CFUnited 2007 Speakers
- Josh Adams
- Charlie Arehart
- John Paul Ashenfelter
- Selene Bainum
- Vince Bonfanti
- Thomas Burleson
- Raymond Camden
- Matt Chotin
- Chaz Chumley
- Sandy Clark
- Sean Corfield
- Michael Dinowitz
- Mark Drew
- Steve Drucker
- Ben Forta
- Pete Freitag
- Shlomy Gantz
- Rob Gonda
- Erik Goodlad
- Dean Harmon
- Hal Helms
- Simon Horwith
- Jeff Jones
- Tom Jordahl
- Jeremy Kadlec
- Paul Kenney
- Ramchandra Kulkami
- Rupesh Kumar
- Kurtis D. Leatham
- Adam Wayne Lehman
- Abraham Lloyd
- Byron Mann
- Nate Nelson
- Rakshith N
- Multiple Speakers
- Andrew Powell
- Patrick Quinn
- Joe Rinehart
- Steve Rittler
- Rob Rusher
- Kevin Schmidt
- Andrew Schwabe
- Chris Scott
- Robi Sen
- Michael Smith
- Scott Stroz
- Jeff Tapper
- Andrew Trice
- Nicholas Tunney
- Tyson Vanek
- Douglas Ward
- Ron West
- Matthew Woodward
Josh Adams (Adobe)
Josh Adams is the Senior System Engineer & ColdFusion Specialist at Adobe Systems Incorporated. In this role, Josh is actively involved with ColdFusion customers and the ColdFusion community. Josh is passionate about ColdFusion and the ColdFusion community: he has presented to User Groups and conferences throughout North America and is a longtime member, past President, and current Director of the Atlanta ColdFusion User Group. Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. For more than two decades, the company's award-winning technologies and software have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people anywhere at anytime. From rich images in print, video, and film to dynamic digital content for a variety of media, the impact of Adobe solutions is clear to anyone who creates, views, and interacts with information. Now that Adobe and Macromedia are one company, Adobe is better positioned than ever to push the boundaries of the digital universe. Under the new combined leadership from both Adobe and Macromedia, we're driving even greater innovation with powerful, compelling software solutions that meet the needs of customers and markets ranging from designers and filmmakers, to enterprises and governments, to developers and home users. Adobe continues to be deeply committed to the ColdFusion product and the long-time, loyal ColdFusion community. Now part of the Adobe product family, a world of new opportunities open up for the future of ColdFusion.
A veteran ColdFusion developer and troubleshooter since 1997, Charlie Arehart is a longtime contributor to the community and a recognized Adobe Community Expert. He's now an independent consultant providing troubleshooting/tuning assistance and training/mentoring for CF teams of all sizes and experience levels (carehart.org/consulting). A certified Advanced CF Developer and Instructor for CF 4 thru 8, he also runs the Online ColdFusion Meetup (coldfusionmeetup.com, an online CF user group), and is a contributor to each of the 3-volume series ColdFusion 8 WACK books by Ben Forta. A member of the Adobe Customer Advisory Board for ColdFusion and with 26+ years in IT, he's frequently invited to speak to developer conferences and user groups worldwide.
John Paul Ashenfelter
John Paul Ashenfelter is CTO of TransitionPoint.com, where he builds web-based business applications using a mix of open source tools, ColdFusion, and Java. He has been the technical lead on a number of ColdFusion projects for startups as well as regularly serving as an architect for existing ColdFusion sites converting to Fusebox. A ColdFusion developer since version 2.0, John Paul has written several books covering ColdFusion, contributed articles to CFDJ, and spoken at several ColdFusion conferences.
