There's been a few hiccups in getting the registration site live for CodeMash, but today, you are now able to register through the website!
CodeMash (www.codemash.org) is a fairly unique conference that will be held on January 18-19, 2007 at the Kalahari Lodge in Sandusky, OH. It stands out from other conferences that I've attended because it is will be a cross-pollenation event, bringing together developers from many different technologies (Java, .NET, Ruby, PHP, etc) into one common forum.
It is also completely organized by the developer community, acting as a non-profit entity. This means that your registration fees (which are extremely low for a conference like this) are being spent on the conference (i.e., your meals, etc), and not as a means of turning a profit.
We toured the venue last week, and I was totally blown away. I had no idea that we had this high of quality of a conference facility in Northern Ohio outside of major metro areas. Sandusky is halfway between Cleveland and Toledo, and is probably better known as the location of Cedar Point, one of the best amusement parks in the entire world. Kalahari is also an indoor waterpark resort, so it will be an attractive destination in the middle of January.
If you're interested in attending this conference, then you will want to register soon. Not only do you have to worry about being shut out (registration is capped at 500 attendees), but also there is a time limit for making room reservations at a great price ($88 a night, which includes admission to the waterpark).
(If this conference sounds interesting to you, even if you can't attend, then please help to spread the word through your blog, or by telling a friend, etc).