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Macromedia MAX 2003

Fifth CF Underground Event
November 17, 2003  10:00am - 5:00pm
Squatters Pub Brewery
147 West Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah



Michael Smith
Michael Smith is President of TeraTech, a 14-year old Rockville, Maryland consulting company that specializes in web and database development. TeraTech has developed sophisticated data-driven web sites for a wide range of organizations, from corporations to government agencies. In addition to ColdFusion, the TeraTech staff also have extensive experience in SQL databases, ASP, HTML, Access, Foxpro, Visual Basic and more. Michael has been programming for over 20 years and has been coding in ColdFusion since version 1.5 six years ago. He has an MA and BA from Cambridge University, England and graduated in the top 10 of his year. Michael runs the Maryland ColdFusion User Group and organized three very successful CF events including CFUN-2k with 700 attendees. Michael volunteers at ByteBack, a non profit organization which provides computer training for unemployed and under-employed inner city residents. He also is a frequent contributor to Fusion Authority, the ColdFusion Developer Journal and the CPCUG monitor.

Simon Horwith
Simon Horwith is Chief Technology Officer of eTRILOGY Ltd., a software development company located in London, England.
Simon is also a member of Team Macromedia. He has been using ColdFusion since version 1.5 and is a Macromedia Certified Advanced ColdFusion and Flash developer as well as a Macromedia Certified Instructor.
Simon is the contributing author of several well-known books and technical papers, has written DevNet articles featured on Macromedia.com, and is the administrator of the CFDJ list server. He also writes a monthly column for ColdFusion Developer's Journal and is co-technical editor of the magazine along with Raymond Camden. Simon regularly presents at ColdFusion User Groups and conferences around the world. Simon's personal interest in application architecture has most recently been focused on ColdFusion/JAVA hybrid application development, a trend he believes will grow in popularity in the next several years.
Simon may be reached via e-mail at [email protected].

Matt Liotta
Matt Liotta started his development career at the age of twelve by building C applications for faculty at Emory University. He built his first web page soon after the release of Mosaic 1.0. Excited by early web applications, Matt saw the potential to replace legacy client server applications. At Emory University he built an enterprise calendaring system, the faculty poster project, a Y2K compliance tracking application, and a prototype for an electronic research administration system. Since then he worked with an early ASP, Cignify, to build their transaction processing system for payroll time data.

Matt did consulting around San Francisco for companies such as Williams Sonoma and Yipes Communications. Soon after, he built gMoney's Group Transaction System using an innovative XML messaging architecture that matches conceptually with the now popular web services paradigm. Later at TeamToolz, he designed a highly secure and scalable network architecture to support N-tier transport agnostic distributed applications. He then went on to implement a cutting-edge content management system for DevX. He is now President & CEO of Montara Software, which he founded recently.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross is a Senior Application Architect with Automation Creations Inc. in Blacksburg,
Virginia. Neil is a Macromedia Certified Professional, ColdFusion MX Developer and Certified ColdFusion Instructor. He is a also former member of Allaire's Consulting Services group. Neil was a presenter at ColdFusion DevCon 2000 in DC and a frequent speaker at ColdFusion User Groups.

Neil is co-author of Inside ColdFusion MX, a popular new book on ColdFusion MX and has also published articles and product reviews in the ColdFusion Developer's Journal. Neil is active in the ColdFusion community and is a founding member and manager of the Central Pennsylvania ColdFusion User Group.

Philipp Cielen
Philipp Cielen is the founder of cielen.com, an agency specializing in consulting, training and solutions using cutting-edge Macromedia technology since 1998.

Philipp is co-author of "Flash MX Professionell" published by Galileo Design and "ColdFusion MX" published by Addison-Wesley and is currently working on his upcoming Book "ColdFusion & Flash" for Galileo Design. He is also writing technical articles on Macromedia technology for leading German IT magazines.

A leader in the ColdFusion community, Philipp is also an accomplished Macromedia Flash developer. He manages the ColdFusion user-group Frankfurt/Germany and is a Macromedia Certified ColdFusion Developer as well as a certified Flash Developer & Designer.

Shlomy Gantz
Shlomy Gantz is an independent technology and management consultant . He was formerly the co-founder and vice president of technology for CoreActive ACG., and Chief Developer for Melig, Ltd.

He has over a decade of application development experience, and an extensive background in database development and project management. He has written articles and presented in conferences and various user groups. He was also the technical editor for "Mastering cold fusion 4.5".

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