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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.

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.

CFUnited Express New York UPDATES Important info

Hello NYC!

Officially the entire CFUnited Stellr team is coming to NYC. That's myself (Liz), Nafisa, and Elliott. Plus a regular helper of our Cara. We have more cool prizes and more goodies to hand out.

Some important changes to note:

Jeff Tapper has needed to cancel. In his place is Javier Julio, an emerging Flex speaker. Javier's topic is temporarily titled "Digging Through the Flex Framework" and promises to be an amazing set of useful skills and real world case studies.

Sean Hanover had a family emergency and will unfortunately not be able to present. Michael Dinowitz a long time CFUnited presenter and always a crowd pleaser has agreed to give his presentation titled "Google Webmaster Tools, What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You"


We have only 4 seats left. If you want to register at the door, you will need to contact us to see if we have space.

Date: Monday 4/20/2009

Location: Pace University - New York City Campus

One Pace Plaza

2nd Floor - Lecture Hall South

New York, NY 10038

Phone: 212-346-1200

Check in at security desk - Main Lobby on right side of One Pace Plaza building near William Street



9:00AM 9:15AM Elliott Sprehn Welcome to CFUnited Express

9:15AM 10:15AM Ben Nadel Advanced Custom Tags

10:25AM 11:25AM Peter Bell Practical Code Generation

11:25AM 12:25PM Lunch

12:30PM 1:30PM Simon Free Flex-a-sketch: Creating online drawing and image creation tools

1:40PM 2:40PM Andrew Schwabe Charting with ColdFusion and Flex

2:50PM 3:50PM Michael Dinowitz Google Webmaster Tools, What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You

4:00PM 5:00PM Javier Julio Digging through the Flex Framework

5:00PM 5:15PM Elliott Sprehn Raffle

Slidesix demo of Why Should You Attend CFUnited

Todd Sharp put together this really cool slide show of CFUnited. It also demonstrates what you can do with

Our speakers this year will be asked to put their presentation here and we will give a password for attendees to get access. Then at a future time we will make some of them available to the public.

View Slide show here and show it at your next User Group meeting or get together at a cubicle near you. :-)

Simon Free and Ben Nadel on CFUnited Video

CFUnited Manager Guide

This is the Ultimate Manager Guide for CFUnited 2009.

If you do anything today, print a copy of this document and hand it to your manager. It has great information and I hope they realize that CFUnited is the place for you to be this year.

*Also, please tell your friends :-)

Database Track

That's right, 6 topics covering Database Systems. There's something new for everyone. Check it out.

Advanced SQL for ColdFusion
Presented By Sean Woods (Adobe Systems, Inc.)

Database Performance Tuning: No Magic is Needed a Systematic Approach Will Do
Presented By Damon Brown (Policy Studies)

Database Tips, Tricks, & Secrets
Presented By Nate Nelson (Policy Studies)

Getting Started with SQL Server 2008 for ColdFusion Developers
Presented By Jeremy Kadlec

Head to Head Database Systems: Oracle vs SQL Server vs MySQL
Presented By Nate Nelson (Policy Studies)

Intro to SQL Server Reporting
Presented By Selene Bainum

MORE New speakers and topics announced in March

I couldn't hold out on these awesome new topics any more so I'm announcing them today.

Raymond Camden Charting and ColdFusion

Simon Free Facebook apps with a ColdFusion backend

Oguz Demirkapi Geolocation with ColdFusion

Peter Bell RAD Object Oriented CF Development

Mark Drew Model-Glue and you: MVC, hassle free!

Pete Freitag Design Diagrams for CFC's and Databases

CFUnited Express New York April 20th

Hello NYC! We are coming back to your home town.

Only $149

Register now!

It will be held at the Pace University on April 20th.

We will have coffee, snacks, lunch, and lots of free stuff. Including a CF8 tag poster for each person. Lots of prizes and software to give away. Even a free ticket to CFUnited.

REMEMBER, when you register at an express event you can use 100% of your registration as a discount towards CFUnited's main event in August.

Topics and Speakers:

Advanced Custom Tags Presented By Ben Nadel

Charting with ColdFusion and Flex Presented By Andrew Schwabe

Flex-a-sketch: Creating online drawing and image creation tools Presented By Simon Free

Practical Code Generation Presented By Peter Bell

Selling Selling CF Development to Small and Mid Size Businesses Presented By Sean Hanover

TBA topic Presented By Jeff Tapper

1yr FREE shared hosting for registering before March 31st

As proud sponsors of CFUnited conference 2009 Media3 is offering registered attendees 1 YEAR of free CF shared hosting.


And 20% our CF Enterprise Hyper - V VPs'

( see

Both use the latest technology. Dell 900 servers with network storage running Window 2008 data center edition. This is 64 bit architecture and resides on a gigi bit switch network in our new SAS70 data center!

Important: This offer requires that you register by March 31st and you must contact liz (at) to take advantage of this offer. (Those who are already registered can contact Liz now)

The minimum saving is just under $300.00 effectively reducing your cost to register significantly.

See you at the show.

Bob Hayes

founder and CEO Media 3 Technologies

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