…Hello Adobe

Wow that took less time than I thought… So yeah, I’m joining Adobe. Specifically I’m joining Adobe’s Platform Evangelism group. I’ll be working under Kevin Hoyt with the team that includes Ryan Stewart, Lee Brimelow and Danny Dura amongst others and ultimately headed by Ben Forta. So it will take all of my composure to not, you know, break down into an Adobe fanboy in my first staff meeting.

What does that mean? It means that I will be working with the rest of the team to spread excitement about the Adobe Platform Products:

  • Flash
  • Flex
  • Air
  • ColdFusion
  • LiveCycle
  • Flash Catalyst
  • BlazeDS

I’ll be promoting the entire platform, but considering my experience to date, I imagine that I’ll start with a slight focus on ColdFusion and AIR.

However in addition to that focus I will have an overriding goal:

Get Adobe Platform Technologies taught in the classrooms of Higher Ed.

It’s a big goal, and not a trivial challenge. I see a lot of different paths to achieving it. I can’t wait to work with all of you to accomplish it.

And as my first act of Evangelism I will remind you once again that both ColdFusion and Flex Builder are available free to Higher Education. All you have to do is go to one of their respective “freeriatools” sites, fill out a form, and upload a picture of your Academic ID.

41 thoughts on “…Hello Adobe

  1. Super excited to have you on board, Terry!

    Oh, by the way, when you get an Adobe email address, can you drop me a line? I’ve already got a couple of accounts that need your attention (smile).

    Congratulations, and welcome,


  2. Excellent — Congratulations Terry!

    Can you send me some stickers?

    Or maybe some big fat torpedo cigars (like the kind the kings always smoke in the Disney movies) with Adobe bands on ’em


  3. Congratulations on your new role. I considered myself a steward of the product for quite a time, and I have every confidence that you will succeed in your mission and revitalize ColdFusion in the academic community. All the best!


  4. Congrats man! Adobe is lucky to have you. Steven Erat and I have both worked with the Harvard Extension School which has some curriculum containing ColdFusion…perhaps we can connect you.


  5. Wow, just heard the news (was teaching last week so under a bit of a rock keeping up on news). That’s just awesome, and a great thing for Adobe and the CF community.

    So PA now has 3 champions: Steelers for football, Phillies for baseball, and Terry for Adobe. 🙂

    Hope the new role brings you much satisfaction.


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