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Core Sampler
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62: Get to Know an MVP: Tony Mamedbekov
May 24 • 6 min
In this episode, Tamas gets to know Sitecore MVP Tony MamedbekovLinks:Tony Mamedbekov :: ResumeTony Mamedbekov | LinkedIn@tmamedbekov | Twitter
61: Get to Know an MVP: Rick Bauer
May 21 • 5 min
Tamas talks to Sitecore MVP Rick BauerLinks:Rick Bauer | LinkedIn@Sitecordial | TwitterSitecordial - YouTube
60: Youth Reboot with Dennis Augustine
May 20 • 27 min
In this episode of Coresampler, we sit down with Dennis Augustine from Konabos Consulting and talk about his Youth Reboot program to help under served youth from his home of Dominica.Links:Youth RebootCore Sampler Episode 56: Get to Know an MVP: Dennis…
59: Get To Know an MVP: George Smith
May 18 • 10 min
Get to know Sitecore MVP, George Smith, and what the Sitecore shibboleth is.Links:George Smith | LinkedInCX4CA Podcast LP
58: Get to Know an MVP: Pete Navarra
May 14 • 10 min
In this episode, Tamas sits down with Pete NavarraLinks:@SitecoreHacker | TwitterSitecore Hacker – Hacking Sitecore and Life one pipeline at a time!Peter Navarra | LinkedIn
57: Get to Know an MVP: Jermey Davis
May 11 • 9 min
Tamas sits down with previous CoreSampler guest, Jeremy Davis to get to know himLinks:Core Sampler Episode 50: Talking Solr with Jeremy Davis@jermdavis | TwitterJeremy Davis Blog
56: Get to Know an MVP: Dennis Augustine
May 7 • 9 min
Tamas gets to know his next MVP: Dennis AugustineLinks:Dennis Augustine | LinkedIn@SitecoreDennis | Twitter
55: Get to Know an MVP: Shelley Benhoff
May 4 • 9 min
In this episode, Tamas gets to know Sitecore MVP, Shelley Benhoff.Links:Shelley Benhoff | LinkedInShelley Benhoff (@SBenhoff) | TwitterGetting Started with Sitecore Helix | Pluralsight
54: Get to Know an MVP: Zachary Kniebel
Apr 30 • 9 min
Tamas continues getting to know an MVP, in this episode he talks with Zachary KniebelLinks:Zachary Kniebel | LinkedIn@ZacharyKniebel |
53: Get to Know an MVP: John Schneider
Apr 27 • 9 min
In this episode, Tamas gets to know Sitecore MVP John SchneiderLinks:John Schneider | LinkedIn@johnhschneider | TwitterAtlanta Sitecore User Group (Atlanta, GA)
52: Get to Know an MVP: Mark Stiles
Apr 23 • 12 min
Tamas Varga continues his "Get to Know an MVP" series. In this episode, Tamas sits down with Mark StilesLinks:Mark Stiles WebsiteCatching Exceptions on YouTubeMark Stiles (@maaakstiles) on Twitter
51: Get To Know an MVP: Derek Dysart
Apr 20 • 12 min
We're handing the reigns over to Tamas Varga for a new series! Get to know an MVP. In this first episode, the tables are turned and Tamas interviews Derek DysartLinks:Sitecore MVP - HomeDerek Dysart | LinkedIndjdp - Maximize your investment in Sitecore —…
50: Talking Solr with Jeremy Davis
Mar 11 • 20 min
We sit down with the undisputed record holder for appearing in Sitecore memes, Jeremy Davis. Chances are, if you've installed Solr for your Sitecore environment, you've probably used his Powershell scripts. We chat about all the nomenclature behind Solr…
49: Exploring Sitecore on Azure
Jan 29 • 28 min
In this episode we sit down with Jesper Ravnsgaard of Copenhagen Mist and discuss the history of running Sitecore on Azure PaaS and how that has changed over the years and the challenges organization face.Links:Copenhagen Mist – Azure ExpertiseCopenhagen…
48: Talking DevOps with Joe Bissol
Jan 8 • 22 min
We finally sit down with Sitecore MVP and EPAM Senior Solutions Architect, Joe Bissol and talk about DevOps and how it doesn't just mean implementing some tools.Links:Chocolatey - The package manager for WindowsJoseph Bissol | LinkedInBissTalk
47: Sitecore Podcaster: Ishraq Al Fataftah
Dec 18, 2019 • 20 min
Did you know we are not the only SItecore focused podcast? We sit down with Ishraq Al Fataftah, one of the hosts of Sitecore Arabia, an Arabic language podcast that also seeks to highlight this awesome Sitecore community.Links:بالعربية Sitecore — Listen…
46: Symposium 2019 Recap
Nov 13, 2019 • 19 min
Join us in this solo episode with Derek Dysart as he recap some of the key announcements and sessions at Sitecore Symposuim 2019 in Orlando. I mention Platon in the show - here is a shot of his presentation I got: Links:Sitecore SaaS FAQCore Sampler…
45: Looking at eXperience Platform and Cortex
