Pre-conference Seminars

Be your organization's Sitecore expert! Sign up for Sitecore pre-conference seminars at Symposium! Seminars focused on developers through marketers and from content to eCommerce will be offered on Monday, October 16.

Seminars are being added constantly and class sizes are limited so register today to ensure your seat!

Developer day seminars

Building no-compromise Headless solutions for Sitecore XP - Full Day

Hours

9:00am-4:00pm

Advance price

$475

Regular price

$500

Description

This full day immersive coure will teach you how to use hottest JS frameworks to build fully-fledged web apps (SPAs, PWAs, and more) for Sitecore XP. Experience the unparalleled advantages with this approach for disconnected development and headless execution/deployment.

Pre-requisites

Sitecore basics, good JS knowledge, React.js (or similar UI library) basics, ES2015 basics, familiarity with JS development workflow tools such as webpack.

Integration Boot Camp - Full Day

Immersive learning experience with xConnect and Data Exchange Framework

Hours

9:00am-4:00pm

Early bird price

$475

Regular price

$500

Description

The more complete your view of a customer is, the more relevant the digital experiences you can deliver to him or her. Combining behavioral data collected by Sitecore Experience Platform with data collected by line-of-business applications and other systems helps give you a more connected view of each of your customers.

Sitecore Symposium Integration Boot Camp offers the opportunity to learn all about Sitecore's data integration capabilities from the product managers and engineers who build the platform. Attendees should expect:

  • In-depth, technical product details
  • Minimal PowerPoint, maximum Visual Studio
  • Insight into how Sitecore approaches data integration
  • Best practices and expert tips & tricks for building connectors
  • Opportunities to get questions answered by - and make feature requests directly to - the people who build the product
  • To leave Symposium feeling empowered to integrate their own systems with Sitecore
Pre-requisites

Sitecore Certified Developer, Sitecore xDB proficient (data integration experience recommended, but not required)

Pre-Symposium Seminars

Sitecore Symposium 101 for Content Authors - Half Day

Test Drive Sitecore’s Powerful Authoring Tools

Hours

8:30am-12:00pm

Early bird price

$350

Advance price

$375

Regular price

$400

Description

Sitecore is a robust platform for Content Management and Context Marketing. Attend this seminar to introduce yourself to the easy-to-use editing tools and their powerful features. The session will cover fundamental editing along with tips and tricks. Workflow and Publishing of content are advanced topics that will also be covered. These powerful features are built into the platform. Learn how best to use Sitecore by taking it for a test drive during the last 30 minutes of the session.

Pre-requisites

None.

Sitecore Symposium 101 Accelerating UI Development - Half Day

Learn the Benefits of the Amazing Sitecore SXA Toolkit

Hours

1:00-4:30pm

Early bird price

$350

Advance price

$375

Regular price

$400

Description

Sitecore’s Experience Accelerator (SXA) reduces your time to market with fewer development resources. Attend this seminar to learn how content teams can design, assemble and deploy web content across channels. See how to use drag-n-drop page assembly with dynamic wireframes that follow best practices resulting in consistent reusable user interfaces. Try out SXA’s amazing features during the last 30 minutes of the session.

Pre-requisites

None.

Sitecore Symposium 101 for Developers - Half Day

Zero to Pro - Sitecore Unearthed for New Sitecore Developers

Hours

8:30am-12:00pm

Early bird price

$350

Advance price

$375

Regular price

$400

Description

This is a technical introduction to Sitecore, intended for experienced C# developers who are still new to Sitecore. We’ll explore Sitecore’s technology stack including system and content architecture, the presentation framework, and integration and extension with the Sitecore API. We'll also maximize productivity with Sitecore Rocks integration in Visual Studio. You’ll hear terminology that will be used during Symposium so you’re in the know when it comes up during sessions. You’ll get introduced to topics that the sessions will cover, so you know which ones to go to. While not a replacement for formal Sitecore training, this overview is excellent preparation for the technical portions of the Symposium. This is a half-day session including lectures and demonstrations. Bring your laptop for hands-on experience.

Pre-requisites

.NET Programmer

Sitecore Symposium 101 for eCommerce - Half Day

Sitecore Commerce Revealed

Hours

1:00-4:30pm

Early bird price

$350

Advance price

$375

Regular price

$400

Description

This is an introduction to Sitecore’s eCommerce solutions, intended for Sitecore developers who are new to Sitecore’s eCommerce offerings. We’ll explore Sitecore’s eCommerce technology stack including Sitecore Commerce, the Commerce Connect framework, and integration with the eCommerce API. You’ll see some of the latest integrations of the Commerce product into the Sitecore interfaces, as well as hear about where it’s going next. We'll also maximize productivity with an introduction to the Storefront solutions. While not a replacement for formal Sitecore training, this overview is excellent preparation for the eCommerce portions of the Symposium. This is a half-day session including lectures and demonstrations. Bring your laptop for hands-on experience.

Pre-requisites

Sitecore Developer

Sitecore Symposium 101 for Marketers - Half Day

Introduction to Data-Driven Marketing

Hours

8:30am-12:00pm

Early bird price

$350

Advance price

$375

Regular price

$400

Description

Get an overview of Sitecore’s fundamental marketing and analytics features. See how marketers use Sitecore’s Engagement Value feature to track advertising efforts for online and offline campaigns and generally evaluate the overall success of their website. See how to perform A/B split and multivariate tests. Explore profiling, visitor segmentation and personalization using Sitecore’s powerfully flexible rules engine. See what a day in the life of a digital marketer with Sitecore involves!

Pre-requisites

None

Sitecore Symposium 101 – Whirlwind Tour

Creating Connected Experiences

Hours

1:00-4:30pm

Early bird price

$350

Advance price

$375

Regular price

$400

Description

New to Sitecore? Take a look at the many different ways Sitecore can bring together separate silos of information. This Whirlwind Tour will briefly cover a wide variety of topics, such as web, print, interactive forms, email marketing, commerce, and more. See the advantages of creating your content once, having a central repository for editing, while using the same data in multiple modern media.

Pre-requisites

None

Symposium Special Stand-Alone Developer Certification

Sitecore 8.2 Developer Certification

This is your chance to stay current and set yourself up to get certified on Sitecore 8.2

Hours

5:00am - TBD

Discount price

$200

Description

For the first time ever at Symposium we are offering a discounted, stand-alone Developer Certification exam. This is your chance to stay current and set yourself up to get certified on Sitecore. Space is limited to take the exam at Symposium, so take advantage of this convenient and discounted option before seats run out! After registering for Symposium, register to take the exam, then we will contact you before Symposium for your preferred time slot. At Symposium, your exam will take place at the Sitecore training booth inside the Partner Pavilion and will be proctored by Sitecore Certified Instructors. Please be sure to bring your laptop. Each test-taker will have one attempt to pass the exam. You are given two hours to take the exam, so we will work with your schedule to ensure that you don’t miss Symposium events you want to attend.

Special offer available for exam takers, so sign up for the discounted exam now and let us wow you in Las Vegas.

NOTE: Exam sessions will be available throughout Sitecore Symposium

Pre-requisites

.NET programmer


Pre-conference education cancellations and/or substitutions must be made in writing to SitecoreSymposium@sitecore.net. Sitecore will refund 50% of your course fee up to September 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm PT. No refunds will be processed after this date. No shows are ineligible for registration fee refunds.

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