2019 was truly great year for me. Our second son was born in October and we have moved to our first house. I have also received my very first Sitecore Technology MVP and Sitecore Community Friend awards. I have also continued working with SXA for one of our clients and had really incredible experience with it.
I have fulfilled all my plans that I had for 2019 which is amazing and I am really grateful for any help that I have received to make it happen. I have presented on couple of meetups, learnt and used SXA 1.8 and Sitecore 9.1 and I have lost also some weight ;). List of all plans for 2019 can be found at the end of this blog post.
Below are my reflections of 2019.
Conferences & SUGs
Attended 1 conference
- 4-5th April – SUGCON Europe – London, UK -> I have attended these sessions on this great event and you can find slides from my “SUGCON 2019 Reflections” talk in this blog post.
Organized User Groups
- 16th April – #1 Bratislava Sitecore User Group Meetup 2019 – You can find my report from this event here – It was first ever Sitecore User Group organized in Slovakia!
Presented 5 talks
- 16th April – #1 Bratislava Sitecore User Group Meetup 2019 – Presented “SUGCON 2019 Reflections“
- 16th June – SUGJO Meetup Q2 – Presented “Customizing SXA”
- 14th August – SUG Queen City – Presented “My MVP Journey“
- 27th September – SUG Budapest #9 – Presented “Using and Customizing SXA”
- 4th December – Sitecore Community meetup #7 (Cluj-Napoca (Romania)) – Presented updated version of my talk “Using and Customizing SXA”
Attended User Groups
- 5th February – SUG Budapest #7
- 16th April – #1 Bratislava Sitecore User Group Meetup 2019 – You can find my report from this event here
- 16th May – SUG Budapest #8
- 16th June – SUGJO Meetup Q2
- 14th August – SUG Queen City
- 27th September – SUG Budapest #9
- 4th December – Sitecore Community meetup #7 (Cluj-Napoca (Romania))
Sitecore Virtual Developer Day 2019
- On 10th October 2018 I have recorded my session “SXA in Action” during Sitecore Symposium 2018 in Orlando, FL. It was broadcasted on 7th March 2019. You can watch the recording here and take a look on slides here.
I have published 32 blog posts in 2019 on various topics like SXA, Sitecore Installation and a lot of Sitecore related ebooks (in mobi, epub and pdf formats so suitable for any e-reader like Kindles, Kobos, Pocketbooks or laptops) generated from Helix and SXA documentation.
My blog was visited by 26602 visitors that visited altogether 54026 pages in 2019:
In year 2018, I had 17778 viewed pages by 8630 visitors. I have tripled these figures this year which I feel amazing! I am very happy that my articles are retweeted by my fellow Sitecore MVPs, other Sitecore developers and also by Sitecore itself which shares my articles on their Twitter or Facebook accounts. Great recognition.
I am happy for every single visit and if I only helped one person, it was worth it!
Sitecore Stack Exchange
- 2583 reputation points (7656 total)
- 57 answers (216 total)
- 3 questions (48 total)
I was #7 in reputation points for year 2019 gaining 2583 reputation points 🙂
and I was still #15 in All Time by number of reputation points. I am getting closer to #13 and #14 🙂
I was pretty active on various channels on Sitecore Chat on Slack.
Mostly on SXA, XConnect, HabitatHome, Commerce, Stack Exchange and Venting 🙂
Join Sitecore Slack by following this great article by @jammykam -> https://jammykam.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/sitecore-slack-community-guidelines/
- 33 contributions
- Most of them on my repositories with Sitecore 9.x installation scripts or Sitecore related ebooks -> https://github.com/chorpo?tab=repositories
Plans for 2020
Learn & use
- Sitecore SXA 9.3
- Sitecore 9.3
- Unofficial Sitecore SXA Youtube channel
- SUGCON / Sitecore Symposium 2020
- SUG Meetups
- SUG Czechia & Slovakia #4 in Spring 2020
- Plant tree for at each family member and work more in garden during weekends