Attend OpenCF Summit!
The OpenCF Summit software conference in Dallas is just a week away and if you haven't registered, we highly recommend you consider it.
You'll be hard-pressed to find a better value at $10/day, and there is still time left to make it happen. It's going to be a tremendous conference with great topics and great speakers for anyone interested in ColdFusion/CFML, even if you're not focused on OpenSource software.
OpenCF Summit represents a new benchmark for the CFML community. An Open Source conference is the sign of not just a healthy community, but a thriving one. The fact that there are two open source alternatives (Railo, OpenBD) to Adobe ColdFusion, as well as other CFML projects like Mura CMS, speaks volumes about the community's dedication to the platform and OpenCF Summit reflects this. Take a look at the schedule and you'll see what we mean.
We'll be presenting two topics ourselves:
The first will be a hands-on session illustrating just how quickly you can get a site built using Mura CMS — and get on to the real business of building apps. The second is a topic we've been looking forward to for a while; we will be sharing our experiences about how we ended up building a business around OSS and what we've learned so far.
In addition, there are several blog posts that further illustrate other reasons you should consider attending OpenCF Summit:
- Why You Should Attend OpenCF Summit
- Go To OpenCF Summit
- Why Contribute to Open Source Projects?
- I am Attending OpenCF Summit
- Send a Developer to the OpenCF Summit
The OSS movement at large is growing at an unprecedented rate. In fact, Information Week magazine just published an article about the rise of Open Source Software in the Enterprise; Gartner expects it to hit 30% of all Enterprise Software installations (Open Source Approaching 30% Of Enterprise Software). As a ColdFusion/CFML developer, you have a great opportunity to attend OpenCF Summit for a ridiculous price. We hope you can take advantage of it and we'll see you there!
Note: If you can't make it to OpenCF Summit and are near Austin, we'll also be presenting at the Austin CFUG, Wednesday 2/23 at 7:00 PM.