Selene Bainum is a Senior Web Developer with INPUT, the source for government market intelligence. Selene has 9 years of HTML and database experience. She has been developing with ColdFusion since version 1.5 (1996). She uses her knowledge of web technologies to design and develop enterprise web applications from the ground up. Over the years, she has created numerous practical and creative applications to meet the needs of many different organizations. These applications include fully functional e-commerce web sites, dynamic content management systems, an automated software fulfillment system and a Board of Directors Extranet for a Fortune 500 company. Selene has been very active in the ColdFusion community by being a member of Team Macromedia, contributing articles to the ColdFusion Developer's Journal and maintaining a ColdFusion tutorial site, WebTricks.com. She also co-authored two ColdFusion books for Sybex: Mastering ColdFusion MX and the ColdFusion MX Developer's Handbook.
Vince Bonfanti (New Atlanta Communications)
Vince Bonfanti is president and co-founder of New Atlanta Communications,and has successfully brought three generations of web-scripting languages to market since 1995:
Lasso - A cgi-based web-scripting language and runtime for publishing FileMaker Pro databases. Lasso was sold to Claris (now FileMaker, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, in March of 1997 - becoming the FileMaker Pro 4.0 Web Companion. Over ten million licenses of FileMaker Pro have been sold since its initial release.
ServletExec - A server-side Java based web-scripting language and runtime that implements the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) APIs.
BlueDragon - A ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) runtime with native deployment and integration capabilities on both the Microsoft .NET and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platforms.
Vince also authored "blueprints", a regular column featured in the ColdFusion Developer's Journal (CFDJ). A charter member of Sun's Java Servlet and JSP Expert Groups, Vince has been a JavaOne speaker and a contributor to Java trade magazines and online publications. Vince has also been a featured speaker at CFML-based conferences as well as at local ColdFusion User Groups around the country.
Thomas Burleson (Universal Mind)
Thomas Burleson is a Universal Mind principal architect for Flex, Coldfusion, and Java web solutions. With over 20 years development and leadership experience, he has delivered applications and custom business solutions for numerous commerical and vertical markets. He has significant experience with user-interfaces, database and software architectures, product delivery, and technical leadership and mentoring. Most recently he lead the development efforts for the online Flex applications at Sherwin-Williams; now available for public use. He has also lead development efforts to create Flex-based CRM tools for clients in the health and manufacturing markets.
Raymond Camden is the VP of Software Development for BroadChoice Inc. A long time ColdFusion user, Raymond has worked on numerous ColdFusion books including the ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and has contributed to the Fusion Authority Quarterly Update and the ColdFusion Developers Journal. He also presents at conferences and contributes to online webzines. He founded many community web sites including CFLib.org, ColdFusionPortal.org, ColdFusionCookbook.org and is the author of open source applications, including the popular BlogCFC blogging application. Raymond can be reached at his blog or via email at ray (at) camdenfamily.com. He is the happily married proud father of three kids and is somewhat of a Star Wars nut.
Matt Chotin (Adobe)
Chaz Chumley (Community MX)
Sandra Clark, an advanced Macromedia Certified ColdFusion developer, is a Senior Software Developer with the Constella Group in Bethesda, Maryland. She has contributed material to the ColdFusion 5.0 Certified Developer Study Guide published by Syngress Media/Osborne McGraw Hill and to the ColdFusion Developers Journal. She has also spoken at various CFUGS and ColdFusion User Conferences around the country. Sandra is an active proponent of applying accepted and proven web standards to development as a way of improving accessibility as well as making life easier on developers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sandra also maintains a website and blog at http://www.shayna.com, where she shares information on CSS, Accessibility, Fusebox, Coldfusion and also offers training classes.
Sean is currently Chief Technical Officer for Railo US. He has worked in IT for over twenty five years, starting out writing database systems and compilers then moving into mobile telecoms and finally into web development in 1997. Along the way, he worked on the ISO and ANSI C++ Standards committees for eight years and is a staunch advocate of software standards and best practice. Sean has championed and contributed to a number of CFML frameworks and was lead developer on Fusebox for two years. This will be Sean's sixth time as a CFUNITED speaker!
