Into The Box is only 99 days away and in the next coming weeks we will be highlighting our speakers and their awesome sessions.  So remember to mark May 12th, 2015, 1 day before dev.Objective, on your calendar and don't forget to secure your ticket in time.  One of the speakers that will be at Into The Box this year is this week's feature speaker: Seth Engen.


Seth Engen

Seth Engen is a co-owner of Computer Know How, a Wisconsin based technology firm that he started with Curt Gratz in 1997. At the companies start he was introduced to CFML (version 4) and has been programming in the language ever since. Seth really enjoys creating web applications with great user interface experiences.


Q & A with Seth

What made you want to speak at Into The Box?

It is always nice for me to have an opportunity to spread the word about any of the *Box products.  I have always been impressed with the companies that support their development and the product that result from these efforts.  The world needs to know and I will do my part to help in that cause!

What does web development mean to you?

Since the first time I loaded a web page that I had created I knew I was doing something I loved.  It is fulfilling for me to create something that will solve a business problem for a client and to see their gratitude as they use the product.  It is such of an ever-changing landscape and that is what makes every day new and exciting.

Anything you want to experience during the conference?

It is always the highlight to see fellow developers that we have talked to via our interactions throughout the year.  The talent of those developers is fun to experience as they present on their respective areas of expertise.  The *Box products are numerous and always undergoing changes...I like to find those things I have been missing or have yet to implement.

What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now?

Learn, learn, and keep learning.  Oh and by the way, that Netflix like product you had created with the web development class you were teaching...go with that just might work.

This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?

I am really excited about CommandBox so the presentations by Luis Majano "Go Commando with CommandBox CLI" and Brad Wood "Package Management and Automation with CommandBox" are of interest to me.


Seth's Session

Customizing ContentBox Themes, Widgets and Modules, Oh My!

Learn to customize ContentBox as we demonstrate custom layout, widget, and module creation/installation features. Through an exploration of elements that I have created my own ContentBox installs you will gain an understanding of how you can fully customize ContentBox for your own use.