Macromedia Conference, Flex, Dreamweaver, Flash and Coldfusion

April 9-10
Hyatt Regency-Dearborn
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 Sponsored by:

Macromedia UG Program

InterAkt

 CI Web Design Inc.

 Presented by:
     MManiacs UG
 With the help of:
    Mid-MI CFUG
Ann Arbor MMUG
  Cleveland MMUG
  
  
  

 


 

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Alexandru Costin
Angela C. Buraglia
Ben Forta
Bogdan Ripa
Brajeshwar Oinam
Brian Meloche
Charlie Arehart
Dan Short
Danilo Celic
Doug Hughes
Greg Rewis
Hal Helms
Jason Michael Perry
Jeff Tapper
Jeffry Houser
Justin Kozuch
Kevin Hoyt
Laura Arguello
Lawrence Cramer
Marija Franetovic
Matt Woodward
Michael Dinowitz
Michael Smith
Nahuel Foronda
Oscar Trelles
Shlomy Gantz
Simon Horwith
Tim Napoleon

 Keynote Speakers:
  
Greg Rewis,
   Chief Technology Evangelist,
   Macromedia

   Ben Forta,
   Senior Product Evangelist,    Macromedia

 

From beginners, to professional designers, to marketing professionals looking for creative new ideas, you won't want to miss this conference!

Attendees will hear presentations from expert speakers on Coldfusion, Flex, Dreamweaver and Flash and have an opportunity to be a part of the Flash and ColdFusion community.

Confirmed Speakers: 28                         MX Kollection by InterAKT
Alexandru Costin
   
Website
Blog
   

Track: Design 
Subject: UI Concepts for Intranet Web Applications 

Alexandru is the President of Products Division in InterAKT. With a programmer background, he has used most of the languages in web development - HTML, Java, PHP, ColdFusion - and lead several big web projects to success (clients included Macromedia, Hewlett-Packard, Romanian Government, Australian Government, etc) Currently, Alexandru's job shifted to marketing, being in charge with researching and designing the company's new products line. He is also an active presence in several web communities and in the InterAKT forums, trying to keep up with the industry evolutions. Alexandru is a member of a couple of Romanian Software Companies associations and he wrote several book chapters and magazine articles (CFDJ, MXDJ) presenting web technologies and tools.

Angela C. Buraglia
   
Website
Blog
  Team Macromedia 

Track: Design 
Subject: Dreamweaver MX 2004 for the ColdFusion Developer 

Angela Buraglia used to be a makeup artist for independent film, but she left her career for one where she could work from home and raise her son. Although she only aspired to be a web developer, unintentionally she became that and more. She is perhaps best known as the founder of DreamweaverFAQ.com which she still runs today with Daniel Short. Angela is the co-author of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Killer Tips with Joseph Lowery as well as a co-author of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Magic. She is a contributing author to Macromedia ColdFusion MX Web Application Construction Kit and has been a technical editor for various Dreamweaver titles. Angela’s future plans are to continue developing DreamweaverFAQ.com, to build and sell Dreamweaver extensions, and to continue her involvement in Cartweaver. Long gone are the days of applying makeup; now Angela applies her variety of skills to web development.

Ben Forta
   
Website
Blog
  Macromedia 

Track: Keynote 
Subject: CF MX7 Keynote 

Ben Forta is Senior Product Evangelist at Macromedia, and has over two decades of experience in the computer industry in product development, support, training, and marketing. Ben is the author of the best-selling ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and its sequel Advanced ColdFusion Application Development, as well as books on SQL, JavaServer Pages, WAP, Windows development, and more. Over ½ million Ben Forta books have been printed in a dozen languages worldwide. Ben co-authored the official Macromedia ColdFusion training material, as well as the certification tests and Macromedia Press study guides for those tests, writes regular columns on ColdFusion and Internet development, and now spends a considerable amount of time lecturing and speaking on application development worldwide.

Bogdan Ripa
   
Website
Blog
   

Track: Foundations 
Subject: The new Dreamweaver ColdFusion MX 7 support 

As the CTO of InterAKT Online, Bogdan is primarily responsible of architecting the company's product suite. He uses the international experience gathered in over 10 years of work in the IT field to create tools used by thousands of web developers around the world. A big adept of "text-only" programming at the beginning, he got involved in Rapid Application Development tools, and he can't imagine the world without Dreamweaver MX now. Bogdan likes technical challenges, and his hands-on techniques proved to be very valuable for the company products. He loves to share his vision on web development and is always trying to optimize things (even if he knows about the "premature optimization that is the root of all evil"). Bogdan presented the company products together with Macromedia at various international conferences, and spends his free time doing JavaScript wizardry.

