Into The Box 2017 Schedule Released!

We are so excited to finally unveil the schedule lineup for our Into The Box conference. We have over 20 speakers from around the world, 5 hands-on training workshops, and over 30 diverse sessions that we hope will blow your socks off! So what are you waiting for, check out the great content for this year's Into The Box conference and reserve your spot!


2017 Schedule


Get Ready To Train!

This year we have 5 training workshops ocurring on April 26, 1 day before the 2-day conference.

  • Building RESTFul Services
  • BDD with TestBox
  • CommandBox DeepDive
  • ContentBox Modular CMS FREE
  • Preside Platform FREE


Please remember that space is limited and seats do go fast, so get your seat reserved today!

Register Today

Preside Platform - Sponsors ITB2017


We are very excited to announce that the Preside Platform will be sponsoring Into the Box, presenting about their amazing platform and even doing a FREE training workshop as well. Phew! These guys are on fire and ready to teach you all about the Preside Platform. So see you real soon in Texas!


Preside is a leading web development platform running on the JVM. Open source and enterprise class, the Preside platform offers your developers a familiar MVC based experience with unequalled flexibility to build applications, websites and other content led digital products.

United Airlines Discounts for Into The Box 2017

*UPDATED 3/14/17*
We are so excited to announce discounts from [United Airlines]( for all of our Into The Box attendees. The percentage of discounts fluctuates on fares and locations but can be up to 10% off your domestic or international airfare or any car rental from the Houston International Airport (IAH). Just use the following discount code: **ZY5U117809** when you are booking your travel via the [United Airlines meeting travel website]( or when calling their service department.

Computer Know How - Sponsors ITB2017

We are excited to announce the bronze sponsorship of Computer Know How for the Into The Box 2017 Conference. We have been partners with CKH for several years and they are an amazing web application development company. Thank you for your patronage, and continuing support. We are excited to see them in Houston this April!


Please remember that time is counting down, so get your ticket now while seats are available!


CKH was born in 1997. Our talented and experienced team of 11 has a combined total of 67 years of experience in computer repair, network monitoring and maintenance, website design, and website development.

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.


Another Great Year!

Into The Box 2016 is over. Thanks to all the attendees, speakers and sponsors who made it possible.

Thanks to all of you who answered the conference and sessions' surveys, that really helps us understand were we are and make things better for you in the future.

This year we tried to keep fun, knowledge sharing and learning balanced and received only great feedback!

Feedback Highlights

  • Good content!
  • Great value
  • Warm and fun atmosphere
  • Good speakers selection
  • Really Enjoyed it
  • Totally worth it
  • Mariachis are awesome!

Happy Birthday ColdBox

For those of you who couldn't make it this time, we are really looking forward to see you next year.

2016 Sessions' Slides Show


The Future is Bright: ColdBox, ColdBox Elixir, Couchbase, ContentBox, CommandBox, Ortus University. view slides

Relax With ColdBox RESTFul Services

Check out ColdBox RESTful capabilities.
view slides

Converting Legacy Apps into Modern MVC

In parallel or all at once, reduce your frustrtion with a few tips.
view slides

BDD Testing & Automation from the Trenches

The secret for productivity.
view slides

ColdBox 4 Modules Building with Legos

Create your applications using small reusable & maintainable pieces. view slides

Building Mobile Apps with ColdBox

Build an Ionic+AgularJS mobile app with a great framework. view slides

Modularize your content with ContentBox Modular CMS

The Power of Modules!
view slides

Packages, Commands, ForgeBox 2.0 Funkyness!

All about packages!
view slides

CFCouchbase 2.0 and N1QL

Lean about the new 2.0 release of CFCouchbase and N1QL.
view slides

Tech Tasting Sessions

Intro to CommandBox

Learn what's behind Ortus 'Product of the Year 2015'.
view slides

Intro to ColdBox MVC

The CFML MVC Framework.

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Production Debugging with FusionReactor

learn how to install and review FusionReactor. view slides

Conquering Dev Environments

Check out what modern developers are doing. view slides

Building NoSQL Apps with MongoDB

Whys, why nots and how-tos!
view slides

ContentBox CMS - for a perfect project fit

Build to scale, build to peform.
view slides

AWS Lambda - what, why, when, how?

