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November 12, 2015
ColdFusion Summit Recap

Another successful ColdFusion Summit!  I'm sitting at the airport waiting for my flight home, attempting to wrap my head around everything that's happened the last few days.  There was a metric ton of great content from both Adobe proper and all the presenters.  I saw absolutely no outright bad sessions, everything was top notch (a couple of very minor demo fails, but no real show-stoppers).  I didn't take as many notes as I usually do; all the slide decks were pretty informative and are available for download -- there wasn't much else for me to document.

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November 12, 2015
WordCamp Sacramento Recap

The first WordCamp Sacramento was yesterday.  This was also the first WordCamp I've ever attended (in any location).  I don't advertise myself as "WordPress specialist" tho I have done a few projects with it for clients (I try to be objective and pick the right tool for the job, rather than having a default go-to platform for everything -- though I will say ColdFusion ends up as my tool of choice way more often than anything else, but I digress).  So while I was an attendee and a speaker, I probably had a different mindset and perhaps a different level of expectation than many others at the conference.  Overall the conference was successful, though it was clear that this was the first one and not all the kinks had been worked out just yet. Hey, nothing's perfect.  

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November 12, 2015
WordCamp Notes -- HTTPS is Coming: Are you Prepared?, Zack Tollman

(Zack's talk was easily the best one at all of WordCamp. He really knows his content and is an excellent presenter. I highly recommend watching this preso the next time Zack is presenting!)

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November 12, 2015
WordCamp Notes -- Content Design: Getting The Most From Your Content And Images, Dawn Pedersen

How users read on the web?
don't read word for word
instead they SCAN

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November 12, 2015
WordCamp Notes - Local Development with Vagrant and VVV, Jonathan Trujillo

Step 1 -- set up a VM
Works with Virtual Box (by default)
also works with VMWare and WorkStation
VMWare is more efficient than Virtual Box

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November 8, 2015
My Adobe CF Summit Schedule

I'm in Las Vegas for the Adobe CF Summit, and will be giving my talk "MVC With and Without a Framework" on Tuesday morning. Below is my schedule for the conference. See you there!

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November 6, 2015
My WordCamp Schedule

Here's my best guess as to where I'll be hanging out at WordCamp Sacramento. Given that the tracks don't use the same timeslots for all the classes, this isn't as accurate as I'd like it to be. But hey, there are only 2 tracks, it can't be THAT wrong. :)

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November 6, 2015
Speaking at WordCamp Sacramento

It's definitely conference season! This is my third speaking engagement in the last month. Tomorrow I'm speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2015, giving my talk "Git Source Control: For The Rest of Us".

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October 25, 2015
CFCamp Notes -- API Management from the Trenches, Matt Gifford

APIs are where it's at .
We should all be building APIs for most things these days.

DISCOVERY --
is the API still active?
how strong is the community?
what kind of feedback is there on it?

try not to rely on ONE api to manage everything under your code

 

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October 25, 2015
CFCamp Notes - How Not to Launch a Product, Andy Allan

Not that we're building the project badly, but when we go to LAUNCH it, we get it wrong over and over

Why does project launch keep falling when nobody wants it to fail?

various reasons...
miscommunication
designing for the wrong user group
etc

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