Michael Dinowitz has been programming in ColdFusion since early 1995 and it doesn't look like he's stopping any time soon. His accomplishments include: President and Head of RT&T (Research, Training & TroubleShooting) at House of Fusion, a ColdFusion consulting shop; Hosting the high volume CF-Talk list (as well as others) out of House of Fusion (www.houseoffusion.com); Publishing Fusion Authority, the House of Fusion Technical Magazine (www.fusionauthority.com); and many more activities that strengthen and advance the ColdFusion community.
Mark has been programming Coldfusion since 1996, and even though he has had forays into Perl, ASP and PHP he is still loving every line of code he has crafted with ColdFusion, so much so that he decided to be part of the CFEclipse team and build an even better editor to write CF with. As a day job he is Product Manager at Design UK http://www.designuk.com, a London based agency providing ecommerce, content managament, CRM and creative marketing solutions to some of the rather more well known high street stores. Apart from this Mark still has time to develop CFEclipse (http://www.cfeclipse.org) and blog about coldfusion and related subjects over at http://www.markdrew.co.uk/blog/. Mark is also co-manager of the UKCFUG http://www.ukcfug.org and has spoken on a number of subjects including ORMs, Frameworks and CFEclipse.
Steve Drucker is the CEO of Fig Leaf Software, a Macromedia Premier consulting and training partner with offices in Washington DC, Atlanta GA, and Chicago, IL. Steve has been developing enterprise-scale applications with ColdFusion for seven years in both the public and private sector. He a also Macromedia Certified Master Instructor for ColdFusion, Dreamweaver, Breeze, and Flash MX. In his spare time, Steve likes to write about the humor and psychosis that often permeates the software development lifecycle. Steve holds a B.S. in Computer Science from The University of Maryland, College Park.
Ben Forta (Adobe Systems Inc.)
Ben Forta is Adobe's Senior Product Evangelist, and has over two decades of experience in the computer industry in product development, support, training, and marketing. Ben is the author of the best-selling ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit.
Pete Freitag, President and Owner of Foundeo, Inc., has been a web developer specializing in ColdFusion since the mid '90s. Prior to starting his own company, Pete co-authored The ColdFusion MX Developer's Cookbook in 2003 and worked as CTO at ActivSoftware. At Foundeo, Pete provides consulting services, constructs web sites, develops products for web developers, and writes for his blog at www.petefreitag.com.
Shlomy Gantz (BlueBrick)
Shlomy Gantz is the President and founder of BlueBrick Inc. He has over a decade of management experience in the hi-tech industry, and an extensive background in application development, database integration and project management. He works with Fortune 500 companies around the world. He frequently presents in technology and management conferences and various user groups across US and Europe.
Prior to founding BlueBrick, Mr. Gantz was a Senior Consultant for Computer Horizons, working for some of the nation's major airlines. Mr. Gantz was also the co-founder and vice president of technology for CoreActive ACG, a leading provider of web based solutions.
Rob Gonda (iChameleon Group)
Rob Gonda is the CTO for iChameleon Group and Editor-in-Chief of the AJAX Developer's Journal. He is an Advanced Certified Coldfusion Developer, member of the Adobe Community Experts, frequent contributor to the CFDJ and ADJ, frequent speaker at IT and developer conferences nationwide, co-author of Real-World Ajax, author of ajaxCFC, holds a BS in computer science and engineering, an MBA with a specialization in entrepreneurship, and he specializes in Rich Internet Applications and object-oriented architecture. You can reach him at rob[at]robgonda[dot]com and read his blog is at http://www.robgonda.com
Erik Goodlad (Price.com)
Started working with ColdFusion in 1997 using ColdFusion 2.0 and hasn't ever stopped. Co-Founded Price.com in 1998. Left Price.com in 2000, worked for ColdFusion shop The Stirling Bridge Group until 2004 when he re-joined the Price.com family. Enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, motorcycle riding, and is somewhat of a Nintendo freak.
