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CFUnited Museum and Open Mic Night

Hello Talented CFUnited Attendees!

CFUnited is about great topics and learning as always. But its also about networking. When we network we find things that we have in common, whether its about our favorite hardware or our favorite SciFi shows. We build connections with people we have common interests with.

We came up with an idea that is unique for us and will prove to be an interesting experiment.

Museum and Open Mic Night for our talented community.

Let us know if you'd like to participate. You can bring 1-3 pieces of artwork (or photographs). If you would like to start a jam session on stage with a few others, we'd like to see that too. Magic tricks, poems, sculptures, etc are all welcome.

Scott Stroz will be our Open Mic Night host and one of the performers

Please fill out this form by July 31st to be added to performances and to enter your artwork.

3 new BOF sessions

ColdBox Platform 3.0.0 BOF
Presented By Luis Majano
Come and talk about the future of ColdBox and help it steer it into the future.

ColdFusion User Group / Community Development BOF
Presented By John Mason
The success of any technology is tightly coupled with the growth and diversity of the community that grows around it. Local user groups are a great resource for developers to exchange ideas and work on their presentation skills. In this session, we'll discuss the various ways to start and develop a local user group in your area. How to find speakers, sponsors and topics? How to run the meetings, and how to market your group and find new members? We'll also talk about some of the common pitfalls in running a user group and how to manage them.
See John Mason's blog post about this BOF session

Silent Authentication BOF
Mike Brunt and John Farrar
Are your applications burdened with login prompts? Do you know of ways to eliminate this issue? Can these methods be used with legacy systems and Enterprise Content Management systems (ECMs)? This BOF is for those with the same questions, and it doesn't matter whether they come from yourself, your development team, or your management. It's important to know what options are available and what's successful so you can be prepared or retrofit your applications with "seamless" or "silent" authentication.

See schedule for Birds of Feather times on Wednesday August 12th.

How to Teach ColdFusion by Terry Ryan, Adobe

Come to CFUnited if you want to know the best way to Teach ColdFusion to others. Teachers, Training Managers, and Intern Managers... this is session you can't miss.

Lansdowne Resort 65% full

Just want to shoot a message to everyone that we have the number of rooms already booked as of last week. We are about 65% full at this point. If you plan on coming, book your hotel room before they go out. I'm not holding any extras this year so if you don't get a room you'll have to go to the overflow hotel about 3 miles down.

Saturday Repeats

Attention CFUnited Saturday Attendees

We will be picking the Saturday Topics Mid-June. We will be looking at the most popular sessions once more attendees pick their agenda for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday on the scheduler. This will help us determine the most popular topics to repeat on Saturday.

If you have a suggestion for a must have topic on Saturday as repeat, please email it to liz (at)

We will work with the community to pick those sessions. Thanks!

Adobe Community Achievement Awards

Nominate the Best in the Industry for the Adobe Community Achievement Awards. Formerly known as the CFEmmys, Todd Sharp has reintroduced to CFUnited a chance to recognize those who display excellence.

Please enter your nominations by June 8th

Everyone is eligible and feel free to nominate yourself. Todd will narrow down the results and CFUnited will provide the list to the public before the vote on winners begins.

Make Comments to Speakers about Topics

You can now make comments about topics on!

If you see a topic you would like more information about, go to that topic link and write your comment to the speaker. You will get an email and the speaker will get an email. Also check back often to see what others are saying about all the topics.

Here's a demo to see how to do this. There's no sound (couldn't find my microphone) but you can get the idea. :-)

Happy Q&A everyone!

Schedule Posted

Hello Community!

We've posted the schedule.

We have some new topics on the way as well. The Scheduler Software will be coming May 22nd.

Each topic has an assigned room with the number of seats available. If you plan on attending, you will have to add your favorite topics to your personal schedule to reserve a seat.

Keep subscribed to this blog for the announcement when the time comes to fill out your personal schedule.

Adobe topics are TBA at the moment.

Thanks for registering for CFUnited!

Administering Multiple ColdFusion Projects within Your Organization

This is a new Pre-Conference Class given by Mike Collins, Charlie Arehart, Aaron Wolfe and another special guest speaker.

August 11th 2009, 9am - 5:30pm
Lansdowne Resort and Conference Center
Cost: $549

CU246 - Administering Multiple ColdFusion Projects within Your Organization

Who should attend this class?

Anyone interested in learning how to setup an environment within their organization that can support multiple ColdFusion projects without sacrificing security, scalability and performance.

What are the prerequisites (experience)?

Attendees should be familiar with the multi-server version of ColdFusion.

What should people expect to get out of this class?

Attendees will learn how to setup an environment within their organization that can support multiple ColdFusion projects without sacrificing security, scalability and performance. The course will offer a unique blend of topics to make attendees capable of setting up an enterprise infrastructure around ColdFusion deployments.

CFUnited Express loves Atlanta

I kept the best for last.

Atlanta showed lots of love for CFUnited. It was a great experience from beginning to end.

Leif Wells was my host and he did an amazing job helping me with the event. It was the smoothest event ever run in my 8+ years with these types of events. Not only did he taxi me around but he went above and beyond what was expected. Its people like this that encourage us to bring great speakers and great attention to a deserving community.

The venue at RoundBox Global was awesome. A nicely renovated factory is how I can describe it. The attendees were great. They asked a ton of questions, they enjoyed all the food, and gave me wonderful feedback.

Atlanta, we will certainly be coming back. I enjoyed every minute. Thanks again!

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