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Early Bird Ends Tomorrow 6/30

Don't miss your last chance to snag this great deal! After June 30th the registration fee for CFUnited increases by $100. Get down with a discount and register today!

jQuery and ColdFusion: A Quiz

How do you measure up hot shot?

Take this quiz to see if you how you do.

Jeff Peters is teaching an intense class August 11th 2009 on "jQuery and ColdFusion"

jQuery is one of the most popular JavaScript libraries in use. ColdFusion can auto-generate JavaScript for many favorite AJAX-type tasks. This class will explore how to make automated JavaScript and hand-rolled JavaScript work and play well together, while retaining the developer's sanity. Bring your own laptop and a healthy dose of curiosity. Techniques explored are also applicable to other JavaScript libraries.

jQuery and ColdFusion: A Quiz

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ColdBox Training at CFUnited - Luis Majano

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Intro to ColdBox is an intense 1-day training course that will get you started with ColdBox Application Development. This course focuses on the main aspects of ColdBox Development and it delivers a one-two punch to get you started.

Register now for this pre-conference class! Only $549

Final Early Bird Ends June 30th

Don't miss out on the the most amazing CFUnited event ever!

I promise to WOW everyone. From the resort, to the sessions, to the food, to the entertainment... What you'll gain is a refreshing view of your career and friends. Its time plan your trip to Virginia!

I'll have travel tips and places to see while you are in town soon.

Register now!

Saturday Repeat Schedule Announced

We have announced the topics that will be repeated on Saturday, August 15th at CFUnited! you can now fill in your scheduler to reserve your seat in that session. Topics were picked based on most popularly selected sessions during the main event. Also, based on which speakers are available on Saturday.

CFUnited BOFs fixed

It was brought to my attention that the first set of BOFs we scheduled for 2 hours. I've changed them to 1 hour so that everyone can schedule their second set of BOFs.

Here are the list of BOFs in case you haven't seen them yet!

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Sean Corfield "The CFML Advisory Committee - Happy First Birthday! BOF"

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Dee Sadler "Designer and developers working together BOF"

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Dan Wilson "Model-Glue:Gesture release BOF"

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Dan Vega "iPhone Application Development BOF"

9:30 PM - 10:30 PM Luis Majano "ColdBox Platform 3.0.0"

9:30 PM - 10:30 PM John Mason "ColdFusion User Group / Community Development BOF"

9:30 PM - 10:30 PM Mike Brunt and John Farrar "Silent Authentication BOF"

9:30 PM - 11:00 PM Raymond Camden "SciFi BOF"

9:30 PM - 11:00 PM Movie (we are taking suggestions for which movie to play!)

Thanks Sean for pointing out the mistake!

New Topics

These topics have been added to the schedule.

Brian Kotek Introduction to OO Modeling and Design

Rachel Lehman Keeping Front End Dependencies Under Control

Selene Bainum eCommerce: Build or Buy

Chris Peterson Performance Tuning ColdFusion: Before the JVM

Sean Schroder Mura CMS - Open Source Content Management

New sponsors

We have some new sponsors to announce!

Thank you to all our sponsors.

Silver Sponsor
EdgeWeb Hosting If your business depends on your hosting, then your business needs Edgewebhosting

Carahsoft Government IT solutions provider

Bronze Sponsor
Edgewood Solutions Expert SQL Server consulting for all your database needs

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Classes: Coldbox iPhone Flex Manage jQuery CSS Build

Have you seen these classes? We have some new ones!

CU241 - CBOX-100 : Intro To ColdBox Luis Majano

CU242 - Beginning iPhone Bootcamp Rob Rusher

CU243 - Flex Boot Camp Dan Blackman

CU244 - Building Better Applications Simon Free

CU245 - Hitchikers Guide to ColdFusion Chaz Chumley

CU246 - Administering Multiple ColdFusion Projects within Your Organization Charlie Arehart, Aaron Wolfe, Michael Collins, Vlad from EdgeWebHosting

CU247 - Managing Web Projects for Developers Shlomy Gantz

CU248 - jQuery and ColdFusion Jeff Peters

CU249 - Hands on CSS Dee Sadler

Speaker Spotlight: Chaz Chumley

Chaz Chumley - Consultant, Instructor, Author, Husband and Father. Chaz has been specializing in web development and database design since 1995. He currently resides as CIO for w3Consultants, an Internet Application Development & Hosting company as well as an Instructor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas teaching XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Fireworks, Photoshop and ColdFusion. Chaz is also a contributing author and partner at CommunityMX as well as a User Group Manager for the Las Vegas Adobe User Group and a guest speaker at such conferences as Todcon and CFUnited.

CFUnited session: Building Desktop applications with Coldfusion 8 and AIR

1. Have you spoken at CFUnited in the past?

I have spoken the past 3 years as well as CFUnited Europe. If you had a choice between conferences, CFUnited is defintiely the best for networking, learning and sharing information with your peers and experts in the industry.

2. Why should people attend your session(s)?

Web designers and developers who are interested in AIR and not the type you breath then feel free to stop by my session. We have lots of fun and being from Las Vegas, end the session rolling a little dice for prizes.

3. Do you have any projects in the works that you will be revealing at CFUnited?

If having fun is a project then...YES.

4. Besides your topic, what other sessions are you looking forward to?

Simon Free is always a blast to listen to. Even if you get nothing out of his sessions you will be leaving in tears. He's is so funny and a great presenter.

5. What are some of the hot topics you'd like to see at RoundTable discussions?

Frameworks, Refactoring and the best one of all... How the hell do I make money doing this?

6. Where can people find you at CFUnited?

All of the above... Regardless of what time it is I am always open to people dragging me out for a drink.

7. What's the latest news with you? Has anything changed since last CFUnited?

What hasn't changed. I have been doing a lot of Open Source development (Drupal, PHP). Wait did I say that

8. What is unique about CFUnited?

Networking. Unlike other conferences where there are too many people. CFUnited always has just the right amount and if you dont leave without having met someone new then you were sleeping the whole time.

9. What do you like to do in your free time?

I coach youth sports. I am coaching my daughters fastpitch softball Allstar team and Pop Warner football.

10. Who are the best conference organizers in the business?

Stellr - Liz and Nafisa and of course Elliott.

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