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Meet Pete Freitag - Speaker Interview for ITB 2017

Pete Freitag is an asset to the cfml community. Pete is probably most well-known for HackMyCF, but has built a lot of great products, as you can see on his website. CFDocs is another great project that Pete is leading the way with, currently the project has 71 contributors, creating the ultimate documentation for cfml, crossing the engine boundaries.

We are very happy to have Pete back again as a speaker at this years Into the Box 2017… speaking about "Securing CFML Codebases"

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Into The Box 2017 Call For Speakers

We are pleased to announce the call for speakers for our 4th annual Into The Box conference. The conference will be held in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas on April 27th-28th at the Hyatt Place Conference Center. We are expanding our conference to two days and a centralized new location for everybody in the US and Europe. This conference will also sport a pre-conference hands-on training day on April 26. You will be able to get expert training from the Ortus Team on the following courses all for one All Access price.

April 26 - Training Workshops

  • Building Scalable RESTFul Services
  • Behavior Driven Development with TestBox
  • CommandBox Deep Dive
  • Building applications with ContentBox Modular CMS

 

 

Call for papers closes at midnight 12/31/2016. So get your submissions done before the holidays :)

Please fill out the form below or use this link to submit your topics.

 

Schedule is now available for ITB 2015!

Are you ready?

 

We are so excited to announce our finalized schedule and speaker lineup for Into The Box 2015 with 14 great sessions from speakers around the world.  We are truly blessed to be able to host some of the smartest and coolest speakers from around the world this May at ITB in Minneapolis.  We will have a wide-range of topics that will surely entice any web application developer in need of more knowledge and sharpening their skills.  So head over to our sessions page to check out this great lineup and register for Into The Box!

 

 

 

Into The Box 2015 Call For Speakers

We just announced a second year of Into The Box and we're excited for it to be even bigger than last year but we need your help.  Our call for speakers is officially open!  ITB topics generally tie into one or more of the Ortus Box products but we encourage people to submit a wide range of topics covering any of the following:

  • Development
  • Tooling
  • Workflows
  • Testing
  • Performance
  • Migration
  • Project Management
  • Architecture
  • Cloud Deployment

If in doubt or even if you'd  like to hear someone else present on a topic, submit it anyway.  The call for speakers starts now and will close on December 31st so get your submissions in now!

Submission Form

Speaker Feature - Joel Watson

Wow, time sure flies! In just a few short weeks, Into the Box 2014 will launch, featuring 14 sessions, incredible speakers, and an opportunity to meet and network with other web development professionals. And if you're already in town for cf.Objective, Into the Box is your perfect appetizer for what you'll learn the rest of the week! So what are you waiting for? Get your ticket today!

One of the speakers that will be at Into the Box is this week's feature speaker: Joel Watson!

Q & A with Joel

Q: What made you want to speak at Into The Box 2014? 
A: I’m a big believer in giving back the good that you've received. Over the last 7 years of my web development experience, I've been fortunate to learn from extremely talented developers and mentors. I’m very grateful for the expertise that has been shared with me, so I am always looking for opportunities to share the experience that I've gained, hopefully to inspire others and be a part of building a stronger, more vibrant community of web technology professionals.

Q: What does web development mean to you? 
A: 
To me, web development is a way that I express myself, an avenue for creativity and exploration that I've not found in any other aspect of my life. I love the sense of accomplishment that comes with taking an idea and turning into something that is useful and beneficial to others.I also just get excited about the future--there are very few other opportunities for employment that provide the chance (and necessity!) to learn and grow; it's truly a pleasure to be a part of that!

Q: Anything you want to experience during the conference? 
A: I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of new people from the community. I interact with individuals online all the time, but very rarely get to forge relationships in person.

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now? 
A: 
My biggest advice would be to start sooner! I didn't start into my web development career until about half-way through a completely unrelated graduate degree. If I had it to do over, I would love to have started a lot sooner on the web so that I could be even farther along now!

Q: This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?
A: 
I'm really looking forward to NoSQL Development with CFCouchbase and Enterprise Box Architecture .

Joel's Sessions

ColdBox + ORM: Pink Unicorns Do Exist!

