- Hal Helms and Clark Valberg
- Josh Adams
- Andy Allan
- Charlie Arehart
- John Paul Ashenfelter
- Selene Bainum
- Peter Bell
- Dan Blackman
- Barney Boisvert
- Damon Brown
- Mike Brunt
- Raymond Camden
- Cameron Childress
- Chaz Chumley
- Christophe Conerats
- Sean Corfield
- Jeff Coughlin
- Lawrence Cramer
- Joshua Cyr
- Oguz Demirkapi
- Michael Dinowitz
- Mark Drew
- Marc Esher
- Yakov Fain
- John Farrar
- Ben Forta
- Gert Franz
- Simon Free
- Pete Freitag
- Shlomy Gantz
- Thomas Gonzalez
- Adam Haskell
- Jun Heider
- Hal Helms
- Lisa Heselton
- Doug Hughes
- Jeremy Kadlec
- Douglas Knudsen
- Aaron Wolfe & Lance Smith
- Luis Majano
- Rachel Maxim-Lehman
- Doug McCune
- Sean Moore
- Jake Munson
- Phill Nacelli
- Ben Nadel
- Nate Nelson
- Mike Nimer
- Greg Owen
- RJ Owen
- Mark Phillips
- Andrew Powell
- Dave Powell
- Brian Rinaldi
- Joe Rinehart
- Rob Rusher
- Theo Rushin Jr
- Dee Sadler
- Ajay Sathuluri
- Andrew Schwabe
- Chris Scott
- Todd Sharp
- Michael Smith
- Ryan Stewart
- Scott Stroz
- Jeff Tapper
- David Tucker
- Dan Vega
- Yancy Wharton
- Kurt Wiersma
- Dan Wilson
- Sean Woods
Hal Helms and Clark Valberg
This session has multiple speakers. Please see their profiles on the speaker bios page of this website.
Clark Valberg is CEO of Epicenter Consulting, a New York City-based firm that creates strategic software for organizations that want to use the web to transform their businesses.
Clark is a passionate advocate for "obsessively thorough software design" and is a founder of Interface Driven Architecture, a conversation between business leaders and software architects that offers a radically different way of determining and developing custom software.
Clark is also the co-chair of the New York ColdFusion User Group.
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.
Andy is the owner of Fuzzy Orange, a UK based CFML consultancy. Working with CFML since 1998, Andy is perhaps most well known as the brains behind the Scotch on the Rocks conference. As well as writing for UK based magazine Web Designer, Andy has spoken at MAX, ColdFusionCamp and User Groups worldwide. When not working, Andy can usually be found rocking away on Guitar Hero with his wife and daughter.
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.
Peter Bell (SystemsForge)
Peter Bell is a passionate advocate of Application Generation and meta-programming in ColdFusion and writes the popular Application Generation blog (http://www.pbell.com). He has lectured both locally and nationally on using ColdFusion for application generation and to create software product lines and runs a company (http://www.systemsforge.com) that generates custom applications quickly and cost effectively.
Dan Blackman (Mudd Brick Inc.)
Dan Blackman is the founder of Mudd Brick, Inc, an Adobe software development and training company. He provides services as a Senior Web Consultant, Mentor, and Adobe Certified Instructor to small to large clients alike. He holds his certifications in Flex, Flash, and ColdFusion 8. With 12+ years experience in software development and training, Dan helped deliver several highly recognized web applications. These days, he spends approximately 50% of his time teaching beginner to Advanced courses in Flex, Flash and Cold Fusion. Come enjoy the engaging experience at CFUnited this year and say hello if you see him at the conference!
Damon Brown (Policy Studies)
Mike Brunt has been coding web applications since 1993 and began using ColdFusion at version 1.54 in 1995-6. He designed and created the first on-line international industrial equipment mart in 1997 (Power Bank International) at the request of a Cummins Engine Company subsidiary. In 1998 he worked with Kodak and Lucent Technologies to create a pioneering web based TeleRadiology cross-consult portal when Radiologists and Primary Care Physicians could review patient medical images. Allaire recruited Mike in 1999 to join a ColdFusion-JRun consulting team. This team was dispatched world-wide to help Allaire then Macromedia clients design and troubleshoot ColdFusion applications. In 2001 Mike co-founded his own company – Webapper Services LLC along with another Macromedia consultant, Patrick Quinn. From 1999 to the present day, Mike has been very focused on the server-side of ColdFusion helping users worldwide to troubleshoot applications and to create strategies which ensure Enterprise level ColdFusion applications can be scaled effectively and efficiently.
