Into The Box is only 92 days away!
This week's feature speaker is : Brad Wood.
Brad grew up in southern Missouri and after high school majored in Computer Science with a music minor at MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe, KS). Today he lives in Kansas City with his wife and three girls. Brad enjoys all sorts of international food and the great outdoors.
Brad has been programming ColdFusion for 12 years and has used every version of CF since 4.5. He first fell in love with ColdFusion as a way to easily connect a database to his website for dynamic pages. He enjoys configuring and performance tuning high-availability Windows and Linux ColdFusion environments as well as SQL Server.
Q & A with Brad
What made you want to speak at Into The Box?
I love the Box stack and had a great time last year. I love learning and I love helping others learn, and there's a lot to learn about making yourself more productive with the box stack.
What does web development mean to you?
Web development is really what got me into programming in general. It started as a hobby in college and turned into a love that also happens to be part of my job.
Anything you want to experience during the conference?
I'm hoping there's a mariachi band again. My absolute favorite part though was just sitting around with people and talking about their workflows, how they code, and getting their feedback on how to make the Box stack better.
What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now?
Don't change a thing.
This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?
Like I said before-- my favorite "sessions" at any conference are the impromptu ones around someone else's laptop in the hallway as you show off cool stuff. That said, "Killing Shark-Riding Dinosaurs with ORM" sounds pretty amazing just from the name, and I'm excited to see the "PresideCMS - create a site from scratch" session just to see what cool things PresideCMS does since it's all built on ColdBox.
NoSQL for you and me
Come enter the exciting world of document databases. In this session, we will permeate you with all the knowledge needed to do document modeling, Couchbase NoSQL server setup, integrations and app building.
ColdBox 4 MVC Modular Architecture
In this session we will introduce you to the modular architecture concepts behind ColdBox MVC and how you can build sustainable and flexible web applications via modularity.
Package Management and Automation with CommandBox
In this session we will explore how to build, reuse and distribute CommandBox packages. We will also venture into automation land with all the different automation capabilities CommandBox offers not only at the Operating System level but at the CFML level. Anybody up for a CFML task runner?