Columbus Code Camp is a diverse conference dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience to everyone. Our code of conduct is intended to help everyone maintain the Code Camp spirit. We thank all sponsors, attendees and staff for observing it.

The code camp is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the Central Ohio developer community. We value the participation of each member of the developer community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events, whether officially sponsored by Columbus Code Camp or not.

To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, organizers and volunteers at any Columbus Code Camp event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct:

Columbus Code Camp promotes a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, or familial status. Conference participants should not be subjected to harassment of any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience that includes people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for Columbus Code Camp.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, family friendly event for all. Forked from the PyCon Code of Conduct.