Sitecore Guest Speaker - UDLA

Back in January, I was invited to Universidad de las Américas (UDLA) to give a talk about Sitecore to Computer Science Students (for the second year in a row!):

The talk was focused on letting students know about the Sitecore Platform and how it is used around the world to build amazing web experiences for very demanding clients! It's important to keep in mind that the audience was 3rd-year students with basic knowledge of Content Management Systems, therefore, the topics covered were not very advanced. Some of the topics covered were:

  • Launchpad
  • Databases
  • Templates
  • Items
  • Renderings
  • Personalization
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • User Manager
  • Access Viewer
  • Content Editor
  • Experience Editor
  • Marketplace
  • Developer Trial License
The goal of these talks I intend to give twice a year (every year) is to let the young generations know what Sitecore is and its benefits. This is an ongoing effort on technically evangelizing computer science students in Ecuador so that when they graduate they can contribute and benefit from the amazing Sitecore community. Based on the feedback I have received, computer science students really value these talks since they get to see what real-world companies are doing and how they are handling their online presence (I know that a few of them will end up working on Sitecore projects 😉).

As promised last year, two other universities might join my Sitecore technical evangelization process and will be having conferences about Sitecore in the upcoming months! I will keep everyone posted.

Universidad de las Americas is one of the most recognized universities in Ecuador, with more than 15000 students in Quito.