Software Development, Web Design, Training

My ColdFusion Summit 2018 Schedule

In a few hours I jump on a plane for Las Vegas to attend the Adobe ColdFusion Summit!

On Monday Carl Von Stetten and I will be teaching an “Angular + CFML” workshop.  I believe the workshop is sold out but if you’re interested in signing up ping me or someone at Adobe and I’ll see if there are any openings left.  This will be a beginner class — we’re starting with getting CommandBox and Node.js running, and going over the basics of an Angular app, then showing you several ways to connect it to a ColdFusion API.  

Later in the week I’ll be giving a 1-hour presentation titled “Real world scenarios for modern CFML”.  This is a brand new talk designed to not just announce some newer language features from recent versions of ColdFusion, but also give somewhat more real world examples of when they can be used.  So rather than the code examples drawing the world “hello” on the screen (which no one ever needs in their day job), we’ll discuss situations when those features could actually be used in real CFML application development.  The code examples will be more involved than just drawing the word “hello”, but not so advanced as to make them difficult to follow.

In between all of that, there are a ton of other great presentations and workshops happening this week! Here’s where I plan to be spending my time:


9:00 AM - 5:00PM TEACHING: Angular + CFML Workshop


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM General Session
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Refreshing your UI: Modern uses for WebSockets
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Refreshment break and sponsor expo
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Geek out with the smart language additions in ColdFusion 2018 OR Stunt doubles for your code
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch and sponsor expo
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Introduction to unit testing, BDD and mocking using TestBox & MockBox OR Sync or Async the aha moment
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Step into serverless with AWS and Adobe ColdFusion
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Refreshment break and sponsor expo
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Faster Queries In ColdFusion & SQL Server
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Networking event


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM General session - Heroic Storytelling
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM See why FusionReactor is the perfect monitoring solution for CF
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Refreshment break and sponsor expo
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM SPEAKING: Real world scenarios for modern CFML
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch and sponsor expo
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM The easy way to make your CF App Pretty and Cool with VueJS and CF APIs OR SQL, learned all I need to know in 10 minutes
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Making your web applications accessible with HTML5, CSS, and WAI-ARIA
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Refreshment break and sponsor expo
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM DEVOPS Cloud environment up in 7 minutes OR Growing a product into a SaaS platform using ColdFusion technologies
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Closing keynote

See you in Vegas!