Hello everyone, I wanted to introduce myself as the newest member to join the ranks of ASFusion. I was hired on November 1st as a designer and front end developer, and I am excited to work with a team of people that really understand how the web works, and has a good sense of how to make the impossible happen.

About me: my name is Mark Aplet. If your familiar with Mango Blog, then you may have already heard my name before--or perhaps my username (visual28)--I design and develop themes or "skins" for Mango Blog users to dress up their blogs. I have also developed a number of free plugins for mango blog that are available from my personal website. I have been fairly active in the Mango Blog community since I was introduced to it about two and a half years ago. So if you have a theming question, I am a pretty good person to ask.

I have been working in the design industry for about 10 years. Then specifically in web design for about 7 plus years. In that time I have taught myself html and css, and even a little ColdFusion. In fact my very first ColdFusion app was MyCFNuke (no longer available). The ColdFusion clone of PHPNuke. I don't conceder myself to be a ColdFusion programmer in the least. I know my way around CF, but feel more at home in HTML and CSS. Languages that I hope will be put to good use while employed here at ASFusion.

When I am not designing or developing websites, I enjoy getting out of the house with my wife (BFF) and or family pet Henna--a very energetic golden retriever--for a trip up to the mountains for some camping, fun in the snow, or an all out off-road adventure in a heavily modified 1942 Jeep rockcrawler.

2010 brought a lot of changes to us and a big move. In December last year, the lease for our old of fice expired and we thought that we could change the scenery too. So we decided to go back to Los Angeles, after several years living in the Orange County. 

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Hello everyone, this being my first post, I would like to introduce myself as the newest addition to the AsFusion team. For those of you who don’t know my name from the surprisingly popular Flex Gangsta video that I whipped up for the 360|Flex San Jose Conference, it’s Jeremy Saenz!

I kind of just fell into the developer world about six months ago, and I have never turned back. I love designing and developing UI’s, hacking audio code, mixing and writing music. I love the Flex developer community, and I love participating in it, so be sure to check in here at AsFusion for some pretty sweet tutorials and resources for Flex. Don’t hesitate to talk to me... I am a very friendly guy! Do you like music? Wanna jam? Wanna be my friend? Hit me up on Twitter.

360|Flex conferences are well known for their openness and transparency, they even tell you how much they make! In that spirit, speakers at 360|Flex Atlanta started to share their session survey results.

I received my results for 360 San Jose, and I'll share them with you. A lot of people told me during the rest of the conference that they enjoyed the session, so I was hoping to get good numbers in the survey ;)

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cf.Objective() was a great conference, thank you to the organizers and speakers! I was not able to attend to as many sessions as I wanted, but just being able to talk at the lounge with super-smart people was worth enough (Chris Scott, Maxim Porges, Brian Rinaldi, Andy Powell, and many others). I had the feeling that anyone I would talk to would have something interesting to say or something I could learn from. I haven’t had that feeling for a long time, and it was great.

I think my session went pretty well, thank you all for attending. I had been preparing for the presentation for a few months, and thanks to Sean Corfield, who asked for drafts, seconds drafts, release candidates and final versions of the slides, I had the general flow of the talk long ago. There were, as always, last minute changes, particularly because we added features to Mate and changed the names of all the framework tags the week before cf.Objective!

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