Software Development, Web Design, Training


October 19, 2015
My CFCamp Schedule

CFCamp is this week! I fly to Munich in the morning; let's hope the all-day travel isn't too crazy. I've got 2 talks I'm giving:

Dependency Injection, why is it awesome and why should I care?

Git Source Control: for the Rest of Us

There's lots of other great content as well. Here's where I plan to spend my days:

October 16, 2015
Speaking at CFCamp

There's been a lot of whirlwind traveling and such lately (I'm currently in a hotel in San Jose for a project) so I'm a bit behind on announcing this. But I'm speaking at CFCamp in Munich Germany next week!

October 13, 2015
Speaking at Michigan CFUG -- Crash Course in AngularJS and Ionic

I'm giving a talk tonight for the Michigan CFUG called "Crash Course In AngularJS and Ionic". The description is below, it's FREE and open to anyone that wants to log in and watch. I believe we're starting at 4pm west-coast time. All you have to do is click here and sign in.

September 28, 2015
NCDevCon 2015 Recap

Another NCDevCon is in the books, this was definitely one of the more memorable ones! Sunday late morning, the power went off in the entire building (and we soon learned it was out for a large portion of Raleigh) right in the middle of a the sessions! We (the speakers) gave our remaining talks in the dark, using glow-sticks for some ambient lighting, thankfully provided by Virtual Solutions Group. Coincidentally they brought glow-sticks as part of their booth swag -- talk about great timing! Adding to the craziness, with one hour left on the schedule, a fire alarm went off, causing us all to evacuate the building. We were eventually able to reenter for the conference closing remarks and raffle prizes. Dan Wilson and the rest of the NCDevCon staff handled everything with great composure and professionalism; I can only imagine how aggravating this was to all the event planners -- they all seriously deserve a huge thank you and our utmost appreciation for handling the surprises as well as they did.

September 21, 2015
My NCDevCon Schedule

Next weekend is NCDevCon -- ack! How did that get here so quickly?! In the meantime I have a 3-day ColdFusion class I'm teaching and a handful of "minor" updates to my slide decks I plan to make.

September 8, 2015
Teaching a ColdFusion Bootcamp in San Francisco

I'm teaching a ColdFusion 11 Bootcamp in San Francisco on September 21, 22 and 23. We'll start from the beginning, reviewing what ColdFusion does, and how variables work. Then we'll cover logic, branching, writing functions and other features of ColdFusion. We'll also cover building a RESTful API that can be consumed by mobile apps. 

September 6, 2015
SacInteractive -- Minecraft Plugins and Java Basics

This month at SacInteractive we have a "father and son duo" teaching us about building Minecraft Plugins and some basic Java programming at the same time. :)

August 24, 2015
Speaking at NCDevCon!

I'm speaking at NCDevCon! Twice! I'll be giving my talks “HTML5 201” and “Crash Course in Angular and Ionic”.

August 17, 2015
Wednesday at SacInteractive -- Modern Resume Writing and Online Job Hunting – the One Page Resume is a Myth

This Wednesday (Aug 19 at 6:30pm) at SacInteractive we have Josh from TekSystems coming to talk on "Modern Resume Writing and Online Job Hunting – the One Page Resume is a Myth". It's FREE and open to everyone. We meet at HackerLab (17th and I Streets, downtown Sacramento). Come hang out with us!

July 13, 2015
Wednesday at SacInteractive -- JavaScript + Art: Drawing via Code

This Wednesday! Come join us for "JavaScript + Art: Drawing via Code". Also, we'll be previewing a new design for the SacInteractive website and soliciting feedback from the group.

July 9, 2015
Speaking at the ColdFusion Summit

I'm famous! Kind of! Not really! :) But I -am- speaking at the Adobe ColdFusion Summit this November in Las Vegas.

June 26, 2015
Teaching a SQL Scripting Class, July 7 and 8

I'm teaching a "SQL Scripting" class on July 7 and 8 in Sacramento. There are a couple spots left if anyone would like to sign up. Topics covered include building database tables, rows, columns, primary keys, foreign keys, SELECT statements, WHERE clauses, sorting, joins, subqueries, nested queries, basic CRUD operations, temp tables, views, stored procedures and aggregate functions.

May 21, 2015
Comments are enabled again.

FYI, I've fixed the config issue and deleted the spam. Comments are now enabled once again for the blog entries (tho they all get moderated).  Enjoy. :)



May 17, 2015
Dev-Objective Notes: Using Ionic to Awesomeify your Cordova Development - Ray Camden
May 17, 2015
Dev-Objective 2015 Recap

Another CF-Objective / Dev-Objective is done.  I'm currently on a flight home, with a full brain, a pile of notes, and recordings to transcribe, hopefully for future blog posts. As always, I learned a ton, met lots of people, and had a great time.  Everything seemed to run smoothly, and the venue was great, as always.  

May 17, 2015
Into The Box Notes: Migrating Legacy Applications to ColdBox MVC - Scott Coldwell

Notes from "Into The Box Notes: Migrating Legacy Applications to ColdBox MVC" by Scott Coldwell.  As someone who deals with lots of legacy apps, I find the info in this talk very helpful!

May 17, 2015
Into the Box Recap

As is usually the case, I don't have time to blog anything until after the conferences are done and I'm on my way home!  Both Into The Box and Dev-Objective are now complete, finally giving me a chance to catch up on email and blog a few thoughts on the conferences.

May 13, 2015
My Dev-Objective Schedule

This will probably change (as things often do at conferences), but here's my best guess where you can find me at the Dev-Objective conference...

May 12, 2015
Speaking at Into The Box and Dev-Objective

Super duper extra-nerdy nerd alert!

This week I'm in Minneapolis, to attend TWO techie conferences (Into The Box and Dev-Objective) where I'll be giving a total of THREE lectures...

May 7, 2015
Comments temporarily turned off

FYI, I've turned off commments on the site, temporarily.  Some spam was starting to come thru and I don't have time to moderate that right now.  I plan to upgrade the "comment module" in the site to remedy this, but other things are higher priority right now so that will have to wait.