SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Geek Events hosted an annual Code Camp on Saturday, which brought nearly 500 software developers together from across the state.
The one-day event features 36 different sessions that cover topics ranging from game development to robotics to design. Utah Code Camp is one of Utah’s largest software developer events. The goal of the event is to increase professional development and provide networking opportunities to those who code.
Craig Berntson, director of marketing and sponsorship for Utah Geek Events, said the event leads to better software.
“The software developers learn best practices and better techniques, so they can write better software,” he said. “Also, it promotes community among software developers, so they can meet other developers who do similar type projects, so if they have a problem doing something they have contacts local they can call upon to help them solve their software issues.”
Code Camps have been held all over the world and follow the Code Camp Manifesto of always being free to attendees and always being held on weekends, according to a press release from Utah Geek Events. Utah Code Camp has been running since 2005 and has grown every year.