Application for: Brandon Bruno
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Who? (Tell us about you. Your name, where you work, etc. Anything relevant to the Application.)
Hi, I’m Brandon Bruno (@BrandonMBruno on Twitter) and I’m also known as Sitecore Spark (@SitecoreSpark). By day I’m a Senior Technical Consultant and Sitecore Certified developer with Perficient. By night I write about Sitecore, work on pet projects (mostly .NET, JS, and mentoring) and drink bourbon… but not always in that order.
I’ve held various roles on Sitecore projects, from developer to architect. I’m currently helping one of Sitecore’s largest customers transform their digital platform from a hodgepodge of high-risk code to a seamless and integrated solution that will drastically improve how the business interacts with their web properties.
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 started developing for Sitecore in 2011, and since 2015 have been mentoring developers new to the platform. This has mostly been a one-on-one affair, but in 2017 I launched Sitecore Spark (www.sitecorespark.com) to share my knowledge with the larger community. Sitecore Spark aims to provide .NET developers with a 101-level introduction to Sitecore without any cruft – just the essentials. I also blog regularly between Sitecore Spark and the Perficient Microsoft blog, sharing new learnings, perspectives, and community news. The Sitecore community has done so much for me over the past 7 years, and now I want to give back as much as possible.
My talk “Beyond Components: Maximizing the Sitecore Editing Experience” has been presented to clients, user groups, and colleagues, and I will be introducing three new presentations for tour later in 2017.
This winter I will release “FastForms for Sitecore,” a Sitecore forms module based on my “FastForms” project, with specific upgrades designed around the Sitecore Client interface and extensible server-side controls. Also beginning later this year, Sitecore Spark will be opening for contributions from the larger Sitecore community.