MAX Update (General notes)

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The keynote was rather funny today, as it is every year. Tim Buntel is hilarious, and a pretty good guy as well. (I used to work for him when I was at Macromedia.)

My company, Mindsye, won one of the MAX Awards. This was for Footjoy, a site I had nothing to do with, but I'm certainly very proud!

I had my little Geeks of a Feather meeting last night and got some decent turnout. I have to say that I really like just talking with other developers. I wish every conference would have a set of sessions that were not simply classes, but group discussions. I don't mean panels really, just a group of people talking about one particular topic with someone acting as a facilitator.

I had my second session today (Coding for Reuse). I'm noticing kind of a disturbing trend. I think maybe the session description is not 100% accurate as I'm getting a lot of people who already know about UDFs, custom tags, CFCs, etc, so I'm really worried thay are not getting the best experience with my session. At the same time, I tend to be extremely critical of my presentations, so who knows. I guess if I don't get asked to speak again next year I'll know. ;) I'm still toying with the idea of hosting a ColdFusion conference down in the south. Years ago a CF_SOUTH was held that was a lot of fun, and of course, easy to get to.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Leif posted on 11/20/2003 at 11:21 PM

Make it in Atlanta at the GLCC!

It is brand new, totally wired, has a hotel attached (and a fairly reasonable prices) and is a great place to hold a conference.

The Atlanta Macromedia User Group meets there!

Anyway, if there is anything I can do to assist in a CF_SOUTH, let me know. I am certain that there will be a ton of people in the ACFUG interested, too.

Comment 2 by David Mineer posted on 11/21/2003 at 1:43 AM

Ray's session was great. He delivered a unique presentation that covered topics that are important to me. I feel this presentation gave me some good ideas and fundamentals that I will now be able to expand on and implement in my programming.

I must say I have really enjoyed attending presentations given by the "masters" whom I have watched over the years in mailing lists and newsgroups.

Thanks Ray.

Comment 3 by tony weeg posted on 11/22/2003 at 7:08 AM

ray it was good, the presentation, that is. dont worry about that! the cfc geeks of a feather was great as well. we had probably, as you said, the most productive meeting of the whole conference. too bad some macromedians werent there that could have taken the input that was given there and applied it to blackstone!!!