Dean has been with Macromedia (formerly Allaire) since January of 2001. He joined Allaire working on HomeSite and ColdFusion Studio. Currently working on ColdFusion Server, he is the architect for the ColdFusion Report Builder. When not at Macromedia, Dean enjoys playing World of Warcraft on Lightbringer and spending time with his wife and three children.
Hal Helms (Hal Helms Inc)
Hal Helms is a well-known speaker/writer/strategist on software development issues. Hal has a monthly column in "ColdFusion Developer's Journal" and has written and contributed to several books. His latest book is "Discovering CFCs" available at www.techspedition.com. Hal holds training sessions on Java, ColdFusion, and software development processes. He is the author of the popular "Occasional Newsletter" series. For more information, contact him at email@example.com or see his website, www.halhelms.com.
Simon Horwith has been designing web-enabled enterprise applications for over a decade and is the CTO at Nylon Technology, a New York City based software development company. As a hands-on IT Executive and journalist, he observes, predicts, and offers commentary on trends in technology. As a developer, he enjoys facing the challenges associated with creating tomorrow's software today. Simon is an Adobe Certified Master Instructor, is a Member of the Adobe Community Expert Program, and served as Editor-in-Chief of ColdFusion Developer's Journal for several years. In addition to managing the New York Flex User Group and presenting at user groups and conferences around the world, Simon has also been a contributing author of several books and technical papers. You can read his blog at http://www.horwith.com.
Jeff Jones (Hot Banana)
Jeff has been a member of the Hot Banana team since 2005 and is currently responsible for training and consulting on the topics of Web Site Optimization, Search Engine Optimization, and Marketing Automation. He has contributed to Hot Banana's development towards being a Search Engine Friendly Web Content Management system and its focus on eMarketing and social networking. Jeff graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and from Georgian College with a specialized post-graduate certificate in Web Design and Development. Prior to joining Hot Banana, he was a Usability Consultant, User Interface Designer, and Web Entrepreneur.
Tom Jordahl (Adobe)
Tom Jordahl is a Senior Computer Scientist at Adobe and is currently working on the LiveCycle Data Services and BlazeDS team. Before making the jump to Flex and Data Services, Tom was the lead architect for ColdFusion 8 and over the past 11 years at Allaire/Macromedia/Adobe has designed and/or implemented a wide variety of features in both the original C++ and Java versions of ColdFusion. He was a core team member on the JRun 4.0 and Apache Axis 1.x development teams and was the Adobe representative on the W3C WSDL 2.0 working group. Tom is a member of the Apache Software foundation and serves on the Project Management Committee (PMC) of the Apache Web Service project. Prior to joining Allaire in 1997, he worked at the Open Software Foundation (OSF) on the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) and the OSF/1 UNIX operating system. Tom blogs about Data Services, BlazeDS, Web Services and ColdFusion a http://tjordahl.blogspot.com/
Jeremy Kadlec is the Chief Technology Officer at Edgewood Solutions, a technology services company delivering full spectrum Microsoft SQL Server services in North America. Jeremy contributes to MSSQLTIPS.com, which is a SQL Server focused web site from Edgewood Solutions. In addition, he has authored numerous articles and white papers on various SQL Server topics, serves as an "Ask the Expert" at www.SearchSQLServer.com and delivers frequent presentations at regional SQL Server Users Groups and nationally at SQL PASS. Jeremy is the President of the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group. He is the author of The Rational Guide to IT Project Management which has been well received in the IT community. Jeremy holds a Master's Degree in Information Systems from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Jeremy can be reached at 410.591.4683 and/or jeremyk (at) edgewoodsolutions.com.
