A couple of folks had pointed out to me last week that I was listed on the site as a speaker, but I was waiting for confirmation before announcing it (just seemed prudent). Anyway, I certainly thank the powers that be at Adobe who selected me.
I mentioned in a note last week that I'd had the pleasure to speak at 5 other conferences earlier this year. I'm looking forward to adding this to the list!
My first chance to speak at Max, after 3 "Devcon"s
This is all the more special because while I've attended the last two Max's, I've not spoken at them. I did speak at the Macromedia DevCons in 2001 and 2002 (and before that the Allaire DevCon in 2000), but during my time with New Atlanta from 2003 to early 2006, well, I missed out on Max. :-)
The Topic: Derby
I submitted a few topics and curiously the one selected was:
"Using Apache Derby, the Open Source Database Embedded in ColdFusion 8"
Learn about the Apache Derby database included in ColdFusion 8. A full-featured database with a ten-year heritage, Apache Derby is fully transactional, easy to use, and standards based and has the advanced features you'd expect in any quality DBMS. Yet it's small, at only 2MB. In this session, you'll find out how to use Apache Derby within ColdFusion, as well as about tools that work with it and where to learn more.
I realize many have missed or dismissed the embedded Derby DB. I've made the argument before that it's very much worth your looking into. (And I was glad to see Scott Stroz promote it several weeks ago.) You'll definitely want to check out my resource page to learn more in the meantime.
Would love to take it further
So I'll see some of you at Max. If you attend my talk and like it, please do offer your feedback forms. I'd love to present at the other Max events. :-)
(BTW, when I use the term "look ma" in my titles, that's just in jest. I'm not really hoping my mom will see the entry: sadly, she passed away several years ago. I do miss her.)