Showing 8 archived entries for: January, 2016

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Scott Coldwell

Into The Box Conference 2016 (all the info here..)

Remember, June 14th, 2016, 1 day before dev.Objective. Don't forget to secure your ticket in time.

Meet Into The Box 2016 Speaker: Scott Coldwell

Scott Coldwell

Scott is a developer and sysadmin at Computer Know How and has been building the web since 2006. He loves elegant, simple solutions and helping others achieve the same.

 

Q & A with Scott

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

I love the ColdBox platform and community. It is an honor to share things I've been working on.
 

Anything in particular that you want to experience during the conference?

I want to learn new and unexpected things, and hopefully meet a new person or two.
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

The only foreign country I've visited is Germany.
 

 

Scott's Sessions

Converting Legacy Apps into Modern MVC

Do you have an old CFML site that needs to be brought up to speed to reduce maintenance and frustration? Come learn techniques and tips to convert your code to modern MVC.

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Andrew Dixon

Into The Box Conference 2016 (all the info here..)

Remember, June 14th, 2016, 1 day before dev.Objective. Don't forget to secure your ticket in time.

Meet Into The Box 2016 Speaker: Andrew Dixon

Andrew Dixon

Started off my tech career working as an intern at Hewlett Packard in the R&D department for a year during my university course. Obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronic Engineering and during the final semester got a job working for a web development company as a part time developer. I moved on to being a full time developer for them once my degree course had finished and as the company grew, so did I. I'm still working for the same company now and I'm now their Technical Director giving technical input on all new projects.

Specialties: HTML, CSS, Javascript, ColdFusion, CFML, web programming, web usability, web analytics and SEO.

 

Q & A with Andrew

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

To be able to pass on some useful information to fellow developers and help make the CFML community a better place for everyone.
 

Anything in particular that you want to experience during the conference?

A good range of talks on different topics followed by an amazing Mariachi band!!!
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

I played ice hockey from the age of 5 until my late teens.
 

 

Andrews' Session

AWS Lambda - what, why, when, how?

AWS Lambda is a compute service that as part of the AWS suite that allows you to have on-demand, event driven compute available to you with AWS Lambda taking care of provisioning and managing the servers required to run your code. In this session you will find out what AWS Lambda is, why and when you might use it and what it is good and not good for along with giving some real world examples.

Into The Box 2016 - Win a FREE Conference PASS

Adobe Sponsors a FREE Conference PASS

Today we are excited to announce a developer contest thanks to Adobe. They have graciously donated an entrance for Into The Box and all you must do to earn it, is code a little. So let's get started:

Instructions

  1. Develop either a ColdBox Module, a ContentBox 3 Theme or a ContentBox 3 Module.
  2. Your creation must do something more than just Hello World!
  3. Post your code on ForgeBox.
  4. Submit your ForgeBox Entry here before May 13th 11:30 pm Central Time

Contest Criteria

  • Two winners will be chosen due to creativity and funkyness (originality)!

PRIZE

  • FREE Conference PASS for Into The Box 2016

Sponsored by

Welcome Adobe as Sponsors for Into the Box 2016

 

We are very excited to announce that Adobe Systems will be sponsoring Into The Box this June 14th, 2016 as Silver Sponsors! Thank you Adobe for always supporting us and providing us with great content and swag!

 

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. For more than two decades, the company's award-winning software and technologies have set new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. From rich images in print, video, and film to dynamic digital content across multiple media, the impact of Adobe solutions is evident across industries and felt by anyone who creates, views, and interacts with information. With a reputation for excellence and a portfolio of many of the most respected software brands, Adobe is one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies.

 

Seats are filling out fast and occupancy is limited, so get your ticket now to be part of this conference and be prepared to be challenged and learn about great web technologies in over 14 different sessions!

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Jon Clausen

Into The Box Conference 2016 (all the info here...)

Remember, June 14th, 2016, 1 day before dev.Objective. Don't forget to secure your ticket in time.

Meet Into The Box 2016 Speaker: Jon Clausen

Jon Clausen

Jon hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan and has been developing CFML applications for over a decade. He was born and raised in South Dakota and attended SDSU and DePaul University. In 2004, after 14 years with a Fortune 100 company, he founded Silo, a full-stack development and technology consulting firm in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jon has developed and written applications in CFML, Javascript, PHP, and Ruby in addition to dabbling in Java, Python, Bash, Scala and Clojure. He keeps current with both old and new database technologies including SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Couchbase, and - his personal NoSQL favorite - MongoDB.

After hours, Jon enjoys theatre, fishing for smallmouth bass on the Great Lakes, and chauffeuring his 12 year-old daughter back and forth to the horse stables.

He is pleased to represent Ortus Solutions as a product evangelist for the Box products and is eternally grateful for tools like Coldbox and CommandBox, which continue to evolve and demonstrate a bright future for CFML development.

 

Q & A with Jon

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

A few years ago, I was ready to leave CFML behind as a development language. Then I met ColdBox and the Box products, which just keep getting better and better. I'm looking forward to sharing information with other "box" enthusiasts. I've always found the CFML community very helpful and this is my way of giving back.
 

Anything in particular that you want to experience during the conference?

MSome of the sessions look outstanding. Since I'll be playing host in one of the session rooms for the day, I'll be restricted to that track. I'm really looking forward to catching Andrew Dixon's AWS session and, of course, having Seth Engen teach us all how to "Rule the World"!
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

I am an avid bass fisherman and once spent a year on a professional circuit ( where I learned how good I *wasn't* ). I'm also an actor and director, and am usually involved in a number of theatre and film projects during the course of a given year.
 

