December 2016

Gavin Pickin

IntoTheBox 2017, New Year, New Venue, New Format, More Great Content

cfObjective, Conferences, IntoTheBox

Ortus Solutions is happy to be an active member of the ColdFusion / CFML community, one way we contribute to the community is with opensource, another is continued education and training. After successful bootcamps, trainings, and online conferences, Ortus Solutions created their own conference, IntoTheBox in 2014. After 3 years in MN, the day prior to CF.Objective() ( also knows as dev.Objective() ), its time for IntoTheBox to make some big changes and go out on its own. ITB 2017 has a lot of changes, read more to find out all the details.

It has always been hard to jam all the great content that the Ortus team members and community members wanted to present and learn about into one day. This year we added tech tastings, but 1 day was just not enough time. In 2017, we are expanding the conference to two days. This gives us a lot of time to cover the wide range of technologies important to developers, as well as having different level of content. This way we will be able to deliver beginner and advanced sessions, and really deliver the content catered to our attendees.

Conferences are great for inspiration, high level understanding, and putting the pieces together, but a lot of attendees want to dive deeper, so we have a solution for that problem as well. Normally 3 days with cf.Objective() and then 1 day for ITB, didn't give us time for anything else, but having ITB separate, we can offer those 2 days of the conference, and a pre conference day of workshops. These workshops will be focused to dive deeper into the topic, and allow more workshop / walkthrough information, and can be truly interactive with the attendees.

We also decided to change the location of the conference, to be more centralized, with more travel options, to cater to more developers, across the United States, and to Europe.

When is the conference?
April 26th - Pre-Conference Training Workshops
April 27-28th - IntoTheBox Conference

Where is the conference?
Hyatt Place Conference Center. held?
The Woodlands ( Houston ), Texas

What are the training workshops focused on?
You will be able to get expert training from the Ortus Team on the following courses all for one All Access price.

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

What topics / sessions will be at the conference?
We are accepting topic submissions during the month of Dec 2016, we will be announcing the schedule as soon as we have it finalized.
Call for papers closes at midnight 12/31/2016. So get your submissions done before the holidays :)
Submit a topic for IntoTheBox Now

Of course we'll have all the usual topics, and more.
Ortus products: ColdBox, ContentBox, CommandBox, TextBox, MockBox, LogBox, ProfileBox, DataBoss
Developer tools and services: AWS, Mobile, Travis, Jenkins, CouchBase

Who will be there?
Most people say networking is usually just as valuable as the conference material itself. Not only will the Ortus team members will be there, members of the ColdBox Community, some new faces too, and of course, you.

Spread the word and lets make this a great event.

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