The Dutch Sitecore User Group and Sitecore are proud to present the second Sitecore User Group Developer Conference. This time it will be bigger and better! A must-attend event for every Sitecore Developer!
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Top reasons why you should attend.
SUGCON Europe 2015 (Sitecore User Group Conference) is the biggest Sitecore Developer event there is. Jam packed with the latest insights and advice from the best Sitecore people (from Sitecore and the Sitecore community), to help you get the most out of the Sitecore Experience platform.
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Times and sessions are subject to change.
We bring you the best speakers from Sitecore and the Sitecore community!
In 2014 we had 7 Sitecore MVP's presenting!
This year, we've topped that! Besides an exclusive keynote from Lars Fløe Nielsen, Co-Founder & Senior Vice President Technical Marketing at Sitecore, we've got 5 other people from Sitecore and 10 Sitecore MVP's presenting!
We've got great Sitecore MVP contributions from the European Sitecore User Group representatives like SUGNL (Netherlands), SUGUK (UK), SUGCH (Switzerland), DSDG (Denmark) and SUGDE (Germany).
During the day, keynote speakers will provide you the update on latest product development and give you a sneak peak in the next future. The sessions provided to you by your peers will bring you their newest and smartest insights and will give you an excellent start or new ideas on your new Sitecore digital projects.
Are you a Sitecore developer with no experience with mobile development? Neither did Pieter while writing this synopsis. Join Pieter in his quest to become a mobile Go Go starting from a Mobile No No. He will share his expectations and lessons learned of mobile development, the Sitecore mobile SDK and Xamarin.
Come and join this session to see how (and if) Pieter becomes the Mobile Go Go he promised us to be!
In this session Martina gives you guidance around how to structure and store different kinds of data in Sitecore 8
This guidance includes profile information, user-generated content, non-page content, media, labels, commerce content, and more.
For anyone curious about FXM or anyone who wants to find more out about the different ways that FXM can be leveraged,
then this is the session for you :)
We will go from basic tracking to advanced data reporting and customisation scenarios so you can get the most out of FXM in Sitecore 8.
Have loads of contact demographic information?
Want to leverage real-world behavioral data?
During this crash course, I’ll cover the ways xDB enables to you model, track, collect, integrate, and leverage your brand’s custom data to own each customer experience.
In this session Kern will explore a three different techniques to do unit testing in a Sitecore solution. Unit testing can be a tricky discipline in its own right and adding Sitecore into the mix doesn’t make it easier. Hopefully by the end of this session you will have some ideas that can bring you closer to a red-green-refactor utopia.
Are you having fun using Sitecore 8 and the new Experience Database? And are you ready to bring personalization to the next level? Personalize a mobile website is not new at all, we have been doing that for years now. But how about mobile apps?
In this session Mark will guide you through the steps to leverage the xDB using Sitecore newest version of the Mobile SDK.
Come see Sitecore MVP Mike Reynolds demonstrate how to achieve clean code in Sitecore solutions using some of the classic design patterns illustrated by the Gang of Four in their seminal book *Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software*.
In this session Mike will look at the new features in Glass Mapper V4, e.g. caching and how it helps. Edit frames, unit tests, advanced modelling.
Bring your Glass Mapper knowledge to a new level!
While we become more and more acquainted with the different pieces of the Sitecore MVC puzzle, it's now time to shift gears and learn how to fit them together to form a picture for our real world solutions.
In this session, Kevin Brechbühl will pick several puzzle pieces and show how they interact with Sitecore and MVC.
This talk will present a structured approach for setting up a Sitecore
solution that follows a component based architecture. The architecture is based on a combined hundreds of years of Sitecore
experience at Pentia, the founders of Sitecore.
Besides presenting the architectural principles, the talk will stir up a discussion about what really is Sitecore best practices when it comes to solution design.
The target audience for this talk is both developers that are new to Sitecore and those who have years of experience. Everyone who has had basic Sitecore training can benefit from attending this presentation.
