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My cf.Objective() Schedule 2013

May 03, 2013 ·

I saw that Nolan Erck had blogged his cf.Objective() schedule so I thought I'd do the same. The decisions are not generally as hard for me as for Nolan: when I'm not speaking or attending a general session, I'm going to be focused on JavaScript since that's where I'm weak and that's where I'll learn the most. Mostly focused on JavaScript, that is.

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Tags: cfobjective · coldfusion

Speaking at cf.Objective() 2013

January 09, 2013 ·

I just got notified that my proposals for cf.Objective() 2013 were accepted. Here are the titles:

  • Learn You a What for Great Good?
  • ORM, noSQL and Vietnam
  • Humongous MongoDB

What are each of those about?

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Tags: cfobjective · coldfusion · mongodb

Promote cf.Objective()

January 07, 2013 ·

You can show your support by using one of the promotional badges for cf.Objective()!

Tags: cfobjective · coldfusion

cf.Objective() 2013 Call for Speakers!

November 09, 2012 ·

Yes, the world's only Enterprise ColdFusion Conference, cf.Objective(), will be back in 2013 at a new location in Minneapolis and has just opened their call for speakers!

cf.Objective() has always been a massive hit with attendees because of the high quality of content offered and this is your opportunity to propose sessions you'd like to talk about for next year's schedule. Your talk can cover anything you believe will be relevant and of interest to an audience of CFML developers looking to improve their skills. Tracks last year covered Architecture & Design in Software, Integration & Tools, Process & Performance, Security & Front-End Development, and js.Objective() - general JavaScript topics, going beyond CFML. Of course the tracks this year might be different: it will all depend on what is proposed by you!

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cf.Objective() 2012 - Why You Should Attend

March 22, 2012 ·

I've attended every cf.Objective() since the first one in 2006. That first cf.Objective() was awesome! Every one since has also been awesome. Since the demise of CFUnited, cf.Objective() is the biggest CFML event on the calendar. It offers the best CFML content in the world - and these days it offers a lot more than CFML - and it offers a unique combination of well-known speakers and new voices, something the conference has always prided itself on.

So why should you attend this particular year? Every year, our world of web development moves forward at what sometimes may seem like an ever-increasing pace. This is reflected in the sessions every year at cf.Objective(). This year sees an increased focus on JavaScript with topics covering Node.js, Angular, jQuery Mobile, Bootstrap, performance and testing. Even in the CFML topics, we're seeing an increased focus on automation, performance and testing as our community grows. cf.Objective() has always tried to offer material for intermediate and advanced developers and this year we have sessions on concurrency, collaborative code review, A/B testing, advanced scalability and caching techniques. Another big plus this year is the return of Adobe as platinum sponsor with several sessions talking about "Zeus" - ColdFusion 10 - which is currently in public beta.

cf.Objective() is all about helping you "up your game", to become a better developer. That's why you should attend - to become a better developer, to learn about new techniques and new technology.

This year we have ColdFusion 10 and Railo 4 and a lot of CFML developers working across multiple technologies. cf.Objective() will cover all of that so, if you aren't already registered, head over to the cf.Objective() website and get yourself signed up - it'll do you, and your career, a power of good!

Tags: cfobjective · coldfusion

cf.Objective() 2012 - did you miss the submission deadline?

November 29, 2011 ·

November 28th was the last day for session proposals for cf.Objective() 2012. The open call for speakers has been massively successful this year: a record number of proposals from a record number of speakers!

cf.Objective() has always been known for the high quality - and generally advanced level - of presentations and it looks like 2012 will be no exception! I've been involved with this conference in one way or another since the first year (2006) and I've watched it grow from strength to strength every year, with more sessions, more speakers, more attendees. It all started as an "itch" that Jared Rypka-Hauer felt he needed to scratch and a few years back it went global with the addition of cf.Objective(ANZ). In a time when the economy has caused most people to tighten their belts and several CFML events to disappear, it's good to see "The Only Enterprise ColdFusion Conference" powering ahead.

For several years, I was heavily involved in content selection but in 2010 the conference switched to an advisory board for that job and for 2011, I stepped down completely and became just an observer for the steering committee. Given the huge number of proposals this year, I'm very glad of that role change and I don't envy the job of Bob Silverberg and his team - they have a lot of work ahead of them!

I have no details on the content but I think you can count on it being excellent... If you didn't get a proposal in, there's always next year. If you did get a proposal in but you're not selected, don't feel bad: competition is stiffer than ever!

And me? I didn't think of a suitable talk before the deadline so no cf.Objective() for me in 2012. After ten conferences in 2011 (and I spoke at four of those), I could do with a break anyway :)

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cf.Objective() 2012 - Call for Speakers

October 21, 2011 ·

The call for speakers for cf.Objective() 2012 is now open. You can either submit proposals for something you'd like to talk about or make suggestions for topics you'd like to see someone else talk about.

Right now, I don't know whether I'll submit any proposals. I'm not sure what topics I'd like to promote. I don't want to do another "Intro to FW/1" (but I'd be very happy to see others continue to promote FW/1 - and I'd hope someone will mention DI/1 alongside FW/1!) and most of the non-FW/1 stuff I've been doing has been Clojure, at least in terms of open source projects. If you have ideas for something you'd really like me to submit a proposal on, let me know!

Tags: cfobjective · coldfusion

cf.Objective() 2012 - May 16-19

September 13, 2011 ·

The venue (unchanged from 2011) and dates (still mid-May) have just been announced for cf.Objective() 2012! Based on this year's success, this will be the CF event to attend, if you can only make one conference a year!

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Another cf.Objective() is over - wow!

May 18, 2011 ·

This year's cf.Objective() was the biggest, most successful ever: more attendees, more speakers, more tracks, more content, more sponsors, lightning talks, BOFs, ad hoc sessions - more, more, more! Yet it still managed to maintain the great ratio of attendees to speakers that gives people a small conference feel with great networking opportunities.

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Tags: cfobjective · clojure · coldfusion · fw1 · oss · saas

cf.Objective() 2011 presentations posted

May 14, 2011 ·

Now that I've given both of my presentations at this year's cf.Objective() - which was an awesome conference, BTW! - I have posted them both to the "Presentations" page on my blog.

Functional Programming: What is it and why should I care? - my one hour introductory talk from Saturday morning, showing Clojure and some functional style CFML.

Multi-Tenant, Multi-Lingual Architecture for Software as a Service - my two hour deep dive from Friday afternoon.

Tags: cfobjective · clojure · coldfusion · saas