April 2019 Meetup of the Queen City Sitecore User Group

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We are wicked stoked to announce the April 2019 meetup of the Queen City Sitecore User Group!

Join us for food, great company -- along with terrible puns/jokes -- and lots of cheer as we watch two grand Sitecore presentations!

How do I get in?

SilverTech Inc. is located at 196 Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03104.

This meetup is being held in the Norton conference room which is accessible via the first door on your right as you walk in the front door of the first floor.

Agenda:

6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Food/networking/introduction

6:15 pm - 7:00 pm Sitecore Solr Search with eDisMax - Steven Striga, Technical Lead at Verndale

Starting with 9.0, Sitecore offers new native support to use Solr eDisMax queries via the SolrNet APIs. The e/DisMax query parser interface is more like that of Google than the interface of the 'standard' Solr request handler. This presentation will introduce what eDisMax is, basic concepts, code walk through and demonstration.

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Break

7:15 pm - 8:00 pm ROAD TRIP: Discover the Wild World of Sitecore on Azure PaaS - Grant Killian, Sitecore MVP and Solutions Architect at Rackspace

We'll explore the dramatic ecosystems of Azure SQL, towering mountains of Azure Search, the rich wilderness of App Insights, and of course -- the remote and majestic destination of the **Azure App Services**. We'll bring along our scuba equipment and dive into the troubleshooting processes for these PaaS services, careful not to disturb any wildlife that we encounter. This will be a hands-on "Diagnostic Deep Dive" road trip through a Sitecore 9 PaaS implementation running Sitecore Commerce as a reference. No vaccines are required or visiting Sitecore on Azure PaaS, but as always refer to the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/) for the most current travel updates and warnings.

About our speakers:

Steven Striga

Steven is a certified Sitecore developer and Technical Lead at Verndale. He has been working with Sitecore since v6. Steven can be found on twitter @SteveStriga or on Sitecore Slack steven.striga, or visit his blog at https://stevenstriga.wordpress.com/ or github at https://github.com/WeekendWarrior

Grant Killian

Grant Killian is a Sitecore MVP and Sitecore Architect at Rackspace, where he leads the technical team supporting Sitecore enterprise implementations. Grant and his team consult customers on architecture, scaling, performance tuning, data integration, development best practices, and all-around success with Sitecore as a platform.