My 2019/2018 (last 18 months) Sitecore Journey Review

Eighteen months ago I started my journey as an active member of the Sitecore community. Time flies, man…

I lot of free time invested in blogging, traveling, presenting and SSE which ended up paying off 10x more.

The amazing people I was able to connect with, the future clients, my new business partner Caio Ferraz, the knowledge I acquired studying and writing about something, or even reading or listening to other’s content was priceless.

In order to create a little history for myself and my friends, here is a brief summary of those last 18 months:

Coveoticore Blog

19 blog posts.

4903 page views so far and 3446 visitors. (almost in the 5k club!).

  1. Sitecore 9 Forms: How to Create a Unique Auto-Incremental ID Field
  2. Solr – Partial Match Is Not Working On Computed Field… Why?
  3. Automation and Integration Tests in Sitecore – Using Nightwatch.js
  4. [USPC] Ultimate Sitecore Performance Championship: View Rendering vs Controller Rendering
  5. [USPC] Ultimate Sitecore Performance Championship: GetChildren() vs Axes.GetDescendants()
  6. How To Install a WDP in a Sitecore 9.1 On-Premises Instance?
  7. How to create a WDP from a Sitecore package?
  8. How To Fix a Certificate Issue on a Sitecore 9.1 Instance?
  9. Coveo for Sitecore 5: The Indexing Services API
  10. Coveo for Sitecore 5: The Configuration Services API
  11. Coveo for Sitecore 5: No More Hashing In The Fields Name? Why?
  12. Coveo for Sitecore 5: A New Era Has Begun, The Era Of The Command Center. Part II
  13. Coveo for Sitecore 5: A New Era Has Begun, The Era Of The Command Center. Part I
  14. Sitecore and Coveo: How to Create a Custom Coveo UI Component?
  15. Sitecore and Coveo: The Layout Was Not Found Error? You Can Fix It In Under 4 Seconds
  16. Sitecore, Coveo and SXA: How Should You Use It?
  17. Sitecore 9 and Coveo: Diagnostic Page, What Are Those Tests?
  18. Sitecore 9 And Coveo: How To Disable Coveo in 5 Seconds
  19. Sitecore 9 And Coveo: Getting Started In 6 Minutes

Sitecore Stack Exchange

I’ve been focused a lot on increasing my level of activity on SSE. I’m a huge consumer since forever, but it was time to start sharing and helping as well.

Here is the result:

  • Reputation: 1945 points (top #12 this year and top #58 all-time).
  • 38 Answers and 50 Questions

Sitecore User Groups

Besides co-organizing the Sitecore User Group Quebec with my buddy Jeff I’ve been traveling a little bit to present and be part of a few different SUGs all over the world:

Presented talks

  1. 4th SUGQuebec– Integration Tests Using Nightwatch – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/251218924/
  2. July Meetup Queen City SUG – Integration Tests Using Nightwatch – https://www.meetup.com/Queen-City-Sitecore-User-Group/events/251760886/
  3. Sitecore User Group – Minneapolis/St. Paul – Q3 2018 – Automation and Integration Tests Using NightwatchJS – https://www.meetup.com/SitecoreUser/events/252612541/
  4. Ottawa Sitecore User Group – 1st Meetup 2018 –  Automation and Integration Tests Using NightwatchJS – https://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Sitecore-User-Group/events/252596378/
  5. 6th SUGQuebec – Trucs et Outils Sitecore: Travaillez plus Rapidement – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/253988989/
  6. September Meetup Milwaukee SUG – Automation and Integration Tests Using NightwatchJS – https://www.meetup.com/Milwaukee-Sitecore-Developers-Meetup/events/254043516/
  7. [Remote] SUG Brazil – Automation and Integration Tests in Sitecore – https://www.meetup.com/SUG-BR/events/256743503/
  8. SUG Los Angeles – Automation and Integration Tests in Sitecore  – https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Sitecore-User-Group/events/263096824/
  9. [Remote] SUG Ecuador – Automation and Integration Tests in Sitecore – https://www.meetup.com/pt-BR/Sitecore-User-Group-Ecuador/events/264785223

Organized events

  1. 5th Sitecore User Group Quebec – Sitecore and MVC A-to-Z | Sitecore, The Road to the Cloud – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/251444534/
  2. 6th Sitecore user Group Quebec – Unicorn et intégration continue | Trucs et outils Sitecore – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/253988989/
  3. 8th Sitecore User Group Quebec – Conversational AIs, Cognigy, Sitecore, and Alexa – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/260536527
  4. 9th Sitecore User Group Quebec – On-Boarding new developers with Fluffy Tribble – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/263632090/ 

Attended events

  1. 3rd Sitecore User Group Quebec – Sitecore 8.2’s Dependency Injection Framework – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/243512534/
  2. 4th Sitecore User Group Quebec – From Forms to Riches – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/251218924/
  3. July Meetup Queen City SUG – A futuristic showcase of the omnichannel capabilities of Sitecore XP – https://www.meetup.com/Queen-City-Sitecore-User-Group/events/251760886/
  4. Sitecore User Group – Minneapolis/St. Paul – Q3 2018 – https://www.meetup.com/SitecoreUser/events/252612541/
  5. 5th Sitecore User Group Quebec – Sitecore and MVC A-to-Z and Sitecore, The Road to the Cloud – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/251444534/
  6. Ottawa Sitecore User Group – 1st Meetup 2018 – https://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Sitecore-User-Group/events/252596378/
  7. 6th Sitecore user Group Quebec – Unicorn et intégration continue | Trucs et outils Sitecore – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/253988989/
  8. Sitecore User Group – Milwaukee – September Meetup – https://www.meetup.com/Milwaukee-Sitecore-Developers-Meetup/events/254043516/
  9. [Remote] SUG Brazil – Sitecore Experience Forms + Integration Tests and Sitecore – https://www.meetup.com/SUG-BR/events/256743503/
  10. 8th Sitecore User Group Quebec – Conversational AIs, Cognigy, Sitecore, and Alexa – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/260536527
  11. 9th Sitecore User Group Quebec – On-Boarding new developers with Fluffy Tribble  – https://www.meetup.com/Sitecore-User-Group-Quebec/events/263632090/ 
  12. SUG Los Angeles – Automation and Integration Tests in Sitecore  – https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Sitecore-User-Group/events/263096824/
  13. [Remote] SUG Ecuador – Automation and Integration Tests in Sitecore – https://www.meetup.com/pt-BR/Sitecore-User-Group-Ecuador/events/264785223

Courses and Certification

And finally, to wrap up this amazing year and a half, after almost 5 years I decided it was time to use a little bit of my free time and do some official Sitecore courses/certifications.

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