Aug 21, 2019 • 29 min
We talk with Sumith Damodaren and Ovais Akhter from Sitecore and discuss the eXperience Platform portion of Sitecore and what new services are available in v9.2 for Machine Learning (codenamed Cortex).Links:Sitecore Cortex™ | Sitecore Experience…
44: Digging into SxA
Jul 31, 2019 • 21 min
In the final episode recorded at Symposium 2018, we sit down with Adam Najmanowicz and Mark van Aalst to learn about what SxA is and how it can help your project.Links:Core Sampler Episode 33: Commonly Overlooked Steps in a Sitecore ProjectMark van Aalst…
43: Revisiting Documentation with Martina Welander
Apr 3, 2019 • 16 min
We welcome back Martina Welander to the podcast to talk about Sitecore's latest documentation efforts, including the new documentation site as well as Sitecore Cortex.Links:Core Sampler Episode 36: Looking at GDPR and SitecoreSitecore Developer…
42: Mr. ExM - Pete Navarra
Dec 26, 2018 • 29 min
We're back from a hiatus with a conversation with Mr. ExM himself, Pete Navarra. We cover a bit of the history of Email and Sitecore, as well as dive into the things that go one behind the scenes when you send an email.Links:Delivering Digital podcast -…
41: Kelly Brennan knows Commerce
Oct 3, 2018 • 28 min
We talk about Sitecore's Commerce offering with Solution Architect and Sitecore Commerce MVP, Kelly Brennan. Learn who is a good fit for Sitecore Commerce and some of the issues you might face with it.Links:Kelly Brennan (@kjaneb) | TwitterKelly’s…
40: The eXperience Profile of Todd Mitchell
Sep 26, 2018 • 41 min
We (finally) sit down with one of the masterminds behind much of Sitecore XP platform. Hear some of the history of how it came to be and what Todd is up to these days.Links:ALTOLA | Boutique Digital Experience AgencyTodd Mitchell (@agenttmi) |…
39: Top Ten Way To Get the Most Out of Symposium
Sep 12, 2018 • 27 min
We invite everyone's friend and co-founder of Konabos Consulting, Akshay Sura, back to come up with our top ten ways to get the most out of Symposium. Even if you're not attending this year, there is still some good tips on how you can get the most out of…
38: Addressing inefficiencies with John Rappel
Sep 5, 2018 • 34 min
After mentioning his blog series on handling page not found, we sit down with fellow Wisconsinite and Sitecore MVP John Rappel to talk about addressing other inefficiencies. We cover his approach to DevOps, handling database changes in a CI/CD…
37: When Sitecore isn’t your friend
Jul 18, 2018 • 23 min
Sitecore is the greatest thing in the world, until it isn't. We cover some of the high level steps to go through when Sitecore isn't working like you think it should be.Links:#MKESitecoreUG June Meeting - YouTube — A recording of my troubleshooting talk I…
36: Looking at GDPR and Sitecore
May 23, 2018 • 15 min
In the final interview from the EU SUGCON 2018, we talk with Rob Habraken about what Sitecore implementors need to consider with GDPRLinks:robhabraken.nlRob Habraken (@rhabraken) | TwitterVideo’s & Downloads - Sitecore User Group Conference - Europe 2018
35: Experience Forms
May 9, 2018 • 19 min
Live from SUGCON 18, We chat with Mike Reynolds and Kamruz Jaman about the new forms in Sitecore 9.Links:Join the Sitecore Community Slack teamKamruz Jaman (@jammykam) | TwitterMike Reynolds (@mike_i_reynolds) | — Older archive of…
34: Digging into provisioning Sitecore with SIF
May 2, 2018 • 21 min
At SUGCON 2018, we sit down and chat with Thomas Eldblom. Thomas was instrumental with the introduction of the Helix architecture pattern and was the Program Manager of the Sitecore Installation Framework.Links:Thomas Eldblom (@TEldblom) | TwitterSitecore…
33: Commonly Overlooked Steps in a Sitecore Project
Apr 11, 2018 • 35 min
You're all set. The testing is done, the late night have been put in and you're on that final launch trajectory, then bam no one thought about that! Derek covers some of the commonly overlooked aspects of a Sitecore implementation. The four main areas…
32: Talking SUGCON18 with Robbert Hock
Mar 21, 2018 • 24 min
After finishing out an incredibly busy 2017, we're back from a temporary hiatus and talk to one of SUGCON Europe's organizers, Robbert Hock. Technical note: due to some recording issues, our side of this interview was recorded off of our laptop…
31: So you want to be an MVP?
