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31 July 2009

CFUnited 2009 - Why I want to go

CFUnited is the best Coldfusion Developer's conference out there I think.  I've been to several CFun/CFUnited confernces in the past.  I skipped last year so I could go to MAX (and then had the MAX conference pulled out fron under me), and was scheduled to go to CFUnited this year but had that pulled out from under me too due to budget cuts at the University.  So I'm not going.  At least not on the University's budget.  And not on my own budget if I have to pay for my own registration.

But thanks to  Ben Nadel, I might yet have a way of going.

I supposed to look at the list of topics and pick one that I really want to attend and why.  This is extremely difficult because there are a multitude of topics that I'd like to go to.  You see, I have two jobs.  I have a "real job" where I work 40 hours a week and get salary and benefits at Duke University.  And then I have a freelance job with Classcreator.com, a web site tool for planning class reunions.  Most of the topics that would interest me are related to Classcreator - scalable applications, geolocation, performance tuning, APIs, etc.

I think, if I have to pick one, I'll go with Geolocation with Coldfusion.  We're still building out Classcreator, but eventually we're going to need to target products and services towards a user's physical location.

Or maybe Design Patterns and Coldfusion - a good generic topic for solving problems.  And let's not forget the SciFi BOF Session (or is it ScyFy)?  We must discuss how we felt about the end of Battlestar Galactica, or maybe we can talk about the upcoming Stargate Universe!

Does it count as an entry if i can't make up my mind?

BTW if I win a ticket I'm going to have to share a room with someone!



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