So it's been a couple of weeks since CFUnited, catching up on emails and work was rough. So I'm finally taking the time this morning to talk about my experiences at CFUnited.
Since this was my first time I was little nervous, I didn’t personally know anyone other than through the community and really didn’t think I would have anyone to hang out with. That lasted about 20 min after I got off the plane, I started meeting people in the van to CFUnited. Once I checked in by that evening I met more and more very friendly people. Me and Garrett Johnson another first timer, who I met in the van, ended up hanging out and just saying hi to anyone we saw. I was pretty surprised when I would introduce myself “Hi, I’m John Ramon” and get the “Oh, John Ramon I know you”, I guess my involvement in the community does help. All in all I met some great people at CFUnited and want to thank them all for making me and of course Garrett feel welcomed.
This year CFUnited was at Landsdowne resort in VA, and it was very cool place to have a conference. I loved the fact that I could go from my room to a session in 5 min. Plus having a bar down stairs where everyone hung out and drink was cool too.
I do have to say a real quick thank you to all the sponsors. If you go next year stop by and see them all you never know what kind of relationship you can build with other comapnies. I know we have a few new companies to refer clients to now.
Other than meeting some kick ass people I call friends now, and the wicked cool resort, the sessions rocked. There were so many cool sessions this year. When I first registered I filled out my schedual with things I felt comfortable with, but after I saw this post from Ben Nadel I changed it up and went to things that scared me, lol. So how did it go, well when I got back I bought three new books and have a notpad full of ideas and things I want todo and learn. Truly inspirational in advancing my love for ColdFusion.
Just a quick mention the food kicked ass.
Finally I want to thank Stellr. Thank you for putting on a great conference, you guys did an amazing job. Also for working with my company to get my co-worker in on Thursday, he loved the sessions he went to and of course has new ideas for our company.
So if you haven’t been and are thinking about going next year don’t wait start planning now, I’ll see you all next year!!!