My plans and objectives for 2019
- I have a couple of modules lined up that I want to create.
One for SXA that will eventually may be incorporated in the Sitecore SXA components. It is a component based on twitter feeds, those feeds will show up as a Wall and the random tiles will flip with short interval of times, another one is SEO related.
- Organizing Sitecore User Group Meetups in the Pakistan. Developers here are so much motivated regarding Sitecore but there are less skilled ones to spread the word.
- I was invited by an organization for introduction and training their team of .Net Professionals with Sitecore, Sitecore Helix and SXA, so will be training them.
- I will be contributing by creating video tutorials for the Short, unofficial, ad-hoc, Sitecore SXA tutorials, for the SXA and Frontend tutorials.
- I want to create a Youtube channel similar to SXA tutorials one but only focused on the Sitecore JSS.
- Writing Blog posts on latest technologies of Sitecore and how it benefits.
- Helping more on the Slack and Stackexchange.
- Spread the word about how great Sitecore via Social networks.
- Attending and presenting at the most SUGCON and the Sitecore Symposium 2019.
My Contributions for the year 2018
The year 2018 had been so great, A lot good things happened. It was the first time for me to work abide and contribute in the community. I am glad I met our very own Sitecore Powershell Superman Micheal West he is a true mentor and keeps motivating me. I was inspired by the work and contributions of Michael West in the Sitecore Community and learnt a lot from him.
These are my contributions for the year 2018.
I came up with the idea, Sitecore Package Assistant, the items tracker and packages history for the ease of Sitecore Package Management and created the module for the marketplace with help the one of my friend. The Sitecore Package Assistant is a very good tool for Developers working on Multiple Environments / Servers.
Here is the link to the module.
This year I have received around 4700+ views on my Blog posts and the visitors are 2500+. Most views on “Sitecore 9 installation, How I do it (Download, Install, Validate and Done)” which get around 150+ Monthly Views, worth mentioning from USA and India.
Worth Mentioning Sitecore Story:
Helped around 8 thousand people, on Sitecore Stackexchange and received 764 reputation by answering 40 answers. Has 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 23 Bronze medals with the activity of visited the site 273 days, 260 consecutive and listed as the top 11% this year.
Sitecore UserVoice Ideas and Suggestions:
Shared ideas and suggestions at the Sitecore UserVoice Forum.
- Support for additional data attributes for components in SXA
- Conditional Includes for files based on languages for multilingual sites
- Introducing a Max Character Limit on templates
Slides / Presentations:
Created Presentation for Sitecore JSS and presented at my local office, to introduce and described the JSS to the developers. (Ovrlod, is the only company in Pakistan working on Sitecore, as of yet)
- Sitecore Experience Accelerator
Presented, Introduction to SXA, and what it offers, and why should we use it.
- Sitecore Package Assistant.
Presented Sitecore Package Assistant and the benefits of it. Download and learn more about it.
Helping in Building a Sitecore Team
Invited by an organization to introduce and train their team of .Net Professionals with Sitecore, Sitecore Helix and SXA. The first sessions had been very good so far.
- Helped the community with providing suggestion and improvements.
- Helped the people on the Slack and helped and guided them.
- Been active on Socail networks providing and sharing updates for the recent events and promoting sitecore and Sitecore best practices.
- Contributing in the Short, unofficial, ad-hoc, Sitecore SXA tutorials, for the SXA Frontend related tutorials.
Sitecore User Group Pakistan
Sitecore User Group Pakistan SUGPAK is in progress event scheduled in the month of November/December, date is yet to be finalized. It is delayed because the admin has moved to another country and the group and page is left inactive.
Sitecore eLearning Courses:
Used those coupons for evaluation of the courses, reported bugs and provided feedback to the Sitecore Training on how to improve the courses.
Once completed the trainings, I received the coupons for Certifications for Sitecore® Experience Commerce™ 9.0: Essentials Certification and Sitecore Professional Developer Certification Exam
Name: Saad Ansari