Jared Rypka-Hauer has been developing applications using web technology since 1996. In 1997 he went full-time with things and never looked back. However he languished in the living hell of BLOT (thats Business Logic On Top - the way we USED to build ColdFusion applications) until 2005 when several friends turned him on to CFCs and best practices. Finding limited resources for ColdFusion programmers wishing to enhance their skills toward the Enterprise, he knew he had to do something about it. And thus in 2005, with some goading from friends, he became Chief Instigator for cf.Objective(), the world's only Enterprise Software Engineering conference for ColdFusion programmers. And the rest, as they say, is history.