And the new Adobe ColdFusion Specialist!

I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a Systems Engineer position in the role of ColdFusion Specialist with Adobe Systems, Inc. I am excited about working for Adobe and about the role as ColdFusion Specialist. What has me so jazzed up? Getting to work with ColdFusion (and also Flex, AIR, LiveCycle, and the many other great tools from Adobe) and at the same time with you, the ColdFusion user. I love ColdFusion, but what I love even more is working with ColdFusion users as they do new, better, bigger, and innovative things with ColdFusion! And that's exactly what I have been hired to do.

Over the past several years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know so many in the ColdFusion user community at conferences, user group meetings, and other events. I'm excited for this opportunity to focus on continuing those relationships and forging new ones. Because for me, that's the greatest thing about my job: I am here for you! If there is anything that you need from Adobe in regards to ColdFusion, I'm your man. So don't be shy--get in touch! I'm still in ramp up mode so I'm not going to list contact information here, but you can simply add a comment to this post or use the Contact link at the bottom of the page to send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

One more thing: not to make this sound too much like an awards acceptance speech, but the reality is that there are a number of people who deserve my thanks for their role in helping me get to the point where I was able to land this position. But rather than try to cover them all and risk missing any, I will instead turn my thanks to the Atlanta ColdFusion User Group as so many of those deserving my thanks are people I know through my involvement in ACFUG. Thanks ACFUG and those I know because of it--I appreciate you! If you're reading this and you're serious about your career and you're not attending meetings of your local user group, you need to start. If there is no local user group, you need to start one. And another great option--and the place to turn if absolutely no one lives near you such that any user group you would start would be a user group of one--is the Online ColdFusion Meetup.

2010-12-22: given the age and content of this post, it is difficult at this point to conceive of a legitimate comment that could be posted. Yet comments continue to be posted: spam. And it's strange because it is this blog post more than any other that receives these spam comments (I think it might be because this post is linked from Ben Forta's blog). So it seems wise to me then to stop the insanity by closing comments to this post. Should you have a legitimate comment you wish to post here, please contact me via the contact form here on my blog. Thanks!

Ben Nadel's Gravatar Josh, this is awesome. Glad to have you part of the Adobe team!
# Posted By Ben Nadel | 2/6/08 7:17 PM
Clark Valberg's Gravatar Congratulations Josh - I can't think of anyone more naturally suited for this position. Great decision on Adobe's part.
# Posted By Clark Valberg | 2/6/08 7:21 PM
Chris Dawes's Gravatar Awesome news! Bring on the ColdFusionevangelism!

There has been a bit of support coming our way in Australia lately from Adobe enthusiasts. Will there be more evangelism in Australia? (or are we still too far away?)

Hopefully you can also evangelise ColdFusion to Adobe too! (maybe even get them to put coldfusion-only features in their flash/livecycle products... or release features to us (aka their products) before the .net crowd (work that out).

either way.. you are very, very welcome... you've put a big smile on my face! You are a big deal in our world!!
# Posted By Chris Dawes | 2/6/08 7:48 PM
Liz Frederick's Gravatar You definitely deserve it, Josh. We are excited to have you speaking at CFUnited and representing Adobe.
# Posted By Liz Frederick | 2/6/08 8:05 PM
Raymond Camden's Gravatar Awesome news, Josh. Congrats!
# Posted By Raymond Camden | 2/6/08 8:55 PM
Steven Erat's Gravatar Congratulations and welcome aboard, Josh!
# Posted By Steven Erat | 2/6/08 9:05 PM
Brian Rinaldi's Gravatar Congrats Josh. It was great having you in Boston last year representing NA. Will be better having you again representing Adobe. :) Best of luck in the new position!
# Posted By Brian Rinaldi | 2/6/08 9:07 PM
Andrew Gscheidle's Gravatar A good day for Adobe and Josh Adams both I am sure!
# Posted By Andrew Gscheidle | 2/6/08 9:22 PM
Jason Wade's Gravatar Congratulations Josh. Looking forward to great things to come.
# Posted By Jason Wade | 2/6/08 9:51 PM
Brian Meloche's Gravatar Congrats, Josh!
# Posted By Brian Meloche | 2/6/08 10:59 PM
Adam Howitt's Gravatar Aw Josh, I remember you when you were a noob ;-) Congratulations and hopefully we can grab a beer at CFUnited again.
# Posted By Adam Howitt | 2/6/08 11:55 PM
Douglas Knudsen's Gravatar woohoo! Congrats! And a blog to boot, look out CF world, time for some rockin joshin CF times!
# Posted By Douglas Knudsen | 2/7/08 12:55 AM
John Mason's Gravatar Congrats!
# Posted By John Mason | 2/7/08 1:20 AM
Steve 'Cutter' Blades's Gravatar Great News! Glad to have you over in the Adobe camp Josh. Hope I'll get a chance to see you at WebManiacs.
# Posted By Steve 'Cutter' Blades | 2/7/08 2:13 AM
Rick Mason's Gravatar Josh,

Hearty congratulations. Love seeing the CF team growing!
# Posted By Rick Mason | 2/7/08 9:04 AM
Rey Bango's Gravatar Congrats Josh!!! Adobe definitely picked up a top guy. :)
# Posted By Rey Bango | 2/7/08 10:05 AM
Pete Freitag's Gravatar Congratulations Josh! Best of luck with your new job.
# Posted By Pete Freitag | 2/7/08 10:10 AM
O?uz Demirkap?'s Gravatar Congratulations, sir! :)
# Posted By O?uz Demirkap? | 2/7/08 10:43 AM
Sam Singer's Gravatar Hey Josh,
Congrats on you new job! Hope that we can schedule you to speak at the Auburn Adobe users group. We meet on 3rd Thursdays at 10cst. How about Feb 21 or March 20?
--Sam Singer
# Posted By Sam Singer | 2/7/08 12:08 PM
Jeffry Houser's Gravatar Josh,

# Posted By Jeffry Houser | 2/7/08 5:28 PM
Sean Corfield's Gravatar Glad to see you onboard the mothership!

Also glad to see you leave New Atlanta...

First Charlie, now you :)
# Posted By Sean Corfield | 2/8/08 4:01 AM
Justin's Gravatar Doh! I just installed BlueDragon!

kidding of course...
# Posted By Justin | 2/8/08 11:27 AM
Steve Drucker's Gravatar Looking forward to working with you on WebManiacs 2008!
# Posted By Steve Drucker | 2/8/08 12:38 PM
Rudi's Gravatar Congrats Josh!
# Posted By Rudi | 2/8/08 1:35 PM
David Fekke's Gravatar Crongrats on the new job Josh. I look forward to seeing your presentations on ColdFusion and other Adobe technologies.

# Posted By David Fekke | 2/8/08 4:29 PM
Russell Youngblood's Gravatar Way to go Josh - Congratulations! You are the man!
Send me a cf t-shirt!
# Posted By Russell Youngblood | 2/13/08 5:31 PM
Critter's Gravatar aye. nice one mate.. well done.
# Posted By Critter | 2/13/08 7:06 PM
Dom's Gravatar Welcome to the team Josh
# Posted By Dom | 2/27/08 5:58 PM
DeeAnn's Gravatar Congrats! Glad to know things are going well for you!
# Posted By DeeAnn | 7/12/08 4:21 PM
Ari's Gravatar Well done Josh
# Posted By Ari | 8/27/10 12:26 AM
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