Nov 15, 2017 • 26 min
It's that time of year again where nominations for the Sitecore MVP program are open. We sit down with Tamas Varga from Sitecore's Technical Marketing team to talk about the history of the MVP program, what it is and what it isn't. Finally we detail out…
30: Sitecore JavaScript Services
Nov 8, 2017 • 16 min
Hot on the heels of the launch of their tech preview, we sit down with Team X with Alex Shyba and Adam Weber, along with Nick Wesselman to talk about JavaScript Services for Sitecore, what it is and how to get started.Links:JSS HomeSitecore Stack Exchange…
29: Running down the Data Exchange Framework
Nov 1, 2017 • 11 min
Recorded live at Sitecore Symposium 2017 we chat with Rob Reilley, better known as Sitecore Runner, about Sitecore's Data Exchange FrameworkLinks:Sitecore Runner - Data Exchange FrameworkSitecore Runner (@reilleyweb) | TwitterParagon Consulting Blog
28: Sitecore Cognitive Services with Mark Stiles
Oct 25, 2017 • 18 min
Recorded at Sitecore Symposium 2017 in Las Vegas, we talk with Mark Stiles and his open source project to integrate Microsoft's Cognitive Services into Sitecore. We also chat about producing media for the Sitecore Community.Links:Mark Stiles -…
27: Sitecore from Down Under with Sean Holmesby
Oct 4, 2017 • 40 min
We (finally) get with Australian to New York Transplant Sean Holmesby to about Helix, Sitecore at massive scale, and when Hedgehogs tool offerings do and do not make sense.Links:xkcd: CompilingSitecore Development ToolsDigital Cable TV, Internet and Home…
26: Coveo and SUGCON impression with Simon Langevin
Aug 3, 2017 • 17 min
In the final of our interviews from SUGCON EU, we talk to Simon Langevin from Coveo to find out about Coveo for Sitecore and his favorite sessions.Links:Coveo Corporate SiteSUGCON VideosSimon Langevin (@SilaouO) | TwitterCoveo Blog - A blog about the…
25: Amanda Shiga
Jul 26, 2017 • 18 min
Continuing with our interviews from SUGCON EU, we sit down with Amanda Shiga, VP of Marketing Science with Valtech. We cover what is new in marketing with Sitecore, including machine learning.Links:Amanda Shiga (@AmandaShiga) | TwitterAmanda on…
24: Sitecore and NET Core with Stephen Pope
Jul 19, 2017 • 28 min
Continuing our series of interviews from SUGCON EU, we talk with Stephen Pope from Sitecore about what it's like using .NET Core in the real world. We also dig a bit into the Sitecore publishing service that his team wrote.Links:Stephen Pope…
23: Una Verhoeven
Jun 21, 2017 • 20 min
The first of a series of interviews recorded at SUGCON EU 2017, we sit down with Hedgehog's Una Verhoeven and talk about the Sitecore community.Links:Una Verhoeven (@unaverhoeven) | TwitterTeam Development for Sitecore: Professional Developer Tools for…
22: Looking at the cloud(s) With George Chang
May 10, 2017 • 40 min
We sit down with Sitecore Cloud MVP, George Chang, to discuss running Sitecore in the cloud. We cover how to get started and reason why you would and would not want to use Azure for your Sitecore environment.Links:Microsoft | Perspectives on Microsoft…
21: Testing Sitecore with Dan Solovay
Mar 29, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode, we sit down with Sitecore MVP, Dan Solovay and learn why and how to use test driven development with Sitecore, as well as learn why French Literature is the key to a solid career in technology.Links:Explorations into Sitecore and .NET —…
20: Unraveling Helix with Sumith Damodaran
Mar 15, 2017 • 30 min
In this episode, we sit down with Sumith Damodaran from Sitecore UK's Technical Services team. We learn about his role as he helps Sitecore customers with the platform and to talk about the Helix recommendations. Sumith is in the process of delivering…
19: Fight for the Users
Feb 21, 2017 • 26 min
Like the program TRON from the eponymous Disney film from 1982, you need to fight for the users of your Sitecore instance. Derek covers some areas to consider when implementing Sitecore to make the life of your content editors easier.Links:Core Sampler…
18: Catching up with Mike Reynolds
Feb 8, 2017 • 24 min
We talk again with Sitecore Junkie, Mike Reynolds and learn about the vibrant tech scene in Sydney, Australia and talk about what's new in Sitecore.Links:Mike Reynolds (@mike_i_reynolds) | « Down the DLL Rabbit HoleSydney…
17: Sitecore Performance discussion with Nat Mann
Jan 25, 2017 • 40 min
We talk with Nathanael (Nat) Mann to talk about some common gotchas when dealing with Sitecore Performance issues. From properly using caches, being careful with Sitecore search, and view vs controller renderings.Links:Nathanael Mann (@cardinal252) |…
16: Kamruz Jaman
