#GRBSitecoreUG : Inaugural Meeting 3/29/2017

Come join us for the initial meeting of the Green Bay Sitecore User Group. We will network and discuss all things Sitecore!

Rick Bauer, from Perficient, will speak about Sitecore personalization.


111 North Broadway Street
Suite B
Green Bay, WI 54303

Agenda 3/29:

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM–        Food, Refreshments, networking

6:15 PM – 7:30 PM –       Organizer overview – why we are doing this, what we want to accomplish as a group +

                                       Presentation – Let’s Get Personal  (Personalization in Sitecore CXP)

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM –       Audience input and ideas, more networking

About the presentation:

Let's get personal

Following up on a Personalization podcast on @coresampler, let’s take a detailed look at creating personalization in Sitecore CXP. Rick will cover the best practice steps that it takes to realize full personalization and discuss some details that developers can do to drive comfort and success for marketers. He will walk through a live demo of setting up personalization in the Marketing Control Panel and applying it to content plus discuss steps on where to go from there utilizing personalization planning documents.

About Rick Bauer

As Senior Marketing Technologist on Perficient’s Microsoft team, Rick provides insight, training, and a passion for a fully-realized potential of the Sitecore Customer Experience Platform. He utilizes his years of hands-on Sitecore know-how and certification to help deliver clear solutions and actionable results for marketers - both new to the platform, or looking to take it to the next level of maturity. Rick was awarded the Sitecore Digital Strategist MVP award for 2017. Follow on Twitter @Sitecordial.

About your Organizers:

John Rappel

John is a Software Developer at GeekHive, continually striving to exceed client expectations and holding the standard of perfectionism in all ways except for haircuts.

John has worked on over a dozen long term projects in his 3+ years with GeekHive and loves the energy that comes from working on something that will potentially be seen and used by millions of people. We’d be concerned that he’s a megalomaniac if he wasn’t such a great team player. When he’s not working, John is a dad, athlete, and fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Everything.

Steve VandenBush

Steve is a Software Developer at GeekHive, applying ninja-like troubleshooting, unconventional thinking, and detailed planning to building quality products.

Steve is very active in sharing his knowledge with the greater Sitecore community and brings a naturally mechanical mind to the projects he works on at GeekHive, always ensuring every individual detail works cohesively with the whole. A lover of building and taking things apart in both the physical and digital realms, Steve also works on home improvement projects in his spare time.

Mark Servais

Mark is currently a Principal Web Developer for Velir, a digital agency based outside of Boston. He is a native son of the Green Bay area who currently lives in the southeastern part of the state.

Mark has 20+ years of Microsoft experience coupled with knowledge of development best practices and patterns.  Mark is a certified Sitecore developer and was recognized 4 times by Sitecore as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for years 2014 through 2017. In addition to Mark’s work experience, Mark holds 3 academic degrees which most recently includes a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Carroll University.

Mark’s current passions include Sitecore, semantic web and artificial intelligence tech, home automation and bots, and test centric quality methodologies leading to better software. Mark also listens to an absurd amount and variety of music and has become a vocal disability advocate when necessary.