It's Sunday afternoon after the best cf.Objective() ever and I'm looking over my notes to offer some thoughts on the last three days.
Entries Tagged as cfobjective
May 19, 2013 · 4 Comments
May 12, 2013 · 1 Comment
Other than noting back in January that all three(!) of my talk proposals were accepted, I haven't blogged about them since, so the only information about them is on the cf.Objective() web site. The session overviews give a fair sense of what you should get out of each presentation and roughly what they'll cover.
May 03, 2013 · 1 Comment
January 09, 2013 · 3 Comments
I just got notified that my proposals for cf.Objective() 2013 were accepted. Here are the titles:
- Learn You a What for Great Good?
- ORM, noSQL and Vietnam
- Humongous MongoDB
What are each of those about?
January 07, 2013 · No Comments
You can show your support by using one of the promotional badges for cf.Objective()!
November 09, 2012 · 1 Comment
March 22, 2012 · No Comments
I've attended every cf.Objective() since the first one in 2006. That first cf.Objective() was awesome! Every one since has also been awesome. Since the demise of CFUnited, cf.Objective() is the biggest CFML event on the calendar. It offers the best CFML content in the world - and these days it offers a lot more than CFML - and it offers a unique combination of well-known speakers and new voices, something the conference has always prided itself on.
cf.Objective() is all about helping you "up your game", to become a better developer. That's why you should attend - to become a better developer, to learn about new techniques and new technology.
This year we have ColdFusion 10 and Railo 4 and a lot of CFML developers working across multiple technologies. cf.Objective() will cover all of that so, if you aren't already registered, head over to the cf.Objective() website and get yourself signed up - it'll do you, and your career, a power of good!
November 29, 2011 · No Comments
November 28th was the last day for session proposals for cf.Objective() 2012. The open call for speakers has been massively successful this year: a record number of proposals from a record number of speakers!
cf.Objective() has always been known for the high quality - and generally advanced level - of presentations and it looks like 2012 will be no exception! I've been involved with this conference in one way or another since the first year (2006) and I've watched it grow from strength to strength every year, with more sessions, more speakers, more attendees. It all started as an "itch" that Jared Rypka-Hauer felt he needed to scratch and a few years back it went global with the addition of cf.Objective(ANZ). In a time when the economy has caused most people to tighten their belts and several CFML events to disappear, it's good to see "The Only Enterprise ColdFusion Conference" powering ahead.
For several years, I was heavily involved in content selection but in 2010 the conference switched to an advisory board for that job and for 2011, I stepped down completely and became just an observer for the steering committee. Given the huge number of proposals this year, I'm very glad of that role change and I don't envy the job of Bob Silverberg and his team - they have a lot of work ahead of them!
I have no details on the content but I think you can count on it being excellent... If you didn't get a proposal in, there's always next year. If you did get a proposal in but you're not selected, don't feel bad: competition is stiffer than ever!
And me? I didn't think of a suitable talk before the deadline so no cf.Objective() for me in 2012. After ten conferences in 2011 (and I spoke at four of those), I could do with a break anyway :)
October 21, 2011 · 3 Comments
The call for speakers for cf.Objective() 2012 is now open. You can either submit proposals for something you'd like to talk about or make suggestions for topics you'd like to see someone else talk about.
Right now, I don't know whether I'll submit any proposals. I'm not sure what topics I'd like to promote. I don't want to do another "Intro to FW/1" (but I'd be very happy to see others continue to promote FW/1 - and I'd hope someone will mention DI/1 alongside FW/1!) and most of the non-FW/1 stuff I've been doing has been Clojure, at least in terms of open source projects. If you have ideas for something you'd really like me to submit a proposal on, let me know!
September 13, 2011 · 3 Comments
The venue (unchanged from 2011) and dates (still mid-May) have just been announced for cf.Objective() 2012! Based on this year's success, this will be the CF event to attend, if you can only make one conference a year!