What is CFCamp?
CFCamp has been created as a grassroots initiative to provide training and networking opportunities for beginner and advanced level CFML, web and mobile software engineers. The conference was launched in 2008 as a single-day event with less than 100 attendees and 9 sessions.
Since then the event has continued to grow year-by-year in attendees and number of sessions. In the mid-2010s a pre-conference workshop day was added to the event, which has been adopted for providing half- or full-day commercial training offerings very successfully.
CFCamp now comprises two full days of main conference on Thursday and Friday and with the preceding days used for commercial workshops and training - as well as free community events.
Some of the growth milestones were:
2008: single-day - 80 attendees and 9 sessions
2011: single-day - 120 attendees and 10+ sessions
2017: two days - 160 attendees and 20+ sessions and workshop day
2018: two days - 180 attendees and 25 sessions and multiple workshop day
2019: two days - 200+ attendees and 25+ sessions and multiple workshop day
2023: Back from a Covid-19-enforced break - two day with ~ 200 attendees, 25+ sessions and a workshop day
Over the course of the years we’ve outgrown our venue three times and are now hosting CFCamp 2024 at the Munich Airport Marriott Hotel in Freising for the forth time. It’s a very convenient location with its proximity to the airport and hotel rooms for attendees on-site.
As many other events, the global pandemic forced us to pause for a few years. In 2023, we believed that the pandemic situation had stabilized enough to make it possible to hold an in-person conference again. The 2023 event was a full success, not having cause a single Covid-infection (that we were made aware of).
This year we are expecting 200+ attendees due to a heightened demand for community meetings after multiple years of hibernation and a widened focus of the conference and expanded content coverage to CFML-related topics like cloud infrastructure and mobile development in the context of CFML as a technology stack.