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Mike Brunt

Mike Brunt has been coding web applications since 1993 and began using ColdFusion at version 1.54 in 1995-6. He designed and created the first on-line international industrial equipment mart in 1997 (Power Bank International) at the request of a Cummins Engine Company subsidiary. In 1998 he worked with Kodak and Lucent Technologies to create a pioneering web based TeleRadiology cross-consult portal when Radiologists and Primary Care Physicians could review patient medical images. Allaire recruited Mike in 1999 to join a ColdFusion-JRun consulting team. This team was dispatched world-wide to help Allaire then Macromedia clients design and troubleshoot ColdFusion applications. In 2001 Mike co-founded his own company – Webapper Services LLC along with another Macromedia consultant, Patrick Quinn. From 1999 to the present day, Mike has been very focused on the server-side of ColdFusion helping users worldwide to troubleshoot applications and to create strategies which ensure Enterprise level ColdFusion applications can be scaled effectively and efficiently.

Liz Frederick

The host for this event. Liz has been running CFUnited since 2001 and is now COO of Always excited to support the community!!

Kevin Hoyt

Kevin Hoyt is a platform evangelist with Adobe Systems, Inc. Passionate about engaging user experiences, you'll most often find him meeting with customers, speaking at conferences, presenting online seminars, or just enjoying the chance to share ideas and brainstorm with other developers. When not on the road, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, photography, and general aviation.

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RJ Owen

RJ Owen is a Senior Developer at Effective UI. RJ was the lead developer on projects for Dow Jones, Random House and the Discovery Channel and contributed to ebay Desktop and the Adobe Video Workshop. In late 2007 RJ was featured on the Scoble show discussing RIA development and is passionate about the way that software affects and can improve people's lives. He is certified as an Adobe Community expert in Flex and co-authored the O'Reilly shortcut "Flex 3 Early Evaluator" and is a regular blogger for O'Reilly at RJ holds a degree in Physics and Computer Science, generally does well on standardized tests, and lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter.

Patrick Quinn

As an employee at Allaire/Macromedia, Patrick served as a technical consultant on some of world's largest Web application projects at leading companies such as Bridgestone-Firestone, Clear Channel Communications, Cable & Wireless, Intuit and The United States Postal Service, among others. Upon leaving Macromedia in 2001, Patrick embarked upon forming his own software company, starting as an independent consultant for companies such as Napster and ProductionPoint Global Network, and later partnering with a group of former Macromedia consultants to form Webapper Services LLC. As a Founder and Lead Web Architect at Webapper, Patrick has lead his company in specializing in all aspects of Web application development, from programming and user-interface design, to architecture design and review, application debugging and deployment, and also including business strategies for the Web. Webapper has provided Web application expertise to premiere clients such as Ernst & Young, Sempra Energy, NASA, Visa and US Federal Government.

Rob Rusher

Rob Rusher is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), Community Expert, and Certified Instructor (ACI). In his role as Principle Consultant for On3, he leads an Adobe software enablement practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at Standard and Poor’s, eBay, IBM Global Services, the Social Security Administration, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations.

Because of his depth of knowledge and long standing relationship with Adobe, Rob was selected to write the Certified AIR training course as well as the Cold Fusion and Flex certification exams. Rob has also co-authored four best selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is also very active is organizing and speaking at Adobe conferences and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.

On3 provides consulting, mentoring and training services to help organizations grow their own experts from within. For more information, visit us at Rob Rusher maintains a weblog devoted to Adobe Flex and other Internet technologies at

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