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Dave Watts
Works at Fig Leaf Software
Attended University of Maryland, College Park
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Dave founded Fig Leaf Software with Steve Drucker in 1992, and shares Steve’s vision of Fig Leaf Software as a world-class development and training company. As Chief Technology Officer, Dave Watts drives the technology vision and enhances Fig Leaf's competitive edge by developing the company's best practices, covering server configuration, performance tuning, application development, and application deployment. Dave also manages the Google Enterprise practice of Fig Leaf Software.

Dave is a Google Enterprise trainer, and provides training on behalf of Google for Google Search Appliance and Google Apps. He works with Google customers on GSA, GSS and Apps deployments as an architect and engineer. Dave is a Certified Google Apps Deployment Specialist.

Recognized as an expert in the ColdFusion community, Dave has been developing browser-based applications with ColdFusion since version 1.5. He coauthored the best-selling ColdFusion book, The ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, first and second editions with Steve Drucker and Ben Forta. Along with Steve Drucker, Dave co-founded the first ColdFusion Users’ Group in Washington, DC. He has been the most prolific poster on the CF-Talk mailing list for several years, having answered several thousand questions on ColdFusion and related topics. He regularly speaks at industry events, such as Adobe MAX, and writes articles for various trade publications. As one of the first Macromedia-certified instructors, Dave combines exceptional teaching with course development. He received a perfect score on his ColdFusion MX Certification, and regularly pursues new certifications in other areas of interest.

When not developing or teaching for Fig Leaf Software, Dave enjoys playing with new gadgets and technologies. In addition, he serves as an expert witness on IT and internet issues in civil court systems in several states.

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In the middle of #TeamWork2015 we now have a new GSA Qualified Deployment Specialist! Congratulations to our two newest specialists!
+Michael Tangorre +Benjamin Bentley
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Great work is facilitated by great tools. The GSA provides great search functionality and great relevance out of the box.
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We have a lot of association and nonprofit customers using Google Search Appliance and Google Site Search! Check this out to see how Google Search can work in your organization.
 
Learn how Associations and Nonprofits use Google Search to Power their organizations:
http://bit.ly/1y4IM1K
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On this first day after Christmas, my true Adobe Connect support contact gave to me:

One undocumented API call!
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Don't make me download and install a program to download and install another program. I'm looking at you, Adobe.
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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Same to you Dave
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I'm very proud to pass along this announcement: Fig Leaf Software is now a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).
 
We are delighted to announce that Fig Leaf Software is now a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fig Leaf Software, an award winning Washington, DC based digital...
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This is a very cool app that +Steve Drucker built using +Sencha Ext JS. It has some really impressive things in it, especially around multilingual text editing including RTL languages. Check it out!
The National Association of City and County Health Officials engaged Fig Leaf Software to develop a dynamic form/workflow/collaboration application using web standards. We used Sencha's Ext JS 4 ja...
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On the train to the bus to the plane to the plane to Google #TeamWork2015 on San Diego! 
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I really liked this article about dealing with one's effects - physical and virtual - after death.
When makers meet their makers. Who will care for the system that outlives you?
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There's a Chrome plugin for everything. EVERYTHING.
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That's very useful, but not nearly as funny.
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I'm proud to announce that one of our customers, SignUpGenius, ranked as one of the top thousands sites by Alexa! They're using Adobe ColdFusion running within Amazon AWS, without any CDN.
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Just voted for marijuana legalization. Too bad I'm too old to ... celebrate appropriately
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