Brajeshwar Oinam
   
Website
Blog
  Team Macromedia 

Track: Design 
Subject: Flash Fusion - Planning Dreams 

Brajeshwar [http://brajeshwar.com/] is currently the lead developer and director of the company, Oinam Software Pvt. Ltd. [http://oinam.com/]. It is a small but very successful start up with clients spread across US, UK and other parts of Europe. He is a self-taught Macromedia Flash developer with full dedication towards his workmanship. Though started late with Flash 5, he had kept pace with Flash and is a highly proficient, capable developer. He is also currently the Manager of the India's Macromedia User Group and a team member of the Macromedia Team Member Support for Flash. He is a Macromedia Flash Certified Professional. Being the manager of India's Macromedia User Group [http://indiammug.com/], he is a frequent speaker at the Usergroup's meetings. He is also a Macromedia Team Member Support for Flash He is also schedules to speak at; MXDU 2005, Sydney, Australia [http://www.mxdu.com/] Flash Europe 2005, Barcelona, Spain [http://flasheurope.com/]

Brian Meloche
   
Website
Blog
  MMUG 

Track: Foundations 
Subject: Maintaining ColdFusion Applications 

Brian Meloche works as a senior web developer in Cleveland, Ohio. Brian has 13 years' experience in the IT industry, and has been doing Web development, design, and server administration for the past 8 years. He is the founder and manager of the Cleveland Macromedia Users Group, and founder of the West Virginia Macromedia Users Group. He is a Certified Macromedia Advanced ColdFusion 5.0 Developer. You can learn more about Brian's group by going to www.clevelandmmug.org

Charlie Arehart
   
Website

   

Track: Server-Side 
Subject: Deploying CFML on .NET  

Charlie Arehart is Chief Technology Officer at New Atlanta Communications, and author of "journeyman cfml", a monthly column featured in the ColdFusion Developer's Journal (CFDJ) and was co-author of the Wiley book, "ColdFusion MX Bible". Charlie has also been a featured speaker at many CFML-related conferences and local ColdFusion User Groups around the country.

Dan Short
   
Website
Blog
  Team Macromedia 

Track: Foundations 
Subject: Beginner's Guide to ColdFusion 

Daniel Short never planned to be a web designer; it just happened. He started out in the Army tearing apart computers and eventually began putting together websites. Dan's been doing the web gig since the end of 1998 and runs a very successful web development company, Web Shorts Site Design. He is also the Lead Developer for Cartweaver, driving the development of future versions of the product. Dan's primary focus is on dynamic development with both ASP and ColdFusion. He also helps maintain several HTML and Dreamweaver reference sites, including Dreamweaver FAQ. For Dreamweaver FAQ, he created the style changer and all ASP functionality (including the Snippets Exchange and the Dreamweaver FAQ Store). He has also written articles for several resource sites, such as AListApart.com and the Macromedia Developer Center. Additionally, he's recorded several Dreamweaver-related movie titles for the Lynda.com Learning Library, is a coauthor of Dreamweaver MX Magic 2004, a contributing author to the previous version from New Riders, Dreamweaver MX Bible from Wiley Publishing, and Dreamweaver MX: Advanced ASP Web Development from Glasshaus.

Danilo Celic
   
Website
Blog
  Team Macromedia 

Track: Design 
Subject: sIFR: Flashy Fonts for the Web  

A free copy of Dreamweaver 1.2 on a cover CD of an imported computer magazine turned Danilo away from the hand code only styling of the fabled Notepad development system. Using every version of Dreamweaver since then, has lead him to becoming a partner at CommunityMX.com writing articles and tutorials on Macromedia Studio MX products, building Dreamweaver extensions, and contributing in the Macromedia forums aiding budding extension developers. And along the way, Danilo got to do a few Macromedia User Group presentations, technical edited a number of Dreamweaver and Studio MX books, and was a contributing author for Dreamweaver MX 2004 Magic .

Doug Hughes
   
Website
Blog
   

Track: Server-Side 
Subject: CFC Crash Course - An Introduction to ColdFusion Components 

Doug Hughes, a post-Michigander, is the president of Alagad Inc and author of the Alagad Image Component. Alagad, which was founded in 1996, is a successful small business with clients around the world. Alagad specializes in web related services, consulting and development. Thought Alagad and other employers, Doug has spent many years “in the trenches” of web development. He has expertise in ColdFusion and many other technologies. Doug speaks at ColdFusion user groups, writes for magazines, and frequently publishes articles on a wide range of topics on his website, DougHughes.net. His work has also been published by Macromedia on Macromedia’s DevNet Resource Kits. Previously, Doug worked with multimedia programming, 3D animation, design and illustration.

