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The AZCFUG CF Coding Contest (Last Night)

posted under category: ColdFusion on May 25, 2006 by Nathan

The week-long AZCFUG coding contest ended last night. It didn't create a lot of buzz, so we just had 3 submissions. They were: an AJAX chat client, an employment listing, and, well, mine.

I went kind of overboard. I rewrote the site using Fusebox 5, Coldspring and Reactor. I fixed a couple security issues and made some admin tools for managing content.

In the end, Sean won on points (judged on UI, coding style and usefulness), but, the nice guy he is, conceeded, saying "I would just feel bad if I beat Nate". They added an effort column to my scoresheet and multiplied by 100. So, long story short, I won! The prize? The Adobe Web Bundle.

I put a heck of a lot of work into the site, but it went quickly. About 16 hours (my wife will say otherwise). You can see it here, and make sure to try out the admin area (i've disabled the admin security). You can play with the content and email template editors, it's ok.

Thanks everybody for voting for me! You're too kind! I reeeeeally wanted to win :) Thanks!!

Update: conceded, not the same as forfeited, I used the wrong word, thx Sean.

Nathan is a software developer at The Boeing Company in Charleston, SC. He is essentially a big programming nerd. Really, you could say that makes him a nerd among nerds. Aside from making software for the web, he plays with tech toys and likes to think about programming's big picture while speaking at conferences and generally impressing people with massive nerdiness and straight-faced sarcastic humor. Nathan got his programming start writing batch files in DOS. It should go without saying, but these thought and opinions have nothing to do with Boeing in any way.
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