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March 23, 2014 / kiranpatils

Sitecore Usergroup India (SUGIN) – To quench your Sitecore thirst!

Purpose : SUGIN is a group of people for whom Sitecore technology is a passion. It is a group of like-minded people who come together to share their Sitecore knowledge. The process of knowledge sharing can happen either online or offline.

So, if you are a novice, or an intermediate or an advanced Sitecore developer, transitioning or already working on Sitecore technology, SUGIN is the place to be to quench your Sitecore thirst!

Just a note : We follow one formula to understand anything from basics and that formula is “W-W-H” it stands for What-Why-How. You take anything in life and apply this formula, it will work! (It works at-least for us! we hope it will work for you as well!)

What is SUGIN?

SUGIN is association of people with following qualities:

  1. Passionate about Sitecore
  2. Happy to share their learning
  3. Happy to learn from others learning
  4. And above all, believes in talking to humans! Real meaning of being social!
  5. Believe in helping each other, and don’t feel shy in asking for a help

Good read : A nice short inspirational story about sharing the knowledge — A Tale of Two Seas — http://prakashiyer.blogspot.in/2010/01/tale-of-two-seas.html

Why SUGIN?

Recently, we’ve been observing that the Sitecore community has spread over the globe, and lot of people across the globe are sharing their Sitecore passion day in and day out via blogs, videos, forums and mainly User groups. Personally, we wanted to be part of UG Events, And few of them happen online — Hedgehog team is doing great job via their Sitecore Virtual user group initiative http://sitecoreug.org/

And few of them happen offline, Where It won’t be possible to go 😦 and the online one happens in the midnight of India. So, have to miss it. But thanks to the Hedgehog team for uploading all the related materials for us – Thank you so much!

Happened with you as well? And then we thought why not have a User group at India level, where we share knowledge with each other. (Just a note: If you would like to attend events or would like to be volunteer or participate, you are most welcome! SUGIN doesn’t mean it is only for Indians, It is Global. But timings and everything will be as per Indian member’s convenience)

SUGIN will be acting as a bridge between Sitecore Beginners and Sitecore Experts!

How SUGIN will work?

So, you must be thinking it’s a good idea, But how we will meet and share the knowledge? Because each one of us live in different regions (East/West/South/North). Agree! As someone nicely said – A will will find a way! We’ve a solution for this. We will do it online using AnyMeeting

Initially, we are thinking to have a Monthly meeting of 1/2/3 Hours on Friday/Saturday/Sunday/<ANYDAY> where we will cover following things, again these are just initial thoughts, we can formalize it, Yes, we are agile!:

  1. Anyone of us will present on Sitecore Topic of his/her interest (Would you like to present? What a noble thought! See Survey link given below)
  2. Post presentation we will have Q&A about sessions
  3. And at last, We will have internal Q&A session, where you can share your learning about Sitecore in the last month. OR if you are facing any issue and not getting any clue to fix it. It might be possible that someone in a group might already know how to do it. These kind of things we will discuss. OR If nothing Just a Chit Chat! 🙂

Sounds exciting?! It is! But as you can see about session timings and session days — We’ve provided lot of options and it’s not clear. It has a reason. We would like to know from you that which time suits you the best! (Yes, we are one of the largest democratic country in the world, And General Elections are near!)

Please fill out this Survey form — http://goo.gl/yra7No [In case if goo.gl is blocked for you then use this link — https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGlCNHJxcWN2ZjFDck5iRm9rWjBjNHc6MA#gid=]. Once we’ve enough responses [roughly ~20]. Then we will analyze, summarize based on their responses about timing, day etc. And we will keep you posted via Email/Twitter. So, please keep an eye on them

Keep in touch:

  1. Twitter Handle : https://twitter.com/sitecoreugindia
  2. E-mail address: sitecoreugindia@gmail.com

Would you like to be part of SUGIN team as a volunteer? please do tick accordingly in form And If you got any nice idea/suggestion — Feel free to drop us a line!

Till then, Happy Sitecoring! 🙂

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