Today is the 100th episode of the Online ColdFusion Meetup Group, a.k.a. CFMeetup, with Adobe speaker Josh Adams on the topic of ColdFusion as the ideal server-side data provider for iPhone applications. The meeting starts online at 12p ET; find out more here.

This special anniversary of the CFMeetup is made possible by Charlie Arehart, a tireless champion of the ColdFusion Community, who has worked very hard for several years now to improve the organization and execution of meetings and has strived to provide a consistent speaker lineup that give contemporary, meaningful presentations on ColdFusion related topics.

As the founder of ColdFusion Meetup, I'm honored to attend today's anniversary event. In 2004, Macromedia provided employees with unlimited Breeze Meeting accounts (now Adobe Connect) after it acquired Presidia, the original makers of the Flash based meeting software. As Breeze became widely used in Macromedia for internal company meetings, it occurred to me that I could make good use of my unlimited account by starting an online presentation series for the ColdFusion community of developers, and so I formed the Online ColdFusion Meetup Group. The first meeting was February 2005 where I convinced several members of the ColdFusion engineering team to take questions about the release of ColdFusion MX 7 from online guests. Participation grew as I attracted speakers on a monthly basis, and it became a consistent series that ran throughout the year. Later, as I moved from ColdFusion Support to the ColdFusion Engineering team working on Scorpio (CF8), Charlie happily took over the reigns to keep the momentum going... and how has he!

Prizes
Now that I'm a software engineer at Webapper Services providing enterprise level ColdFusion consulting, among the special prize giveaways at today's CFMeetup, Webapper will be giving away a 2-server Enterprise license for SeeFusion - retail value of $600!

SeeFusion is a utility for monitoring and troubleshooting ColdFusion application servers. SeeFusion gives you the ability to "see" how your ColdFusion servers are processing requests in real time.


See you today at CFMeetup!