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And the VIP Winner Is…

Meet Tarandeep Singh Kharbanda our 2018 Mage Titans VIP ticket winner!

Tarandeep Singh VIP Winner

With 10+ years of experience in developing, managing and delivering Magento/ eCommerce projects, Tarandeep currently works as an Application Architect at Rave Infosys Inc.

He is a happily married father of a 4 year old girl. His favorite activities include spending time with his daughter and exploring the eCommerce world. He describes himself as always open for new challenges.

Tarandeep looks forward to learning more about Magento 2.3. He would love to meet the Wagento team and personally say “thank you”. He would also like to meet with Ben Marks, Sherrie Rohde and TJ Gamble.

Why Digital Agencies should attend Mage Titans

Why Digital Agencies should attend Mage Titans

Why digital agencies should go to Magento Titans

Mage Titans is one of the largest  Magento conferences in the United States. This conference, held in Austin, Texas, was created by Magento professionals for Magento professionals, and it features a day of interactive workshops, break-out sessions, and talks by a host of accomplished leaders from the Magento community. Agencies that want to learn more about Magento, talk to key Magento technical staff or simply learn more what Magento is doing and planning for the future. Magento is now part of Adobe and that means your digital agency can use the power of Magento to help your clients sell things ONLINE. Here are three simple reasons why you should attend. 

ADOBE

With the recent acquisition of Magento by Adobe you now have a comprehensive commerce solution for your digital business. Mage Titans is your perfect opportunity to meet the Magento core team and learn from the people who are writing and using the platform. 

Grow your practice

If you are already an Adobe partner this is the perfect opportunity to learn about this new platform and why Adobe purchased Magento. If you are a digital agency that wants to add another platform then this is the perfect opportunity to learn why Magento is the right choice for you.

Connection and Collaboration

Imagine the best and the brightest commerce professionals across the nation gathered together to share and express ideas about Magento and the future of e-Commerce. This is exactly the experience those who attend Mage Titans will receive. Agencies have the ability to ask questions and work with others without recruiters or salespeople. Agencies who send their staff to Mage Titans will see them grow as they communicate with and learn from the other commerce professionals in attendance. With the connections, you form and the relationships you build, you and your staff will improve your skills and be better able to help your clients.

Buy your ticket today!

Mage Titans VIP contest 2018

Answer the question below for the chance to be a #MageTitansATX VIP.

"What does PWA stand for?"

The prize includes:

  • 1 VIP ticket to Mage Titans USA

  • A beautiful evening at the Hilton Hotel.

  • One Top Secret Prize (Not 12 dozen donuts)

You must also tweet using the hashtag #MageTitansATX and follow @MagetitansUS on Twitter.

Already have your ticket for Mage Titans ATX, or want to buy your ticket before the regular ticket offer ends? Don't worry, if you happen to be a winner, we will refund your ticket cost!

This year's Mage Titans Austin is unbeatable. Great speakers and the awesome Magento community on October 26th. The Venue is the Austin Hilton Convention Center

Click here to check out the agenda for Mage Titans USA (subject to change).

For updates please follow us on @MageTitansUS

Competition Rules

• Entrants must be over the age of 18

• Opening date: Thursday 27th, September 2018 at 13:00 CDT

• Closing date: Wednesday 5th, October 2018 at 22:00 CDT

• The winner will be announced via Mage Titans TX website and social platforms

• To win entrants must answer the question correctly, tweet using the #MageTitansATX  

and follow @MageTitansUS on Twitter (those who followed us before the competition launched are also eligible to win).

• Entrants using multiple accounts will not be counted

• Prize: One ticket to MageTitans USA, and a one night stay at the Hilton Austin Hotel.

• Winner will be chosen at random using Random.org’s Random Generator

• MageTitans, Wagento and Space 48 employees are not eligible to enter the competition.

Mage Titans Austin VIP 2017

Answer the question below for the chance to be a #MageTitansUSA VIP.

"What's correct to use: tabs or spaces?"

 

The prize includes:

  • 1x ticket to Mage Titans USA
  • Return flights*
  • Super cool accommodation in Downtown Austin, TX

You must also tweet using the hashtag #MageTitansUSA and follow @MagetitansUS on Twitter.

Already have your ticket for Mage Titans USA, or want to buy your ticket before the regular ticket offer ends? Then don't worry because if you happen to be a winner we will refund your ticket cost!

The conference will include 3 days of Magento goodness on the 14-16th of Sept 2017.

Click here to check out the agenda for Mage Titans USA (subject to change) and for updates please follow #MageTitansUSA on Twitter.

Competition Rules

• Entrants must be over the age of 18 • Opening date: Weds 14th August 2017 at 10:00 CDT • Closing date: Tues 30th August 2016 at 22:00 CDT • Winner will be announced via Magetitans USA website and social platforms • To win entrants must answer the question correctly, tweet using the #MageTitansUSA and also follow @Magetitansus on Twitter (those who followed us before the competition launched are also eligible to win). • Entrants using multiple accounts will not be counted • Prize: One ticket to MageTitans USA, cost towards your return flights (up to $750) and the option to stay in a shared house with 3 of our event organizers, this includes your own room with ensuite facilities • Winner will be chosen at random using Random.org’s Random Generator • MageTitans, Wagento and Space 48 employees are not eligible to enter the competition.

