I am pleased and honoured to announce that I'll be presenting at cf.Objective(), billed as the Only Enterprise ColdFusion Conference, which runs from April 22-24 in Minneapolis, MN. It's going to be quite the experience for me. Not only am I speaking on two topics (details to follow in a separate post):
- Easy and Flexible Validations for Objects
- What Your Mother Never Told You About CF9 ORM
I'm also organizing a Pecha Kucha Birds of a Feather session (BoF), during which people will be giving mini-presentations in which they show 20 slides for 20 seconds each. I've written about this BoF on my blog previously, but I'll mention again that anyone interested in presenting should leave me a comment on my blog or email me directly at bob dot silverberg at gmail dot com.
As if that's not enough, Mark Mandel and I will be delivering a comprehensive hands-on two-day pre-conference workshop on Developing Applications with ColdFusion 9 Object Relational Mapping. A separate post with the details of that workshop will follow, but in a nutshell it is designed to give you all of the information you need to get up and running with ColdFusion 9's ORM features in your next project. You'll write a ton of code, learning the basics as well as best practices and things to watch out for. I think it's going to be a lot of fun (in addition to a great learning experience).
Registration is now open, both for the conference and for the CF9 ORM workshop (you can sign up for it during the conference registration). There is a discounted rate for both the conference and the training available until January 29th, so you might want to register sooner rather than later.
I hope to see many of you there in April.