Are you interested in using ORM in ColdFusion or Railo, but don't know where to begin? In this session, we'll dive into the powerful toolset that ColdBox provides which makes leveraging ORM in your applications a cinch...and fun! From utilizing Virtual Entity Services to building powerful, dynamic queries with CriteriaBuilder, you'll come away a believer in the magic of ColdBox and ORM to take your app to the next level.

 

3:15 PM - 4:10 PM Room2
Writing For Performance (ProfileBox/FusionReactor)

This session will cover how to tune your Box applications with our ProfileBox module that ties your apps performance metrics right inside of FusionReactor.

 

4:20 PM - 5:15 PM Room1

Be sure, of course, to check out our full list of sessions for Into the Box 2014!

Speaker Feature - Adrian Moreno

Can you believe that Into the Box is only 40 short days away? This first annual, 1-day conference will feature 14 sessions, a number of amazing speakers, and an opportunity to meet and network with other web development professionals. And if you're already in town for cf.Objective, Into the Box is your perfect warm-up for what you'll learn the rest of the week! We really hope that you can join us, so be sure to get your ticket today!

One of our talented speakers is also this week's featured speaker: Adrian Moreno!

Q & A with Adrian

Q: What made you want to speak at Into The Box 2014? 
A: As soon as Luis said, "hey, I'm doing this thing" I was in. I've been using ColdBox and its related tech for four & half years, so of course I wanted to involved with a conference about them. I can't imagine building ColdFusion applications without ColdBox, WireBox and the rest.

Q: What does web development mean to you? 
A: 
Web Development is like poker. It looks like a lot of fun on the surface, but underneath, there's a world of knowledge and experience required to do it right. If you're not careful, it can be a grind. It's up to you to keep learning new tricks and keep it fun.

Q: Anything you want to experience during the conference? 
A: I'm hoping for a "wow" factor. Something that jumps out and solves a problem I didn't realize I have.

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now? 
A: 
Those website ideas you have? Make them happen or someone else will.

Q: This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?
A: 
Enterprise Box Architecture, Behavior-Driven Development and Just Mock It! are the three sessions I'm really interested in attending.

Adrian's Sessions

Migrating to MVC: Converting Legacy Code

Learn how to "think MVC" while bringing your code into the present day. Taking a step-by-step approach, we'll cover the basics of handlers, views, plugins, interceptors and models. We’ll also cover a handful of security issues that have come to light since your legacy code was first created and how to address them with ColdFusion and ColdBox.

 

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM Room1

Be sure, of course, to check out our full list of sessions for Into the Box 2014!

Speaker Feature - Brad Wood

In just over 6 weeks, an epic day of web technology awesomeness will break out in Bloomington, MN (check out the trailer!). With sessions covering a wide variety of web-tech-centric topics led by a talented lineup of speakers, Into the Box 2014 is the perfect way to kick off your week at cf.Objective, or just sharpen your skills if you're in the area. Whatever your reasons for attending, don't wait--get your ticket today!

Did I mention our awesome speakers? Say hello to this week's featured speaker: Brad Wood!

Q & A with Brad

Q: What made you want to speak at Into The Box 2014? 
A: I love the *Box toolset because it makes developers’ lives easier, saves time, and is always built to be extensible. I also love helping others learn and improve their development workflow so it’s natural that I love to share our projects with anyone who will listen. I think Into The Box is going to be a blast and I’m really looking forward to getting together with everyone to geek out.

Q: What does web development mean to you? 
A: 
It’s a job, an art, a craft, an opportunity for improvement, so easy a caveman could do it, a pain in the rear, and hard to do well. I think good developers have an insatiable desire to solve problems, read lots of theory, are always learning, and find the best tools they can (like the ColdBox ecosystem). I also think the two hardest things about web development are class naming, cache invalidation, and off-by-one errors.

Q: Anything you want to experience during the conference? 
A: Reach the peak of Mount Everest, go tandem skydiving, break the sound barrier, have an album go double platinum, try bungee jumping, and experience suborbital flight. In the event those fall through, I’ll settle for the old fashioned camaraderie of old pals and new friends.

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now? 
A: 
Take the blue pill. That DayQuil will have you up all night.

