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Considering starting a "CF Fringe" podcast focusing on the bleeding edge of CFML, hacks, etc.--any interest?

This won't be weekly--I learned my lesson there. It also will be down and dirty, much like the content, meaning the long hours of production we put into ColdFusion Weekly ( won't be there. It'll likely be myself, Peter Farrell, and miscellaneous guests jumping on Skype to talk about open source in the CFML world, cool CFML hacks, and other topics for 15-30 minutes every so often.

 Definitely would like some feedback on this--I've been mulling over some ideas for quite a while and I think this one has some legs. And I don't want it to turn into "the Matt and Peter show" by any means, because there's a ton of people out there doing a ton of cool stuff, so the more the merrier.

 And who knows, the web site could turn into a place for how-tos, cool hacks and sample apps, maybe even some screencasts ...

 My motivation is that I know from Twitter and through the grapevine that there are a lot of people out there doing some very interesting things, and I don't think there's an outlet for things like this since, at least in my opinion, the current CFML podcasts have turned into "Sunday morning news shows" as opposed to being technical. There's a place for that, but that certainly shouldn't be the only thing going on and given that the more technical episodes of CF Weekly were also our most popular, there's a void there that needs to be filled.

 Anyway, let me know what you think if you have an interest or opinion on this.


AHaskell said…
Awesome dude, count me in. I think this is drastically needed.
Anonymous said…
I agree, it's needed. I like the other podcasts and all, but they don't really get my brain turning. I want deep, gritty information like what I would receive at a cf.objective() session, or something on that line. Stuff that makes me think really hard.
coofuushun said…
I'm all for someone doing technical CF podcasts, but, given my own schedule, and now long takes me now, it won't be me! :-) I would find it difficult to present to my CFUG and CFConversations AND run my CFUG, too. I would be willing to try out that format for the next presentation that I do to see if I could combine the two.Now, that said... I will say, though, that if someone wants to do a technical guest spot on CFConversations, I'd certainly be interested. Matt, if you want to test out the waters a bit and try it out on CFConversations, you would be more than welcome. After all, there would probably have been no CFConversations at all had I not gotten hooked on CFWeekly!

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