Ramchandra Kulkami (Adobe)
Rupesh Kumar (Adobe)
Rupesh is a Computer Scientist at Adobe and a senior member of the ColdFusion engineering team where he is responsible for many of the core features of the server. In ColdFusion 8, he was involved with many features including CFThread, .NET Integration, Performance Enhancements, CFDocument, CFpresentation, CFZip, language enhancements etc. Prior to Adobe/Macromedia, he was with Pramati Technologies, India's no 1 JEE application server vendor. He writes on ColdFusion and Java technologies at http://coldfused.blogspot.com
Kurtis D. Leatham
Kurtis D. Leatham is the owner and chief developer for KomputerMan.com, a Cold Fusion application development consulting company based in Boise, Idaho. He has been working in the Information Technology field since 1987 with the last six years exclusively as a CF Consultant. During this time he has designed, developed, and implemented two enterprise wide applications that run the Idaho Real Estate Commission offices and the State of Idaho Public Works Department. He has also performed work for the Central District Health Department of Idaho, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and Amkor Technology. Kurtis taught a Relational Database Design course at Boise State University for 3 ½ years.
Adam Wayne Lehman
Adam Lehman is the ColdFusion Specialist at Adobe Systems Incorporated based out of Washington, DC. Prior to joining Adobe, Adam was the Senior Web Engineer for the U.S. Department of State where he managed a team of developers and architected enterprise ColdFusion-based applications. Adam also founded and managed the Department of State Adobe Developer User Group for over two years. His background also includes several years designing and programming e-learning applications for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Adam has been developing web applications specializing in ColdFusion for over a decade. His work has been featured in Macromedia's DRK (Developer Resource Kit) and his other areas of expertise include application security and Oracle database development.
Byron Mann (Hostmysite.com)
Director of Development & Matt Ferrari, Infrastructure Manager
Nate Nelson is the President and founder of Xententia, Inc., a consulting firm out of Denver Colorado specializes in ColdFusion and database development. Through his career he has worked with several non-profit organizations and commercial corporations to architect applications to address many diverse needs. Nate has contributed to the ColdFusion Developers Journal. He speaks at ColdFusion conferences and is a Co-Manager and regular speaker at the Denver ColdFusion User Group. Nate enjoys sharing knowledge and adventures with both experienced and new developers. You can see his blog at www.natenelson.coldfusionjournal.com or you can reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rakshith N (Adobe)
Rakshith is an engineer at Adobe Systems. He works for the ColdFusion Engineering Team at Adobe. He has worked on various features in ColdFusion 8, including the cool new AJAX stuff. Rakshith is one of the young engineers out there who dream of making it big someday. When not at work Rakshith loves to keep himself active. Nothing refreshes him better than a long run down the park.
This session has more than one speaker.
Andrew Powell (Universal Mind)
Andrew Powell is a Senior Consultant with Universal Mind. He has been developing web applications for over 10 years, using ASP, ASP.NET, and ColdFusion.
Patrick Quinn (Webapper Services, LLC)
As an employee at Allaire/Macromedia, Patrick served as a technical consultant on some of world's largest Web application projects at leading companies such as Bridgestone-Firestone, Clear Channel Communications, Cable & Wireless, Intuit and The United States Postal Service, among others. Upon leaving Macromedia in 2001, Patrick embarked upon forming his own software company, starting as an independent consultant for companies such as Napster and ProductionPoint Global Network, and later partnering with a group of former Macromedia consultants to form Webapper Services LLC. As a Founder and Lead Web Architect at Webapper, Patrick has lead his company in specializing in all aspects of Web application development, from programming and user-interface design, to architecture design and review, application debugging and deployment, and also including business strategies for the Web. Webapper has provided Web application expertise to premiere clients such as Ernst & Young, Sempra Energy, NASA, Visa and US Federal Government.
Joe Rinehart has been designing and developing applications based on Adobe products for over ten years. By participating in the Adobe community, blogging and developing open-source development tools like Model-Glue, Joe has built a reputation as a leader in the Adobe development community. Published in magazines such as Dr. Dobbs' Journal and The Fusion Authority Quarterly Update, he's also a regular speaker at technical conferences such as Adobe MAX. Find out more by reading Joe's blog, Firemoss, at www.firemoss.com.
