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Speakers

Charlie Arehart

A veteran ColdFusion developer and troubleshooter since 1997, Charlie Arehart is a longtime contributor to the community and a recognized Adobe Community Expert. He's now an independent consultant providing troubleshooting/tuning assistance and training/mentoring for CF teams of all sizes and experience levels (carehart.org/consulting). A certified Advanced CF Developer and Instructor for CF 4 thru 8, he also runs the Online ColdFusion Meetup (coldfusionmeetup.com, an online CF user group), and is a contributor to each of the 3-volume series ColdFusion 8 WACK books by Ben Forta. A member of the Adobe Customer Advisory Board for ColdFusion and with 26+ years in IT, he's frequently invited to speak to developer conferences and user groups worldwide.

Raymond Camden

Raymond Camden is the VP of Software Development for BroadChoice Inc. A long time ColdFusion user, Raymond has worked on numerous ColdFusion books including the ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and has contributed to the Fusion Authority Quarterly Update and the ColdFusion Developers Journal. He also presents at conferences and contributes to online webzines. He founded many community web sites including CFLib.org, ColdFusionPortal.org, ColdFusionCookbook.org and is the author of open source applications, including the popular BlogCFC blogging application. Raymond can be reached at his blog or via email at ray (at) camdenfamily.com. He is the happily married proud father of three kids and is somewhat of a Star Wars nut.

John Farrar

He has done work as a Flight Simulator tech. to a web developer. Over the years his projects have been used by Apple, Blue Cross, Brunswick Pro Bowlers Association, Haworth, Johnson Controls, Seiko and Sprint to name a few. He has been working with computer programming since the late 70s. He has developed enterprise grade commerce to cXML sites for clients. SOS (Shared Open Source) is a special project he began while many others preparing for the Y2K collapse. His goal of SOS is making the experience better for developers, designers, site owner/managers and the users. SOS is the core application platform of his company projects at SOSensible.

Shlomy Gantz

Shlomy Gantz is the President and founder of BlueBrick Inc. He has over a decade of management experience in the hi-tech industry, and an extensive background in application development, database integration and project management. He works with Fortune 500 companies around the world. He frequently presents in technology and management conferences and various user groups across US and Europe.

Prior to founding BlueBrick, Mr. Gantz was a Senior Consultant for Computer Horizons, working for some of the nation's major airlines. Mr. Gantz was also the co-founder and vice president of technology for CoreActive ACG, a leading provider of web based solutions.

Adam Howitt

Adam has been developing database solutions since 1995 and delivering Web Applications in ColdFusion since 2000. Certified as a ColdFusion MX Developer, his past work includes the architecture and development of core functionality for an intranet-based ERP system. In addition, Adam ran the Atlanta ColdFusion User Group

Adam has been published on ColdFusion and SQL development and maintains a professional web development blog, which features coding tips and approaches. He has spoken at the Gilbane Conference on Content Management and Web Content 2007 where he received the highest rating of the speakers for his presentation on Google Analytics and the Website Optimizer. Adam has been using Amazon's Web Services for over 6 months with his community running website WalkJogRun.net and is trying to start an Amazon Webservices Usergroup in the Chicago area.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith is the President of TeraTech, a 20-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 team also have extensive experience in server tuning, security issues, Flex and SQL. Michael has been programming for over 25 years and has been coding in ColdFusion since version 1.5 twelve years ago. He obtained his 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 many very successful CF events including CFUnited with over 800 attendees. Michael volunteers at ByteBack, a non-profit organization provides computer training for unemployed and under-employed inner city residents.

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