We’re looking for ColdFusion developers to join our team of 30+ developers, engineers and designers at Global Personals.
We’re focused on creating the very best white-label dating platform in the industry. We’re highly profitable, growing quickly and want to recruit the best people to work with our experienced team and be a part of our future.
We’re working on several exciting new ColdFusion projects and want to encourage you to bring your ideas to the team.
The development team often go to industry events and regularly attend ColdFusion user groups and conferences such as Scotch on the Rocks.
Develop new features and maintain the exisiting codebase of the company’s web applications.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
- Write, test and commit code, following team best practices.
- Maintain, fix and update code on existing systems.
- Contribute ideas, techniques and solutions to problems.
- Estimate project tasks and commit to milestones and deadlines.
- Deliver excellent quality work that meets agreed task objectives.
- Support other team members, sharing techniques as appropriate.
- Continually feedback on progress to project / line managers.
- Develop with databases, search, caching and other tools as necessary.
Key Skills, Knowledge, Expereince and Competencies:
- ColdFusion (solid, commercial experience)
- Experience with use of ColdFusion components (CFC)
- MySQL (or equivalent RDBMS)
- Clean, semantic HTML and CSS.
Desirable but not mandatory (training provided):
- Previous experience of MXUnit.
- Source control with Git (or any other source control systems)
- Linux / Unix server commands.
- Working experience of TDD and BDD.
- Ruby on Rails experience.
- Experience developing with APIs.
- Experience with other parts of our technology stack which includes memcached, Sphinx, Redis and RabbitMQ.
Apply here: http://globalpersonals.theresumator.com/apply/P4b2sR/ColdFusion-Developer.html
We’ve just had confirmation that we have a great speaker Geoff Bowers from Daemon in Australia being in London on the 9th of May 2013 – We’ll start at around 6.30pm
A collection of war stories, anecdotes and geekalicious detail behind the Australian Olympic Team’s incredible online success at the London 2012 Games. Serving over a million page impressions daily, and servicing APIs for over 200,000 native mobile apps, the Olympics is a veritable CFML powerhouse.
Geoff’s the CEO and application architect for Daemon Internet Consultants. As an Adobe Master Instructor, father of FarCry, and keeper of the Goog, Geoff keeps his hand in doing a bit of ColdFusion here and there.
We also have a new location for the event, a little more central we hope with Drinks and Snacks supplied.
Binary Vision Ltd
23-24 Easton Street
London WC1X 0DS, United Kingdom
Entrance a little before The Easton pub
Mura CMS Training Seminar
April 29th – May 3rd in London, England
Cost: £1450 for full week
Blue River is offering Mura CMS training Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3, 2013 in London, England. Sign up now and take advantage of the opportunity to learn Mura CMS directly from the expert team at Blue River.
These full-day training courses will provide you with in-depth understanding of how to get the most out of Mura CMS, from simple content updates all the way to creating new Mura CMS plug-ins. We have 3 courses available, each tailored to the unique needs of your different team members.
Discounts are available for students, CFUG attendees and group managers. Space in the course is limited and can fill up quickly, so please book early!
You can find more information on our website as well as register for the course.
MuraCon EU 2013
June 5th in Edinburgh, Scotland
Cost: Free to SotR attendees
MuraCon EU will feature sessions by top developers from the Mura CMS world, showing off the latest developments and features in Mura CMS. Held the day before Scotch on Rocks in Edinburgh, Scotland, MuraCon EU will show how you can harness the power of one of the world’s top Content Management Systems.
MuraCon EU is the only European user conference focused solely on Mura CMS. You’ll get a full day of presentations by both Mura Team members and the best the Mura community has to offer.
Visit eu.muracon.com for more information and to register for the conference.
After having a lot of issues with the stability offered by HostMediaUK we have decided to move the User Group blog out, and to simplify things moved to the world standard of blogging WordPress. So I would like to personally thank Marcos Placona for his MangoBlog to WordPress code saved me a lot of time :)
We all have busy day jobs, and so there is no point us fighting a very unstable hosting provider, with this change we hope to utilise the community more and we’d like to invite people to guest blog post right here. Sometimes you may have found a really cool thing but you don’t have a blog and you don’t feel you have the time to set one up and maintain it. Then why not post it here to the UKCFUG site. There are plenty of fellow ColdFusion developers that would love to hear what you’ve got to say, and hey maybe you’ll get a taste for it and set your own up or just post more and more here.
