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Bring an appetite for knowledge and pizza! Houston SUG President to speak!

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After a 2+ year hiatus, we intend to bring this group full swing and keep the momentum. With additional sponsors, SingleStone and Veracity, we are prepared to backlog a number of speaking topics as well as round tables. While some of our meetups may wax more technical than others, our first and foremost goal is to provide you with relevant meaningful information to allow you to get the most value out of Sitecore.

David Walker, Founder of the Houston Sitecore User Group, will be in the area 20 March and is prepared to wow you with the following:

Personalization and Integration Unleashed
Come learn how to take your Sitecore Personalization from 0 to 60 in 30 minutes or less.

First, see a few basic, yet powerful examples of how to save time and provide a friendlier user experience. Learn intelligent design techniques for creating personalization conditions for users, content editors, marketing teams and developers.

Then prepare to have your mind blown by learning how to integrate with over 40+ third-party APIs. Many you may have never heard of or thought to integrate into your solutions.

Finally, learn how to save your company and your clients money by maximizing their investment and your efforts. You will learn how to write the right code, the right way, the first time. In addition, learn how to increase maintainability and reusability across your solutions and the entire Sitecore Experience Platform. Learn how to leverage and future-proof your solutions, while keeping up with the current wave of .NET Core and other technology shifts.

Attendees will learn:
Intelligent design
Integrate numerous third-party API's
Create reusable components
Embed, integrate and compile code from within content

All about David Walker:

David Walker is a Sitecore 2015 Technology MVP and Senior Sitecore Architect for Layer One Media. He has over twenty years of experience in application development and lifecycle management with over eighty percent of that as a consultant. He has been an MCP since 2003, MCAD and MCSD since 2005 and was a Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET from July 2007 - July 2009, before he joined Microsoft as a Senior Application Development Manager where he mentored numerous Fortune 100 companies on full Application Lifecycle Management and Software Development best practices.

He has delivered over one hundred presentations, including events like: Sitecore Symposium, Microsoft TechEd, VSLive! Dallas, VSLive! Austin and numerous User Groups, CodeCamp's, TechFests and other community conferences.

He has been the Chairman of the region's largest and highly successful technical training event, just finishing its eleventh consecutive successful year, TulsaTechFest.com. He is the founder and current President of the Houston Sitecore User Group. He was formerly a board member for INETA (Vice President, Speakers Bureau), President of the Tulsa Developers .NET users group, founder and President of the Tulsa SQL Server Group and Tulsa Java Developers Group, and Vice President of the Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group.

Since writing his first SharePoint assembly in 2004, he has been focused on Enterprise/Web Content Management Systems. He has been sold on Sitecore, since deploying his first 5.1 solutions and gaining his 5.3 certifications in 2007. He has worked with numerous CMS systems (proprietary, commercial and open source). He has worked on very high traffic eCommerce sites, including one with a daily sales volume record of over six million dollars and over one and half million microsites.

Recently he has focused on a wide range of newer technologies, including: .NET Core, Azure, AppFabric, MEF (Managed Extensibility Framework), Sitecore, SharePoint and Universal Windows applications. He has been using WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) and WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) since the first Beta release back in 2005/2006.