Note: This blog post is from 2008. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.Some may have noticed that I've not been writing here as much in the past couple of months. For one thing, it's been conference season! Like a couple other folks, I've spoken at each of these in the last dozen+ weeks:
- CFUnited Europe in mid March
- cf.Objective() in early May
- WebManiacs in late May
- Scotch on the Rocks in early June
- CFUnited in mid June
What a blast, and of course it's an honor to be invited. I've not written much about them because, well, I don't know what I could add that hasn't been said by many other bloggers who attended each! :-)
As if those events (and the commensurate travel) weren't enough of a draw on time, in the weeks since the first event in mid-March I've also:
- squeezed in teaching 6 classes
- written 2 tips columns and a feature article for 2 editions of the FAQU
- organized nearly a dozen ColdFusion Meetups
- attended an invitation-only Microsoft Tech Summit (for a couple dozen folks they picked from competing communities to talk and listen to)
- spent a week in Germany with the fine folks at Intergral (makers of FusionDebug, FusionReactor, FusionAnalytics, and with whom I also do some consulting)
- and provided my consulting services to many folks in what little time remained!
Fortunately, the nature of my consulting is different than most: I focus on helping people solve problems (rather than build or architect apps), so they generally need me only sporadically and for short spurts of time. We've been able to fit them in nicely in the time in between, but I've got some who've been patiently awaiting the end of what some called "the conference silly season".
I had also started my series on the tools/resource list, but after part 10 got just too bogged down. I plan to pick that up again very soon.
Just wanted to offer a bit of explanation on the relative quiet the past couple of months.
I have some other really exciting things planned and in the works which I'll be sharing in coming weeks and months. Some are new resources, some new services, and some new tools. All dedicated to helping the community. It's exciting times!
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