Application for: Jonathan Robbins
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Who? (Tell us about you. Your name, where you work, etc. Anything relevant to the Application.)
Hi, I’m Jonathan Robbins, @ISlayTitans on social media and community sites. I have been a part of the Sitecore community since the beginning of 2011 and have been a Sitecore MVP for the last two years. I worked exclusively on Sitecore projects at a platinum Sitecore partner for that time but very recently moved client-side to work with Sitecore customers directly.
Why Me? (Here is your chance to explain why people need to vote for you. What contributions have you made to help the community.)
Ever since I had my first taste of this community at a User Group back in 2011 I wanted to contribute. I wanted to repay the community for the support given to new members, like me, cutting their teeth on the Sitecore Everest. To repay them for freely sharing their expertise, and perhaps most of all, for the sense of comradery felt by belonging to this community.
I’m still working on repaying the community. I share my experiences developing on the Sitecore platflorm through my blog (jonathanrobbins.co.uk) where I cover a wide range of topics from lessons learnt and knowledge gained through working on Enterprise Sitecore projects. Knowing how hard it can be getting started with Sitecore I help out on channels such as Stackoverflow and the Community site to answer questions, solve problems and give experiences to help guide others.
One topic I enjoy covering greatly is xDB. One-to-one personalisation, context-base experiences, machine learning – these things get me talking.. maybe a bit too much. I have written countless blogs on xDB and Sitecore analytics, I have written modules to extend it (https://goo.gl/EJXDLU), and I have presented on the topic numerous times. This includes a number of User Groups and even at the xDB training in New Orleans at Symposium 2017. Official documentation on xDB had been thin on the ground so wanted to do my part for other developers.
I also enjoy getting out and meeting other Sitecore developers. I regularly attend Sitecore User Groups in the UK and enjoy presenting at them – most recently on how to pay your technical debts. I have been fortunate to attend SUGCON, Sitecore Symposium, MVP Summit and fought off sleep for 24 hours while participating in the Sitecore Hackathon for the last three years.
Meeting other developers, from all over the world and sharing experiences over a drink is simply the greatest part of the Sitecore community.