Now that part of Sitecore is driven by the MongoDB based xDB data layer, we
would like to start using it for managing our own data.
This presentation goes into the details of retrieving and storing custom data in xDB explains what parts of the API and what tools to use and how to avoid common pitfalls.
In this session Mike Robbins, Sitecore MVP, will provide you with a deep dive into Entity Service within Sitecore.Services.Client.
In this technical session we will take a look at and compare the different methods of hosting your Sitecore websites within Azure. We will then take a deep dive in what’s needed for deploying your websites into a PaaS architecture, both in terms of Azure subscription configuration and your Visual Studio solution, targeted on Sitecore.
What do you need to take into account? What are the pitfalls, possibilities, benefits and limitations? I hope I can transfer my enthusiasm of the Microsoft Azure platform to host your Sitecore websites on to you, so you can start experimenting right away after SUGCON 2015!
Whether you're looking to do B2C, B2B, enterprise, or SMB Sitecore is the
place to be.
Sitecore charts a unique course in e-commerce with the paradigm, "One size
does not fit all".
In this talk we circumnavigate Sitecore E-commerce and set our sights on what you need to know to successfully navigate these waters yourself. Discover Sitecore Commerce Connect and what it means for e-commerce on Sitecore, be it enterprise, SMB, B2B, or B2C. Peek through the ports and learn how familiar SXP capabilities like personalization, engagement plans, search, and more apply to the brave new world of e-commerce.
hedge Batten down the hatches, mateys, we're heading to the high seas of commerce! AAAR!
Forward Search for Sitecore features a profile-weighted search algorithm. See how to create adaptive websites using this “Profile Search” and a new rule for the Sitecore Rules Set Editor, turning tedious personalization configuration into a simple “fire and forget” task.
The session also demonstrates the new Visual Index Analyzer, the Sitecore-embedded Forward Search administration client and a few other of the many powerful search-management tools included in Forward Search for Sitecore.
Zen Garden is the first-ever Sitecore development accelerator. Today Zen Garden delivers far more than accelerated site development; it parallelises work streams and empowers content editors to make more advanced changes normally requiring technical support.
Zen Garden accelerates deployment of responsive websites quickly and cost effectively, minimising reliance on technical skills while improving maintenance of governance standards.
This tool uniquely separates front-end and back-end development enabling the parallelisation of design, content and development. Zen Garden has an extensive library of re-usable themes, templates and over 80 flexible components allowing you to achieve any layout imaginable. As well, Zen Garden features the innovative Creative Exchange which accelerates and simplifies sharing of website design files between development roles and agencies. Zen Garden provides 90% of the functionality required to deploy large numbers of websites out of the box.
Application Monitoring always gets way to less addressed in our development lifecycle. We’re working hard to create the best software, but when it’s out – we’re resolving bugs and head to the next task.
How are we able to see if our environment performs like we want it to. Sitecore Logs, IIS Logs, Performance Counter and a lot of different other sources could give us a good picture. What to look out for and how what’s really valuable you’ll see here.
We all have horror stories, you know those development stories that keep us up at night. What if we can avoid some of them?
Join Charles Turano, a seasoned Sitecore veteran, 3 time Sitecore MVP and the brain behind tools like TDS and Razl. He will go through some of his exciting war stories providing valuable advice how to avoid the pitfalls in the future. Learn how following best practices can keep your Sitecore going strong. Goodies will be given out so be curious and participate.
A practical approach on what it takes and what you will run into when your customer wants you to integrate their own ERP/PIM with Sitecore by using Sitecore Commerce Connect.
In this session we will dive into the many pipelines and functionalities of Sitecore Commerce Connect and show you in a straightforward demo, with the potential risks on live coding, how you can connect ERP/PIM systems with Sitecore using the Sitecore Commerce Connect functionalities without using other (non-)commercial third party modules.
Make sure you don't forget your BS-Bingo card!