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.
Chaz Chumley (Community MX)
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!
Jeff Coughlin (Versatile Internet Solutions)
Jeff Coughlin is the owner of Versatile Internet Solutions (http://www.versatileinternet.com), a web application solutions provider. At Versatile Internet Jeff manages, architects, and develops applications primarily in the healthcare industry to meet clients’ needs using Adobe-based products such as ColdFusion and Flex. A ColdFusion enthusiast since 1999, Jeff is the Hartford ColdFusion User Group manager and is an active member of multiple ColdFusion (and Farcry) mailing lists. He has written several ColdFusion and Farcry CMS tutorials. You can find more information about Jeff, his tutorials, and his blog at http://www.jeffcoughlin.com.
Lawrence Cramer (Application Dynamics Inc | Cartweaver.com)
Lawrence Cramer has over 25 years of experience in marketing, advertising, and design. For the last decade he has focused on the web, his key interests being dynamic web design, development, and e-commerce. He has written numerous articles on these subjects for regional business publications and for the Adobe Developer Center. He speaks at web development conferences and teaches college courses on several Adobe products, and is a trainer for Lynda.com. Lawrence is an Adobe Community Expert, the CEO of Application Dynamics Inc., and the founder of Cartweaver.com. When he's not in front of a computer screen, you'll find him and his wife of 30-plus years behind the handlebars of a sport touring motorcycle seeing the sights of the Pacific Northwest. You can find his blog at blog.cartweaver.com, or contact him at- lawrence (at) cartweaver (dot) com.
Joshua is the CTO of Savvy Software, Inc. a company specializing in ColdFusion based Web Content Management technologies (www.besavvy.com). Joshua has been a Team Allaire Member (before Macromedia) and a developer of ColdFusion applications since 1995 (version 1.5!). Previous to Savvy Software Joshua was technology lead at Harbour Light Strategic Marketing (www.harbourlight.com). In Joshua's spare time he teaches an introductory business course at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics (http://wsbe.unh.edu/), and serves on the board of local non-profit organizations. While Joshua has yet to author a ColdFusion book, his name can be found in a couple of them, which makes his mother quite proud.
Oguz Demirkapi (NicheClick Media)
Oğuz Demirkapı started developing CGI web applications in 1994 and has been developing ColdFusion since 1997. He has either been CTOs or Senior Developer of many well known commercial and blue chip companies both in Turkey and Germany. He ran the CFTR – ColdFusion Turkey User Group for six years before moving to the US. He is a well known ColdFusion evangelist and has spoken at many user group meetings in Europe. His main areas of interest lie in ColdFusion, Flex, Frameworks technologies and L10N & i18N, CMS, portal, e-commerce solutions..
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.
Marc Esher (Broadridge Financial Services)
A Longtime ColdFusion and Java programmer, Marc is currently working in the brokerage industry building custom print-on-demand and workflow software. He is a co-owner of the MXUnit Unit Testing Framework for ColdFusion. His primary professional interests, aside from programming, are process automation and improvement and automated testing.
Yakov Fain (Farata Systems)
Yakov Fain is a managing principal of Farata Systems, consulting, training and product company. He has authored several Java books, his latest co-authored book is called "Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java". Sun Microsystems has nominated and awarded Yakov with the title Java Champion. He leads the Princeton Java Users Group. He is an Adobe Certified Flex Instructor. Currently Yakov works on the book for O'Reilly "Enterprise Application Development with Flex".
