I got back from cf.Objective() late Sunday night (or was it Monday morning) and I have to say it was by far the most educational conference I've ever attended. I attended every session I could (a change for me, I usually skip a particular session time when there's just nothing to see). The full list of sessions I attended is:

  1. CFEclise: An Introduction
  2. Managing ColdFusion Components with Factories
  3. AOP with ColdFusion
  4. ObjectThink
  5. Mach-II and ColdSpring
  6. Subversion SCM
  7. Objects and Persistence
  8. The Mystic Flex2 Gateway in a Real Application
  9. Frameworks Roundtable
  10. ModelManagement with ColdSpring

How's that for a session list?! Every session stretched my brain (my hat was getting pretty snug), and I came away from every single session with new information. Even the ones where I was completely lost by the end (AOP is particularly hard to grasp) I still came away with new information, and as I told Chris Scott later that evening (who gave the AOP presentation) the information he presented was slowly marinating, and I was starting to really understand a lot of what he said, hours later. I have to say that this is probably the only conference I've attended in quite some time where I felt I actually got my money's worth.

So if you're a CF developer looking to step up your game, even if you're not "quite ready" for OO development, I would highly recommend you attend the next cf.Objective() (and harass Jared to put together another one).

So thanks Jared, Sean, Chris (I promise I'll get the AOP, and check out Lem), Paul, Ryan, Simeon, Kurt, the Dinowitz's, and everyone else who made this conference great.

I can't wait until next year!

Posted by Daniel Short on Mar 14, 2006 at 12:00 AM | Categories: ColdFusion -



Simeon wrote on 03/15/06 7:03 AM

It was a great conference. I know what you mean about usually skipping a couple sessions. I found my self compeled to attend something in every block. Thanks for coming out to my sessions :) Glad I was able to help fill your head.
Daniel Short

Daniel Short wrote on 03/15/06 7:03 AM

You're quite welcome :), and thanks for helping to fill my head :).
Brian Rinaldi

Brian Rinaldi wrote on 03/15/06 7:18 AM

Hey Dan, it was great meeting you. I now know why I hadn't seen your blog, b/c goog has it under Dreamweaver and I filter by CF. Anyway, it was a great conference and I agree with your assessment :) - Brian
Daniel Short

Daniel Short wrote on 03/15/06 7:18 AM

I'll just have to get that fixed on goog. And it was great meeting you as well.