 

Jon's Session

Relax with ColdBox RESTFul Services

n this session we will review all of the RESTful capabilities of ColdBox. We will then go into modeling mode and model a RESTful service using the ColdBox Relax Module and finally implement the running service. But there's more, we will then document the entire service for you.

Building NoSQL Apps with MongoDB

NoSQL is trendy, but is it a viable strategy for mission-critical, data-driven applications? In this session, we'll discuss the whys, why nots and how-tos of building blazing fast, reliable, and (massively) scalable applications with NoSQL and MongoDB. Topics include:

  • When and when not to use NoSQL databases in your application
  • Enforcing schema in a "schema-less" environment
  • Document normalization and cross-collection aggregation
  • Clustering, sharding, and scaling your data
  • GridFS - a low-overhead solution for storing, streaming and serving files directly from MongoDB
  • CBMongoDB for Coldbox - MongoDB's ORM for CFML

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Darren Pywell

Into The Box Conference 2016 (all the info here..)

Remember, June 14th, 2016, 1 day before dev.Objective. Don't forget to secure your ticket in time.

Meet Into The Box 2016 Speaker: Darren Pywell

Darren Pywell

Darren Pywell is co-founder and Chief Technical Officer at Intergral.

Darren has over 25 years of experience working at a senior technical level and is responsible for architecting Intergral’s innovative products. Darren has been using and working with ColdFusion since 1997.

 

Q & A with Darren

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

I love cutting edge stuff and Into The Box always cutting edge...
 

Anything in particular that you want to experience during the conference?

The next big thing in the CF world!
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

I was once intercepted by an F-16 fighter jet.
 

 

Darren' Session

Production Debugging with FusionReactor Sponsor

Ever wanted to debug in production safely? Now you can with FusionReactor. In this session we will install and review FusionReactor for monitoring and now debugging production applications. We will also introduce you to a ColdBox application profiling tool called ProfileBox.

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Luis Majano

Into The Box Conference 2016 (all the info here..)

Remember, June 14th, 2016, 1 day before dev.Objective. Don't forget to secure your ticket in time.

Meet Into The Box 2016 Speaker: Luis Majano

Luis Majano

Luis Majano is a Computer Engineer born in El Salvador and is the president of Ortus Solutions (www.ortussolutions.com), a consulting firm specializing in web development, architecture and professional open source support and services. His background includes over 16 years of software development experience, architecture and system design.  He is the creator of the ColdBox Platform (www.coldbox.org), CommandBox CLI (www.ortussolutions.com/products/commandbox), ContentBox Modular CMS (www.ortussolutions.com/products/contentbox) and is an Adobe Community Professional.

 

Q & A with Luis

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

I had no choice. I am the one organizing it :)
 

Anything in particular that you want to experience during the conference?

Community. This conference's purpose is to bring developers together and learn.
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

I secretly love mariachi music. I love doing the howling call and shouting.
 

 

Luis' Sessions

Keynote Ortus

A Software Revolution!

BDD Testing & Automation from the Trenches

This session will build up on the ColdBox RESTful services session by creating a TestBox test suite for the RESTful service. We will review everything from installing TestBox, creating BDD specs, running them in different formats and finally automate it via Jenkins for continuous integration.

Packages, Commands, ForgeBox 2.0 Funkyness!

In this session we will introduce you to CommandBox packages. Everything you need to know to create and manage your packages. We will then explore the ability to share your package in ForgeBox and dominate the world.

Conquering ORM with DataBoss tech tasting session

In this session, we will review Ortus DataBoss: An ORM Dynamic Administrator. We will leverage this tool to create and even manage complex ORM applications with ease. Stop trying to figure everything out with ColdFusion ORM, DataBoss will do the heavy lifting for you.

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Brad Wood

Into The Box Conference 2016 (all the info here..)

Remember, June 14th, 2016, 1 day before dev.Objective. Don't forget to secure your ticket in time.

Meet Into The Box 2016 Speaker: Brad Wood

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 ITB 2016?

I love learning about new tech and teaching new tricks to other people as well. The Ortus suite of Box productivity tools are keeping CFML relevant in a fast-moving world of languages and I love being a part of this software revolution. It's great to see exciting new ideas sparked inside people's brains as they learn faster and smarter ways to development kick butt products that they're proud of.
 

Anything in particular that you want to experience during the conference?

Any time I can chat in-person with community members that I've been working with but never met is a great feeling. I look forward every year to just talking to other developers about where their development pain points are how we can build tooling to alleviate them.
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

My very first programming language was LogoWriter on an Apple Ie computer.
 

 

Brad's Sessions

Keynote Ortus

A Software Revolution!

Converting Legacy Apps into Modern MVC

Do you have an old CFML site that needs to be brought up to speed to reduce maintenance and frustration? Come learn techniques and tips to convert your code to modern MVC.

Live Scaling with CouchBase Server

In this session we will review how easy it is to create, manage and expand a Couchbase NoSQL Cluster. We will then use such cluster to scale any web application with a focused demo on a real-life ContentBox Modular CMS site.

Intro to CommandBox tech tasting session

CommandBox is a standalone, native tool for Windows, Mac, and Linux that will provide you with a Command Line Interface (CLI) for developer productivity, tool interaction, package management, embedded CFML server, application scaffolding, and some sweet ASCII art. It seamlessly integrate to work with any of our *Box products but it is also open for extensibility for any ColdFusion (CFML) project as it is also written in ColdFusion (CFML) using our concepts of CommandBox Commands. Built-in help is completely integrated for every command, so you can always know how to work with CommandBox. You can pop open a CommandBox shell in your terminal window and manually type commands, or even automate things externally via the CommandBox binary box with your OS's native shell and create awesome command recipes for automation, building, deploying, you name it! Package Management, Application Scaffolding, Extensible Via CFML and Embedded Server are already included in CommandBox.

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