I am in New Jersey. I am sitting in a cold event room in Montclare State University listening to men try to out-nerd each other, one presentation at a time. I can’t say I didn’t ask for this…
I was never the type of kid to chose the computer over being outside. I didn’t go to science camp, I went to arts camp. I didn’t stay inside playing with my nintendo, I played soccer. That’s why I’m baffled that I chose to spend two entire days of my life at Flex Camp. What is flex camp you ask? Well, basically it’s a big pissing contest between nerdy boys talking about how to code. Most of the presentations do not apply to me. Every once in a while a spunky, young programmer comes up and wakes us all up from our code induced stupor. I’m just happy I have the internet today (yesterday we did not).
Maybe I’m just not nerdy enough to “get” this stuff. I feel like I’m a competent programmer in Actionscript and I’m really starting to learn Flex but to be honest, I have zero interest in how Flex talks to Java. I don’t care about unit testing. I really just want to learn how to make it pretty.
It’s not all awful. There are some really nice people here and I’m meeting people face to face that I have only spoken to over email. that’s fun. Later on, someone is going to talk about using Drupal as a backend to Flex. My inner nerd just got a little wet…ew.
Anyway I’m sticking it out till the end of the day. I was told there would be dinner and alcohol.