What is AWS Lambda is, why and when to use it and what is it good for. view slides

Mixing up the Front-end with ColdBox Elixir

Intro to ColdBox Elixir.
view slides

Web Applications Can Control the World

Learn how your Box applications can interact with the physical world. view slides

Integration Testing in a Modern World

Real-life databse testing.
view slides

Conquering ORM with DataBoss

Learn how to Manage ORM applications with DataBoss. view slides

Best Practices are Best, Except when they're Not.

First make it work, then make it pretty!
view slides

Upcoming Events

ContentBox RoadShow
Webinar | July 1,8,15,22,29


CFSummit Training
Las Vegas | October 8-9


CFCAMP Training
Munich | October 17-19


Into The Box 2016 Mobile Apps Are Here

The Into The Box 2016 Mobile application has landed. Here are the links for you to install our apps and keep up to date with the conference this June 14th.  Please also note that our mobile apps will activate the session and conference survey, so we are going paperless for surveys :)





Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Aaron Benton

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: Aaron Benton

Aaron Benton

Aaron is an experienced architect who specializes in creative solutions to develop innovative mobile applications. He has over 10 years of experience in full stack development, including ColdFusion, SQL, NoSQL, JavaScript, HTML &am; CSS. Aaron is currently the Mobile Applications Architect for in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Q & A with Aaron

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

I have been using Couchbase for several years, and was really excited for the N1QL (SQL for Documents) querying support that was added in Couchbase Server 4.0. However, the Java SDK CFCouchbase was using was only on v1.3.1; N1QL query support was added in the v2.0.0 SDK. I forked the CFCouchbase SDK project from Ortus, and added support for everything in the newest SDK (which at this time is v2.2.5). All of the changes have been contributed back to the original project. With the CFCouchbase SDK getting a much needed update, and the addition of several new features, Luis and Brad invited me to ITB2016 to speak on the newly updated SDK.

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

I have attended ITB for the past 2 years and it is an awesome conference, there are some very bright individuals that have presented on a wide range of technologies. I am hoping to not only learn, but network with like-minded individuals. Plus who doesn't like beer and mariachi bands?

Tell us something random about yourself:

Every summer I put away technology for a few weeks, and travel back home to help out on my family's farm. My days are spent driving a combine or tractor for the wheat harvest. I also went to college to become a pilot before switching majors to programming. I do however still have my pilot's license.


Aaron' Session

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.

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Dan Roemer

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: Dan Roemer

Dan Roemer


Q & A with Dan

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

To get some experience speaking and to improve my skill set.

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

I want to hear other speakers and learn more box things!

Tell us something random about yourself:

I like fishing and anything outdoors.


Dan' Session

ContentBox CMS - for a perfect project fit

An exploration of ContentBox as a CMS for your next project. See specific examples of the various ways that ContentBox can be customized to answer your exact business needs. We will demonstrate the abilities of ContentBox to power multiple websites and applications from one content repository. Five main points

  • What is ContentBox and why should I use it?
  • Setting up your first site
  • Theming and customization
  • Building your own modules
  • Powering various websites and applications from one content repository

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Scott Steinbeck

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 Steinbeck

Scott Steinbeck

Software developer specializing in web and mobile application development. Over the last 10 years I have produced 100+ websites including site for: Company Storefronts, Online Shopping, Customer Relationship Management, Content Management Systems, Engineering Plan Rooms, Educational Testing, Learning Information Systems, Agricultural Tracking & Analysis, Automated Billing, Report Forecasting, Agricultural Scouting, GIS Mapping Solutions, Irrigation Management, just to name a few.

I enjoy working with ColdFusion, and all sorts of JavaScript Frameworks like: ReactJS, Angular JS, ExtJS, Ionic Framework, jQuery, etc. When I'm not programming you will most likely find me tinkering with electronics or woodworking.


Q & A with Scott

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

Really love the box* products.

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

Meet some great developers and learn something new.

Tell us something random about yourself:

I love chicken wings.


Scott's Session

Building Mobile Apps with ColdBox REST

Were going to take a in depth look at connecting your ColdBox site with a mobile app using ColdBox & Ionic Framework. Ionic is a mobile framework built on Angular JS and comes with a lot of features out of the box. Its very easy to customize, comes with a CLI and a great ecosystem of tools to help get your mobile app up and running on your phone quickly. This talk will walk though the process of setting up a simple REST backend to communicate with our mobile app, and then we will create an app with a slide menu with a list of pages all pulled from the ColdBox REST API dynamically.