As Meagon announced over on her blog, I’m heading to the SoCal Code Camp this weekend two give a few of my favorite talks in sunny California:

Why you need some REST
12:15 PM – Saturday, January 30, 2010
Location: UH 319
REST is quickly becoming the default architectural style for services in the cloud. Come learn what every cloud developer needs to know about REST moving forward, and how you can start building RESTful services using WCF 3.5/4.0 and the evolving WCF REST Starter Kit.

What's New in WCF/WF 4.0
4:00 PM – Saturday, January 30, 2010
Location: UH 248
NET 4.0 brings several improvements in the areas of WCF and WF, including improved REST capabilities, a new workflow model, seamless integration between WF and WCF, and a new visual designer. It also provides the ability to author completely declarative (XAML-based) workflow services that can be more easily deployed, hosted, and managed. This session walks you through the various new 4.0 features and shows you how to write code using them today.

You can register your interest in attending these sessions here, and see the complete Code Camp schedule. If you’re interested in these topics, I’d also recommend checking out Michele Bustamante’s sessions, as well as Brian Loesgen’s, who are both experts from the area.

In addition, Pluralsight is pleased to sponsor and support the SoCal Code Camp. We’ll have a table outside of the registration desk, so be sure to stop by, say hi, and sign-up for a chance to win 1 of 3 FREE 1-year Standard subscriptions to Pluralsight On-Demand!.  Each SoCal Code Camp attendee also receives a FREE 5-day Standard trial subscription to check-out the entire Pluralsight On-Demand! library.

**The first 50 people at the Pluralsight table can grab a Pluralsight Cloud Tag t-shirt! **

If you can’t make it, you can still follow all the SoCal Code Camp action on Twitter via #socalcodecamp, @skonnard, @woodyp, @81megs,

For more information on the SoCal Code Camp, visit their website: