"?> ColdFusion DevCamp tag:http:,2011:/ Learn ColdFusion through collaboration with other developers. Attendees work in small teams to code projects and then share them at the end of the event. Mango 1.4 Next camp in Phoenix Nov 13th urn:uuid:BF8D5E39-E146-68E6-63F3BBDD4B48E5F3 2010-10-14T02:10:37Z 2010-10-14T02:10:59Z Sid Maestre <p>Alan Rother is organizing the next ColdFusion Devcamp near Phoenix, AZ on November 13, 2010</p> <p>Check out the details at <a href="http://phoenix.cfdevcamp.org">http://phoenix.cfdevcamp.org</a></p> <p>If you want to <a href="/post.cfm/how-to-host-your-own-coldfusion-devcamp">host your own devcamp</a>, email me at sid.maestre [at] designovermatter [dot] com</p> Twitter Facewall Project urn:uuid:DCAB567E-B92B-2F31-2FAE4A2683B5FAE1 2010-01-14T05:01:29Z 2010-01-14T05:01:59Z Sid Maestre <p>We had a very creative project come out of ColdFusion Devcamp and I wanted to share it with everyone.</p> <p>It is a Twitter Facewall.  You enter your twitter username and password and we display all the photos of your followers.</p> <p><a href="/twitter_facewall/index.cfm">http://www.cfdevcamp.org/twitter_facewall/index.cfm</a></p> <p>This project was built by by Allan Zhang and Jim Edlin</p> How to host your own ColdFusion Devcamp urn:uuid:F9FA7EFE-F43D-A4C8-2B3A7EC8928480C8 2009-12-09T02:12:30Z 2009-12-10T09:12:02Z Sid Maestre <p>The Fusion Authority published an article I wrote on how to host your own ColdFusion Devcamp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fusionauthority.com/community/4794-so-you-wanna-host-a-coldfusion-devcamp.htm">http://www.fusionauthority.com/community/4794-so-you-wanna-host-a-coldfusion-devcamp.htm</a></p> <p>One correction.  To contact Adobe regarding ColdFusion Devcamp fill out the "camp" form</p> <p><a href="http://groups.adobe.com/groups/985763b1c6/summary">http://groups.adobe.com/groups/985763b1c6/summary</a><br /></p> <ul> </ul> ColdFusion Devcamp wrap-up urn:uuid:FA33C602-F00C-ECC4-94965EF9768719AD 2009-11-15T03:11:56Z 2009-11-15T09:11:44Z Sid Maestre <p>I want to take a moment and thank everyone involved with ColdFusion Devcamp.  Adobe for providing the location and personnel on the day of the event.  The companies who generously donated door prizes and covered the cost of food.  The mentors (especially the mentors) who offered to spend their day "working" the event and helping me along the way.  The attendees who took the day to come out, connect and learn.  Combined we made the event a success.</p> <p>I've put out a survey to attendees asking for feedback.  I'll use this feedback to help shape future events and help others who want to host ColdFusion Devcamps. </p> <p>Look forward to seeing you at the next <a href="http://www.bacfug.org">BACFUG</a> (Bay Area ColdFusion User Group) meeting.</p> Pictures for San Francisco ColdFusion Devcamp urn:uuid:DC5EAF4C-B542-6F6F-AD12F3698C3797BE 2009-11-09T08:11:22Z 2009-11-09T08:11:34Z Sid Maestre <p> <object width="500" height="500" type="text/html" data="http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?tags=cfdevcamp"> </object> </p> Sonic.net and PeachPit Door Prizes urn:uuid:CA8EF227-CF89-135F-1D9C85BCC80C2306 2009-11-06T09:11:55Z 2009-11-06T09:11:36Z Sid Maestre <p>A few more door prizes came in this week from our sponsors.</p> <p>Sonic.net has generously donated a<a href="http://sonic.net/solutions/home/internet/fusion/"> full year of a 30 Mbps Connection</a> for Free! </p> <p><a href="http://www.cvsdude.com">CVSDude</a> is providing source control for projects built at the devcamp.</p> <p>PeachPit Press has donated several technology books including <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-ColdFusion-Web-Application-Construction/dp/0321515463">Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit (WACK)</a> Volume 2 &amp; 3.</p> ColdFusion Resources and Parking Information for Saturday urn:uuid:C6C2F250-B8BB-EEB9-E5F384BC0936F294 2009-11-05T03:11:20Z 2009-11-05T03:11:55Z Sid Maestre <p><strong>ColdFusion 9 Resources for  DevCamp </strong></p> <p>Found these on the Adobe Developer Connection and thought I'd share them.</p> <p>Some great videos about ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder<br /><a href="http://www.adobe.com/devnet/coldfusion/articles/cf9_cfbuilder_videos.html">http://www.adobe.com/devnet/coldfusion/articles/cf9_cfbuilder_videos.html</a></p> <p>3 New UI controls in ColdFusion 9<br /><a href="http://www.adobe.com/devnet/coldfusion/articles/coldfusion9_uicontrols_02.html">http://www.adobe.com/devnet/coldfusion/articles/coldfusion9_uicontrols_02.html<br /></a> </p> <p><strong>A note about parking<br /></strong></p> <p>The San Francisco office is located at 601 Townsend Street, at the corner of Townsend and 7th Streets. The parking structure is located next door at 609 Townsend Street. The entrance to the structure is at the rear of the building and can be accessed via the alley behind the buildings, parallel to Townsend Street. Please make sure to get your parking ticket validated at Reception before returning to the parking lot.</p> <p>The garage will open at 9AM. It will be manned at first but not in the evening so you'll need to get your parking passes validated early in the day.</p> Crank up the Hype Machine urn:uuid:C59D7860-A0D2-0C7A-027B99A57BFBB116 2009-11-05T10:11:27Z 2009-11-05T10:11:21Z Sid Maestre <p>We are in the home stretch for ColdFusion Devcamp.  The "Hype Machine" is in full effect.  </p> <p>Ben Forta <a href="http://forta.com/blog/index.cfm/2009/11/4/ColdFusion-DevCamp-This-Weekend">blogged the event</a>.  <a href=" http://forta.com/blog/index.cfm/2009/11/4/ColdFusion-DevCamp-This-Weekend"><br /></a></p> <p>Judith Dinowitz posted an <a href="http://www.fusionauthority.com/community/4786-unleashing-the-developer-at-coldfusion-devcamp.htm">interview on House of Fusion.</a></p> <p>Our twitter account is revving up. Currently 115 followers at <a href="http://twitter.com/cfdevcamp">http://twitter.com/cfdevcamp</a></p> <p>You can help spread the word by tweeting at the event.  Use the hash tag  #cfdevcamp. </p> <p>Looking forward to Saturday.</p> More give aways and SWAG urn:uuid:A63F2037-C422-0BE4-65F2792EAAF19371 2009-10-30T09:10:42Z 2009-10-30T09:10:05Z <p>ColdFusion 9 Standard ($1,300 value) as a door prize.  ColdFusion 9 Refcardz from DZone, shirts and Fusion Authority Quarterly Update.</p> Sid Maestre <p>Hey Everyone,</p> <p>It's confirmed Adobe is donating copy of ColdFusion 9 Standard ($1,300 value) as a door prize.  We'll raffle it off at the end of the event.</p> <p>SWAG (Stuff we all get) has been confirmed.  Adobe is providing shirts for attendees.  We have a few sizes to choose from but it will be first come first serve.  Arrive early to get first dibs on the shirts.</p> <p>DZone shipped out copies of the ColdFusion 9 RefCardz.  Everyone will get a copy of this quick reference card on ColdFusion tags and functions.</p> <p>The Fusion Authority generously sent a few copies of the latest edition of the Fusion Authority Quarterly Update.  It's the best ColdFusion Journal on the market.  We only have a few so they will be available "while supplies last".</p> I'm Going to ColdFusion DevCamp and I am bringing... urn:uuid:A3E2A562-974C-A30B-CCDB167578BA89EF 2009-10-29T10:10:37Z 2009-10-29T10:10:11Z <p>So you’re all pumped up to come to ColdFusion DevCamp but you don’t know what to bring, here is a list that can help you have a great time at camp.</p> Luke Kilpatrick <p>So you’re all pumped up to come to ColdFusion DevCamp but you don’t know what to bring, here is a list that can help you have a great time at camp.</p> <div class="entry"> <p>1.  A Laptop running one of the 3 supported operating systems in at least a virtual machine if not as the main OS (32/64 bit windows -xp or vista, Mac OSX, Linux)</p> <p>2.  A thumb drive or a cd with a copy of ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder Beta 2 to share with your neighbor if they forget it. <br />     Get it at <a href="http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion/" target="_blank">http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion/</a></p> <p>3.  Your coolest geek shirt. Don’t have one? you still have time to order one from <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/unisex/generic/">think geek</a></p> <p>4. An Idea of what you want to build or help build. See <a href="/post.cfm/project-ideas">http://www.cfdevcamp.org/post.cfm/project-ideas</a> and Add your own to the comments</p> <p>5. Graphic Design software if you’re a designer – Adobe Fireworks works best, someone needs to make the code pretty! <a href="http://www.adobe.com/products/fireworks/?promoid=121DJGSR_P_US_FP2_FW_CS4_MN&amp;tt=P_US_FP2_FW_CS4_MN">Get the trial here.<br /></a></p> <p>6. Paper or a notebook for sketching ideas and notes. – Portable whiteboards are cool too.</p> <p>7. Hacker / devhouse  / excitement to learn / can do spirit  – without this you will have no fun, and at the end of the day I hope that is what you have.</p> <p>8.  Have a great camp!</p> <p>Please add more ideas in the comments!</p> </div> Will food be provided? urn:uuid:7EBFDB18-CD80-FCFE-69E2554AE37219F6 2009-10-22T05:10:38Z 2009-10-22T05:10:23Z <p>That is a resounding yes.  If all the sponsors come through, here is our food plan for the event.</p> <p>You can check out our <a href="/post.cfm/will-food-be-provided">food plans here</a>.</p> Sid Maestre <p>That is a resounding yes.  If all the sponsors come through, here is our food plan for the event.</p> <p><strong>Morning<br /></strong>- Muffins<br />- Coffee</p> <p><strong>Noon<br /></strong>- Sandwiches<br />- Soda &amp; Bottled water<br />- Cookies</p> <p><strong>Snacks<br /></strong>- Granola bars<br />- Fruit</p> <p><strong>Evening<br /></strong>- Pizza<br />- Beer and Soda</p> <p>Our food sponsors are roundpeg, AMD, The Morphic Group and Robert Half.</p> Door Prizes, Raffle, Give aways urn:uuid:7EBADB62-CCA1-6C9B-E5D85D6202DDE73A 2009-10-22T05:10:09Z 2009-10-22T05:10:02Z <p>What would a user group sponsored event be without some good door prizes.</p> <p>At the end of the event we'll be giving away some fun stuff donated by our sponsors.</p> Sid Maestre <p>Yes, </p> <p>What would a user group sponsored event be without some good door prizes.</p> <p>At the end of the event we'll be giving away some fun stuff donated by our sponsors.</p> <p>- Free Training class from roundpeg.com<br />- Free Training class form the Multimedia Group<br />- Web Development books from Apress Publishing<br />- Two copies of Camtasia (screen capture) software from TechSmith<br />- AMD is promising some goodies<br />- Adobe is working through channels to come up with some nice prizes and other swag.</p> <p>So, if spending the day learning ColdFusion (or more ColdFusion) wasn't enough we've got some nice gifts at the end.</p> Project Ideas urn:uuid:7EAC114E-C54D-0148-D10962961F252CA4 2009-10-22T04:10:39Z 2009-10-22T05:10:09Z <p>I've been working with the 14 "mentors" for the ColdFusion DevCamp and we've come up with some ideas for projects.</p> <p><a href="/post.cfm/project-ideas">Read about our plans</a> and share your ideas.  Let's take this event from good to GREAT!</p> Sid Maestre <p>I've been working with the 14 "mentors" for the ColdFusion DevCamp and we've come up with some ideas for projects.</p> <p>Before I delve into our plans I want to emphasize that your participation is what will transform this from a good to a GREAT event.  This blog post is not meant to dictate what you can do at ColdFusion DevCamp.  We strongly encourage everyone to arrive with ideas, sketches, rough html prototypes, Flex or Flash front ends etc.  All of which can integrate with ColdFusion and bring your ideas to life.</p> <p>With all that said, I am the first to admit I'm a planner.  