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Second Annual Free ColdFusion User Conference to be held in Bethesda, Maryland on July 29-30
10 lucky attendees will play Who Wants to be a ColdFusion Millionaire
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, June 28, 2000
Rockville, MD¾More ColdFusion web developers than had ever before been gathered in one place attended the Washington D.C. area ColdFusion User Conference sponsored by TeraTech last year: over 500 ColdFusion devotes. Then a local ColdFusion User Meeting TeraTech hosted in May drew over 700 developers. So TeraTech is pulling out the big guns for the second annual User Conference (CFUN2K), scheduled for the weekend of July 29-30th. ColdFusion is one of the leading software packages used to create complex web sites. Its popularity has skyrocketed over the past couple years, as the demand for e-commerce and interactive, personalized web sites has grown.
"Registrations are running about 50% ahead of where we were last year, so we are expecting over 750 web developers to attend this year's event," said Michael Smith, organizer of the conference and president of TeraTech, Inc., a consulting firm that uses ColdFusion to develop web sites for clients. "ColdFusion is such a hot topic these days that there is tremendous interest in it. Since the conferences we sponsor are free, they naturally draw a large audience."
To increase the fun quotient of the event, the conference will include a game patterned after ABC's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" show. Ten contestants will be selected at random from audience volunteers and quizzed on their knowledge of ColdFusion. Contestants will have three lifelines, be able to poll the audience, and ask specific audience members for help with tricky questions. Prizes, including T-shirts and hats, will be given at each level. The top prize will be a $5,000 ColdFusion Server Enterprise Edition software package.
"Although we would love to offer a million dollars for our top prize, as a free conference we don't have that much money available," lamented Michael Smith. "Of course, good ColdFusion programmers also tend to be rewarded with good salaries, so we are hoping there's a double benefit to having our attendees bone up on their ColdFusion knowledge."
The conference has been expanded from one day to two days to accommodate a wider range of sessions. Topics include "Critical E-Commerce Techniques Using ColdFusion, Stored Procedures and Triggers", "Developing Wireless Applications with ColdFusion", "Integration with Flash", "ColdFusion Programming in Large Teams", and much more.
Everyone who attends the conference will receive a colorful ColdFusion tag poster with all the latest tags, including 15 that are undocumented. There will also be a number of door prizes, including a ColdFusion Server Professional Edition, several copies of ColdFusion Studio, and several copies of Allaire's HomeSite.
Conference DetailsDate: Saturday, July 29, 2000 - Sunday, July 30, 2000
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Masur Auditorium (Building 10 - Clinical Center), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland
TeraTech, Inc., provides custom programming in ColdFusion, Visual Basic, SQL server, Access and other languages. Recent web sites developed with ColdFusion include http://www.africanutrition.net/ and http://www.journalismjobs.com. More information is available at TeraTech's web site, at "http://www.teratech.com.