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Included below are biographies from several of our members. Active Seattle ColdFusion User Group Members (members who have attended an in person meeting in the past 2 months, or have attended 3 of the last 4 meetings online) can be listed as a member at no charge.

Leon O'Daniel - Organizer

Leon is an award-winning ColdFusion web application developer with over 21 years experience designing and developing web sites and web applications for companies of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 50 to very small, one person companies. He has an extensive background in web application development, technical writing, database design and adult education.

In addition, Leon spent 13 years serving in the United States Navy as a nuclear reactor operator, technical trainer and database developer. He has previously been on the faculty of South Seattle and South Puget Sound Community Colleges teaching web site design theory and web programming courses, and has been featured in radio talk shows and web site marketing seminars.

William Frankhouser - Marketing ;)

William is a passionate Web Developer working at Everett Community College specializing in UIX, Web Accessibility, Database, HTML5/CSS/JS, and ColdFusion development (since the early Macromedia days). He has created many tools and applications helping students and staff with developed projects such as the Class Schedule, Campus Room Scheduling, Budget Management, Student Portal and even a CMS and Forum.

William continues his hobbies and passions with his side business under WilzDezign providing Snohomish county with web development, web hosting services, photo and multimedia development.

Jim Bates

Jim is a software engineer who focuses on the user experience in enterprise business systems for defense, commercial and non-profit customers. He has used ColdFusion since 4.0, and loves the flexibility and ease of development. He has worked with firms from Fortune 100 companies to small ministries leveraging a variety of back-end technologies and UI designs to create innovative systems that radically increase profits, streamline workflows and delight the user.

Using ColdFusion, Jim has created business applications for international clients from Afghanistan to Italy, localized to their cultures (calendar, number and currency format, even RTL Arabic script and Chinese.)

Jim's passion is to create software that the users love, both because of what it does for them and because the UI is attractive and easy to use.

As a teacher (having taught Web design classes for 13 years at the Community College level) Jim loves to pass on what he has learned, both in classroom and informal settings. And as a developer, Jim is convinced that good documentation is critical for success. And, even though Jim was photographed in Las Vegas wearing a shirt that said "I don't always test my code, but when I do, I do it in Production", he is a fan of test-driven development!