is a well-known speaker/writer/strategist on software development
issues. Hal has a monthly column in "ColdFusion Developer's
Journal" and has written and contributed to several books.
His latest book is "Discovering CFCs" available at
techspedition.com. Hal holds training sessions on Java, ColdFusion,
and software development processes. He is the author of the
popular "Occasional Newsletter" series. For more information,
contact him at [email protected] or see his website, halhelms.com.
Quarto: Formerly with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, John holds
a masters in astrophysics, and was a member of the Chicago Board
of Trade's mid-am division before becoming chief technology
officer of FutureNow, Inc. With clients such as Computer Associates,
iProspect, Allegis, Dell, and the Perth Mint, his company maximizes
conversion rates of clients via their patent-pending Perusasion
Architecture M.A.P. process which incorporates expert persuasion
techniques directly into the architecture, email marketing,
design and development processes. He's a regular contributor
to the popular GrokDotCom newsletter and co-author of the best-selling
book "Discovering Fusebox 3".
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Sandra Clark, an advanced Macromedia Certified ColdFusion developer,
is a Senior Software Developer with the Constella Group in Bethesda,
She has contributed material to the ColdFusion 5.0 Certified
Developer Study Guide published by Syngress Media/Osborne McGraw
Hill and to the ColdFusion Developers Journal. She has also
spoken at various CFUGS and ColdFusion User Conferences around
Sandra is an active proponent of applying accepted and proven
web standards to development as a way of improving accessibility
as well as making life easier on developers. She can be reached
at [email protected]
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Jeff Peters, author of "Fusebox: Developing ColdFusion Applications" and "Discovering ColdFusion Lists, Arrays, and Structures", is a project manager and application architect based in Northern Virginia.
After close to two decades in information systems, he still hasn't decided what he wants to be when he grows up. Jeff can be contacted at [email protected]
Charlie Arehart is CTO of New Atlanta Communications, providing
CFML integration for J2EE and .NET. A regular speaker at developer
conferences, seminars, and user groups worldwide, Charlie is
appreciated for his depth of knowledge on CFML and related technologies
as well his ability to communicate to both beginner and advanced
He brought those skills to bear as co-author the ColdFusion
MX Bible, from Wiley, and he also serves as technical editor
of ColdFusion Developer's Journal magazine, where he is also
a regular columnist. A MM certified Advanced Developer and instructor,
Charlie has worked with CFML since 1997 and in enterprise IT
for nearly 20 years.
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.
Ben Edwards is a Sun Certified Java Programmer and
holds a degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He currently trains developers on software engineering practices focusing
on Java, object-oriented programming, and software architectures.
Ben is co-founder of the Mach-II project.
Sean Corfield, Macromedia's director of architecture, brings 20 years of technical and managerial experience in architecture, web
technologies, and programming languages. He has expert knowledge in UML, OOA/D, CASE, C, C++, Java, SQL, Broadvision, ColdFusion, and HTML.
He relishes a technical challenge both inside and outside of work and healthy technical debates. You can contact him at
Cox, legendary Fuseboxer, was born in Rio Linda, CA in 1977.
"He was a bit of a 'slow starter'," his mother, Belinda Cox,
remembers. "We bought him a computer because there was a screensaver
program that fascinated him-he would watch that for hours: kind
of a cheap babysitter. Sometimes, the computer was off, but
Stanny would sit there and stare at the screen anyway." If Stan
began as a "slow starter", he quickly outpaced all those he
worked with. Stan pioneered the use of colored table cells and
pushed the boundaries of different font colors-even within the
same word. The result was sheer genius. "One looks at the work
and says.Stan Cox!" exclaimed Thomas Evans, CEO for GeoCities.
When Stan learned about Fusebox, he found a home. Stan challenged
the status quo of Fusebox, prodding them, for example, to explore
new ways to use the blink tag. "People know about me from Fusebox,"
said Steve Nelson, one of the founders of Fusebox. "What they
don't know is to what degree my entire philosophy was shaped
by Stan. It's impossible to underestimate his contribution to
the Fusebox community." More recently, Stan has moved from sheer
technical Fusebox virtuosity to concern over the Fusebox community
itself. This has led to the much-respected "Meany List"-an updated
listing of all those who have been less than supportive within
the Fusebox community. "I guess I never really cared about Fuseboxers,"
said Hal Helms, an author and trainer on Fusebox. "I just looked
at them as so many fuses. Or so many circuits. I could never
quite keep those two things straight. Anyway, all that changed
when I appeared on Stan's Meany List. It really caused me to
reevaluate my perspective on things. Now, I'm still on Stan's
list-but I feel bad about it." Stan's participation on Fusebox
lists and forums varies, depending on the consistency of his
meds, but one thing is sure: whenever Fuseboxers gather, they
inevitably reflect on Stan Cox-the man, the myth, the mullet.
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