MAX 2004 Tokyo , Tokyo, Japan (February 19, 2004)
MAX 2004 Tokyo was an incredible event, thousands of attendees (even more than at MAX in the U.S.) and two days of sessions, presentations, shop talk, and of course bars. I gave two presentations, one on running multiple instances of ColdFusion on top of J2EE, and one on Web Services. On the first night of MAX we hosted a ColdFusion User Group presentation. A panel comprised of Brandon Purcell, John Dowdell, and myself answered questions for over two hours, and we were amazed at the interactivity (which usually does not occur when there is a language barrier). Other U.S. Macromedians who attended included Ed Sullivan (in the top picture with myself and J.D.), Greg Rewis, Bob Regan, Angela Drury, Peter Goldie, and Kevin Lynch (who flew in and out for his keynote, spending more time in the air than in Japan). Once again, Tokyo does not disappoint. I'll be back.