Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

What“Social Game Development with CF & jQuery” with Aaron Foss

Our 6pm (US ET) talk on Thursday June 9 will be “Social Game Development with CF & jQuery” with Aaron Foss. (As a reminder, our noon talk will be a reprisal of Matt Gifford’s Oath talk which has been posted for several weeks.)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

Social gaming has seen an explosion in popularity during the past year. Industry leader Zynga boasts over 215 … read moremillion monthly users and earns over $1 million every single day. This success has been driven by their signature title, FarmVille.

Social games have primarily been developed in Flash – creating an experience that leaves out mobile devices and tablet PCs. But, modern web technology is about to change all of that.

In this month’s presentation, Aaron Foss will explore the process of building a fully-functional social game using ColdFusion and jQuery.


DURATION: Approx. 1 hour

RECORDING: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Aaron Foss started Alegean in 2003 after getting frustrated with the slow development speed in large organizations. … read moreFor the past 6 years, he has been developing ColdFusion applications for both large and small clients. Aaron recently won the 140html contest sponsored by Sawhorse Media.

WHEN: Thurs. June 9, 6:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

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RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at

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