He has done work as a Flight Simulator tech. to a web developer. Over the years his projects have been used by Apple, Blue Cross, Brunswick Pro Bowlers Association, Haworth, Johnson Controls, Seiko and Sprint to name a few. He has been working with computer programming since the late 70s. He has developed enterprise grade commerce to cXML sites for clients. SOS (Shared Open Source) is a special project he began while many others preparing for the Y2K collapse. His goal of SOS is making the experience better for developers, designers, site owner/managers and the users. SOS is the core application platform of his company projects at SOSensible.
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.
Gert Franz (Railo Technologies)
Gert Franz was born in 1967 and lives in Switzerland since 1998, somewhere next to Zürich. He's one of the founders of Railo Technologies GmbH and accompanied the development from when it started back in 2001. Next to the development of Railo he worked as a system engineer where one of his favorite web projects was for instance www.zinodavidoff.com. He's addicted to problem solving, performance and database tuning (especially SQL Server). Gert is a father of three and boyfriend of one. As far as I can remember, he has studied physics in Munich some (many :-) years ago.
Simon works at Nylon Technology as a Senior Developer and Lead Engineer on several high profile projects. These range from a start-up athlete skin care shopping cart application to a full blown CMS requiring multiple workflows for publishing and editing several types of content, to messaging and event management requiring the integration of a variety of different technologies including ColdFusion, Flex, InDesign, Air and Blaze DS / LiveCycle DS. Constantly learning, Simon is always looking for new challenges and reports those discoveries on his blog http://www.simonfree.com.
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.
Jun Heider (RealEyes Media)
Jun Heider is a Sr. Developer and Technical Trainer with RealEyes Media, an Adobe partner company based in Denver, Colorado with a focus in Rich Internet Applications. Jun graduated from Regis University with a BS in Computer Networking and has a number of technical certifications. Jun has worked with ColdFusion since 4.5, Flex since Flex 2 beta, and AIR since it was first available in pre-release. Projects that Jun has worked on have ranged from a large clustered ColdFusion application for a global home-based business organization to internal Flex-based business applications for companies such as Chase Manhattan, to large-scale Flex-based online businesses such as Beatport.com, and also AIR-based utility applications such as the Beatport downloader. In addition to development and training, Jun loves to speak at conferences such as Adobe MAX, 360|Flex, and Flexmaniacs. Jun also loves to write; he is an active blogger on O'Reilly Inside RIA and has written articles for Fusion Authority and Flex Authority. Jun is also on the team of authors for Professional Flex 3 by Wrox, a book due out in June of 2009. In his free time, Jun loves to sing for his band Bucket, play his Xbox 360, snowboard, and hang out with his son Kobi, daughter Mia, and wife Michelle in Colorful Colorado.
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 protected] or see his website, www.halhelms.com.
Lisa Heselton (NISH)
Doug Hughes (Alagad Inc)
Doug Hughes is a veteran programmer and the president of Alagad Inc (http://www.alagad.com), a successful small business specializing in web and application development, services and consulting. Doug also publishes a popular blog covering ColdFusion and other technical topics at http://www.doughughes.net.
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.
Douglas Knudsen (Universal Mind)
Douglas Knudsen is one of the many great and talented people at Universal Mind a scalable resource that completes your in-house team for RIA development and 2007 and 2008 Inc 500 member. He has been developing with ColdFusion since version 4 and entered the Flex development arena with version 1.5 while being a Application Developer and Manager at Alltel Communication Systems, Inc. A graduate of the University of Florida, Douglas is also a board member of the local Atlanta Flash/Flex user group and is very active in the group's discussion list helping answer questions in regards to developing in Flex and AIR as well as speaking on Flex development topics.
Aaron Wolfe & Lance Smith (O'Neil & Associates, Inc. )
Aaron Wolfe: Aaron Wolfe is a senior application engineer at O'Neil & Associates, Inc. in Miamisburg, Ohio. He has worked at Parts Express as MIS Director and Senior Web Developer. He has also worked at The Berry Company (at the time an AT&T company) as a Senior Web Engineer. He has a degree in MIS from Wright State University and has been doing web development for 10+ years and has been using ColdFusion for 9 years. Lance Smith: Lance Smith is a senior application engineer at O'Neil & Associates, Inc. in Miamisburg, Ohio. He lives in his hometown of Kettering, Ohio with his beautiful wife, Rhonda. Lance has a degree in Visual Communication and is currently pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University. From there he plans on getting his Masters in Technology Management or Management Information Systems. He has several years of experience in IT/Web Development. He has been working with computers for over 20 years, programming for about 12, and doing Web development for 8. He is also a part-time instructor at Sinclair Community College, where he teaches Web development and design.
