Sam Farmer

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RIACON: A new ColdFusion, Javascript and Flex Conference this summer

April 19, 2011

The first RIACON conference will be held in August in Rockville, MD just outside Washington, DC. In the conference's own words, RIACON is:

Where architects and developers of all levels come to gather, share and learn about creating the next generation of web based applications. RIAcon's goal is to help you network with fellow industry professionals and expose you to the best relevant content and most up to date skills used in ColdFusion, Flex, AIR and Javascript development.

One thing I really like about this conference is that there is a "Javascript, AJAX, jQuery" track. I think this is recognition that lots of ColdFusion developers are using jQuery to create slick, rich applications. I submitted a topic in the Javascript track about using Media Queries and jQuery to adapt your site or app for every screen.

jQuery and Media Queries: Optimize your site or app for every screen size
The number of different sizes both sites and apps need to accomodate for is exploding. From 3.2 to 4.3 inch phones to 7 & 10 inch tablets to laptops to monitors we need an easy way to make our sites look good without creating multiple versions. jQuery and Media Queries make this much easier. In this talk we will go over real world examples and show how it all works.

The deadline for topic submissions is the end of the month. Add yours!


I'm really interested in this conference being local to the DC area, but I don't see a lot of information on the sessions yet. It is difficult to convince the boss of going to a conference where there's no sessions yet defined. On the other hand being $100 and on a weekend I guess I could just pay for it myself. Hopefully I'll see your presentation there. Fernando

By: Fernando Lopez 04/21/2011 7:14 AM
I think they are waiting for all the topic submissions to come in (end of month) before they can put together a schedule. Hopefully I'll see you there!

By: Sam Farmer 04/23/2011 11:47 AM
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