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Sitecore Symposium 2019: HIPAA Compliance in Sitecore

HIPAA law is often a topic of conversation and can be a little confusing. This session offered a quick overview and review of the HIPAA law and how it relates to Sitecore hosting and development. What is HIPAA? Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Started in 1996 Establishes national standards to protect an individual’s medical […]


Sitecore Symposium 2019: Blazing Fast Sitecore Sites

Time is money.  Therefore, a slow site can cause you to lose money.  At Sitecore Symposium, I learned about some goals for optimizing your performance, tools to help you measure, and suggestions to get you there. Why performance matters It affects your search rankings It affects your bounce rates 32% bounce rate when your performance […]


Sitecore Symposium 2019: Sitecore Helix

In this session, we learned how to use Helix and ways in which it is used incorrectly.  It also highlighted some of the updates in Helix 2.0 and showed us what to look forward to in future versions. Read more about my key takeaways on the patterns, anti-patterns, and smells of Sitecore Helix. Helix Helix […]

Sitecore Symposium 2019: Magic Johnson Keynote

Magic Johnson started his keynote by coming out into different sections of the audience and letting people take pictures and give them high-fives. A great way to start off making connections with the audience.  He continued this trend by delivering his entire speech while standing amongst the audience rather than on the stage.  For every […]


Sitecore Symposium 2019: Sitecore Rules Engine

Jeffery Rondeau gave a great presentation on the Sitecore rules engine and showed some things you can do with it other than personalization.  My favorite was limiting the number of instances of a given component on a single page (think hero images). Here are my key takeaways: What can you do with the Sitecore Rules […]


Sitecore Symposium 2019: New Editing Experience in Sitecore

In this session, we were shown some of the basic editing and extension capabilities of the new UI for in context page editing. The new UI is fast, sleek, and modern. Some of my key takeaways were: Sitecore Strategy Initiatives Project Horizon: New UI for editing site pages and content Releasing in Sitecore 9.3 Easy, […]


Sitecore Symposium 2019: Day 2 Opening Keynote

Today’s opening session was really motivating. We discussed consumer intent while online shopping and examined how to build a human connection with emotion. Considering the continued growth and ability of AI, we also heard about how it can help us in the future. Case Study: Lowes Canada How to connect the store and the website? […]


Sitecore Symposium 2019: Build JSS Websites with Blazor

Blazor is Microsoft’s very new and exciting technology. This session was led by two Sitecore MVPs and showed a proof of concept for creating a JSS framework for Blazor. Since Blazor is not yet supported by Sitecore, the project is community-driven. Here are my key takeaways from their presentation: What is Blazor? A new web […]


Sitecore Symposium: Day 1 Closing Keynote

The official day one of Sitecore Symposium 2019 was full of information. At the end of the day, Sitecore announced the ultimate experience award winners for the Americas region, while CEO Mark Frost gave a few additional thoughts on customer experience. Sitecore CMO Paige O’Neil announced the Ultimate Experience Awards 2019 – Americas, Subway and […]


Sitecore Symposium 2019: Managing Technical Debt While Implementing Helix Principles

This session provided a basic look at technical debt – what it is and where it comes from.  It also offered some suggestions on working with legacy code and Helix together. Here are my key takeaways: What is technical debt? A measure of how untidy your code is Any time when you look at your […]


Sitecore Symposium 2019: Punch it Chewie

This session was presented by Matthew Dubbs, Sitecore test specialist, and Jason St-Cyr, Sitecore manager, test evangelists. Overall, the session discussed getting more out of your installation and performance testing. Here are my key takeaways: Why performance test? Avoid late night support calls Being down is bad: Amazon was down for 15 minutes in July […]


Sitecore Symposium 2019: Human Connections in a Digital World

The opening keynote brings all the conference attendees into one room and highlights great speakers to get the conference started.  This year’s theme is “Human Connections in a Digital World.” Below, I have recapped my key takeaways from each speaker’s presentation. For more session reviews, be sure to follow me. Sitecore CEO Thoughts The CEO […]

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