TeraTech has been bringing you great conferences and even better software since 1989. We currently program in ColdFusion, SQL, and Visual Basic. Our mission is to provide high-quality software development and tools in the area of ColdFusion, Database and Visual Basic programming. TeraTech is a leader in the ColdFusion development field and has organized 25 national conferences over the last eight years.
Josh Adams is the Senior System Engineer & ColdFusion Specialist at Adobe Systems Incorporated. In this role, Josh is actively involved with ColdFusion customers and the ColdFusion community. Josh is passionate about ColdFusion and the ColdFusion community: he has presented to User Groups and conferences throughout North America and is a longtime member, past President, and current Director of the Atlanta ColdFusion User Group. Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. For more than two decades, the company's award-winning technologies and software have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people anywhere at anytime. From rich images in print, video, and film to dynamic digital content for a variety of media, the impact of Adobe solutions is clear to anyone who creates, views, and interacts with information. Now that Adobe and Macromedia are one company, Adobe is better positioned than ever to push the boundaries of the digital universe. Under the new combined leadership from both Adobe and Macromedia, we're driving even greater innovation with powerful, compelling software solutions that meet the needs of customers and markets ranging from designers and filmmakers, to enterprises and governments, to developers and home users. Adobe continues to be deeply committed to the ColdFusion product and the long-time, loyal ColdFusion community. Now part of the Adobe product family, a world of new opportunities open up for the future of ColdFusion.
John Paul Ashenfelter is CTO of TransitionPoint.com, where he builds web-based business applications using a mix of open source tools, ColdFusion, and Java. He has been the technical lead on a number of ColdFusion projects for startups as well as regularly serving as an architect for existing ColdFusion sites converting to Fusebox. A ColdFusion developer since version 2.0, John Paul has written several books covering ColdFusion, contributed articles to CFDJ, and spoken at several ColdFusion conferences.
Peter Bell is a passionate advocate of Application Generation and meta-programming in ColdFusion and writes the popular Application Generation blog (http://www.pbell.com). He has lectured both locally and nationally on using ColdFusion for application generation and to create software product lines and runs a company (http://www.systemsforge.com) that generates custom applications quickly and cost effectively.
Raymond Camden is the VP of Software Development for BroadChoice Inc. A long time ColdFusion user, Raymond has worked on numerous ColdFusion books including the ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and has contributed to the Fusion Authority Quarterly Update and the ColdFusion Developers Journal. He also presents at conferences and contributes to online webzines. He founded many community web sites including CFLib.org, ColdFusionPortal.org, ColdFusionCookbook.org and is the author of open source applications, including the popular BlogCFC blogging application. Raymond can be reached at his blog or via email at ray (at) camdenfamily.com. He is the happily married proud father of three kids and is somewhat of a Star Wars nut.
Sean is currently Chief Technical Officer for Railo US. He has worked in IT for over twenty five years, starting out writing database systems and compilers then moving into mobile telecoms and finally into web development in 1997. Along the way, he worked on the ISO and ANSI C++ Standards committees for eight years and is a staunch advocate of software standards and best practice. Sean has championed and contributed to a number of CFML frameworks and was lead developer on Fusebox for two years. This will be Sean's sixth time as a CFUNITED speaker!
Oğuz Demirkapı started developing CGI web applications in 1994 and has been developing ColdFusion since 1997. He has either been CTOs or Senior Developer of many well known commercial and blue chip companies both in Turkey and Germany. He ran the CFTR – ColdFusion Turkey User Group for six years before moving to the US. He is a well known ColdFusion evangelist and has spoken at many user group meetings in Europe. His main areas of interest lie in ColdFusion, Flex, Frameworks technologies and L10N & i18N, CMS, portal, e-commerce solutions..
He has done work as a Flight Simulator tech. to a web developer. Over the years his projects have been used by Apple, Blue Cross, Brunswick Pro Bowlers Association, Haworth, Johnson Controls, Seiko and Sprint to name a few. He has been working with computer programming since the late 70s. He has developed enterprise grade commerce to cXML sites for clients. SOS (Shared Open Source) is a special project he began while many others preparing for the Y2K collapse. His goal of SOS is making the experience better for developers, designers, site owner/managers and the users. SOS is the core application platform of his company projects at SOSensible.
Hailing from the frigid tundra of Minnesota, Peter J. Farrell has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. While studying music, Peter took his life-long interest with computers to a new level and started learning about web development technologies. He has been working with ColdFusion for since 2001 and is the lead developer of the Mach-II framework since the 1.1.0 release. Peter owns Maestro Publishing, LLC, a small development firm specializing in web solutions for non-profits and small businesses. He currently is the lead developer for GreatBizTools, a human resources consulting firm. He and his wife, Allyson, live together in Minnesota.
