ColdFusion Meetup
WHAT: “Developing CF-based portals and dashboards for open government”, Steve Drucker
WHEN: Thurs. Feb 4, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-5)
DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

During this presentation you will learn how to easily deploy a portal/dashboard system using ColdFusion 9 to meet the needs of your organization as well as the federal government’s initiative for publishing content on the internet. We will also cover several undocumented nuances of new ColdFusion 9 features. The portal/dashboard is a component of the official Advanced ColdFusion 9 curriculum from Adobe and is also available as a template/accelerator solution for Adobe’s open government initiative. During the discussion we will also discuss different tools that you can use to rapidly develop mashups using public/private data sets.

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Steve Drucker is the founder/president of Fig Leaf Software, an Adobe, Google, Paperthin, and JackBe premier-level consulting and training partner. Steve has been developing ColdFusion applications since 1995, founded the very first ColdFusion users group, was a contributing author to the very first book about ColdFusion, and has authored over a dozen hands-on, instructor-led training courses including Advanced ColdFusion 9, Administering ColdFusion, Fast Track to AJAX with ColdFusion, and Fast Track to Presto Enterprise Mashups. He is also an author of Adobe’s ColdFusion 9 certification exam. Steve has consulted on some of the largest ColdFusion sites ever deployed including Voice of America (, National Park Service (, Hasbro (, and Architect of the Capitol ( Fig Leaf Software is a veteran-owned small business (VSOB) on GSA schedule. Check us out at and

2 thoughts on “Developing CF-based portals and dashboards for open government

  1. My friend and I were recently talking about how we as a society are so hooked onto electronics. Reading this post makes me think back to that discussion we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.

    I don’t mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside… I just hope that as memory becomes less expensive, the possibility of downloading our brains onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It’s a fantasy that I dream about every once in a while.

    (Posted on Nintendo DS running R4 DS OperaMod)

  2. The Open Government Initiative will transform government IT. Developers will be expected to create applications that not only collect and process data, but also transparently make that data available to the public. CF9 provides a robust set of tools and technologies to support this initiative. I look forward to a timely, informative Meetup.

    Doug Ward

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