Yes, I'm the guy who leaves for the airport 3 hours before departure.  I know the lack of structure at this event may be tough for those who prefer some guidence.  With that in mind a few mentors have volunteered to sketch out a beginner and an advanced project for the event.  They'll put together a description of how it will function, maybe some simple html files and we'll zip it and post it on www.cfdevcamp.org before the event.  This will give you a starting point.  The mentor(s) will lead small groups in building the project.  </p> <p><strong>BEGINNER PROJECT - Contact Form</strong></p> <p>The contact form will use the &lt;CFFORM&gt; and &lt;CFINPUT&gt; tags to create form validation automatically.  To reduce spam we'll ad a CAPTCHA image with a few lines of code.  Once the form is submitted we'll want to validate it again.  (some people turn off javascript)  Then we can send off the form content via email to you and generate an auto-reply to the person submitting the form.  </p> <p>Anything else you want to add to this project?  Let us know by commenting below.</p> <p><strong>ADVANCED PROJECT - Photo Gallery</strong></p> <p>Take a group/folder of photos (and videos?) and upload to create a viewable gallery. Photos would be automatically re-sized, rotated if <br /> needed, and thumbnails created. Depending on time/interest/number of people involved this could be expanded.</p> <p>Concepts demonstrated: <br /> -Upload (multiple?) <br /> -cfimage (resize, rotate, Exif, etc) <br /> -Database interactivity (ColdFusion 9 ORM) <br /> -Security (cfqueryparam, upload, etc)</p> <p>Teams/tasks: <br /> -Database creation <br /> -File upload code <br /> -Image manipulation code <br /> -Database Insert, Update, Delete </p> <p>Anything else you want to add to this project?  Let us know by commenting below.</p> <p>Ok, now it's your turn.  Share your project ideas with other attendees in the comment form below.  </p> <p>Can't wait to see what you all come up with.</p> Why you should attend ColdFusion DevCamp urn:uuid:6F2347BD-B3A2-C401-4CD42D7E34CB0AFE 2009-10-19T04:10:30Z 2009-10-19T04:10:13Z Sid Maestre <p>My coworkers Ed Manaquil and Mike Morales produced this short video for ColdFusion DevCamp. Please excuse the references to ColdFusion 9 Beta. We shot this just prior to Adobe MAX and the announced product release of ColdFusion 9. Spread the word about the event. Thanks! </p> <p><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480" height="300" src="http://blip.tv/play/AYGou0sC" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></p> More Sponsors Join the ColdFusion DevCamp urn:uuid:404C8DA3-0D5B-BB77-506E895E6C8A341B 2009-10-10T02:10:23Z 2009-10-10T02:10:29Z Sid Maestre <p>We've found some additional sponsors for the ColdFusion DevCamp.</p> <p>Both <a href="http://www.roundpeg.com">roundpeg</a> and <a href="http://www.amd.com">AMD</a> have joined as Platinum sponsors and will help cover the food costs as well as donate product/training services as raffle prizes for attendees.</p> <p>Fellow user group manager Seth Duffy from Sacramento contacted his employer <a href="http://www.themorphicgroup.com">The Morphic Group</a> and they too will contribute toward our food budget.  Thanks Seth!</p> <p><a href="http://www.dzone.com">dzone</a> will provide printed ColdFusion reference cards (refcardz) for all the attendees.  We'll have those available when you check in so those new to ColdFusion have a primer to the syntax.</p> <p>Early sponsor <a href="http://www.techsmith.com">TechSmith</a> sent two copies of Camtasia (one Mac and one Windows) over as a raffle prize.  </p> <p><a href="http://www.apress.com">Apress</a> books will be sending over three technoogy books as raffle prizes.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.multigroup.com">Multimedia Group</a> is generously donating one of their Level 1 classes in Flash, Dreamweaver or ActionScript.</p>