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Let Your CF Voice Be Heard

Let Your CF Voice Be Heard

Another month in the world of CF has passed, and as always, it's certainly not been a dull one. This month's editorial will be devoted to a handful of important CFDJ housekeeping items before you turn the page to get into the technical meat. The 3rd Annual CFDJ Readers' Choice Awards are now in full swing with hundreds of votes in so far and more coming in even as I write.

I'm also proud to note that we've received lots of positive feedback from around the industry for the new fraud protection and voting systems that we've added to this year's awards program. The most notable addition is that current subscribers' votes count as 2 points, giving them more weight in the overall standings than new CFDJ visitors' votes, which count as 1 point. It's been interesting to observe the breakdown of these numbers as it's a good reflection of who we're reaching. Voting continues until the end of August, so while the deadline is still a while off, if you haven't voted yet, come cast your vote and let your voice be heard ( www.sys-con.com/coldfusion/readerschoice2003).

Speaking of letting your voice be heard, we're going to be doing some "Quick Polls" on the CFDJ Web site over the next few months, looking for your opinion on the industry, CFDJ's content (both print and online), and several other issues of the day that will help guide us in our editorial coverage, as well as our mission to constantly improve and to serve you better. As always, feel free to drop me a line anytime at [email protected] with questions, comments, complaints, and of course, brilliant ideas.

Here's yet another way to voice your opinion in the CFDJ world. We'll be doing a CFDJ Keynote Panel discussion at the CFUN 2003 Conference, June 21-22, 2003, in Gathersburg, Maryland ( www.cfconf.org/cfun-03). Appearing on the panel will be many of the authors that you see here each month in the magazine, and moderating will be yours truly. We'll be covering all the latest issues in the ColdFusion world - including technical questions, where CF is going, and lots of other issues of the day.

We'll be sticking to a format similar to last year's CFNorth Conference, so you can submit your questions to me in advance via e-mail if you'll be attending the conference. When we run out of pre-submitted questions, we'll open it up to the floor. Also similar to last year's event, we'll cover the highlights in a subsequent issue of CFDJ. I've always been a big advocate of conference education, and if you can make it - I'll see you there.

One last bit of CFDJ news is that Charlie Arehart, a frequent writer for CFDJ, and one of its co-technical editors, recently accepted the position of chief technical officer for New Atlanta Communications, most known in the CF world as the makers of BlueDragon. His role with the magazine, and indeed within the community as an evangelist for CFML, will not change. As this month's and future articles will show, he's still got plenty of topics to talk about that are of interest to all CF and CFML developers. We're looking forward to reading them!

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Robert Diamond is the founder and editor-in-chief of BroadwayWorld.com, the premiere theater site on the net now receiving over 100,000 unique visitors a day. He is also the owner of Wisdom Digital Media - a leading designer of entertainment and technology web sites. He is also the lead producer on BroadwayWorld.com's consistently sold-out Joe's Pub concert series, and Standing Ovations benefit concerts. Diamond was also named one of the "Top thirty magazine industry executives under the age of 30" by Folio magazine. Robert holds a BS degree in information management and technology from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Visit his blog at www.robertdiamond.com.

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