How Maths and Computer Science gave me something to do

by kai 04/08/2013

The other day, my friend Sam McEwan published a post “How computer science saved my ass” on his blog. In this post, he explained how he ended up doing computer science and elaborated on both the good and the bad parts of his university (and in general overall schooling) experience. When I read Sam’s blog […]

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jQuery Mobile workshops in Germany in October 2013

by kai 15/04/2013

While I’m going to be in Germany for CFCamp in October, I’ll be running three instances of my “Developing mobile web applications with jQuery Mobile” workshop in each Frankfurt (October 8, 2013), Cologne (October 10, 2013) and Hamburg (October 17, 2013). The three trainings are being held in cooperation with Heise Events, the event and […]

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CFCamp 2013 – Back in Germering

by kai 14/04/2013

The last two CFCamp events in Munich have been such a success so that the team around Michi Hnat is putting it on again. CFCamp 2013 will happen on October 14 and 15 (Monday and Tuesday) in Germering (right next to Munich). I’m blogging about it now, because I want to make people aware of […]

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Time travel

by kai 13/01/2013

About 10 years ago, Diane and I went to Australia for the first time ever. There will probably be a special blog post to celebrate the occasion at some stage in February. Today I just got reminded of the trip because an “anonymous friend” of mine sent me this: Now go back in time to […]

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CFCamp 2012 post-mortem

by kai 21/10/2012

Ok, it’s over. I’m back at Frankfurt international, Terminal 2 – just one level above where I arrived last Sunday morning coming from Sydney and Singapore for CFCamp 2012 in Munich. To start with the essentials: It was great. Michi Hnat and his organising helpers have done a really, really good job. The conference venue […]

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Want to learn jQuery Mobile? In Munich or Melbourne? Book now!

by kai 13/10/2012

This is just a quick reminder that I’m teaching a full-day jQuery Mobile workshop on two occasions in October. For both session there are still tickets available, at the same time both have enough attendees to def. go ahead and happen! The first one is next week, October 17 in Munich. It’s part of CFCamp’s […]

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CFML – alive and kicking at CFCamp and CFAcademy in Germany

by kai 06/08/2012

Quite often one is told that ColdFusion is dead, old and proprietary. That’s actually not quite true even though I can see where people are coming from – ColdFusion doesn’t seem to be as posh and fancy as the poster children of web development such as Rails and Node. Fair enough. However, there’s more to […]

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Thoughts on the MMP threshold in New Zealand

by kai 25/02/2012

Note: This is a political post. It’s highly driven by my political opinions and the ongoing discussion on the preferred NZ election system. If you don’t like to read about these topics, please move on. I was inspired to write this one up after reading a blog post of stuff by David Farrar. I don’t […]

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Flex User Group in Berlin: First meeting

by kai 15/07/2008

I wanted to blog this for quite a while but didn’t get to it: There’s a new Flex User Group in Berlin, Germany. I’d like to mention it here for three reasons – I’ve met Bettina Schulz, who has founded the group, just recently at the webinale conference in Karlsruhe, Germany and encouraged her to […]

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