Luis Majano (ESRI)
Luis Majano is a Computer Engineer currently employed at ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) in Southern California. He was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and is the president of Ortus Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in Adobe ColdFusion & Java development. His background includes over 8 years of software development experience, architecture and system design. He is the creator of ColdBox (www.coldboxframework.com), an open source Object Oriented ColdFusion framework and is the Adobe ColdFusion user group manager for the Inland Empire. You can also read his blog at www.luismajano.com
Rachel has been designing and developing websites for about 8 years, with a background in graphic design and a current focus on usability and UI design. As a true generalist, she also works with ColdFusion and Flex, and holds the title of Director of Marketing at MainStreet Lender in Chevy Chase, MD
Doug McCune (Universal Mind)
Sean Moore (Kannopy, Inc.)
Sean is a highly sought after Flex developer and consultant with extensive ActionScript programming experience, including more than five years developing for the Flash platform and over a decade of experience designing and developing desktop and web based applications. Business owner, technical author, blogger and Adobe Flex/AIR enthusiast, Sean is an Adobe Flex Developer Community Champion and the creator of the ActionScript Cheatsheets.
Jake Munson (Idaho Power)
Jake has been developing ColdFusion based applications since ColdFusion 4. He is well known for building CFQuickDocs (http://cfquickdocs.com). He has given numerous presentations to various user groups, including the popular CF Meetup group. Jake is very passionate about the Internet, particularly about web standards and surrounding technologies.
Phill Nacelli (AboutWeb LLC)
Phill Nacelli has been developing software for over 9 years, and has been using ColdFusion since version 4.5. He has engineered and developed multiple web based applications for the federal government, non-profit association/education market and enjoys playing with the latest in programming techniques, frameworks and development tools. Phill is very active in the ColdFusion community via contributing articles, user group presentations, community forums/chat rooms and his blog, www.phillnacelli.net. He currently holds a position as Software Architect at AboutWeb, a leading provider of technology and career development services to small businesses, corporations, associations and government agencies based in Rockville, MD. Phill can be reached by email at [email protected]
Article: "Using Objects in Your ColdFusion Applications: A primer" November 2005 CFDJ
Presentations: "Introduction to OO for ColdFusion: Part I" & "ColdFusion OO: Part II" at Central PA ColdFusion User's Group. second preso recorded here: https://admin.adobe.acrobat.com/_a200985228/p53574335/
Ben Nadel is the chief software engineer at Epicenter Consulting, a boutique software company in New York City that specialized in developing high-end, customized business solutions with a focus on company extranets. There, he designs and develops rich, web-based software using Interface-Driven Architecture (IDA) - a development methodology that he evangelizes as the one true way to ensure software success. Ben Nadel is also an Adobe Community Expert as well as a certified Adobe ColdFusion developer. As part of his "community expert" duties, he is manager of the New York City ColdFusion user group and authors www.bennadel.com, one of the more popular ColdFusion development blogs.
Nate Nelson (Policy Studies)
Mike Nimer is a Sr. Consultant with Digital Primates IT Consulting Group. Providing mentoring and development supports for clients around the world. Before joining Digital Primates Mike was a member of the Adobe ColdFusion engineering team. There he was responsible for the integration of Flex 2 with ColdFusion Server as well as many other current features of ColdFusion. Before joining the Adobe engineering team he worked for three years as a senior consultant with the Macromedia consulting group, assisting clients on-site with their architectural planning, code reviews, and performance tuning.
