Getting Started

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Getting Started: Search

Come discover… Which functionalities make for successful search

Description

Search looks simple enough when it works well, but behind the scenes is a different matter. A successful search page must include the right algorithms, design, and content—in the right combination and right form. Join Justin Pettinger, Lead Commerce Architect at Xcentium, to hear which technologies deliver the most bang for your buck, what needs to be implemented to have a successful search page, and best practices for implementing a stellar product search.

Speaker(s)

Justin Pettinger, Lead Commerce Architect - XCentium

Getting Started: Commerce

Come discover… How to use the tools in our Commerce suite

Description

Today’s online shopper is sophisticated and demanding; the technology they interact with should be too. Utilized together with the rest of the experience platform, Sitecore Commerce can achieve true Commerce In Context. We’ll show you how to do just that, taking you through some common e-tail merchandising tasks and showing how to implement them efficiently using the tools of Sitecore Commerce.

Speaker(s)

Klaus Petersen, Global CTO - Alpha Solutions

Getting Started: Managing multilingual content at scale

Come discover… How the globe’s pre-eminent healthcare system translated one million words

Description

The Mayo Clinic team spent the majority of 2016 working on a major effort to translate the majority of their flagship product, www.mayoclinic.org. Funding was provided to translate one million words, and the charge was given to cover as much of the site as it would allow. Mayoclinic.org, which is built on Sitecore, went live in March 2017 with a Spanish version, and a project has been launched to provide an Arabic site within the next year. The team at Mayo Clinic would like to share the tools they used, the challenges they encountered, and their lessons learned with the Sitecore community. After this presentation, the audience will have a new perspective on what considerations they should take into account as they embark upon a multilingual project using Sitecore. They will also have sample code snippets and tips to get past potential difficulties, and tips about certain settings that can help their efforts. The audience will learn how to interact with Language Service Providers who have not previously used Clay Tablet. They will also understand some common growing pains as you begin to work with multiple languages in code and Sitecore. We hope to provide tips, tricks, and a new perspective on what challenges can arise with multilingual content management, and how at least one team got around them.

Speaker(s)

Daniel Cozine, IT Lead Analyst/Programmer, Mayo Clinic
Melinda Klein, Senior Analyst Programmer - Mayo Clinic

Getting Started: Experience Editor

Come discover… How to un-complicate your content management process

Description

Sitecore is all about the customer experience, delivering the right experience to the right person at the right time. However, while the customer experience is key, it shouldn’t come at the expense of the experience for those who are using Sitecore every day. It is our job as developers to bring a great experience to the people using it to then ensure the customer experience is maximized. In this session, I will cover a myriad of ways to maximize the content management experience of your users, ranging from basic features like tooltips and thumbnails to more advanced concepts, such as separating editing interfaces for your site frame and creating entire sections of content in one click by customizing branch templates.

Speaker(s)

Jeffrey Rondeau, CMS Engineering Team Lead, DEG

Getting Started: Project management

Come discover… How to embark in a step-by-step approach into the digital age

Description

Singapore Art Museum has a long and storied history in Singapore. Always in the shadows of the National Museum and governed by conservative government attitudes and funding, they needed a jump start to move from paper and spreadsheets to content personalization and marketing automation. Join Sean Burke-Gaffney, Head of Technology SEA at SapientRazorfish, to hear how he brought this up-and-comer up to date with Sitecore.

Speaker(s)

Sean Burke-Gaffney, Head of Technology SEA - SapientRazorfish

Getting Started: Personalization

Come discover… How to make personalization tools work for you.

Description

Personalization represents one of the most exciting aspects of the Sitecore platform but in the real world, doesn't get used nearly as often as we'd all like. In this session, we're going to talk about the nuts and bolts of using these tools, and see how easy it is to get started.

Speaker(s)

Ed Kapuscinski, Architect - NTT Data

Getting Started: Sitecore Automated Deployments

Come discover… How to step out of the muddle of manual deployments

Description

Sitecore requires specific tools and technologies for automated deployments. Automated deployments reduce costs, improves deliverable reliability and increases productivity of the team. In this session, Naveed Ahmad, Sitecore Tech Lead at EPAM, will give a general overview of the different tools and technologies that are available to achieve automated deployments for Sitecore. Moreover, the participants will see an end-to-end demonstration using technologies, such as TeamCity and TDS while tracking the visibility of the deployment process through Slack alerts.

Speaker(s)

Naveed Ahmad, Lead Technolgist - EPAM

Getting Started: Cloud

Come discover… Why and how you should consider deploying on Microsoft Azure

Description

PaaS? IaaS? Scaling up? Scaling out? If you're new to Sitecore in the cloud or just new to the cloud in general, this session will fill you in on all the essentials to make smart decisions on how and why to use Sitecore on Microsoft Azure. Topics include the difference and the pros/cons of IaaS and PaaS, deployment options, a cost/benefit analysis of your Sitecore on Azure options, and how to spin up a fully functional and scalable Sitecore environment in 15 minutes.

Speaker(s)

George Chang, Senior Solutions Architect - Perficient

Getting Started: Experience Editor and Authoring

Come discover ... how the seamless integration of third party software can enhance the Experience Editor to deliver localisation, brand consistency and much more.

Description

Recognize who’s on your website and personalize the content before the user has made the first click. Translate your site into multiple languages. Access external digital assets. All this can be done without leaving the Sitecore Experience Editor. With seamless third party integration you can build the capabilities to deliver on marketing objectives without creating a minefield of work for your editors. This session looks at how editors and marketers are able to access external tools such as Lead Forensics (analytics), Celum (DAM) and Language Wire (translations) directly from the Experience Editor to streamline their editorial processes.

Speaker(s)

James Derry, CMO - Nemetos

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