Greg Rewis
   
Website

  Macromedia 

Track: Design 
Subject: Keynote:The Essence of Rich Interactive Experience 

Greg is currently Macromedia's Chief Web Technologies Evangelist. In January 1999, Greg joined Macromedia as a Senior Internet Evangelist. Greg quickly mastered the Macromedia Internet product line, specializing in Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash. Drawing upon years of experience and knowledge of Internet issues and technologies to solve sometimes daunting problems, Greg is a respected expert within the industry and a valued resource for his colleagues. After attending Louisiana State University, Greg served in the US Army attached to the National Security Agency working in the field of Electronic Communications Warfare. In Denmark he helped implement and train users in Desktop Publishing. He was Desktop Systems Manager for Egmont Publishing in Copenhagen. Greg joined P.INK Software GmbH, headed by Andreas Poliza as the Product Manager. He rejoined Andreas Poliza at GoLive Systems in early '97, initially taking on the creation of a Support department, followed by the creation of GoLive's Evangelism and Training programs.

Hal Helms
   
Website

  Team Macromedia 

Track: Foundations 
Subject: OO as a bridge between CF and Flash 

Hal Helms is a well-known speaker, writer & strategist on software development issues. Hal is a member of Team Macromedia and the Macromedia Client Advisory Board. Hal has co-authored several books on ColdFusion, is a regular columnist in "ColdFusion Developer's Journal" and a frequent speaker and writer on Fusebox and the Fusebox Lifecycle Process (FLiP). He also speaks on Object Oriented Languages with a focus on Coldfusion. 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 hal@techspedition.com or see his website, halhelms.com.

Jason Michael Perry
   
Website

  Team Macromedia 

Track: Server-Side 
Subject: Developing Rich Internet Applications with Flash Remoting 

Jason Michael Perry is a founding partner in Out the Box Web Productions a web consulting and training firm with clients including Michael Jackson, Liberty Bank and Trust, Dillard University, Pan-American Life, Small Business Exchange, and the City of New Orleans. In 2000, Jason co-founded DiversityPlanet.com, a portal launched in response to the lack of available resources for career-bound minority college students. DiversityPlanet.com was born to help contemporary businesses meet the challenge of recruiting a diverse pool of talent, while providing students with an excellent forum for career information and opportunities. In 2001, Jason was featured in Ebony magazine. He is a board member for the New Orleans Computer Access Program, New Orleans Center for Science and Math, American Marketing Association New Orleans Chapter, and the National Entrepreneurship Association. He has also spoken at several events: as the keynote speaker for the Minority Business Development Agency's Emerging Business Leadership Summit, special presenter at the Louisiana Black Caucus Economic Development Conference, and both a speaker and panelist on Internet Marketing for the New Orleans Internet Coalition.

Jeff Tapper
   
Website
Blog
   

Track: Design 
Subject: Customizing Flex Components with MXML and AS2. 

Jeff Tapper is the Chief Technologist for Tapper.net Consulting. He has been developing internet based applications since 1995, for a myriad of clients including Toys R Us, IBM, Macromedia, Dow Jones, American Express, M&T Bank, Verizon, and Allied Office Supplies, among others. As a Macromedia Instructor, he is currently certified to teach all of Macromedia's courses on ColdFusion, Flash and Flex development. Jeff has worked as author and technical editor for several books on technologies including Flash and ColdFusion, including the "Object Oriented Programming with ActionScript 2.0" and the soon to be released "Advanced ColdFusion MX7 Application Development". He is also a frequent speaker at Macromedia Development Conferences and user groups. Jeff formed Tapper.net Consulting to focus on developing Rich Internet Applications and empowering clients through mentoring.

