Americaneagle.com’s Sitecorps Team Wins Sitecore Hackathon 2019 for Best JSS module

Senior Sitecore developers James Gregory, Mohammed Syam and Ahmed Okour from Americaneagle.com won the Sitecore Hackathon 2019 in Best JSS Module category.

The 2019 Sitecore Hackathon is an online, community-driven event supported by Sitecore where teams participate to build the best Sitecore modules in 24 hours! The modules categories are announced minutes before the Hackathon starts. With almost 100 teams participating from over 25 countries, the modules submissions are examined by a group of community judges.

What did the team build?

The team named their module JSS Trackable Link Module. Inspired by the SBOS team's previous work, this Trackable Links module enables content authors and marketers in Sitecore 9.1 JSS to associate Sitecore Goals and Events to general link fields. Both Content Editor and Experience Editor link dialogs are supported. A <TrackableLink /> ReactJS component is offered as an extension of the default Sitecore <Link /> component. This component will seamlessly apply the intended goals and events in the JSS platform to the user's interaction when the link is clicked. This compliments Sitecore's default behavior of tracking on page view and tightens focus on user click choices. Use cases include A/B testing multiple CTAs to the same page, tracking of external links, and many more! All of these data points empower marketers to personalize messaging to the visitor.

The module was built on Sitecore 9.1 and uses Sitecore Javascripts Services Server.

Want to give our module a try? You can download the source code and follow the documentation on Github here.

Also we made an introductory video about our code submission here on YouTube.

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About Author

Ahmed Okour is a Senior Sitecore Developer at Americaneagle.com. With his previous years’ experience with Sitecore, and as a Sitecore Certified Developer, Ahmed is one of Americaneagle.com’s Sitecore experts. Ahmed’s duties range from project development to third-party integrations to leading and training Sitecore programmers. Notably, Ahmed has contributed on many Sitecore projects, including Intrawest, Catholic Order of Foresters, USD, CalCPA.org, Townebank, Komatsu America, Littelfuse, Mathematica and the American Dental Association. In January 2016, Ahmed was named a technology “Most Valuable Professional” for the second year in a row by Sitecore, one of only 177 people worldwide to receive the distinction.


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