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Jon Clausen

Senior Developer

Jon comes from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has been developing CFML applications for almost 20 years. He was born and raised in South Dakota and attended SDSU, DePaul University and Aquinas College. In 2004, after 14 years at a Fortune 100 company, he founded Silo, a full-stack technology consulting and development company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before joining Ortus full-time in 2018.

Jon has developed and written applications in CFML, Javascript, PHP, and Ruby, as well as experimenting with Java, Python, Bash, Scala, and Clojure as the need requires. He stays up to date with both old and new database technologies including SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and his personal favorite is NoSQL- MongoDB. Elasticsearch and the ELK stack, along with containerization, are the current "shiny new pennies" of it.

After work hours, Jon enjoys theater, bass fishing on the Great Lakes, and being a "show dad" to his 17-year-old son.

Currently, he is a Senior Software Developer at Ortus Solutions, after many years as a "BOX aficionado" and is eternally grateful for tools like Coldbox, CommandBox and Testbox, which continue to evolve and demonstrate a promising future for CFML development.