Adobe ColdFusion Workshop
A two week workshop on Adobe Cold Fusion successfully came to an end at Information Technology University on Friday. Adobe Cold Fusion is an internationally recognized enterprise level rapid application development platform for web applications. ITU Trainings organized a free two week long training session on this software. This workshop was conducted by Mr. Abdul Rahim, who is a certified Cold Fusion developer with over seven years of experience with the software.
Some 90 participants attended the open house of the training session while over 50 people ultimately graduated from the two week course. Cold Fusion development is a lucrative yet untapped opportunity for software developers to export their services. At the moment, Pakistan has no service offering in this field; each year one or two individuals from the country are recruited internationally for their skill in the software as opposed to hundreds from India. In this way, the training workshop was also an extremely significant step towards vital capacity building for the country’s software skills landscape. Mr. Abdul Rahim, who has worked with the developers of Adobe Cold Fusion, and conducted the workshop on a pro bono basis, told that he wished to help impart this lucrative skill to workforce in Pakistan. Mr. Rahim further said that he found the participants promising, and that he estimated that at least eight of them would be able to compete well in the global market.
This workshop, organized by Mr. Sami Khan and Mr. Haseeb Anwer Virk, addresses ITU Training’s mission of empowering the local software workforce through capacity building, guidance and skill-training.