Jeffry Houser
   
Website

   

Track: Design 
Subject: Creating Flash Sound for CF 

Jeff Houser is President of DotComIt, LLC, located out of Connecticut. DotComit specialize in providing technical skills to graphic developers and assisting over-burdened corporate IT departments. Jeff has written multiple ColdFusion books, including ColdFusion MX: The Complete Reference, Instant ColdFusion, ColdFusion: A Beginner's Guide and Instant ColdFusion. He also maintains www.instantcoldfusion.com a web site which is devoted to teaching developer's best practices. It includes sample chapters from the books as well as additional articles, presentations, and code samples. Jeff loves hearing from readers. Jeffry can be reached at jeff@instantcoldfusion.com

Justin Kozuch
   
Website

  Team Macromedia  

Track: Foundations 
Subject: How to use CFMail 

Inspired by the Studio MX 2004 Product Launch, Justin started a Macromedia User Group in Toronto, Canada; named DreaminginTO and began writing for CommunityMX. Justin has a passion for clean design, using XHTML and CSS. PHP and MySQL have become words that have embedded themselves into his vocabulary and he has become passionate about incorporating open source into a workflow that includes FreeHand, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Flash. The road from being a "newbie", posting to newsgroups and speaking at conferences turned into a passion for giving back to the community that has been instrumental to his success.

Kevin Hoyt
   
Website
Blog
  Macromedia 

Track: Design 
Subject: Rich Internet Applications with Macromedia Flex  

Kevin Hoyt is a Sales Engineer for Macromedia, Inc. and plays a primary role in evangelizing the product line, educating the customer base, and supporting the sales organization. Kevin is also a regular speaker at various user group forums and conferences throughout the United States. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys photography, hiking, and movies.

Laura Arguello
   
Website
Blog
   

Track: Server-Side 
Subject: ColdFusion Flash Forms in Depth 

Nahuel Foronda and Laura Arguello are founders of Blue Instant, a web development firm specializing in Rich Internet Applications. With their extensive experience with ColdFusion and Flash, they have created award-winning applications and websites, published articles and contributed to the Spanish-speaking Flash community by translating books and tutorials. They also maintain a blog, called AS Fusion, published in both English and Spanish, where they write about Flash, ColdFusion and other Macromedia and web technologies. They like to think they form a perfect team, where each provide complementary skills and knowledge, not only when working together but also in their personal life, as they are husband and wife.

Lawrence Cramer
   
Website

  Team Macromedia 

Track: Server-Side 
Subject: E-Commerce A to Z (session 1) 

Lawrence Cramer's background is marketing and advertising, he has worked as an advertising executive for CBS, and a creative director for advertising agencies. Lawrence has used Dreamweaver since version 1 and made the move to UltraDev literally the day it came out. Lawrence is Creative Director for Get Fit Foods Inc. and is CEO and Founder of Application Dynamics Inc., parent company of Cartweaver.com. A member of Team Macromedia, he also helps out on the Macromedia forums, teaches Web Development at the local community college, speaks at web conferences around the country, and writes articles on web development and e-commerce. For fun he takes motorcycle road trips with his wife of 28-plus years. You can find him online at http://www.cartweaver.com

Marija Franetovic
   
Website

  MMUG 

Track: Design 
Subject: To Design e-learning or Not To: Interactive online lessons using Flash, Captivate and Dreamweaver 

Mrs. Marija Franetovic Fredericks completed her M.Ed. Instructional Technology December of 2004 at Wayne State University and her University of Michigan B. S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology & Art History in 1995. She has been thoroughly involved with Macromedia as a Manager of the Detroit Area Macromedia User Group from 2001 and now as a Macromedia Co-Manager of MManiacs User Group with Cornel Ivanescu. She works as an Instructional Designer for the College of Nursing at Wayne State University. Her areas of expertise include instructional design, e-learning, training, human performance technology, art direction, graphic design and writing.

Matt Woodward
   
Website
Blog
  Team Macromedia 

Track: Design 
Subject: Flex your ColdFusion Muscles! 

Matt Woodward is a Web application developer for i2 Technologies in Dallas, Texas, and also works as a consultant through his company, Sixth Floor Software. He is a Macromedia Certified ColdFusion Developer, a member of Team Macromedia, and has been using ColdFusion since 1996. In addition to his ColdFusion work, Matt also develops in Flex, Java, and PHP

Michael Dinowitz
   
Website

  Team Macromedia 

Track: Server-Side 
Subject: Basic Regular Expressions 

Michael Dinowitz has been programming in ColdFusion since early 1995 and it doesn't look like he's stopping any time soon. His accomplishments include: President and Head of RT&T (Research, Training & TroubleShooting) at House of Fusion, a ColdFusion consulting shop; Hosting the high volume CF-Talk list (as well as others) out of House of Fusion (www.houseoffusion.com); Publishing Fusion Authority, the House of Fusion Technical Magazine (www.fusionauthority.com). He has written articles for the above magazine as well as for many others. He has numerous credits as co-author and/or technical editor of various ColdFusion and related technical books. Whether it's researching the lowest levels of ColdFusion functionality or presenting to an audience, Michael's passion for the language is clear to see. Outside of Macromedia, there are few evangelists as dedicated to the spread of the language and the strengthening of the community.

