An interview and roundtable podcast where we talk about all things ColdFusion and CFML.

CFConversations Episode 4 - Roundtable 4 - June 24, 2008

Recorded at the end of Day 3 of CFUnited.

On this podcast:

  • Brian Meloche
  • Rick Mason
  • John Farrar
  • Dana Tierney
  • Ken Auenson
  • Chris Hough
  • Seth Bienek
  • Timothy Farrar
  • Adam Tuttle
  • Adam Haskell

Most of this episode focuses around the ideas that came out of the Promoting CFML Outside of the CFML Community session Friday evening. We think some of these ideas are a call to action for the CF developer community.

Group 1 - Promoting CFML to New Developers

Team Consisted of:

  • John Farrar
  • Rick Mason
  • Dana Tierney
  • Ezra Parker
  • Jeff Coughlin
  • Brian Swartzfager

Summary: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dcdhg6m6_27dnzqx5gs

Group 2 - Promoting CFML to PHP Developers

Team Consisted of:

  • Adam Tuttle
  • Timothy Farrar
  • Seth Bienek
  • Dee Sadler
  • Ken Auenson
  • Chris Hough
  • Adam Howitt

Summary: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dcdhg6m6_26frtdsbv8

We hope you'll find this long podcast worthwhile!

Time: 1:37:27

Update 6/25: I have updated the MP3 to boost the volume level.

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CFConversations Episode 3 - Roundtable 3 - June 20, 2008

Episode 3 is a roundtable summary of Day 2 at CFUNITED, with Brian Meloche, Adam Haskell, Rick Mason, Judith Dinowitz, Brian Swartzfager, Dee Sadler and Bill Shelton.

We go through the morning and afternoon sessions, Host My Site's keynote, more conference discussion and we also get more opinions about Adobe's keynote, specifically the new educational licenses.

Play time is 42:54. Enjoy!

Update 6/25: I have updated the MP3 to boost the volume level.

CFConversations Episode 2 - Roundtable 2 - June 19, 2008

Episode 2 is a roundtable summary of Day 1 at CFUNITED, with Brian Meloche, Adam Haskell, Rick Mason, Dan Vega and Ezra Parker.

We go through the keynotes, which included several important announcements from Adobe, sessions, birds of a feather, hotel and conference venue impressions, and a look to Thursday.

Play time is 1:20:19. Enjoy!

CFConversations Episode 1 - Roundtable 1 - June 15, 2008

Welcome to the first episode of CFConversations! This is our first roundtable episode! This episode was recorded June 13th.

Roundtable members:

  • Brian Meloche
  • Rick Mason
  • Adam Haskell
  • Jeff Coughlin
  • Aaron West

Agenda:

  • Introduction:
    • Our origins are from the ColdFusion Weekly podcast.
    • Brian started this podcast, out of sadness that Matt and Peter were retiring ColdFusion Weekly. We're not a renamed ColdFusion Weekly. We're a new podcast, with new people, and hope to succeed ColdFusion Weekly but not replace it.
    • Format:
      • A mix of roundtable and interview episodes.
      • We may add other formats after we get a rhythm going.
      • Focus on good content and getting into a maintainable schedule over style. No music, no fluff, just good stuff!
      • Trying to keep it simple, and share the burden between us to cranks these out.
      • The first several podcasts will be roundtables, as this one, and we'll be doing three more from CFUNITED.
      • We'll also be doing several interviews at CFUNITED, and Mark Mandel will be doing an interview as well RE: Transfer 1.0 after CFUNITED.
      • Goal is to bank interview content as much as we can to release on a regular schedule, mixed with more roundtables.
    • This podcast is meant to be a community resource, not one man's project. Brian's getting it off the ground, but he wants and NEEDS help from any of you that want to get involved with the show.
    • If you want to get involved, would like to be on a roundtable, would like to be interviewed or have content you can contribute, or if you have feedback, email us at podcast at cfconversations dot com or use the contact form.
    • Lastly, although we've done a few roundtables, we're new at production (although Brian has some audio experience from college), so please be patient. We're learning as we do it.
  • Sponsor: Host My Site, who are providing hosting and bandwidth for the site and podcast.
  • Jobs:
  • News:
    • Conference Round-up:
      • cf.Objective() conference - Adam, Jeff and Brian attended
        • Overall impressions
        • Memorable moments/sessions
      • Adobe Community Summit - Aaron, Jeff and Rick attended
        • Overall impressions
        • Memorable moments
      • WebManiacs conference - Aaron and Jeff attended
        • Overall impressions
      • Spring <br /> conference - Adam attended
        • Overall impressions
      • Scotch on the Rocks and WebDU - None of us attended either of them
  • CF9 Rumors/Hints
    • What's your impression of what CF9 will or should be?
  • Open Sourcing of CFML
  • CFUNITED - Jeff, Rick, Adam and Brian will all be attending; Aaron is sending two of his team.
  • Closing comments:
  • The runtime of this episode is 1:16:37. You'll notice that I had a lot of microphone problems during the podcast, but the recording still came out well. Enjoy!!!

    Site Updates and Proposed Schedule

    We're still looking for some help to pretty up the site, but I've gone ahead and created a new design. This is based upon a favorite of mine for a long time, Community MX's Jumpstart Traverse City. One person commented it's "too blue", but some graphics and even a pic or two should break the blue up nicely.

    We're trying to get our first roundtable podcast scheduled for Friday night, with release on Sunday. It will be a roundtable podcast, covering various conferences over the last several weeks, open source news (there's been a lot of that) and CF9 rumors and hints.

    CFUNITED is next week, and we plan a full schedule with roundtable sessions, and we have some interviews planned. More on that next week!

    Announcing the new CFConversations Podcast...

    My name is Brian Meloche, and I would like to formally announce the CFConversations podcast.

    We are planning to make this a combination of an interview and a roundtable-based podcast, trying to alternate with every episode, and may throw in a few other formats in here over time.

    This is an effort of a group of people, and while I have gotten the ball rolling, I am only one of those people. This will be very much a community effort. I am a host, but don't plan to be the only one.

    Host My Site is a sponsor, and has graciously offered hosting and bandwidth for the podcast.

    We're using BlogCFC for the site, after looking at other CFML alternatives, including MangoBlog and MachBlog. It appears to be the most fully featured for our needs. MangoBlog, for example, doesn't have enclosures yet, so while it's more advanced in some areas, the lack of enclosures excluded it at this time. Yes, we could have added them, but we would rather focus on content and not application design.

    You'll notice the site design is still basic. We're looking for volunteers to submit designs. Yes, I could design one myself, but since this is a community effort, and I'd rather spend what little time that I do have (which isn't much, I'm afraid) on the podcasts themselves, and seek a designer from the community to pretty up the site.

    We might sacrifice a bit here and there to get a good schedule going. We won't have musical intros, multiple features, and may sacrifice a bit of audio quality if it means cranking out a podcast in a day instead of a week. We may also have a few bumps here and there as we learn how to do this. Please be patient!

    Expect our first episode within the next week. In addition, we are planning to do coverage from CFUNITED. Stay tuned!