The Sitecore Water Cooler Podcast: Sitecore Hackathon 2023 & the Recipe for Success

The 2023 Sitecore Hackathon is an online community-driven event organized and supported by Sitecore. This year, 91 teams from around the world competed in building a module for 24 hours straight relating to the following categories: Best Enhancement to SXA Headless, Best Enhancement to XM Cloud, and Best Migration from XP to XM Cloud.

In this episode, our guest host, Maggie Burke, is joined at the water cooler by the winning team of Sitecore Architects Alex Lentz and Jeremy Haun and Senior Sitecore Business Analyst Casey Stanutz. They discuss their experience at Hackathon 2023, taking home yet another victory, and more.

For the fourth time in five years, has been crowned the champion of Sitecore Hackathon. The overall challenge for this event was to create a module that could be implemented in real-life scenarios to help clients provide a better digital exxperience.

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About: For years, ‘water cooler talk’ has been a natural way for people in the workplace to come together and connect on common interest topics in what would otherwise be a formal environment; it boosts morale, improves culture and gets the creative juices flowing! Some of the best workplace ideas and conversations happen through face-to-face conversations around the ‘water cooler,’ so just as the name implies, The Sitecore Water cooler Podcast is a casual conversation between colleagues and peers centered around all things Sitecore. This podcast is an outlet for various Sitecore experts within the Sitecore community to have a meaningful discussion around the latest with Sitecore products, every day topics, challenges and successes associated with this top-of-line digital experience platform.  Each podcast episode will range in topic, but will be geared towards quick-hitting initiatives that affect how business is done today. Whether you’re a new Sitecore user, a Sitecore MVP, or just someone who wants to learn more about Sitecore technology and capabilities, then meet us at the watercooler!

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