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April 2018

Gavin Pickin

Attending MuraCon 2018 in Sacramento California April 5th and 6th

CFML Language, cfObjective, Conferences, ContentBox

MuraCon6 - April 5th and 6th 2018 in Sacramento CaWorking for Ortus Solutions has a lot of perks, and one of them is being involved with a great company that supports ColdFusion in many ways. One way is sponsoring conferences, this week I am going to MuraCon 2018 to represent Ortus Solutions in Sacramento, California on Thursday April the 5th, and Friday April the 6th. You might think a ContentBox guy going to a Mura Conference is strange, but I'm not going there to spy ( although I might a little ), but I'll be there to discuss other great Ortus Solutions products like CommandBox, CacheBox, and probably the most in demand topic, Docker and Containerization. I will also be there to listen to a lot of great speakers giving great presentations. It might be refreshing to be able to attend a conference without speaking as well. That hasn't happened much lately. Find out how to find me and what I'll be attending while at MuraCon.

November 2016

Gavin Pickin

Ortus Solutions reaches a milestone with their Open Source Projects and number of Pull Requests

CFML Language, CFML Server, ColdBox, CommandBox, ContentBox, IntoTheBox, WireBox

Several years ago, my company and I spent time reevaluating the ColdFusion community, searching for a framework with great tooling, lots of documentation, training and professional support. We found that with Ortus Solutions and ColdBox. After a bootcamp, I started contributing however I could, a little code, some documentation, online presentations, conference sessions. At first, diving into Open Source was scary, but when you dip your toes to test the water, you realize its warm, like our ColdFusion community, and Ortus is no different. Over time I have done more and more with Ortus's many open source projects, but that is nothing in comparison to what everyone else has done.

Recently, Ortus Solutions, with their many projects, passed a milestone.

September 2016

Gavin Pickin

Submit a presentation for Ortus Developer Week 2016

CFML Language, Conferences

Having spoken at Ortus Developer Week ( previously known as ColdBox Developer Week ) the last few years, I know how much great content there is ( other than my own, of course ). This years Ortus Developer Week is coming up soon, are you willing to present? Its a great opportunity for new speakers to get some experience without the anxiety of speaking to a large room, you can present from the comfort of your own office. If you have experience speaking, contribute back to the community, or try out a new presentation. We're looking for speakers of all levels, with a good mix of content, for a free online conference for CFML Devs, looking for new CFML content, or new related technologies like Mobile, Javascript, Caching, NoSql, AWS and much more.

September 2016

Gavin Pickin

Suggest a topic for Ortus Developer Week 2016

CFML Language, Conferences

Having spoken at Ortus Developer Week ( previously known as ColdBox Developer Week ) the last few years, I know how much great content there is ( other than my own, of course ). This years Ortus Developer Week is coming up soon, and we're looking for topic suggestions, to ensure this year is better than last years.

August 2016

Gavin Pickin

ContentBox 3 - blood, sweat and tears - its finally released

CFML Language, CFML Server, ContentBox

I have officially been on the Ortus Solutions team for a year now, and a big part of my work has been focusing on ContentBox 3. I am happy to say all the hard work has paid off, and we have released the final version of ContentBox Module CMS 3. We have closed over 130 issues, its been 1.5 years in the making, its a major change in so many ways, developers are saying "the latest ContentBox has revived my enthusiasm for cf".

As a long term users of ColdFusion and CMS's... I am proud to say that ContentBox is a solid complete solution, with all of the customization you need, with all the help you need to be productive. All my development work starts with a ContentBox site, pick a theme, customize, build new modules and go.

I'm proud of our hard work, find out more below.

June 2016

Gavin Pickin

June already? That means I have 3 sessions at 2 conferences in 2 weeks

CFML Language, cfObjective, Conferences, Dev.Objective, IntoTheBox, Javascript, Server Admin, Unit Testing

This year is a little different, with the CFML Conference season starting in June, and not May. Dev.Objective() changed their date, and Into the Box followed suite to give us an action packed week of materials. I am excited to be presenting at both conferences again, and getting to talk with all of my old friends, and make some new ones while I am there.

November 2015

Gavin Pickin

Day 5 of Ortus Dev Week - 5 sessions including bonus 7am PST from Ray Camden

CFML Language, ColdBox, Javascript, Node.js, Server Admin, Unit Testing

Day 5 of Ortus Developer Week is here, sadly, this is the last day of Ortus Developer Week for 2015. Since we know you are all sad, we decided to spice up today with a Bonus Session with Ray Camden, called 'Why you should dump your fancy app server and go completely static.' starting at 7am PST. We also have 4 more great talks, with RESTful Services, TestBox BDD, Extending ContentBox CMS, and to finish the week, Mark Mandel, a Google Representative will show us 'Scaling Node.js with Docker and Kubernetes'.

November 2015

Gavin Pickin

Day 4 of Ortus Dev Week - ORM, FusionReactor, Pull Requests and ContentBox CMS

CFML Language, ColdBox, Conferences

Day 4 of Ortus Developer Week is here, more than half way through this week, and we're going to finish strong with another 4 great sessions. We start off with 'Killing Shark Riding Dinosaurs with ORM" before diving into FusionReactor with some sneak peaks into the new 6.0 beta. Followed up with How to make a Pull Request - Contriburing to Open Source and then a Getting Started with ContentBox - where you can learn more about a great CMS built on ColdFusion.

November 2015

Gavin Pickin

Day 3 or Ortus Dev Week - NoSql, Travis CI, Commmandbox, Testbox, Jasmine, APIs and Contentbox

CFML Language, ColdBox, CommandBox, Conferences, Javascript, Unit Testing

Day 3 of Ortus Developer Week is here with another 4 interesting sessions, but I might be bias since one of them is mine. I am giving my presentation that I just gave at CF Summit is Las Vegas last week, on "Testing my API with TestBox on Server and Jasmine on Client", which I am happy to say got a lot of positive feedback, so for all of those who missed it, catch me today. We are also going to look at Commandbox with Travis CI, some NoSql data modeling, and my new favorite Content Management System (CMS) ContentBox.

November 2015

Gavin Pickin

Coldbox and Ionic - Day 2 of Ortus Developer Week 2015

CFML Language, ColdBox, Conferences, Ionic, Javascript, Mobile Development

Day 2 of the newly renamed Ortus Developer Week is here. Yesterday we had 4 great sessions, and today we have 4 more for you to watch. Lots of ColdBox content today, but what I am really looking forward to is Mike Hartington,  a representative from Ionic, discussing V2 and beyond.

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