Highlights: SDL Web 8 Dev Summit 2016 at India

The last week on 5th and 6th Feb 2016 was one of the most awaited days for me as this is the time SDL Web 8 Dev Summit at New Delhi in India is going to kicked off. It is supposed to be a grand event as more than 55 SDL professionals are attending including 7 MVPs and Community builders.



Moreover, after a lots of planning and brainstorming along with the SDL India Community team, it really requires some ground level work starting from designing and printing banners, designing and creating goodies for each of the sponsors, designing and printing other event related materials, hotels searching, negotiating and booking, food and lot lot more which the whole team has done fantastically.

The Park Hotel at connaught place in delhi – one of the most happening place in India and situated at the heart of the New Delhi city is ready to host us with its best in class hospitality, service and delicious Indian Food.

Each participant at the registration desk is greeted with goodies having logos of Sponsors printed – SDL hot mugs, Content Bloom Pen Drive (with SDL Web 8 offline documentation) and Espire Caps makes the participants excited.


The presence of the Legend (read as Nuno Linhares), Bart, Robert Curlette and Elena along with other MVPs (Raj, Saurabh) energies the event and everybody was excited to have a selfie with each one of them – I hope each one of them was feeling like a Rock star :).

Nuno started with a great session on SDL strategy and road map ahead clearing some dust from “SDL selling non-core business” news. The sharing goes new height with Robert Curlette demoing Alchemy and Bart with DXA.


The hashtag – #sdlindiameet – was a hit with over 200+ tweets

There were few competitions held to add spice to the event and increasing the community sharing – people keep on sharing their great experiences with SDL tridion in the Experience Sharing competition and excellent ideas in the Idea Sharing Competitions. There was also a Pot-Luck quiz which has SDL Certification vouchers to be won by answering a simple question.

Lastly, the two days wrap up with a message to the community from All MVPs and Community Builders for doing their bit for the community and share as much as they can.

All the fun of the event can be virtually realized at:




Director at Content Bloom India having 15+ years of experience in Software Development Life Cycle using AGILE, Iterative and RUP approaches. Experience in following: - CMS packages: SDL Tridion, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Sitecore, Umbraco, Kentico, and Alfresco - Search Engines: SOLR, AWS Cloud Search, Elastic Search - .NET Technologies: .NET & .NET CE Framework, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, WCF, WinForms - Mobile Development: Android Native App, Windows Mobile App - Database: MS-SQL Server, MySQL - Program Management: JIRA, MS-Project, Trello - Design Tools: MS-Visio, StarUML - Infrastructure: Linux, Windows Server, AWS Have decent knowledge about Core Java, Spring MVC Instrumental in Application Architecture, Designing (HLD & LLD), Coding and deployment .NET applications (Web, Desktop, Mobile). Experience in following domain: - Digital Media & eCommerce - Travel & Hospitality - Aviation Industry - Education - Insurance - Automation - Automobile - Railways Education: Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing

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2 comments on “Highlights: SDL Web 8 Dev Summit 2016 at India
  1. […] here to read about Pankaj’s highlights at the SDL Web 8 Dev […]

  2. […] This year we saw the first India Tridion Developer Summit, and I was honored to present about the Alchemy Framework. It was very well organized and had more than 60 enthusiastic Tridion developers from across India attending. I really enjoyed meeting so many active Tridion implementors and discussing implementations with them over delicious Indian food. I wrote about my experience here, http://www.curlette.com/?p=1492 Great job for the organizers and a nice writeup by Pankaj Gaur here, https://pankajgaur83.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/highlights-sdl-web-8-dev-summit-at-india/ […]

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