If you're going to MAX this year, make sure to check out the Bird of a Feather (BoF) meetings Monday night (11/17). These are informal, 50 minute meetings where we can discuss various issues and get to know each other while eating pizza and having a few beers.
If you haven't seen the complete list of BoFs yet, they're a bit hidden. Click here and scroll down a bit.
I'll be running "Addressing the ColdFusion Developers' Skills Gap" at 8:30 in room 2000, Level 2 of Moscone West. (I just found this out about an hour ago. :))
Over two years ago, Brian Kotek posted about the perception of a CF Skills Divide. Today I think that in many cases, the skills divide has grown.
The big question is, why? Once we know why, how can we each fill in our own gaps? Better yet, how can we help each other fill in the blanks?
I'll be putting together some talking points over the next two days. If you have anything you'd like to talk about, please post it in the comments. I can't guarantee I'll bring up everything, but we'll talk about as much as possible in the 50 minutes we have. We can also continue the discussion afterwards in the hallways or elsewhere.
See you there!