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My Sitecore MVP Journey by Peter Prochazka

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Slides from my talk about my Sitecore MVP journey presented for SUG Queen City on 14th August 2019

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My Sitecore MVP Journey by Peter Prochazka

  1. 1. MY MVP JOURNEY PETER PROCHAZKA / 14 AUGUST 2019
  2. 2. “ ” HAVE YOU EVER PUBLISHED A BLOG POST?
  3. 3. “ ” HOW MANY BLOG POSTS HAS HELPED YOU SOLVE YOUR CURRENT ISSUES?
  4. 4. “ ” HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE FIXED ISSUE THAT YOU COULDN’T FIND SOLUTION ONLINE?
  5. 5. “ ” HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE FIXED ISSUE THAT YOU COULDN’T FIND SOLUTION ONLINE? Wasn’t it worth creating a blog post with solution to help somebody else?
  6. 6. “ ” HAVE YOU EVER POSTED QUESTION ON STACKOVERFLOW OR STACKEXCHANGE?
  7. 7. “ ” HAVE YOU EVER ANSWERED QUESTION ON STACKOVERFLOW OR STACKEXCHANGE?
  8. 8. “ ” HOW MANY TIMES AN ANSWER FROM STACKOVERFLOW OR STACKEXCHANGE HAS HELPED YOU SOLVE YOUR CURRENT ISSUES?
  9. 9. “ ” HOW MANY TIMES AN ANSWER FROM STACKOVERFLOW OR STACKEXCHANGE HAS HELPED YOU SOLVE YOUR CURRENT ISSUES? Wasn’t it worth to pay it back by answering some questions that you know answer to based on your previous experience, code you wrote, … ?
  10. 10. “ ” ARE YOU ACTIVE IN YOUR FIELD COMMUNITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
  11. 11. “ ” ARE YOU ACTIVE IN YOUR FIELD COMMUNITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA? Are you reading tweets by your field heroes / book writers / fellow coders / field experts? Are you retweeting them / resharing them?
  12. 12. “ ” HAVE YOU EVER CONTRIBUTED TO COMMUNITY OTHER THAN ALREADY MENTIONED?
  13. 13. MATERNITY LEAVE
  14. 14. JUNIOR DEV: I KNOW EVERYTHING, YOU CAN'T TEACH ME ANYTHING. MID LEVEL DEV: THERE'S TOO MUCH TO LEARN, I CAN'T KEEP UP. SENIOR DEV: I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CODING AT ALL. FARMING SEEMS LIKE A NICE CAREER CHANGE.
  15. 15. HTML PHP ASP ASP.NET Sitecore
  16. 16. MS Visual Source Safe CVS SVN MS TFVC GIT
  17. 17. STARTING STATS • 20 reputation points on StackExchange • 0 blog posts • 0 followers on Twitter / following 45+ twitter accounts • 150-200 connections on LinkedIn
  18. 18. MARCH 2018 STACKEXCHANGE
  19. 19. DECEMBER 2018 STACKEXCHANGE
  20. 20. BLOG 2018
  21. 21. SOMETHING HAPPENED…
  22. 22. CORE COMMUNITY AWARDS The people who obtain this award would have helped out others in the Sitecore community through sharing via diverse social media channels over the past year. As the old saying goes, ‘sharing is caring’.
  23. 23. https://www.ourcorecommunity.com/core-community-friend-award-2019-winners/
  24. 24. SITECORE MVP AWARDS The Sitecore MVP Award celebrates the most active Sitecore community members from around the world who provide valuable online and offline expertise that enriches the community experience and makes a difference. Each year, the Sitecore Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Awards recognize individuals with a passion for sharing their knowledge and expertise through active participation in online and offline Sitecore communities.
  25. 25. CURRENT STATS • 6212 reputation points on StackExchange • 90+ blog posts • 432 followers on Twitter / following 423 twitter accounts • 710 connections on LinkedIn
  26. 26. “ ” THERE ARE KNOWN KNOWNS. THESE ARE THINGS WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW. THERE ARE KNOWN UNKNOWNS. THAT IS TO SAY, THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE KNOW WE DON'T KNOW. BUT THERE ARE ALSO UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS. THERE ARE THINGS WE DON'T KNOW WE DON'T KNOW. Donald Rumsfeld
  27. 27. PHP ASP ASP.NET Sitecore ?
  28. 28. ABOUT ME Peter Procházka • Sitecore Solutions Architect at Accenture / Avanade • Sitecore Technology MVP 2019 • 3x Sitecore Certified Developer • Sitecore Experience Commerce 9.0 Certified • https://tothecore.sk/ • @chorpo
  29. 29. QUESTIONS?

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