ColdFusion Developers Unite!

…posted by davidjmedlock:

Many thanks to Sitepoint Forums member creole for letting me know about the Nashville CFUG (ColdFusion User Group) meeting tonight. I knew that Nashville had a CFUG, but I have yet to attend one due to an extremely hectic schedule. While I won’t be going tonight, I do plan to attend the next one and report back here on what it’s like.

ColdFusion User Groups have always interested me, despite my lack of support for them up until now, because I’ve always wondered what kinds of ColdFusion jobs are available in my area. I noticed that some of the topics that will be covered in tonight’s meeting specifically include employment opportunities, as well as how to interview someone for a development position.

As ColdFusion developers, interviewing others is something we should all learn at least something about. I’ve now worked for two companies where more than just the management was involved in hiring decisions. It’s important for all members of the development team to be acquainted with the serious applicants for a position. These are people that you could find yourself working with on a daily basis, so I feel that management should allow some degree of input from the development team. This isn’t just for ColdFusion developers, obviously. It really applies to any field.

Anyway, I really wish that I could hear the entire presentation, but alas, I’ve had prior arrangements for the evening. Next time maybe I’ll know further in advance.

If you want to find a ColdFusion User Group in your area, try EasyCFM’s listing of CFUG’s. And yes, there is one in Pakistan and one in Saudi Arabia for all of my middle eastern readers out there. :)

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  • marycp

    Great site for CF Resources. The link gave me an error. There is not a CFUG in CT. They tried to start one but the person was just a no-show and nothing ever went on. Too bad, I think they are useful too. One day maybe I will get the energy to start one…

  • http://www.morgankelsey.com nagrom

    Hey Mary, that might have been me! (I live in Bethel, CT) I couldn’t find anywhere to have the meets. I had some interest from Westconn, then I didn’t hear back again. Next, well, it kinda fizzled. And now I’m way too busy to organize, but I would attend! :)

  • http://www.morgankelsey.com nagrom

    Oh, and there *is* an active one down in Hamden:
    http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/usergroups/search_results.cfm?findType=1&country_id=D6D8274E-1954-4FEA-87FD8F85B651B29A&state_id=7C907D9E-8F7C-40C4-A54C629F3AC33C05

    I wonder why Macromedia is using UUIDs for country and state codes. Seems a little silly.

  • http://www.delyrical.com davidjmedlock

    Hey there, the link error is actually due to the fact that these blogs are entered in the forums and translated here on the blogs page and it replaced the “&” with & in the link. I’ll contact SP about it. In the meantime, the guys at EasyCFM are probably looking at there error logs going “What the…?” :) Demonstrates why you should always double check to make sure your variables exist. You never know what may happen.

  • Stephan Hoyer

    Pakistan is not in the Middle East, by any stretch of the imagination.

    middle east

    n : the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to North Africa and eastward to Iran;

  • http://www.delyrical.com davidjmedlock

    Ah, I apologize for the mis-statement there.

  • http://www.sitepoint.com AlexW

    No, I reckon you’re clear there, David.

    And yes, there is one in Pakistan and one in Saudi Arabia for all of my middle eastern readers out there. :)

    The middle eastern reference in the sentence refers to Saudi Arabia, and not neccessarily Pakistan.

    If we’re going to be pendantic ;)