Rob Gonda is the CTO for iChameleon Group and Editor-in-Chief of the AJAX Developer's Journal. He is an Advanced Certified Coldfusion Developer, member of the Adobe Community Experts, frequent contributor to the CFDJ and ADJ, frequent speaker at IT and developer conferences nationwide, co-author of Real-World Ajax, author of ajaxCFC, holds a BS in computer science and engineering, an MBA with a specialization in entrepreneurship, and he specializes in Rich Internet Applications and object-oriented architecture. You can reach him at rob[at]robgonda[dot]com and read his blog is at http://www.robgonda.com
Hal Helms is a well-known speaker/writer/strategist on software development issues. Hal has a monthly column in "ColdFusion Developer's Journal" and has written and contributed to several books. His latest book is "Discovering CFCs" available at www.techspedition.com. Hal holds training sessions on Java, ColdFusion, and software development processes. He is the author of the popular "Occasional Newsletter" series. For more information, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or see his website, www.halhelms.com.
Simon Horwith has been designing web-enabled enterprise applications for over a decade and is the CTO at Nylon Technology, a New York City based software development company. As a hands-on IT Executive and journalist, he observes, predicts, and offers commentary on trends in technology. As a developer, he enjoys facing the challenges associated with creating tomorrow's software today. Simon is an Adobe Certified Master Instructor, is a Member of the Adobe Community Expert Program, and served as Editor-in-Chief of ColdFusion Developer's Journal for several years. In addition to managing the New York Flex User Group and presenting at user groups and conferences around the world, Simon has also been a contributing author of several books and technical papers. You can read his blog at http://www.horwith.com.
Doug Hughes is a veteran programmer and the president of Alagad Inc (http://www.alagad.com), a successful small business specializing in web and application development, services and consulting. Doug also publishes a popular blog covering ColdFusion and other technical topics at http://www.doughughes.net.
Brian Kotek has been developing applications with ColdFusion for ten years. He's worked as a consultant and contractor on a wide range of projects for private industry and the federal government. He also has taught classes and given presentations to both private companies, government clients, and at industry conferences. Brian is a Certified Advanced ColdFusion Developer and a member of Team Fusebox.
Adam Lehman is the ColdFusion Specialist at Adobe Systems Incorporated based out of Washington, DC. Prior to joining Adobe, Adam was the Senior Web Engineer for the U.S. Department of State where he managed a team of developers and architected enterprise ColdFusion-based applications. Adam also founded and managed the Department of State Adobe Developer User Group for over two years. His background also includes several years designing and programming e-learning applications for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Adam has been developing web applications specializing in ColdFusion for over a decade. His work has been featured in Macromedia's DRK (Developer Resource Kit) and his other areas of expertise include application security and Oracle database development.
Steve Nelson has been developing with ColdFusion for the past decade. Many ColdFusion enthusiasts will recognize him as the creator of Fusebox, a popular application framework utilized by thousands of ColdFusion developers. In addition to serving as a technical editor for numerous ColdFusion and Fusebox publications, Steve has also authored the book "Fusebox: Methodology and Techniques". Steve is no stranger to massive ColdFusion projects, sometimes managing and coordinating over 100 remote contractors simultaneously. Though he made and lost millions in the blink of an eye during the "dotcom era", Steve presently spends his days as a Senior Web Architect for WebApper, developers of the popular ColdFusion server monitoring tool SeeFusion.
As Lead web Architect, Nat Papovich heads the development team at Webapper
Services. He has been developing ColdFusion and Fusebox applications since
1998 and has architected dozens of custom web applications ranging from
online futures trading sites and vertical industry portals to ecommerce and
intranet web applications.
Nat has contributed to the formalization of many popular Fusebox concepts and was instrumental in the release of version 3. In addition to being an active participant in the Fusebox community and in developing Fusebox specifications, he contributed to and technical-edited "Fusebox Methodology and Techniques", and is the co-author of "Fusebox: Developing ColdFusion Applications". He is also a regular speaker at CFUGs, conferences and events.
Currently residing in Portland, Oregon, Nat can be reached at email@example.com.
Jeff Peters is a project manager for Operational Technologies Services, an engineering services firm in Northern Virginia. Jeff has been involved in system development and integration for 20 years, starting with the U.S. Air Force back when Ada was the next great language. ("Ada--all the power of C; all the clarity of...C!") He is also the author of several books on ColdFusion and Fusebox, and his articles have appeared in the ColdFusion Developers Journal, Pocket PC Magazine, and the CPCUG Monitor. His blog appears at jeffpeters.coldfusionjournal.com, and he maintains a site for Fusebox resources at www.grokfusebox.com.
Dave Powell has been doing graphics and web design since WAY back...ok...since '97 or so.
Starting with print design for major retailers and manufacturers such as Target, Wal-Mart, JC Penney, The Banana Republic, Fruit of the Loom, Vassarette, and Peds. Not wanting to miss out on the dotcom "boom", he defected to a web startup company where he became an Art Director. Dave got tired of the developers breaking his designs, and so he picked up ColdFusion and never looked back.