Eindhoven is one of main scientific epicentres of The Netherlands, which makes it brilliant to host the SUGCON 2015. Why not stay for the weekend and play the tourist? You can find tourist information below and on thisiseindhoven.nl.Where to sleep? Things to do Restaurants and nightlife Shopping
Without the help of these amazing sponsors we couldn't organize such a great event like this!
uCommerce is a .NET based ecommerce system seamlessly integrated with the enterprise class Content Management System Sitecore, giving you the best of both worlds.
An enterprise class Content Management System and an enterprise class ecommerce platform working hand in hand, giving you the power to create marketing landing pages with high conversion rates using the Content Management process, and the speed of use of the ecommerce platform when dealing with product creation and order management.
Avanade helps clients realize results in a digital world through business technology solutions, cloud and managed services that combine insight, innovation and expertise focused on Microsoft technologies.
Our people have helped organizations in all industries improve business agility, employee productivity and customer loyalty. Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture and Microsoft Corporation. With 25,000 professionals worldwide in more than 22 countries, Avanade is the world's largest Microsoft certified employer. Additional information can be found at www.avanade.com.
Strategic, creative, bold and effective. At Lukkien we think of, create and deliver conversion driven solutions for our clients. With teams consisting of designers, strategists and developers we combine creativity and technology to offer our clients the best results.
Together with partner Sitecore we deliver real, valuable customer experiences that will make it into the connected world.
Forward Search for Sitecore is a .Net based Enterprise Search solution closely integrated with Sitecore extending the Experience Platform even further with a unique site search experience.
Forward Search standard features include - Full administration from within Sitecore, Full Relevance Ranking and Boosting Features, Sitecore Marketing Foundation xDB-based personalization (former DMS) that capture visitor profiles, providing sorted search results based on matching content profiles for higher relevancy and much more.
Additional information can be found at www.forwardsearch.dk.
eFocus is a full service digital agency. Based in the Netherlands, we work for global clients like DSM, Nutreco, D.E Master Blenders 1753 and Heineken.
MongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries by harnessing the power of data. The world's most sophisticated organizations, from cutting-edge startups to the largest companies, use MongoDB to create applications never before possible at a fraction of the cost of legacy databases.
MongoDB is the fastest-growing database ecosystem, with over 9 million downloads, thousands of customers, and over 850 technology and service partners. Learn more at MongoDB.com.
We're always looking for sponsors. Feel free to send an email to SUGNL if you want to become a sponsor of the SUGCON Europe 2015 conference.
Having Eindhoven buzzing with brainpower of the best European Sitecore developers in town, there are other parties offering you the possibility to participate in training, courses or gatherings.
Here you can find an overview of gatherings form other parties that are known to us for your information.
On Wednesday the 10th and thursday the 11th of 2015, Glass will be running a two day training course before the Sitecore User Group Conference Europe 2015 (SUGCON) in Glass.Mapper.Sc.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to use Glass.Mapper.Sc before attending the main SUGCON conference where you will hear from some of the best minds in the Sitecore community.
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If you are hosting an event yourself in Eindhoven in this period of time that may be relevant to our participants, please let us know
Please note that neither SUGCON, Sitecore User Group Netherlands or Sitecore has any influence over the content offered at the events mentioned.
Hedgehog Development was extremely happy to be part of SUGCON 2014 in Utrecht. The venue was pretty cool and everything was well-organized. Sitecore had some very exciting news to present to the public. The other sessions and workshops were also interesting and attracted a lot of audience. The event was packed with great enthusiasts who shared our passion for the Sitecore platform.
First and foremost, you will learn many industry trends/best practices from leading Sitecore experts from all across Europe. Secondly, you will get the chance to network with many members of the Sitecore community. It is from these networking sessions that opportunities are shared, friendships are made and great ideas are born! So, if you find yourself asking "why should I go to SUGCON Europe 2015?"" you really should be asking yourself "why wouldn't I go?!"
SUGCON 2014 was one of the best Sitecore events of last year. A whole day of technical discussions organised by developers for developers with multiple tracks. There was always at least one talk you wanted to watch and normally two or three. It was also great to catchup with people from the community that I hadn't seen for a long time and meet new members.