We have the grand sum of 29 respondents to our survey out of the 300 people on the mailing list. So a big thank you to all of your that took a little time out to answer our 10 simple questions.
1. How many in real person User Group Meetings have you been to in the last 12 months?
We have a disappointing 52% of people who haven’t been to a UKCFUG in person meeting in the last year :( and 24% that have been to just one and 21% that have been to 2-4. From these low numbers I can only guess from the latter questions that the content isn’t meeting peoples expectations.
2. Where would you like to see the meetings held?
As expected a huge number 66% said Central London, South East England second with 17% with East/West London and Home countries coming in joint third with 14%
3. What topics would make you come to more events?
General ColdFusion, Other CFML Engines & Agile / Lean Techniques topped this one with 72% (21/29 responses) Second ColdFusion frameworks with 66% and joint third Mobile Development and Productivity with 62%
4. Would you be more enticed to come if food was supplied?
Interestingly 52% said No and 48% said Yes – So I’d say seeing there was only 1 vote in it we may look at doing something around this. If you’re giving up your time to come then you should be rewarded with something more then content :)
5. Would you be more enticed to come if alcoholic drinks were supplied?
Exactly the same results for the food question, again we’ll see what we can do about this :)
6. Would you be prepared to come in person to a web based connect session?
This is one that I’ve thrown in there, we could get speakers from around the world to come speak to us via connect (And should there be any technical issues to have a backup session) A fair split of 52% saying if the topic interested me and 24% for both Yes Everytime and No I’d rather watch at home. So in all a good response to this and something we can work on with people around the world. Again we just need to know the topics that you wish to have.
7. Which of the following sites/apps do you follow the user group on?
No surprise but twitter was number one with 48% followed by none with 35% and this website in third with 31% I guess we need to get some of this pushed out to people more so that they know about what’s coming up. We’d also need to pull our finger out to ensure meetings are regular and published well in advanced
8. Do you feel the group would benefit being on Meetup.com?
This question was put in, as you have to pay for a space on Meetup.com and it may help drive more people to the group, the outcome was a 38% yes and 34% unsure and 28% Maybe with no-one saying no again this is something we will look into.
9. Would you be interested in becoming the User Groups Co-Manager helping with events?
We wanted to get an idea of how many people would like to come help out, and from this we got 3 people willing to help in the future this is great. I’ll be touching base with these guys in due course; if you’d like to help the group out please reach out to us.
10. Anything else you’d like us to know? It’s your usergroup let us know your thoughts.
And the normal open ended question, A real mix of Ideas of here and we’ll be in contact with those that left details and work with you to bring these ideas out.
Although we are already in to Spring 2013 lets make the next 9 months of 2013 really good for the UKCFUG Community and try and have a lot of fun and share lots of information with each other.
Please if you have any ideas and would like to help out then please send an email to email@example.com
We’d like to improve the usergroup and so your feedback is appreacited please fill in below:
After a couple of years in hiatus, I am pleased to announce the resurrection of the Thames Valley ColdFusion UserGroup (CFUG).
The meeting will play host to Rakshith Naresh, ColdFusion Product Manager,
who can help you learn more about ColdFusion 10. Hear about the
platform’s newest features, and the value that ColdFusion 10 can bring
to your business. In addition, Rakshith will also be briefing us on
future ColdFusion releases and other initiatives planned by Adobe for
To kick things back off, our first meeting will focus on ColdFusion 10,
and introducing the plans that Adobe have for the platform in 2013. The
meeting will take place on Thursday 24th January 2013 in a new location,
the central Windsor HQ of software and service provider, Global
Global Personals are long time ColdFusion users, operating a cluster of
servers based on ColdFusion and Ruby, supporting over eight million
interactions every single day.
The company have previously been named fastest growing technology company
in the South East (Deloitte UK Fast Tech 50), whilst B2B platform, WhiteLabelDating.com,
is a multi-tenant service catering to 1,500 partners and plays home to
over 7,600 sites, used by over 17 million members worldwide.
If you would like to attend the first CFUG meeting, please register here. It would be great to see you there!
It’s free to attend, however, entry cannot be guaranteed without
registration, and you will not be granted access to the building.