Seeking a bit of job security after the bubble burst (and the familiar halls of his alma mater), he returned to the University of North Carolina where he currently is an ERP implementation analyst, and still finds some time to develop applications using Cold Fusion and Python on the side.
He also manages the Carolina Adobe User Group, which serves the UNC community, and is a member of the Triangle Area User Group.
Andrew Powell is a Senior Consultant with Universal Mind. He has been developing web applications for over 10 years, using ASP, ASP.NET, and ColdFusion.
Christian Ready has been designing and developing web sites since 1996. In his spare time he's an officer in the Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, serving as commander of Group II in the Maryland Wing, and flies around a bit as a Mission Observer. Christian holds a bachelor's degree in Astrophysics and worked on the Hubble Space Telescope. Even though he stayed on the ground most of the time, it was still a pretty cool gig. He's nuts about web standards, CSS, accessibility, usability, design, ColdFusion, best practices, and a whole host of other buzzwords.
Joe Rinehart has been designing and developing applications based on Adobe products for over ten years. By participating in the Adobe community, blogging and developing open-source development tools like Model-Glue, Joe has built a reputation as a leader in the Adobe development community. Published in magazines such as Dr. Dobbs' Journal and The Fusion Authority Quarterly Update, he's also a regular speaker at technical conferences such as Adobe MAX. Find out more by reading Joe's blog, Firemoss, at www.firemoss.com.
Jonathan Rowny is a ColdFusion and Flex developer for AboutWeb LLC in Rockville, MD. He has worked with ColdFusion since version 4.5 with a background in C++ and Java. His focus is search engine optimization, object oriented programming, and most recently Adobe Flex 2.
Dee started as a fine artist, drawing, painting and photography. In 1987 she made the move to the digital world, embracing her prior fear of typing thinking it was only for secretarial skills. In 1997 she decided she had better get on the web bandwagon and jumped straight into the fire with Dreamweaver 2 and a thousand page website.
These days Dee still does a variety of media, both print and the web. For the ColdFusion world, she is the creative force behind the new Fusion Authority Quarterly Update magazine from the Fusion Authority and House of Fusion folks. When she isn't designing a magazine from scratch or working on a new Flash or web design, she is an Adobe Certified Instructor, teaching Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash and Dreamweaver. She labels herself as a designer who codes and is always on the lookout to learn new concepts and technology.
Dee is also an Adobe UG manager with a web focused group, design group, and the vice president of a RIA oriented group.
Chris Scott is an independent consultant in the Philadelphia area with nine years of coldfusion development experience and a strong interest in the implementation of open source solutions. Chris recently joined the development of the ColdSpring cfc container and began work on ColdSpring AOP, the first Aspect Oriented Programming framework for coldfusion
Michael Smith is the President of TeraTech, a 20-year old Rockville, Maryland consulting company that specializes in web and database development. TeraTech has developed sophisticated data-driven web sites for a wide range of organizations, from corporations to government agencies. In addition to ColdFusion, the TeraTech team also have extensive experience in server tuning, security issues, Flex and SQL. Michael has been programming for over 25 years and has been coding in ColdFusion since version 1.5 twelve years ago. He obtained his MA and BA from Cambridge University, England and graduated in the top 10 of his year. Michael runs the Maryland ColdFusion User Group and organized many very successful CF events including CFUnited with over 800 attendees. Michael volunteers at ByteBack, a non-profit organization provides computer training for unemployed and under-employed inner city residents.
Elliott is a software engineer at TeraTech, Inc. and the lead developer for the Conferences department. He has worked on a variety of projects that include network services, realtime messaging systems, survey processors and most commonly web applications. As a strong advocate of web standards and accessibility he volunteers his free time to help new developers learn standards and best practices. He is also proponent of design patterns and draws his vision about application design from experience with many languages that include ColdFusion, Java, ruby and php.
Over the past decade, Chip Temm moved from North America to Europe and on to Africa where his company anthroLogik solutions provided analysis and development services to non-governmental organisations across seven timezones. He is currently back in Washington, DC where "remote development" means working from home and "wildlife" means raccoon.
Kurt is an Advanced Certified ColdFusion developer and has been working with ColdFusion since version 4.5. By day Kurt works for the American Academy of Neurology and by night he consults on web applications for small to medium size businesses. In his spare tech time, he is a member of the ColdSpring, Mach II, and CFHibernate open source projects. He recently started a open source project called, Appbooster, which aimes to show best practices for using several different frameworks with ColdFusion.
Matt Woodward is Principal Information Technology Specialist at the Office of the Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate in Washington, D.C. He is a Certified ColdFusion developer, has been working with ColdFusion since 1996, and blogs frequently about OO development and software architecture (http://www.mattwoodward.com/blog). In addition to his ColdFusion work, Matt also develops in Flex, Java, and C#. Matt is the release coordinator and a contributing developer for the Mach-II framework, he is on the editorial board of the ColdFusion Developer's Journal, and he also co-hosts the ColdFusion Weekly Podcast (http://www.coldfusionweekly.com).