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