Application for: Santiago Morla

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Who? (Tell us about you. Your name, where you work, etc. Anything relevant to the Application.)

I’m Santiago Morla, a Sitecore Technology MVP 2017 and a Sitecore community pioneer from Ecuador. Currently, I’m a Technical Lead at Verndale, a US based company with divisions across US, India and Ecuador.
I’m also certified in Sitecore┬« XP 8 Website Development for .NET Developers.

It has been almost five years that I have been working on Sitecore projects, during which time I have seen the evolution that this powerful CMS has undergone. I myself started out with projects that utilized Sitecore 6.5 and ever since then I have developed together with the platform in knowledge and experience.

My experience with Sitecore involves several years of developing solutions for clients, ranging from small to large corporations. From a technical perspective I worked with frameworks such as Web Forms and MVC, Search Solutions like Lucene, Solr and Coveo. I am also familiar with Sitecore modules like Web Form for Marketers, Sitecore Commerce Connect, Email Experience Manager and others.

Why Me? (Here is your chance to explain why people need to vote for you. What contributions have you made to help the community.)

Almost 5 years immersed in Sitecore projects from v6.5 to the current one.
I have created my own blog site about Sitecore (https://cmsxperience.com/), since then I keep posting articles that captivate users.
I have a passion for provide answers for users about Sitecore on StackOverflow.
I offer support and solutions in the Sitecore developer community.
Participation in the Sitecore Slack channel is a priority for me.
I participated in Sitecore Hackathon 2016 & 2017, which was fulfilling experience as a developer.
I’ve attended to the SUGCON Europe in Copenhagen and Amsterdam, and participated in sessions that expanded my knowledge and met experts.
I will be attending to the Sitecore Symposium 2017 in Las Vegas.
I collaborated on StackExchange for Sitecore to gain its own community.
I’ve published two Sitecore Marketplace modules “Solr Admin Panel” and “Point of Interest Module”.
I created the Sitecore User Group Ecuadorwhere we share knowledge with other developers.
In Ecuador, we are about 50 Sitecore devs, none of them have become an MVP. I am the first one who keeps leading the way to motivate others.

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