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Macromedia MAX 2004


Seventh CF Underground Event

October 15th, 2005  10:00am - 5:00pm
Anaheim, CA


Confirmed Speakers at this year's event are Hal Helms, Bogdan Ripa, Simon Horwith, Michael Smith and Jared Rypka-Hauer.
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Hal Helms
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 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 hal@techspedition.com or see his website, halhelms.com.

Simon Horwith
Simon Horwith has been using ColdFusion since version 1.5. He is a Macromedia Certified Advanced ColdFusion and Flash developer and is a Macromedia Certified Instructor. In addition to administering the CFDJ-List mail list and presenting at CFUGs, universities and colleges, and conferences around the world, Simon has been a contributing author of several books and technical papers. Simon also writes a monthly column and is one of two technical editors of ColdFusion Developers Journal. Simon is CTO at eTRILOGY, a small software development company in London, England. He may be reached via e-mail at simon@horwith.com.

Bogdan Ripa
As the CTO of InterAKT Online, Bogdan is primarily responsible of designing the company's product suite. He uses the international experience gathered in over 10 years of work in the IT field to create tools used by thousands of web developers around the world. A big adept of "text-only" programming at the beginning, he got involved in Rapid Application Development tools, and he can't imagine the world without Dreamweaver MX now.
Bogdan likes technical challenges and always wins, and his hands-on techniques proved to be very valuable for the company products. He loves to share his vision on web development and is always trying to optimize things (even if he knows about the "premature optimization that is the root of all evil").
Bogdan presented the company products together with Macromedia at various international conferences, and spends his free time doing JavaScript wizardry.
Find more about Bogdan's work at http://www.interaktonline.com/

Michael Smith
Michael Smith is President of TeraTech, a 14-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 staff also have extensive experience in SQL databases, ASP, HTML, Access, Foxpro, Visual Basic and more. Michael has been programming for over 20 years and has been coding in ColdFusion since version 1.5 six years ago. He has an 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 three very successful CF events including CFUN-2k with 700 attendees. Michael volunteers at ByteBack, a non profit organization which provides computer training for unemployed and under-employed inner city residents. He also is a frequent contributor to Fusion Authority, the ColdFusion Developer Journal and the CPCUG monitor.

Jared Rypka-Hauer
Jared Rypka-Hauer is founder and CEO of Continuum Media Group, LLC, based in Minneapolis, MN, and has been working in IT since 1990. His skills are wide ranging, and include a knowledge of end-user support and infrastructure, ColdFusion and web development, and an Object Oriented approach to building applications. Jared’s articles are regularly featured in his blog, CF_Objective, which is known for its focus on Object Oriented web development, and in venues such as Fusion Authority and ColdFusion Developer's Journal. Jared is dedicated to furthering the cause of best practices and better web development in the ColdFusion and Web communities. In addition to his community work as a member of Team Macromedia, he is organizing a technology conference in Minneapolis on object-oriented development and enterprise integration. He seeks to help restore Minneapolis to its former glory as the "other Silicon Valley."


If you have any questions, contact michael@teratech.com
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