SUG Meetup – Jan’18 Queen City, Manchester, NH

Was fortunate to attend and this time present as well at the first Sitecore User Group Meet of 2018 at Queen City, Manchester, NH on 01/03/2018 at 1230 Elm St, Manchester, NH. Hosted by Michael Reynolds and Greg Coffman.

Agenda:

6:00 pm – 6:15 pm Food/networking/introduction

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Introducing Sitecore Forms – Empowering Digital Marketing – Amitabh Vyas

Do you know WFFM opted for retirement to enjoy rest of the life at Vegas. But handed over all of its powerful features to the new breed in charge – Sitecore Forms. I will be talking more in depth about Sitecore Forms, Key Benefits followed by a practical demo on Creating New form, assign layout/rendering and creating a page to capture user data.

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7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Break

7:15 pm – 8:00 pm “Don’t integrate your data, assimilate it. Bring your data into Sitecore with DEF.” – Chris Auer, Sitecore MVP – Bonfire

In many organizations Sitecore is becoming the main hub for all customer facing data. Whether this is CRM, ERP, POS or many others. Getting that data into Sitecore, in a consistent way is job one. In the past, the business would have to work with IT to design a system that would enable the data to be surfaced in Sitecore. This could be accomplished through technologies such as web services, direct, SQL, iframe, etc.… With the Data Exchange Framework, you can now create a strongly typed system to take your data from any endpoint and push it directly into Sitecore or other systems.

Once the data is in Sitecore, it can be used directly on the website or application, in personalization or marketing or used as the golden record for other systems in the organization. All while keeping the design and action on the system in Sitecore UI.

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About our speakers:

Chris Auer
A 2017 Sitecore Technologist MVP, Chris considers himself a Marketing Technologist as he has a passion for the marketing side of Sitecore. He has been coding for 18 years, 6 of them in Sitecore. The last 3 years have been strictly Sitecore and Sitecore continuous integration.

Amitabh Vyas
Amitabh Vyas is a Sitecore certified professional developer making his hands dirty on Sitecore from last 6+ years and 11+ years in IT. Worked on various Sitecore version from 5.3 to 8.2, currently exploring Sitecore 9 and already loving it. A certified Agile Scrum Master experienced in various domains like Legal, Retail, Education, Health Insurance and currently working for a Commercial Property Insurance Client at Johnston, RI as Sitecore Architect.

And this is how we flaunted the event on twitter:

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Already excited to attend the next meet in Feb. Details are here.

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