Steven Hauer talks about “Behind the Scenes at CFObjective” in this episode of ColdFusion Alive Podcast with host Michael Smith. He is currently the International Business Manager for Bridges for Peace.
- What CFObjective is
- Where CFObjective is being held this year?
- When is CFObjective
- Wed night opening event
- Thurs and Friday
- 4 tracks
Who should come
- Advanced CFers
- Government CFers
- low speaker to attendee ratio – easy to interact with them
- Why should CFers come to CFObjective
- Why are you proud to use CF?
- WWIT for you to make CF more alive this year?
- What are you looking forward to at CFObjective?
Mentioned in this episode
- CFObjective Speakers
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Steven Hauer is currently the International Business Manager for Bridges for Peace. He is married to the love of his life Cheryl Hauer and living in Jerusalem, Israel. He likes to play the guitar. With his son Jared, he is instrumental in the development and evolution of dev.Objective().
Michael: Hi, welcome back to the show. I'm here with Steven Hauer from cf.Objective(). We're going to be talking about everything cf.Objective(). Welcome, Steven.
Steven Hauer: Well thank you, Michael. It's good to be able to talk to you today.
Michael: What exactly is cf.Objective() for anyone who hasn't heard of it? I know it's been around for 11 years, but maybe someone out there hasn't heard of it. It's a ColdFusion conference, right?
Steven Hauer: It is a ColdFusion conference. It initially started in 2006 in Minneapolis and a simple one line description of the conference CFML and web-centric conference. It covers a wide variety of topics relating to software development.
Michael: Why the objective in the name?
Steven Hauer: That was sort of a play on a CMFL tag at one point when we originally started the conference. It was, I guess we were making it our objective to put on a conference that was meeting the needs of the community that were in an area that weren't particularly being addressed by what was available at the time. The conference has always had a focus on the strong intermediates to high-level user rather than the beginning user of CFML. That was … most conferences come off as either to the general population within a community or a product specific conference where somebody has whatever it is that they're developing, they want to support for that. With cf.Objective() we were targeting the best of the best, the programmers that either were already or wanted to go beyond what the everyday average developer's going to do.