Stephen Rittler is the president of Countermarch Systems LLC, a company dedicated to improving alumni relations in higher education through the proper application of CRM tools, social networking and process improvement through technology. His company has developed effective solutions for clients in education, government, publishing and manufacturing. He is a Certified Advanced ColdFusion MX developer and has contributed to the CF community through his writing, leadership of the Philadelphia ColdFusion User Group and presentations on a variety of topics. Steve is a musician at heart but has yet to figure out how to play his saxophone and code at the same time. You can read his blog at http://www.countermarch.com/blog.
Rob Rusher is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), Community Expert, and Certified Instructor (ACI). In his role as Principle Consultant for On3, he leads an Adobe software enablement practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at Standard and Poor's, eBay, IBM Global Services, the Social Security Administration, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations.
Because of his depth of knowledge and long standing relationship with Adobe, Rob was selected to write the Certified AIR training course as well as the Cold Fusion and Flex certification exams. Rob has also co-authored four best selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is also very active is organizing and speaking at Adobe conferences and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.
On3 provides consulting, mentoring and training services to help organizations grow their own experts from within. For more information, visit us at On3solutions.com. Rob Rusher maintains a weblog devoted to Adobe Flex and other Internet technologies at RobRusher.com.
Kevin Schmidt is an Adobe Certified Instructor as well as an Adobe Community Expert for ColdFusion. He has worked with ColdFusion for over 7 years. He is the author of Macromedia ColdFusion MX: Training from the Source and Macromedia ColdFusion 5: Training from the Source. He is also the Adobe Flex User Group manager for Indianapolis, Indiana where he currently lives and works.
Andrew Schwabe (IEXP Software, LLC)
Andrew C. Schwabe is currently the President of IEXP Software, LLC and is a veteran CFML developer since 1998. Prior to working with IEXP, Andrew worked for 10 years as the President and Chairman of the Board of Internet Expressions, Inc. He has been the forerunner in developing numerous applications ranging from the free - CFX_RawSocket (a Java Custom Tag for ColdFusion) - to FusionDox (enterprise-level document management). Andrew has been deeply involved in developing many of these applications from the ground up, enhancing and using the ColdFusion platform to its fullest potential. In addition to his extensive ColdFusion experience, Andrew has been recognized in the business community, receiving the coveted Dale Carnegie Highest Achievement Award.
Chris Scott (Cynergy)
Robi Sen is currently the vice president of Department13 LLC an IT services company focusing on Fortune 1000 corporations and government organizations. Robi spends most of his time focusing on developing large enterprise scale applications and has spoken extensively on the topics of Enterprise Application Integration and Service Oriented Architectures. Robi has also been a long time contributor to the ColdFusion community and organized the first ever ColdFusion User Conference back in 1998. Since then he has continued to speak and write about ColdFusion, Java, XML, and Web Services.
Michael Smith (TeraTech)
Michael Smith is the President of TeraTech, a 20-year old Rockville, Maryland consulting company that specializes in web and database development. TeraTech has developed sophisticated data-driven web sites for a wide range of organizations, from corporations to government agencies. In addition to ColdFusion, the TeraTech team also have extensive experience in server tuning, security issues, Flex and SQL. Michael has been programming for over 25 years and has been coding in ColdFusion since version 1.5 twelve years ago. He obtained his MA and BA from Cambridge University, England and graduated in the top 10 of his year. Michael runs the Maryland ColdFusion User Group and organized many very successful CF events including CFUnited with over 800 attendees. Michael volunteers at ByteBack, a non-profit organization provides computer training for unemployed and under-employed inner city residents.
