Last year I attended the first OpenCF Summit and I thought it was a great event for a number of reasons. It's back again this year, Feburary 24-26, in the same great location and it's just $72 for three days of collaborative education.
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January 29, 2012 ·
March 19, 2011 ·
The first annual OpenCF Summit was almost a month ago but I've hardly stopped traveling since and then I got sick! So, finally, here's my thoughts of how this inaugural event went...
The overall impression was one of friendliness, openness and collaboration. From the moment I arrived at the hotel to register, I was immediately swept up in the hackfest where all attendees were able to contribute to an application to help a not-for-profit organize its volunteers. This application grew from a skeleton to a fairly full-featured application with a nice user interface over the course of the summit as various attendees worked on the application. It was great to see such team spirit among attendees, especially since the development environment - Mach II, Open BlueDragon, Google App Engine - was new to most of the contributors!
February 26, 2011 ·
My two presentations from the OpenCF Summit are available on my presentations page: CFML and the Open Source Landscape (updated), Open Source Language Evolution (new). The conference team are putting up links to all the presentations as they are made available, via the conference schedule page.
I'll blog my thoughts about the conference in a separate post shortly, possibly on the Railo Technologies blog.
January 17, 2011 ·
The folks behind the first (and hopefully annual) OpenCF Summit have taken another look at their budget and, after working with a number of partners, have been able to reduce the price of the conference to just $30!
Now the premier event about free open source CFML is almost free! What are you waiting for? Register for this ground-breaking event and learn about what free open source software can do for you (and what you can do to support that movement)!
December 18, 2010 ·
Both cf.Objective() and OpenCF Summit have their call for speakers/proposals open at the moment. Bob Silverberg talks about the cf.Objective() CfP on his blog and you can read about the OpenCF Summit CfP on their blog.
The important thing to note in both cases is that there are calls open: suggestions and proposals. The suggestions page is where you make suggestions about topics you'd like to see at the conference. The proposals page is where you submit yourself as a speaker and describe your proposed topic. Even if you've submitted a suggestion for a topic you'd like to present, you still need to submit a proposal in order to be considered as a speaker!
You need to connect with either your Twitter or Facebook account in order to submit suggestions or proposals - welcome to the social media era! - and proposals are open until early January for both conferences. The OpenCF Summit blog has lots of background information on the "engage" application in use by both conferences, as well as doing a great job of explaining what the OpenCF Summit is all about (hey, you already know what cf.Objective() is all about, right?).
November 30, 2010 ·
It's now official: I'm speaking at the OpenCF Summit in Garland, TX in February! This will be a unique event in the CF world, with its focus on open source, and it has a lot of interesting types of sessions on the schedule: Pecha Kucha, Open Spaces, Hackfests - as well as regular sessions - and several BOFs and panels!
I think it's one of the most exciting new conferences on the schedule - I hope lots of people will agree and take advantage of this event with it's low price of $199!