End of an era: I've stepped down as an Adobe User Group Manager

It's been a long, long, long run... but it's time to end it.

At Tuesday's Cleveland CFUG meeting, I officially stepped down as an Adobe User Group manager. Dan Vega, my long time co-manager, has taken over the group. Mike Cooper, the AUG manager, has also decided to step down to spend more time with his family. Andrew Maurer, the Cleveland AUG co-manager, becomes the co-manager of a combined group. I will no longer serve in any official capacity within the group, though I will remain involved, advise, and contribute as time allows.

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My Adobe Community Expert bio is up at adobe.com

A follow-up to my last post...

My Adobe Community Expert bio, minus pic, is now up. You can find it here.

I am an Adobe Community Expert!

I found out earlier this week that I have been accepted into the Adobe Community Expert program!

I will be an A.C.E. (don't say "ace") on ColdFusion, although I may be added to other programs as well. Watch for my bio on Adobe.com!

My BOF at MAX Chicago discussed promoting ColdFusion outside the ColdFusion community. As an Adobe Community Expert, I plan to practice what I have started to preach, and help tell the ColdFusion story to those that have yet to hear it, or have heard the WRONG story. As a few have said in the blogosphere, we ColdFusion "missionaries" may have limited success in converting developers currently using other languages. And, you know what? I don't think that's as important as helping correct the misinformation and wrong perceptions of what ColdFusion is and what it can do, and to open a few eyes. We might not be able to convert everyone, but there is something to be said for trying.

I would have blogged about this earlier this week, but I wanted to wait until I submitted my bio, which I have just done!