Sitecore Symposium 2018: Sessions suitable for Sitecore Developers

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I have attended 2 Sitecore Symposiums so far – in 2014 in Barcelona, Spain and last year in Las Vegas, US. I was always preparing list of sessions that I would like to attend. I have decided to share it this year.

Here is my take for this year’s Sitecore Symposium (colorful Excel spreadsheet and exported image are located below table):

Day Time Prio Session Title Presenter(s) Location
D1 5:30 – 7:30 Sitecore Symposium welcome reception TBD
D2 8:00 – 10:45 Keynotes TBD
11:45 – 12:30 1 Seven common commerce customizations Rob Earlam Swan, Mockingbird 1-2
2 Sitecore 9.1 overview Gabe Aguilo, Mark Groves Swan 7-10
3 The Cortex engine: Process at scale Alistair Deneys Swan 3-4
12:45 – 1:30 1 Sitecore and GDPR: All your personal data belong to you Martina Welander Swan 3-4
2 Continuous delivery by design in Azure PaaS – Promoting code & content flexibly and safe with feature toggles and deployment slots Bart Plasmeijer Swan 1-2
2:45 – 3:30 1 Need help deciding which sessions to attend at the Symposium? Ask our session recommendation engine Varun Nehra, Dmytro Shevchenko Swan 4
2 Where machine learning meets social #ThinkYouKnowMe Una Verhoeven Swan, Mockingbird
3 World’s fastest fully automated continuous delivery pipeline for Sitecore on Azure – how Achmea optimized its development and deployment workflow Bas Lijten Swan 2
4:15 – 5:00 1 Inside Cortex Colin te Kempel Swan 10
2 Measure, if you want to go faster Jeremy Davis Swan 2
3 Take your Sitecore project to the next level With Nodejs Anastasiya Flynn Swan 4
D3 8:00 – 8:45 1 .Net Core and 9.1 architecture Kern Nerskind Nightingale, Stephen Pope Swan 7-10
2 Helix and JavaScript Services (JSS) Jeff L’Heureux Swan 3-4
3 The Sitecore developer story Pieter Brinkman, Nick Wesselman Swan 1-2
10:00 – 10:45 1 Beyond the SXA toolbox Adam Najmanowicz, Mark van Aalst Swan 10
2 How to create customer loyalty programs using Sitecore Experience Commerce and Email Experience Manager Kamruz Jaman, Akshay Sura Dolphin, Northern A2
3 Extending Sitecore Experience Commerce with plugins Kelly Brennan Swan, Mockingbird
11:45 – 12:30 1 JSS in powerful ways Kam Figy, Adam Weber Swan 10
2 Omnichannel retail: personal and contextual experiences! Ishraq Al Fataftah Swan, Mockingbird
3 Rethinking personalization after GDPR Eric Stoll, Margaret Wise Swan 5
2:00 – 2:45 1 Scaling Sitecore 9.0 for the Superbowl Matthew Shooshtari, Srikanth Kondapally Swan 1-2
2 Experience the development workflow of your dreams with modern JavaScript and Sitecore JSS Alex Shyba Swan 10
3:00 – 3:45 1 How to approach application development with Sitecore Sheetal Jain, Arturo Mendiola Swan 3-4
2 Deploy Sitecore with zero downtime Bill Cacy, Patrick Perrone Swan 1-2
3 Driving an immersive customer experience with Sitecore Experience Commerce + IoT Richard Seal, Jason Wilkerson Dolphin, Southern 1
D4 9:30 – 10:15 1 Accelerate everything Sebastian Winter Swan, Mockingbird 1-2
2 10x your Sitecore development Mark Cassidy Dolphin, Northern A1
3 Who watches the watchers? Jason St-Cyr Swan 4
10:30 – 11:15 1 Faster, faster, faster! A Helix approach to DevOps in the light of the Sitecore micro-service architecture Thomas Eldblom Swan 7-10
2 Creating a commerce feature: A technical walkthrough Dan Solovay Swan, Mockingbird 1-2
3 How to go faster: When Sitecore squadrons feel the need for speed Adam Simmonds TBD
4 Containing and orchestrating Sitecore Raul Jimenez Swan 1-2
11:30 – 12:30 Closing Keynote Ryan Donovan TBD

You can download this list as colorful Excel spreadsheet and you can reuse it and do your own modifications:

Sitecore Symposium 2018 – Sessions suitable for Sitecore Developers

Here is exported:

Sitecore Symposium 2018 - Sessions suitable for Sitecore Developers


You can also use this json to create your own app as Coveo did with there great Symposium Search app:

Looking forward seeing and meeting you there 🙂

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