This year's CFUnited was an eye-opener in many ways. Presentation-wise, there were some valuable insights into other frameworks and methodologies. The stuff I learned outside the presentations was equally valuable; there's nothing like getting to chat with people who's work you use every day, and to give/get real-time feedback.
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Well, CFUnited is over. It was my first time there, and my first conference in a couple of years. As usual, it was as unique and interesting an experience as I've come to expect from these types of gatherings, perhaps more so this year because I had a mix of scheduled encounters and unexpected surprises. Also as usual, I got as much out of the convention outside of the presentations as I did inside.
I'm currently going through the last day of formal CFUnited sessions (tomorrow is 'favorites repeated'), and I have to say to all the CF'rs out there who have never attended a conference: GO! Go to expose yourself to new information and ideas, go to talk with fellow developers, go to network, go to have fun, but mostly go to get inspired.
It's the one big thing I always take away from these gatherings is a bag full of excitement for ColdFusion and what's possible. The sessions expose you to new ideas, there's always a pile of new toys to play with, and the keynotes get you impassioned about your community and your work.