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Hey what's happening? (August 2011 edition)

posted under category: Life Events on August 20, 2011 by Nathan

A little quiet around here for the second half of the year. I hate those blogs that do nothing but apologize for lack of interesting content, and I don't like blogging just because it's been too quiet, but I have a goal for this year, and that's to blog more than last year. I have more than doubled it already, I think I'll beat the last 2 years combined, so I'm able to feel a little smug there. See, I like to set goals that I've already hit. No disappointment that way.

We took a couple vacations over the last couple months. Legoland in May, then San Antonio and Schlitterbahn in July. My wife likes to keep me away from screens when she can. We were supposed to head up to the Rim this weekend but she's going to be busy showing houses. She's planning on closing her first two within the next few weeks, working her tail off. Also, I won a big glass award trophy thing at work for a project I did last year. I need to find a way to top that.

Anyways, before August slips away, I really do have 3 interesting things to say.

1. AZCFUG has famed CF podcaster and presenter Dave Ferguson to talk about Application Intrusion, Detection and Tracking. If you haven't seen it yet, you should come and catch this talk before he stops giving it! That's next Wednesday, the 24th, check the AZCFUG site for details.

2. Along with Dave and a lot of other really smart people, I am speaking at the Adobe MAX ColdFusion Unconference. The unconference area is where the smartest, coolest, most attractive people hang out, so naturally I'll be there most of the time. My time slot is on Wednesday afternoon, so don't leave the conference early, the best stuff is on the last day! The topic of my talk is LESS CSS, being a programmer while working with stylesheets, and doing amazing things with beautiful technology.

3. With all that LESS stuff, I have learned far more than I can put in a single technical presentation, so I'm going to start leaking LESS content onto this blog. Hopefully it will whet your appetite enough to catch my talk. Look forward to it. You will love it. Also you can catch the preview at the CFUG in late September, and after MAX if your local user group or tech conference wants to see it and can book my time.

Nathan is a software developer at The Boeing Company in Charleston, SC. He is essentially a big programming nerd. Really, you could say that makes him a nerd among nerds. Aside from making software for the web, he plays with tech toys and likes to think about programming's big picture while speaking at conferences and generally impressing people with massive nerdiness and straight-faced sarcastic humor. Nathan got his programming start writing batch files in DOS. It should go without saying, but these thought and opinions have nothing to do with Boeing in any way.
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