in phoenix we just enjoyed an awesome code camp. there was a ton of people that cycled throughout the two days amidst a flurry of technology acronyms, frameworks, etc. it was a melting pot of bytes for sure. i had a blast the day i went (didn't go to the second day where they also introduced refactor phoenix).
as with most conference, the sessions are great, but perhaps the conversations are better. i had a great lunch conversation and a great conversation with some linux folks afterwards (or at least i though both conversations were great). it is fun to meet and talk with people in person rather than only on the information super highway.
if you want to get you some code campness, check out your local user community. if you live in the silicon valley area, heck there seems to be one happening whenever you want it to! the silicon valley code camp is happening in october and there is still an opportunity to submit a session and participate. it's a great area up there and i wish i could make it but will be in seattle during the same time :-(.