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Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2009 (Lansdowne, VA) with: Randy Brown
Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2009 (Lansdowne, VA) with: Randy Brown

Simon Free Leads The Way

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I just wanted to take a moment to give a big congratulations to my friend and fellow ColdFusion developer, Simon Free. He has taken a huge initiative at his company, trying to get all of his developers ColdFusion 8 certified. After months of preparing presentations and hosting after-work study sessions, Simon Free has gotten over 90% of his developers certified! More than just a ColdFusion, FLEX, and AIR developer, Simon is someone who seeks to improve the lives of those around him; whether it is through his conference sessions, his charity work, his mentoring efforts, his outgoing personality, or his dedication as a friend, Simon never ceases to amaze me.

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Indeed. Simon is a quality guy and he has an emphasis on continual excellence.

Congrats to Simon and his team for pulling together and making it happen.



I'd like to second Ben's note and add that Si spent countless hours to help our team (I was one of the beneficiaries of his help) become certified. He went above and beyond anything any of us could have expected, including staying until 10pm to help us prepare. His self-less help cannot be quantified; not just in regards to the certification test, but his passion to help people.


Thanks guys! Praise is always appreciated! It was a fun experience. I actually got to learn a lot while I was researching the different things to teach.

In 2 weeks I am hoping that we will have 100% if our employees certified!

Now i just need to move on to my next goal. Anyone have any ideas?