Jan 11, 2017 • 42 min
We sit down with Sitecore MVP Kamruz Jaman to talk about some of things that bit us in the past (so they don't bite you.). Links:Style the Sitecore EnvironmentSitecore Admin Pages Cheat SheetKamruz Jaman (@jammykam) | TwitterConfig File Patching — John…
15: The Coresampler Holiday Spectacular
Dec 21, 2016 • 29 min
Still shopping for that perfect gift for your Sitecore friends and family? We've got you covered. Hear what should be on your holiday wish list this year. We hear from folks in the Sitecore community on what tools and resources you should put on your…
14: Professional Sitecore 8 Development
Dec 14, 2016 • 32 min
We chat via phone with the authors of the new Sitecore book "Profession Sitecore 8 Development", Phil Wickland and Jason Wilkerson from RBA Consulting. We discuss who the book is for and what information it covers.Links:Buy Profession Sitecore 8…
13: Discussing Fortis and CI/CD with Jason Bert
Nov 30, 2016 • 34 min
Rounding out some of the more common Sitecore frameworks, we chat with Jason Bert about Fortis Collection, a mapping framework for working with Sitecore Items in a strongly typed way. We then dive into the world of continuous integration and continuous…
12: Getting Personal with Rick Bauer
Nov 23, 2016 • 32 min
A lot of marketers who implement their site with Sitecore struggle with "what now" as they look to leverage the more advanced marketing features of Sitecore. We talk with Perficient's Rick Bauer on how to get started. We cover everyone's favorite -…
11: Akshay Sura Wants to Be Your Friend
Nov 9, 2016 • 32 min
We talk with Akshay Sura about his various efforts to bring the Sitecore Community together.Links:Akshay Sura – Akshay Sura’s blog postsSitecore Hackathon 2017@akshaysura13 — Follow Akshay on TwitterCatching Exceptions Episode 14: Akshay SuraUnofficial…
10: The Many Projects of Kam Figy
Nov 2, 2016 • 41 min
His contibution to the Sitecore community is undeniable, in this episdoe we dive into some of Kam Figy's many open source tools.Links:@kamsar — Follow Kam on TwitterKam’s Idea LogDianoga — An automatic image optimizer for the Sitecore media…
9: Sitecore Stack Exchange and Mark Cassidy
Oct 26, 2016 • 36 min
The Sitecore community is on a roll lately. Following meteoric rise of the Sitecore Slack Team, the sights were set on breaking free of the "Programming Questions Only" limitations of Stack Overflow by launching a Sitecore focused StackExchange site. In…
8: Through the looking glass with Mike Edwards
Oct 19, 2016 • 33 min
Once you get started working on Sitecore, it is not long before someone mentions using Glass Mapper. This week, we sit down with its creator, Mike Edwards and talk about the origins of Glass Mapper, some pitfalls, along with whether you should be…
7: Ignition Framework with Jon Upchurch
Oct 12, 2016 • 19 min
Sitecore developers face with a brand new implementation often find themselves doing the same things over and over when starting a project. Ignition is an open source developer accelerator designed to help launch your Sitecore projects. In this episdoe,…
6: Documentation with Sitecore’s Martina Welander
Oct 5, 2016 • 15 min
In this episode, we sit down with Martina Welander from Sitecore and talk about Sitecore's ever improving documentation, data sources, and her quest make make things easier to understand for developers.Links:Martina Welander (@mhwelander) | Twitter —…
5: SPE with Michael West
Sep 28, 2016 • 31 min
We talk with Michael West about getting started with Sitecore Powershell Extensions Code Editor Sitecore Module Sitecore Powershell Extensions Follow Michael on Twitter – @MichaelWest101
4: Sitecore Fellow Alex Shyba
Sep 21, 2016 • 13 min
In this episode, we sit down with Sitecore Fellow, Alex Shyba, to talk about his career arc with Sitecore and his team’s latest addition to the product, Path Analyzer. Path Analyzer is an indispensible tool…
3: Nick Wesselman
Sep 14, 2016 • 31 min
In this Episode we talk to Nick Wesselman about his path to Sitecore and later Active Commerce. We also cover getting started on the platform. Active Commerce Techphoria414 Follow Nick on Twitter Inversion of Control by Martin Fowler Dependency Injection…
2: Getting your with fix Mike Reynolds
Sep 6, 2016 • 19 min
In this episode we talk with Mike Reynolds, better known as "Sitecore Junkie" Follow Mike on Twitter Mike's Blog
1: Introduction
Sep 1, 2016 • 1 min
Welcome to Core Sampler. In this introductory episode, learn the goals for this podcast and about the host. Follow Core Sampler on Twitter - @CoreSampler Follow Derek on Twitter - @ddysart Derek's (very sporatically updated) Blog