Application for: Anders Laub
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Who? (Tell us about you. Your name, where you work, etc. Anything relevant to the Application.)
My name is Anders Laub. I’ve worked with Sitecore since about 2005 and is a Sitecore Technology MVP – a title that I am honored to have had for some years now. Currently I run my own consultancy company called Laub + Co where I teach Sitecore development, consult development teams and also do quite a lot of development myself. Previously I worked at Pentia (the sister company of Sitecore) and I also had a brief tenure working at Sitecore Services where one of my focuses was on spreading knowledge about the Helix conventions partly to form a common vocabulary and approach to Sitecore development in the community to enable us to reach the next level.
Why Me? (Here is your chance to explain why people need to vote for you. What contributions have you made to help the community.)
I love the community and I spend as much time as I can, both on contributing and to learn from the rest of you. Honestly, I think anyone who takes time to read this is a core friend of the community – as far as I see it we are all indispensable for the continuing thriving of the community.
In the last few years I’ve been presenting at numerous occasions. I presented at all Sitecore User Group Conferences in Europe since they started and the last 2 years I’ve been part of the organizing group and hope to be part of organizing this amazing event again in 2018 and hopefully for many more years to come. I also presented at several user groups both online and in person. Following one of my last presentations I released a Visual Studio Extension for Sitecore Helix. Previously my focus has been to share small snippets and my recommended practices rather than full open-source projects.
During my time at Pentia I was a part of formalizing the predecessor of the Sitecore Helix conventions. Ever since then I’ve been following the conventions, re-iterating over them and optimizing. I also have been training workshops to Sitecore developers in these conventions since 2012.
I run my blog laubplusco.net which has been silent for almost 2 years now. I do have a hope to revive it and start blogging again anytime soon. Even though the blog hasn’t been updated for long it still has a substantial number of daily visitors and I hope that my readers have found the posts inspirational and useful in their daily work.
The last 3 years I’ve been a community judge in the Sitecore Hackathon and I hope that Akshay will be my friend and let me help with the next one as well so we together yet again can make it a great experience for everyone who participate.
If you write me on Twitter or the community Slack I will always do my best to help out. Together as a community of friends who help each other, we are stronger.