Tuesday, February 7, 2006

RFC: ColdFusion Weekly Podcast

Although we already have two very nice podcasts in CF land with Helms and Peters Out Loud and the ColdFusion Podcast, I'm just arrogant enough to think that the CF world might like to hear what I have to say in a podcast form. I have a partner in crime tenatively lined up so once we nail down some details we'll make a more official announcement. We've discussed the format of the show a bit and want it to be fun, but most of all to make this work we'll need the participation of the CF community.

So what do I mean by that? Well, given that this is a podcast we can't have a live call-in show, but we can do the next best thing and have you send in audio files (or plain text emails if you want to kick it 1996 ...) with your questions and comments, and we'll play them on the show and do the best we can to answer your CF issues. We'll also have interviews, in-depth topic discussions, and other fun stuff like a weekly code puzzle. Think "Car Talk" for CF and you'll start picturing where we'd like to see this go.

So why the pre-announcement? Mostly because I'd like to get feedback on where you'd like to see this go and if this would be of interest. I think the "call-in" portion could be really fun, and if we get enough interest we'll give away some CF schwag as prizes for the puzzle section of the show. I see bad jokes, I see interviews, I see guest hosts, I see lots of directions this could go, but most of all I'd want this to be something a bit different than the two podcasts already out there, and I'd love to have as much participation from the community as is feasible.


I would be happy to come on and talk about ColdSpring.

Excellent! We have our first official guest. Thanks Kurt!

Another CF podcast would be wonderful. There are more than two good CF websites, so it stands to reason that the earth can handle more than two good CF podcasts.

There are actually three good CF podcasts out there. The third is Coldfusion Muse. Mark's topics sometimes range a little further afield and cover general IT consulting topics, but he has put out some nice CF stuff as well. A few weeks ago there was a really good episode on how to use some open source CF apps to launch a functional, content based website in just a few hours.

But why stop at 3? The ones that exist now only cover about half of my weekly commute, so there's definately room in MY listening schedule for a 4th :)

Thanks Seth, I wasn't aware of the third one. I'll add it to my feed list, and with the new one we'll try to fill up your commute a little more!

Matt, I'm the partner in crime and I hope I'm not tenative...

Anyways, exciting stuff to come. Matt and I did a little more planning today over IM. It really is difference collaborating with someone with just email and IM.


Thanks Peter, wasn't thinking of you as tentative, I just didn't want to say anything without checking with you first!

We're looking to getour first episode online immediately after cf.objective(). More details soon.

Lol, I know Matt - you're always cutting me out of the loop...wink.

Yeppers, I'm leaking that our first cast looks to be release after Cf.Objective(). Wonder what that might have in it? (hehe)

I'm happy to whore myself out in the name of BlogFusion if you're interested! :)

Seriously, I'd love to hear what you have to say! Looking forward to the podcast.

Ping me when you need BlogFusion giveaways... I have somet stuff.

Very cool Jake, much appreciated! We'll take whatever whoring we can get. ;-)

Matt, how about a live chatroom during the show, where we can all rag on everything you say?

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