Greg Owen (EffectiveUI)
Greg Owen is a Senior Developer at EffectiveUI in Denver, Colorado. He graduated with an MS in Computer Science from Baylor in 2007 after working for EffectiveUI for six months. He has worked on projects for eBay, Discovery Channel, and MTV, among others. Starting with his experience working on eBay Desktop, Greg has become an AIR specialist. Besides Flex, Greg likes to work with Ruby, C++, and Java. In his spare time he follows the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Broncos and enjoys playing hockey and ultimate frisbee.
RJ Owen (EffectiveUI)
RJ Owen is a Senior Developer at Effective UI. RJ was the lead developer on projects for Dow Jones, Random House and the Discovery Channel and contributed to ebay Desktop and the Adobe Video Workshop. In late 2007 RJ was featured on the Scoble show discussing RIA development and is passionate about the way that software affects and can improve people's lives. He is certified as an Adobe Community expert in Flex and co-authored the O'Reilly shortcut "Flex 3 Early Evaluator" and is a regular blogger for O'Reilly at InsideRIA.com. RJ holds a degree in Physics and Computer Science, generally does well on standardized tests, and lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter.
Mark Phillips (Vertabase Project Management Software)
Mark Phillips is the product manager and principal at Vertabase project management solutions. Vertabase makes the world's leading ColdFusion based project management software. Mark has been the project manager and creative lead on numerous web-based and rich internet applications. He has presented to ColdFusion and Adobe User Groups in the U.S. and Canada on software design, usability, project and time management. At Adobe MAX he hosted a Birds of the Feather Session 8 on CFML Language Development and was a speaker at the ColdFusion Unconference. http://www.linkedin.com/in/projectmanagementsoftware
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.
Dave Powell (University of North Carolina)
Dave Powell has been doing graphics and web design since WAY back...ok...since '97 or so.
Starting with print design for major retailers and manufacturers such as Target, Wal-Mart, JC Penney, The Banana Republic, Fruit of the Loom, Vassarette, and Peds. Not wanting to miss out on the dotcom "boom", he defected to a web startup company where he became an Art Director. Dave got tired of the developers breaking his designs, and so he picked up ColdFusion and never looked back.
Seeking a bit of job security after the bubble burst (and the familiar halls of his alma mater), he returned to the University of North Carolina where he currently is an ERP implementation analyst, and still finds some time to develop applications using Cold Fusion and Python on the side.
He also manages the Carolina Adobe User Group, which serves the UNC community, and is a member of the Triangle Area User Group.
Brian Rinaldi (Universal Mind)
Brian Rinaldi is a programmer, Adobe Community Expert, manager of the Boston ColdFusion User Group and organizer of Flex Camp Boston. Brian is an Advanced Certified ColdFusion MX Developer, as well as a Microsoft Certified Professional. Brian is most well known for his efforts promoting open-source projects in ColdFusion, especially for maintaining the ColdFusion open-source list as well as the weekly updates, both of which you can find via his web site at http://www.remotesynthesis.com.
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.
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.
Theo Rushin Jr (NicheClick Media)
Artist, writer, and director. The web is my canvas, the technologies I use are my tools, and the applications I create are my works of art. I’m doing what I love and love what I ‘m doing. I am currently a Senior Web Developer and Instructor of technologies such as; ColdFusion, Flex, Flash, and SQL. I have been programming for over 20 years and was introduced to ColdFusion and Flash back in 1999. Since the pre-release of Flex 2.0 I’ve begun to spread the “Good News” about Flex and Flex development. Since then, I have never looked back. Currently I am seeking to create the perfect synergy between the various web technologies such as ColdFusion (server), Flex/Flash/AIR (client), and SQL (model).
Dee started as a fine artist, drawing, painting and photography. In 1987 she made the move to the digital world, embracing her prior fear of typing thinking it was only for secretarial skills. In 1997 she decided she had better get on the web bandwagon and jumped straight into the fire with Dreamweaver 2 and a thousand page website.
These days Dee still does a variety of media, both print and the web. For the ColdFusion world, she is the creative force behind the new Fusion Authority Quarterly Update magazine from the Fusion Authority and House of Fusion folks. When she isn't designing a magazine from scratch or working on a new Flash or web design, she is an Adobe Certified Instructor, teaching Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash and Dreamweaver. She labels herself as a designer who codes and is always on the lookout to learn new concepts and technology.