We are delighted to announce Grant Shepert as a speaker again on Thursday 27th September 2012
There are always lots of complicated solutions to Ecommerce, but what about the simple ones? Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could just install a plugin into Mura CMS to do all your Ecommerce work for you, letting you get down to the business of building your custom application and not have to worry about the payment bit at all? Well, thanks to MiniCommerce and Mura Events you can do just that. In this presentation we’ll look at how it all works, and all the fun you can have using it.
Since our last meeting Academy Class have relocated within the waterloo area.
New details are:
Academy Class Elizabeth House 39 York Road SE1 7NQ
You can easily get to Elizabeth house by using exit 6 from Waterloo main station and follow sign to Elizabeth house. Academy Class are on the second floor, down a very long corridoor.
Join Adobe for this free full day event to learn about the latest tools and techniques for creating content for the modern web. Topics covered include HTML, CSS, motion graphics, web development and more.
You’ll also find out how Adobe is helping move the web forward and get a sneak peak at new tools, technologies and services for web designers and developers.
Register here: http://createtheweblondon.eventbrite.com/
Who : Designers and developers creating content for the modern web
When : October 2nd, 2012 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Where : Vue Cinemas in West End - 3 Cranbourn Street Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7AL
How Much : Free and open to the public (Limited space and Registration required)
9:30 – Doors Open
10:00 – Keynote/General Session
Adobe is committed to moving the web forward. Through work with the community to advance the graphical capabilities of the web, contributions to community projects and essential tools and services, Adobe is pushing the expressive capabilities of the web forward and making it easier for web designers and developers to express themselves and create the next generation of web experiences.
In the opening keynote, Adobe will layout its commitment to the web as the primary platform of the future, and will announce and demonstrate new tools and technologies that enable web designers and developers to create the experiences that push the boundaries of what is possible on the web.
10:30 – A Journey Through the Graphical Web
Divya Manian (Product Manager, Web Platform)
This presentation will walk us through the quest towards a more graphical web with an immersive presentation of the key features (and characters) that are, have been or will be available to the create graphical content on the web. The goal of this playful presentation is to inspire and show the vision of a web with a wide graphical creative surface.
11:15 An introduction to the modern Web for the creative professional
HTML5 and CSS3 introduce new features that expand the creative capabilities of the web. In this session, you will get an introduction to some of the newest and most expressive features in HTML5 and CSS3, as well as an overview of what new features are coming in the future.
1:00 Move the Web : Introduction to Motion Graphics on the Web
Mike Chambers (Director of Developer Advocacy)
1:30 Adobe Edge Animate: Creating the interactive web
Lee Brimelow (Developer Evangelist)
2:15 – Brackets: Code the Web
Adam Lehman (Sr. Product Manager, Interactive Development)
2:45 - PhoneGap & Shadow: Building & Testing Mobile Apps with Web Standards
Michaël Chaize (Developer Evangelist)
Every web developer needs to think about a mobile strategy when it comes to deploying content. This session will take a look at new APIs in HTML5 that make the most of mobile device features, how to test and debug content with tools like Adobe “Shadow”, and workflows for creating mobile applications from web technologies with PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build.
3:15 (20 min) Break
3:35 - CreateJS: Creating Rich, Interactive Experiences for HTML5
Grant Skinner (CEO / Technical Director gskinner.com)
4:15 - Design Responsively: Creating a Site that Works Across Screens
Jacob Surber (Senior Product Manager, HTML Design)
Responsive design is forcing designers and developers to think about their content differently. The huge variation of screen sizes and device capabilities is enabling a whole new level of experiences. In this session you’ll learn the principles of responsive design and get a sneak peak at what Adobe’s been working on.
Register here: http://createtheweblondon.eventbrite.com/
We’ve had our summer break and we’re ready to get started again.
We’re looking for new speakers to get us going for the rest of the year and into the new year.
Don’t worry if you’ve never spoken at an event or you only have short presentation we’re happy to have lightning talk nights as well as single sessions.
This is your usergroup and we’re happy for you let us know how you want it run, cover more generic web topics, project management, agile etc. Anything that will help you become a better rounded Web Developer.
If you’d like to be a speaker please email me – kev (at) UKCFUG (.) org
I look forward to hearing from you all.
As we have
O’reilly Media as a sponsor of the group we are able to make requests for books as long as we do a review.
So if anyone would like to review any of the books supplied by O’reilly Media drop me a line kev (at) ukcfug . org and I can put you in touch.
So here is my review of Team Geeks: http://bigmadkev.com/blog/post.cfm/book-review-team-geeks