Wiz Kids

Students with a knack for electronics or the future technology millionaires of UVM may have spent last weekend at camp.

UVM hosted its third annual CODE camp, a one day event targeted towards individuals with an interest in technology or science on Sept. 10, according to the CODE camp website.

The event featured 26 different seminars that visitors could attend throughout Kalkin Lecture Hall. This year showed an increase in interest from both students and professionals, Bradley Holt, event organizer, said.

 “We had 158 attendees this year; this was up from 125 in 2010 and 85 in 2009 (our inaugural year),” Holt said.

CODE camp also had several companies who were hiring those attending, he said.

“Vermont Code Camp is a great opportunity for the local freelance developer to get out and meet other people who actually want to talk about the stuff you do,” Brian Hunter, of Hunter Creative, said.

The camp also made use of the social networking site Twitter to spread the word about all of the great events and happenings that were going on, Holt said.

“People at the event were fairly active, and there were a lot of great tweets on the #vtcc3 hashtag,” he said.