Q: This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?
A: 
Dependency Injection: Wiring Up for the Future, ColdBox + ORM: Pink Unicorns Do Exist! and The Keynote

Brad's Sessions

NoSQL Development with CFCouchbase

NoSQL document stores are reinventing the way we design our databases and cache layers. Couchbase server is a unique offering with unparalleled performance, automatic replication and failover. In this session, we'll talk about how to get started with Couchbase using the open source CFML SDK as well as native caching via the Railo Couchbase Extension.

 

5:25 PM - 6:20 PM Room1
Meet The Family: WireBox, CacheBox, LogBox, & TestBox

New to the world of "Box" and a little intimidated by where to start? Let us demystify each of our Box libraries with a brief introduction and demo in this fast-paced tag team session. We'll spend roughly 15 per library, showing you how easy it is to get started and enjoy new levels of productivity.

 

11:05 AM - 12:00 PM Room1
Securing your Box Applications

Locking down your ColdBox and ContentBox sites is as important today as ever. In this session we'll talk about the kinds of threats that you need to be concerned about, and tools that help you secure your applications with minimal effort.

 

3:15 PM - 4:10 PM Room1

Be sure, of course, to check out our full list of sessions for Into the Box 2014!

Speaker Feature - George Murphy

Here in the states, March Madness is upon us with a fury. In a few short days, productivity across the country will plummet for several weeks while fans cheer on their favorite college basketball teams as they battle one another for the national title (go Cats!).

We're busy too, getting ready for Into the Box 2014. ITB 2014 is an awesome 1-day, 2-track conference that covers a host of topics surrounding various web technologies. It's the day before cf.Objective(), so if you're planning to attend that conference, why not come 1 day early and catch an extra dose of knowledge? There are at least 5 great reasons that you should get your ticket today!

One of those reasons is our awesome lineup of speakers, which includes this week's featured speaker: George Murphy!

Q & A with George

Q: What made you want to speak at Into The Box 2014? 
A: Speaking at the Box 2014 is something I did not have to think twice about. As many of you know I have always said that my acceptance and embracing of the MVC methodology changed my life as a developer. Learning ColdBox and its many featured products has enriched me as a developer and a person. I get really excited when I explain to others about this technology. I truly love helping developers accept the ColdBox way of doing things.

Q: What does web development mean to you?
A:
Working in the government space can really limit what you are able to do; however, when you say framework most unknowledgeable people get afraid because they to not understand it. For folks like this I have been able to introduce Wirebox, which has allowed me to tame many legacy applications that were dying a slow death. On my last project at the US Department of State, I was brought in to resurect a global application that is used at every US Embassy and US Consulte in the world. It was running on Flex 4.5 and ColdFusion 9.01 and it was literally crashing everyday. The main culprit was a lack of caching and slow running database requests. Through the use of CacheBox and Logbox, which comes embedded in Wirebox, I was able to introduce a global logging and caching strategy which helped bring this vital application back to life. Logbox allowed us to easily get down to a granular level on what was causing these errors and CacheBox allowed us to take many of the slow running processes and tame them

Q: Anything you want to experience during the conference? 
A: During this conference, I am looking to get a better understanding of how the ContentBox pieces come together. I can see a true value for it in the government space. The custom content types will be a true game changer for ContentBox. As most of you know most large government sites are anything but straight forward. Custom content types will give ContentBox the ability to take care of that niche audience.

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now?
A:
Knowing what I know now, if I could have embraced MVC as soon as it came out I would be much further along. I had a colleague who recently told me he hated MVC and frameworks. I told him that I understood how he felt. It was a feeling I had once as well. I shared with him how it had changed my worth and value as a developer. Recently he asked me to share some code with him, and it brought a warm feeling in my heart for I knew he was starting to change.

Q: This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?
A:
I am looking forward to all of the sessions at the Into The Box 2014 conference. The sessions that most interest me are learning more about how to use TestBox and how to leverage it outside of ColdBox.

George's Sessions

Meet The Family: WireBox, CacheBox, LogBox, & TestBox

New to the world of "Box" and a little intimidated by where to start? Let us demystify each of our Box libraries with a brief introduction and demo in this fast-paced tag team session. We'll spend roughly 15 per library, showing you how easy it is to get started and enjoy new levels of productivity.

 

11:05 AM - 12:00 PM Room1

Be sure, of course, to check out our full list of sessions for Into the Box 2014!

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