Scott is a Senior Software Architect at Alagad. He has been working with ColdFusion since version 5 and has been a Macromedia/Adobe Certified Advanced ColdFusion Developer since ColdFusion MX. He has developed and fostered a passion for Flex, and her half-sister AIR. He is the author of Flogr, a Flex based ColdFusion log reader. Scott is also a blogger, author and frequent speaker at User Groups and conferences on various Flex and ColdFusion topics.
Jeff Tapper is a Senior Consultant at Digital Primates IT Consulting Group, which focuses on the development of RIAs and empowering clients through mentoring. Jeff has been developing internet-based applications since 1995, for a myriad of clients including Conde Nast, Harley Davidson, Toys R Us, IBM, Dow Jones, American Express and Morgan Stanley. As an Instructor, he is certified to teach all of Adobe's courses on Flex, ColdFusion and Flash development. He has been working with Flex since the earliest alphas of Flex 1, and started his ColdFusion development on CF 1.5. Jeff has written 9 books, and is currently working on his 10th. Among the more recent releases are including "Adobe Flex 3: Training from the Source," and "ColdFusion 7 Web Application Construction Kit Volume 3: Advanced Application Development." Jeff is thrilled to be back speaking at CFUnited again. He has been a speaker at many past CFUnited Events, include CFUnited Europe, earlier this year.
Andrew Trice (Cynergy Systems)
Nicholas Tunney (AboutWeb)
Nicholas Tunney is an Adobe Certified Advance ColdFusion Developer and has been programming ColdFusion for over 8 years. He is currently Senior Software Architect for AboutWeb, a consulting firm located in Rockville, Maryland. He is also a frequent author for ColdFusion Developer's Journal, wrote and supports objectBreeze - a popular CF ORM API and is an Adobe Certified Instructor.
Tyson Vanek (WebApper)
Tyson Vanek has been building Internet applications for 12 years with an emphasis on the use of Allaire/Macromedia/Adobe solutions. Tyson has a long history of implementing enterprise ColdFusion solutions for countless clients, big and small. Specializing in ColdFusion architecture and application development, he typically serves as a technical team lead and mentor. With experience dating back to the initial release of ColdFusion v1.0 in 1995, Tyson has worked with ColdFusion on every single web project and application he has been involved in during his 12-year career. In addition to his former role as a Senior Field Consultant working for Allaire and Macromedia, Tyson has worked with a number of large clients including such companies as Footlocker, Eastbay, Lockheed Martin, Abbott Laboratories, University of Virginia, Adelphia, Williams-Sonoma, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the International Broadcasting Bureau, and Discovery Communications.
Doug Ward is a Certified Advanced ColdFusion Developer for The Centech Group, a leading worldwide provider of government Information Technology solutions. Doug has developed large scale, data collection applications for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Doug is an advocate of user-centered, standards-based design, and an enthusiastic practitioner of best-of-breed development methodologies, including Fusebox, and the Agile programming methods. Doug studied English at the University of Pittsburgh and earned an Interactive Multimedia & Website Design Certificate from the George Washington University.
Ron West is the Director Product Strategy, Professional Services for PaperThin, Inc. a leading Web publishing and content management vendor headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Ron is a certified Advanced ColdFusion Developer and has been working with Web applications for more than 10 years. He is the former manager of the Boston CFUG and a former director of the Rhode Island CFUG. Ron is also an established writer for several industry publications and he presents at CFUGs and conferences around the world.
Matt Woodward is Principal Information Technology Specialist at the Office of the Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate in Washington, D.C. He is a Certified ColdFusion developer, has been working with ColdFusion since 1996, and blogs frequently about OO development and software architecture (http://www.mattwoodward.com/blog). In addition to his ColdFusion work, Matt also develops in Flex, Java, and C#. Matt is the release coordinator and a contributing developer for the Mach-II framework, he is on the editorial board of the ColdFusion Developer's Journal, and he also co-hosts the ColdFusion Weekly Podcast (http://www.coldfusionweekly.com).