Friday, June 2, 2017

My #Sitecore #SUGCON 2017 - Amsterdam Experience




I got an opportunity to visit the Amsterdam city, one of the most beautiful place, especially for the nature lover like me, to attend the biggest Sitecore event #SUGCON 2017.

This event was an opportunity for me to meet all my virtual Sitecore Friends, colleagues, MVPs in Person.

#SUGCON started on 18th May 2017 at Postillion Convention Centre Amsterdam, starting time was 12 PM for registration.

I took the metro from Amsterdam centraal to Metro station Overamstel to attend this event, if I am not wrong the metro train number was 53.



I arrived there at 11.30AM from the back gate of the center, on the way of main hall stage, where #SUGCON organizers were busy in the preparation of the event, and Guess to whom I met First person in the event ???

Yes Mr. Akshay SURA, the most active Sitecore Community member. J
Then time came for #SUGCON Registration and we were all excited for the first session, the room was full and I attended the first session with UNA(we finally Meet)




Then Pieter Brinkmen started the very first session, he Invited Lars Nielsen for opening keynote, and he addressed the future technology of Sitecore: SXA, Robotics with Sitecore, Publishing Service, artificial intelligency with Sitecore etc.



It is very Good start with Artificial intelligence in Sitecore.
Then Bas Lijten and Rob Habrakens came on stage, talked about “A Futuristic showcase of the omnichannel capabilities of Sitecore XP” And introduced the first robotic system with Sitecore called ROBBIE, We all welcomed ROBBIE as a new member of the Sitecore family.



Then finally, I got the chance to meet with Lars Nielsen, Senior VP Technical Marketing and Cofounder of Sitecore and Pieter Brinkman, Director of Technical Marketing at Sitecore along with Bas and Rob.




Check what Lars and Peter think about the #SUGUAE( Sitecore user group UAE-Dubai),






Then I attended some interesting session as below:

DATA MINING, PREDICTION AND MACHINE LEARNING WITH THE XDB by Amanda Shiga

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USING SPECFLOW TO DRIVE YOUR TEST AUTOMATION by Nathanael Mann
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SITECORE XDB IN-DEPTH: HARNESSING CONTACTS, SESSIONS AND CLUSTERS by DMYTRO SHEVCHENKO



I attended this session with Alex van Wolferen



Then the time came for Sitecore Hackathon Award host by Akshay Sura.


Then, TAMAS VARGA hosted the most awaited Sitecore Award ceremony “MVP Award ceremony”



This was the great moments for me, as I received my First Sitecore MVP Award in #SUGCON.


 

This is how we completed the first day of #SUGCON, along with Networking and Dinner.



The second day of #SUGCON started with the STEPHEN POPE Presentation on WHAT’S NEW IN PUBLISHING SERVICE V2.0

“I can say this was one of the Best presentation in the #SUGCON 2017”
The hall was full of Sitecore Enthusiasts, and Stephen was explaining the amazing feature of Sitecore Publishing Service and showed some case study, how company utilized the performance gain through Sitecore publishing service.



Then I attended below session:

GLASS MAPPER - THINGS THAT I REALLY SHOULD AVE DOCUMENTED by MIKE EDWARDSH

He explained the power of Glass mapper and practical technique to use Glass Mapper.

SITECORE ON MICROSOFT AZURE PAAS by Christof Claessens


DevOps with Sitecore in the cloud Nick Hills
it was also a very interested session by Nick, he explained the EasyJet case study, and explained how EasyJet transformed their Sitecore platform from on-premise to cloud




Then I attended the Session on Sitecore User Group by Peter, Tamas
It was More Open discussion session, where we can share our experience of the Sitecore user group.


               

SITECORE AND JAVASCRIPT - FINALLY IN LOVE!

Then, Alex Shyba and Adam Weber introduced the new  Sitecore JavaScript Services (JSS Framework), they showed the demo with React.JS, this is something new for the Sitecore community and very cool stuff for frontend developers.

The session was full of fun when Alex fired the T-shirt by AIR Gun, who asked the Question.


 

Then #SUGCON Day-2 Session’s wrapped up with “THE SITECORE PHILOSOPHY” By JEPPE GRUE

Jeppe addressed how important the Sitecore community is! for Sitecore and any Product.

He shared the PHILOSOPHY and roadmap of the Sitecore.



This session took more time as expected, everyone was waiting to finish up the session at the end :)

Then lastly Peter Brinkman delivered the closing note, and that is how #SUGCON Event END. !! And check the gift from Sitecore to the #SUGCON organizers.

Yes, Pack of Different Beers!!




I am with #SUGCON organizers,



Then we enjoyed friet yes means French Fries (yes @VirtualAffairs sponsored the free fries for #SUGCON participation)



Then we got invitation for #SUGCON after party (including Drinks and Snacks) by Mirabeau

Thanks Mirabeau for such a Nice arrangement, I really liked the Mirabeau Office ambiance.




Then time to say bye to the beautiful City Amsterdam, #SUGCON was the very successful Sitecore event with full of knowledge, Networking, FUN!!!



I personally enjoyed a lot in the #SUGCON Event and Amsterdam!! I am looking forward to the next year!!