The CFUnited staff sent out some questions for speakers to answer, so here are my answers.Have you spoken at CFUnited in the past? What would you tell someone who hasn’t been to CFUnited before?
Yes, I spoke at CFUnited Last year. This will be my 5th CFUnited though, and every year I really enjoy it. My biggest advice would be to take advantage of the networking opportunities. There are always a lot of top notch community memebers around, both "celebrity" types as well as lesser known (but equally important) people you can network with.
Why should people attend your session?
If you ever put user fillable forms on your sites, you should attend my session. Spammers attack all online forms these days (even when it doesn’t make sense), so preventing spam is very important for us developers. If you think Spam prevention just means slapping a CAPTCHA on the form, then you have a lot to learn. I hope to see you at my session.
Besides your topic, what other sessions are you looking forward to?
- Railo Open Source
- Geolocation with ColdFusion
- Thinking Outside of the CF Box
- Better Development Through Open Source
Where can people find you at CFUnited?
At my session, of course! 🙂 I am planning on attending as many sessions as possible (I always do), but outside of that I will be at all of the breakfasts/lunches, and hanging out in the common areas between sessions. In the evening I will attend the planned events, but besides that I might be hanging out in my room. I’m thinking about bringing some games with me and inviting some friends to play games one night (board games, card games, etc.)
When you are not working what do you like to do in your free time?
I am a computer geek at heart, so in my free time I spend a lot of time on computers. I read a LOT of news/blogs. I also play some online games. When not on the computer, I like to spend time with my wife, and I like watching the Cubs as well as the Discovery Channel. I am also very religious and spend a lot of time doing church related stuff.