Dee is also an Adobe UG manager with a web focused group, design group, and the vice president of a RIA oriented group.
Ajay Sathuluri is a senior web/database engineer and Instructor for TeraTech, Inc. He has been using CF since 1999. He specializes in ColdFusion application architecture and database design.
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 is an independent consultant in the Philadelphia area with nine years of coldfusion development experience and a strong interest in the implementation of open source solutions. Chris recently joined the development of the ColdSpring cfc container and began work on ColdSpring AOP, the first Aspect Oriented Programming framework for coldfusion
Todd Sharp has been working with ColdFusion since mid 2004. He blogs regularly about ColdFusion and Ajax and has several open source projects at his site http://cfsilence.com. Todd provides ColdFusion/Ajax development and consulting services through his company Sharp Interactive, LLC. You can contact him through his site or via email at [email protected]
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.
David Tucker (Universal Mind)
David Tucker is an Adobe Community Expert and Rich Internet Application developer, author, and trainer. David currently serves as a Software Engineer at Universal Mind. In addition, David also blogs regularly at InsideRIA where he produces the Weekly RIA RoundUp podcast. David also recently completed the AIR 1.5 Cookbook (with a great group of co-authors) and the Lynda.com series, AIR for Flash Developers.
Dan Vega is Web Developer for the eBusiness department of STERIS Corporation, and has been developing web applications with ColdFusion for almost 6 years. Dan has a passion for inspiring and educating others. He regularly blogs at http://www.danvega.org/blog/ about his daily findings and enjoys speaking to those willing to listen. He is also the co-manager of the Cleveland ColdFusion User Group (link to http://www.clevelandcfug.org). As co-manager, he regularly provides content to the group, answers members' questions and presents on a wide variety of topics at monthly Cleveland CFUG meetings, and has also presented to other user groups.
Yancy Wharton (ZoobieSoft)
Owner and Sr. Programmer of ZoobieSoft (www.ZoobieSoft.com). Worked for Fortune 500 companies like Comcast and Perdue Farms. Currently doing work for USMCCLL(US Marine Core Center for Lessons Learned). Coding in ColdFusion for 8+ years, and using other languages like iHTML, ASP, .NET, VB, C++, and now AS3. Manager of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Users Group (ESMUG.Zoobiesoft.com) Adobe Advisory Panel Member
Kurt Wiersma (American Academy of Neurology)
Kurt is an Advanced Certified ColdFusion developer and has been working with ColdFusion since version 4.5. By day Kurt works for the American Academy of Neurology and by night he consults on web applications for small to medium size businesses. In his spare tech time, he is a member of the ColdSpring, Mach II, and CFHibernate open source projects. He recently started a open source project called, Appbooster, which aimes to show best practices for using several different frameworks with ColdFusion.
Dan Wilson (DataCurl LLC)
Dan Wilson, principal partner of DataCurl LLC, began his IT career at a fast-paced start-up during the dotcom heyday. He has since then held senior program and development positions in Technical Consulting, Health Care, Online Publishing and Government Contracting.
Dan is an avid participant in technology communities; currently serving on the board for the Triangle ColdFusion User Group in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and regular contributor to open source projects based on ColdFusion, Flex and AIR platforms. You can find his thoughts on ColdFusion, Flex, AIR and other technology matters at http://www.nodans.com.
Dan spends a significant amount of time learning new technologies and techniques. He has taught and presented since 2001 after an invitation to design and lead courses in Web Development for established IT professionals at Metro IS. When not in front of a computer, you can find him biking, hiking, surfing and playing volleyball.
Sean Woods (Adobe Systems, Inc.)
Sean Woods has been developing Oracle applications for over ten years and has been integrating ColdFusion with Oracle since the first day he laid eyes on it in 2002. He has since then developed an obsession with ColdFusion and often lies awake at night wondering why anyone would want to develop their applications with anything else. In his spare time, Sean can be found chasing his two young daughters around the lovely seaside town of Pacifica, California.