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MAX 08 and the ColdFusion Unconference Schedule

Please join us November 16-19 in San Francisco for Adobe MAX 2008 which will bring together thousands of forward-thinking designers, developers, and business decision makers that are shaping the future of our industry. As part of the agenda at this year's MAX, Adobe has added the MAX Unconference area. The Unconference is a way for attendees to convene in a casual setting to share ideas as well as host their own discussion groups. This year ColdFusion has been chosen as one of the four organizations to run one of the Unconference areas.

Anyone with a MAX badge can participate in this program. Come share your knowledge by joining in the open discussions, suggesting topics, creating agendas and participating in engaging Q & A.

The following table lists the current schedule for the ColdFusion Unconference at MAX 2008. If you are interested in speaking, please contact me with your proposed topic and time. Please be sure you can speak at that time and do not want to attend another MAX session. Thanks!

If you haven't yet registered for MAX 2008, make sure to do so online at max.adobe.com/na. Early bird discounted pricing ends August 31!

Note - Schedule may change!

Time
Topic
Speaker(s)

Monday, November 17

11:00-12:00
Code Abstraction Options (CFINCLUDE, Custom Tags, UDFs, and CFCs)
Raymond Camden

12:00-13:00
CFMythBusters: Countering Some Conventional Wisdom
Charlie Arehart

13:00-14:00
ColdFusion, Open Source, and Burnout Paradise Tips
Brian Rinaldi

14:00-15:00

Data Services,
Gateways, Threads and Flex
Exploring using LiveCycle Data Services from ColdFusion including data push, gateways, and threads from the perspective of Flex integration.
Kevin Hoyt

15:00-16:00
Troubleshooting Workshop
This is an open workshop where folks are expected to bring in code problems and we will attempt to solve them in the room. Obviously the more compact and contained your issue is, the easier it will be to solve. Try to narrow down your issues to as few files as possible and we can try to fix them as a group!

Mark Kruger and Charlie Arehart

16:00-17:00

17:00-18:00
Applying the YSlow Guidelines: Architecting ColdFusion Applications for Better Client Side Performance
Brian Meloche

Tuesday, November 18

08:30-09:30

09:30-10:30
How do I hook this shiny new Flex tool up to ColdFusion?
Flex offers three ways to obtain and send data to your ColdFusion server. We will cover each of these
three, comparing and contrasting the differences. Along the way we will see how to generate simple XML for consumption by your flex app.
Douglas Knudsen

12:00-13:00

13:00-14:00

Debugging ColdFusion Web Applications
using Firebug and ColdFire
Nathan Mische

14:00-15:00
CF911: Tools and Techniques for Troubleshooting

Charlie Arehart

15:00-16:00
Selling Professional Development at a Resistant Shop
Terrence Ryan

16:00-17:00

17:00-18:00

Wednesday, November 19

08:30-09:30

09:30-10:30
Formal Code Reviews
Terrence Ryan

10:30-11:30

The Uber Panel: An open ended discussion with some of ColdFusion's biggest names. Bring your questions! Hosted by Brian Meloche.
Sean Corfield, Charlie Arehart, Joe Rinehart, Adam Lehman, Jason Delmore, Raymond Camden

12:00-13:00

13:00-14:00
Fun with ColdSpring
The secret ingredient to modular and maintainable OO applications
in ColdFusion is the ColdSpring framework. Efficient and practical use of ColdSpring is easy. In this source code based presentation, we'll cover installation, Dependency Injection, Factories, Configuration, Dynamic Properties, Complex DI Strategies and also look at practical usage inside of production applications.
Dan Wilson

14:00-15:00
Integrating ColdFusion with an ERP System
Brian Meloche

15:00-16:00
Leveraging Open Source Java within ColdFusion
Joe Rinehart

16:00-17:00

Clustering ColdFusion for High
Availability (HA)
Mike Brunt

17:00-18:00

"Possible" Topics:

The following is a list of backup topics or topics that I thought may be a bit too far off topic. If you feel strongly that one of these topics should be moved to the official list, please tell me.

  • Installing, setting up and using SeeFusion, a practical workshop including load-testing and reporting-analysis by Mike Brunt