Coldbox Amsterdam Training – DISCOUNTS and REFERRALS

With a week left before the Coldbox 101 + Workshop here in Amsterdam, we have decided to extend the Early Bird pricing and offer a DISCOUNT, as well.

Early bird tickets are 1200 Euro ($1755 USD) and will be available until October 21st.

Use the discount code: CB_AMS_LM and receive a 200 Euro discount ($300 USD).

Where else can you get a 2 day training and a 1 day hands on workshop for 1000 Euro?

Not to mention, you will leave inspired and with plenty of resources and materials that will help you continue to expand your skill set indefinitely.

I apologize to those who have already registered, but we will also offer a retroactive discount for referrals.
If you know someone who may be interested, now is the time to push. Have them mention your name and get 10% of their final ticket price. That applies to each referral. Yes, they are allowed to use the discount code above, but remember the kick-back is 10% of their ticket price.

UPDATE: Coldbox 101 Amsterdam

Registration issues have been resolved.
Due to issues accepting payments with PayPal, and hosting an international event, tickets must be sold in USD and processed with Google Checkout.

The registration page has been updated: Coldbox 101 Amsterdam @ eventbrite

More news about the event:

Luis Majano, the creator of Colbox, will be joining us via Video Conferencing for a Meet and Greet. He will also talk about what’s new in the latest version.

Each attendee will receive a Coldbox Training Manual (over 300 pages), along with an Exercise Booklet (just under a 100 pages), and some nice schwag (bag,t-shirt,etc).

UPDATE: Coldbox 101 Amsterdam

If you have tried to purchase tickets, but run into errors when checking out using PayPal, please bare with me.
The alternate payment methods are also not functioning.
I have been working with EventBrite and PayPal to determine the cause and find a solution…

I apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience.

In the meantime, it will be a manual process.
To reserve your seat use the contact form and specify the attendees full names and email address.

You will receive an EventBrite ticket and a Paypal Invoice.

UPDATE: ColdBox Training Amsterdam (LOCATION + DISCOUNT)

I am happy to announce the location of our first ColdBox Europe training here in Amsterdam.

Thanks to Ernst van der Linden, of Team Coldbox and, along with the crew at RemuNet Services for offering to host the event.

The facility is in the heart of town, and has the real Amsterdam feel.

You can check it out on Google Maps:
Keizersgracht 83A
Amsterdam 1015 CG

The affiliation has also allowed us to offer the 3 DAY course for a discounted rate of 1200 Euros (early bird – before Oct.14th) and 1500 Euros after the 14th.

So spread the word and sign up soon, seating is limited.

Registration and Event Info at

Scotch on the Rocks with a twist of Training

Scotch on the Road is coming to Amsterdam on October 26th. If you don’t know it is a FREE event. Check out their site for session information and other specifics.

We are considering offering a 2 day Coldbox 101 training and an additional hands-on Workshop. Since it’s short notice, this is a quick poll for interest.
Details and specifics will follow.

Thursday & Friday: Training
Saturday: Additional Hands-on Workshop
Sunday: —
Monday: Scotch On The Road

This way there is enough time to go through the concepts, features, and syntax of Coldbox. And an extra day to put it into practice.
Develop a full application using Coldbox with some of the latest technologies, like Coldspring, Lightwire, Transfer, etc.
Not to mention, plenty of tips, tricks, tools, and shortcuts for developing. Not only with Coldbox, but in general. I’ll even touch on some Object Oriented stuff, where it’s good, bad, and why.

If you are coming from out of town, or just need a reason to bug the boss to spend some of that training budget…Amsterdam has one of the best public transport systems in the world. You can do plenty of sight seeing, beer drinking, and …it’s Amsterdam!

Presenting Coldbox at the CFUG NL (Netherlands) on November 20th

The guys here at CFUG NL are putting together a battle of the frameworks.

Bringing in presenters for each of the major frameworks: Coldbox, Mach-ii, Model Glue, and Fusebox.

I have been asked to represent Coldbox.

Each presenter will give a walk-through on how to build a basic application.
We don’t have too much time, so we will squeeze in as much info as we can about the frameworks, as well.

To help benchmark and to give developers a better understanding of what each framework offers, we will all be building the same app.

It will be held at the Adobe Office at the Amsterdam Arena and will start at 14:00 hours.

Coldbox 3.0 and the ‘Box Suite’ are on the brink…

Luis and Team Coldbox have been busy as usual creating top-notch code for us all to use.

The upcoming 3.0 version of Coldbox is packed with improvements, new features, and all kinds of tools to make a CF developers life easier.

It’s in alpha now and available from the Coldbox download page.

You’ll also find LogBox, a logging framework, and MockBox, an object stubbing framework, are ready for the public to get their hands on. BlenderBox, a new IOC framework is around the corner, as well. Whether Luis likes it or not, I have deemed the new collection the ‘Box Suite’, for obvious reasons.

I am not on any milk cartons, yet…

I have received a number of emails and some comments about my lack of involvement in the CF community lately.

I do apologize, and am hoping to make a strong return.

After spending a year taking a beating on the West Coast in a corporate environment, establishing a development department, while managing a team, and playing the role of lead developer on applications with unrealistic deadlines…I am happy to still be alive.

It was a learning experience to say the least. Fortunately, I was able to get away when I did.

I have accepted an offer from fellow Team Coldbox member, Ernst van der Linden, to join his company, and partner RemuNet Services. It’s more then just a new job, it’s a new country and a new lifestyle.

ColdFusion has taken me from New York to Miami, and from Miami to Los Angeles. Now, it’s landed me in the Netherlands. Who says its not a powerful language?

It’s been a little over 2 months, and I am finally settled in my own place, and the paperwork is practically complete.
I have started to get organized again and re-acquainted with my projects.

I am looking forward to the synergy between Ernst and I, and expect to be contributing quite a bit on a solo and team effort.

I have some old entries to post and a handful of new ones to come.

I also want to thank those who have sent me feedback, comments, and contributions to existing projects during my hiatus. That’s the spirit that makes it all worth it, and what makes the CF community so special.