Michael Smith
   
Website

  User Group Manager 

Track: Foundations 
Subject: Project Management 

Michael Smith is president of TeraTech, a consulting company based in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in ColdFusion, database, and Visual Basic. Michael also runs the MDCFUG, CFUN conference, Fusebox conference and CFConf Central website.

Nahuel Foronda
   
Website
Blog
   

Track: Server-Side 
Subject: ColdFusion Flash Forms in Depth 

Nahuel Foronda and Laura Arguello are founders of Blue Instant, a web development firm specializing in Rich Internet Applications. With their extensive experience with ColdFusion and Flash, they have created award-winning applications and websites, published articles and contributed to the Spanish-speaking Flash community by translating books and tutorials. They also maintain a blog, called AS Fusion, published in both English and Spanish, where they write about Flash, ColdFusion and other Macromedia and web technologies. They like to think they form a perfect team, where each provide complementary skills and knowledge, not only when working together but also in their personal life, as they are husband and wife.

Oscar Trelles
   
Website
Blog
   

Track: Foundations 
Subject: Flash - Usability 

Oscar Trelles is an Interaction Designer with an extensive and well balanced development and design background. Although his work has been mostly focused on Macromedia's Flash technology for the past few years, Oscar is foremost a creative Problem Solver, who is confident in his ability to select the right tool for the job. Born and raised in Lima (Peru), Oscar relocated to New York in 2001 looking for new challenges, and to establish his new home. Since then, he has been working as an independent consultant, having particular interest for projects that boost innovation and user experience, through good design. Oscar has started his own company: Digital Media Concepts, a new media consultancy devoted to the development of Rich Internet Applications and Multimedia, with special focus on Macromedia Flash and other related technologies including Macromedia Central. As an active member of the Flash community, Oscar has spoken at international conferences and users groups meetings in the New York area, and collaborated with Flash-related publications. He also runs a personal weblog and collaborates with a handful of community websites, both in English and Spanish.

Shlomy Gantz
   
Website
Blog
  Team Macromedia 

Track: Design 
Subject: Connecting Flash and ColdFusion - Blending the power of CF with the look of Flash.  

Shlomy Gantz is the founder and president of BlueBrick Inc., a technology management consulting firm based in New York. He is a Certified Macromedia Instructor as well as a Certified Developer and is a frequent presenter at conferences and user groups around the world. Shlomy currently teaches for Macromedia's Authorized Training Partner in New York City, Motion Over Time. He is a published author and frequently writes for industry magazines. Shlomy has over a decade of application development experience, an extensive background in interaction design and project management, and has been building web-based solutions since 1996. Prior to founding BlueBrick, Shlomy was a senior consultant for Computer Horizons, leading large-scale projects for the airline industry. Prior to that he was cofounder and vice president of technology for CoreActive ACG., a New York–based consulting group and a premier Allaire partner

Simon Horwith
   
Website
Blog
  Team Macromedia 

Track: Server-Side 
Subject: Building Easy to Maintain Applications with Maximum Code ReUse - Creating APIs With ColdFusion MX 7  

Simon Horwith is Chief Information Officer at AboutWeb - a Washington DC based company specializing in staff augmentation, consulting, and training, and is the Editor-in-Chief of ColdFusion Developer's Journal - the only magazine in print devoted exclusively to ColdFusion. Simon has been using ColdFusion since version 1.5 and is a Macromedia Certified Master Instructor. He specializes in ColdFusion application architecture, including architecting applications that integrate with Java, Flash, Flex, and a myriad of other technologies. In addition to presenting at CFUGs and conferences around the world, he has also been a contributing author of several books and technical papers. You can read his blog at www.horwith.com.

Tim Napoleon
   
Website

   

Track: Foundations 
Subject: Streaming with Flash Video 

Napoleon is Director of Business Development for VitalStream, a leading global provider of rich media streaming and content delivery network (CDN) services headquartered in Irvine, CA. With Napoleon's experience developing interactive digital media strategies, VitalStream has continued to enhance its roster of technology partnerships and alliances as well as add customers seeking to utilize streaming media technology. Napoleon has over a decade of experience with developing interactive advertising, streaming media and webcasts for studios, universities and the Fortune 500.