Tom and I thought about doing a CF conference, after I think 360|Flex Seattle. The reason we never went forward with the ideas was CFUnited and CF.Objective().
I’ve thougt CFUnited was over priced and didn’t really offer enough to be worth the price, since I attended in 2005. I’ve never attended CF.Objective(), since by the time it got started up, I was moving into Flex development, but since it bills itself as the Enterprise CF Conference, I found it odd that it was dribbling extra technologies, moving away from CF.
All that said, we thought the CF Community was happy with it’s options. I think we might have been wrong. We got a DM the other day, “any chance we can see 360|ColdFusion? the existing conferences are a big bag of suck”
To make sure that wasn’t a single sentiment we through out a simple survey, which is still open, but as of the writing of this 86% those who’ve responded would like to see a 360|CF event.
I think a 360|CF would be hella fun! I love CF, and when the need arises for back end stuff for 360Conferences, it’s CF. Tom and I met each other as CF Developers at Ameriquest Mortgage, and we definitely still love the technology.
We’re not rushing into anything, ’09 has seen us add 360|iDev, to our line up, but if the community is interested in a 360|CF, we’d love to get involved!
I wonder if the CF Community would know what to do with a conference that was 3-4 days, and cost drastically less than the alternatives… mmmm.