Blimey. It occurred to me on the train this morning than this time next week I'll be in the keynote of CFCamp 2014. That kinda snuck up on me. I guess I've been a bit distracted with PHP and stuff like that.
OK, so what am I gonna go see?
First up, the schedule is here.
SundayI'll be getting into MUC about midday on Sunday, and from memory it takes about an hour to get to Germering. Alex & Dom from Pixl8 are getting in just before me, but apparently will need to fart-arse around waiting for luggage, so we'll probably be ready to head Germering-ward at about the same time. This reminds me... must liaise with Alex.
I've heard some people are going to an ice hockey game (coming from NZ, the unqualified "hockey" == "field hockey" to me), which could be something to do. I have not followed this up yet.
Anyway, no doubt at some point I will front up at Germering to see who's around for eating and drinking.
Keynote - GertI imagine this is an unveiling of Railo 5. Well I hope it is... it's about bloody time it presented itself! I've not even seen so much as a beta so far. Am quite looking forward to this.
If Railo 5 comes out during the conference I'll get it installed and have a look and let you know what's what.
Whatever Gert presents on, it'll be worth seeing as he does a good job of it.
Interesting that I see no sign of Adobe at CFCamp. Either doing presentations or even sponsoring. That's a bit odd. They're no-doubt continuing their retrenchment back into just the States, and don't have resources to represent themselves in Europe. And, yeah, CFSummit is on around the same time. Oh: indeed it's later this week. So that could dilute their available resources.
CommandBox too. I've seen odds 'n' sods about it, but never actually downloaded / installed / looked-at it. This will perhaps prompt me to do so. Albeit quickly whilst I'm at CFCamp, as I'll revert to PHPland after that.
PresideCMS). CMSes don't interest me too much, although PresideCMS seems really good, so I'm gonna have a look at what Chris has to say about DI/1. I've only ever used ColdSpring, so it should be interesting to see how a modern approach handles DI.
<cfabort>, so it'll be interesting - possibly - to see what I've not been doing.
Or as it's just after lunch, I might sit in the bar, have a beer, and write a blog article. Or talk bullshit to anyone who's around.
Marcin do a prezzo on this @ CF.Objective() this year ('FutureJS: An Introduction to ECMAScript 6 "Harmony"'), and it had some great stuff in it. I like where JS is going, so keen to hear what stuff Matt's come up with. Plus I believe it's his first time presenting and he's me mate, so am gonna offer moral support.
BeerThat's the end of Monday's presentations, so from here I will drink beer. I will not be attending the infamous CFCamp party, as it's been a bit too infamous for my liking in the past. I'll just stay in the bar @ Germering (or some bar in Germering, if not the one @ the conference centre).
TuesdayHidden Gems" presentation in the other room, and this'd be good if one was still using ColdFusion, but it's not so relevant to me. Caching is a ubiquitous requirement in the web world, so I'm hoping to pick up some generic strategies from Stefan.
BarI don't want to see either "Automate your love letter creation with JasperReports" (Guust) or "Multiply Like Rabbits" (Markus Schneebeli) I'm afraid. So I'll just loiter, and maybe write something. Or drink something. Or both.
Moving to open source - Hans-Jörg PoschThere's no notes on this presentation on the CFCamp website, so I'm just gonna go to it anyhow, as it's not about a CMS (which Luis's presentation in the other slot is). It's an interesting topic too.
The sessions I'm most looking forward to are Gert's keynote, Nolan's one about best practices, and Luis's one on CommandBox. But the whole lot look good, even if some are not my particular cup of tea. It's going to be an odd conference experience as I'm really not doing CFML any more (other than the odd blog article), so it feels a bit odd to be going to a CFML conference. That said, I'm mostly going to catch up with mates, have a yarn, and drink German beer.
And keep an eye out for a wolpertinger.