*Return flights capped at $750

5 Reasons to Convince Your Boss to Send You to Mage Titans

Mage Titans is a large professional conference put on by members of the Magento community. This conference offers unparalleled professional development opportunities for Magento users, and the information and experiences shared during Mage Titans are invaluable. If you are involved with designing, implementing, or using websites on Magento in any way, or if you are otherwise affiliated with the field of e-Commerce, Mage Titans cannot be missed.

Here are five reasons you can use to convince your boss to send you to Mage Titans this year:

1. Professional Development

Mage Titans offers plenty of opportunities for professional growth. By attending Mage Titans, you will have access to workshops and break out sessions that will help you develop and strengthen your skills. You can learn from experts in the Magento community and use that information to improve your skill set. These workshops will be interactive, and you can practice the new skills you learn while working with other professionals, designers, and analysts. Research the different sessions that will be available at the conference and prepare a list for your boss that will show exactly what topics you will focus on during Mage Titans. Your employer knows how valuable it is to have employees who are invested in their own growth, and these opportunities for professional development might convince your boss to fund your trip.

2. Company Growth

Mage Titans will have hundreds of professionals and other members of the Magento community in attendance. There will be several chances for you to work with others during the conference. Collaboration with other people who share your interests will give you ideas of how to complete your work more efficiently and effectively. Mage Titans provides the chance for you to learn from others and see what aspects of their work you can use to improve various aspects of your company. Let your boss know that Mage Titans will allow you to collaborate with and learn from others who work in the same business, and that you will be able to take the information you learn and use it to help the company.

3. Increase in Client Satisfaction

In addition to aiding your company’s growth, Mage Titans will help you increase customer satisfaction. Speakers will present information about tech solutions and other ways you can take your work with Magento to the next level. This will translate to better customer service. Learn to address the different issues you faced previously, and use this knowledge to serve your clients. Make sure your boss knows that Mage Titans will teach you different ways to suit a client’s needs, which will significantly help your company.

4. Stay on the Cutting-Edge

Mage Titans is the best place to learn about and stay abreast of new developments with Magento and e-Commerce. Get an early look at new features that Magento plans to roll out and use this information to make sure your company is ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation. Mage Demos are a great way to see different, original ideas from other professionals and bright minds from Magento. Show your boss how the company can prepare for and take advantage of new features to better serve its clients.

5. Partnerships and Networking

Mage Titans will allow you to build connections with other people in your field of work. These networking opportunities are priceless and they will help you grow as an individual. The connections you make can also help your company grow and expand. Mage Titans Austin will have members of the Magento Core team available so you can speak with them and ask them questions. You will be able to rub shoulders with other experts and leaders from Magento, as well. Mage Titans will allow you to learn from the best and build relationships with other Magento users that will prove helpful in the future.


Who Will Come to a Mage Titans Event

Mage Titans Austin, Mage Titans Manchester, and Mage Titans Groningen are approaching, and these events are a great opportunity for anyone involved in launching a Magento site to learn from and collaborate with key stakeholders that make major decisions for their clients and their own e-Commerce companies. While this conference is one of the largest developer conferences in the world, it has plenty to offer anyone who works within the world of e-Commerce, from analysts and designers to merchants and specialists. No matter what role you play in the development of websites on Magento, you have something to gain from attending Mage Titans this year. Because there are a variety of attendees that work with Magento in different ways, this conference is a great way for sponsors to help the community while spreading the word about their company.

If you are curious about Mage Titans and which members of the Magento community are most likely to be present, rest assured that there will be more than just merchants. In fact, the majority of attendees tend to be developers and Magento professionals.

About Mage Titans

Mage Titans draws a diverse crowd within, and even outside of, the Magento community because it provides unmatched opportunities for learning and growth to its attendees. Those who attend Mage Titans will hear from dynamic speakers who are leaders in the Magento community. These speakers will present information that will help anyone who works using an e-Commerce platform, and attendees will be able to take away information that they can use to help their clients. Breakout sessions and workshops will help the audience develop and practice new skills, solutions, and tools that can help them launch an effective e-Commerce website on Magento. People who attend Mage Titans will also have the opportunity to attend or present during Mage Demo, and learn about new developments and innovations regarding Magento or e-Commerce as a whole.

At Mage Titans, people will be able to connect with other like minded people who can push them to become better developers, analysts, and designers through collaboration and idea sharing. This conference provides several chances for attendees to connect with and learn from one another. They will also be able to ask questions and hear from the Mage core team and gain insight into the future of Magento. Because Mage Titans offers such a wide scope of learning and networking opportunities, there will be more than just merchants at the event.

Attendees

The breakdown of attendees tends to be varied. While about 20% of the attendees will be merchants, sponsors should know that this large event attracts people who are otherwise involved in e-Commerce as well. If you go to Mage Titans, you can expect for 10% of the people in attendance to be independent developers and 40% to be developers that are attached to merchants. This conference will also have a host of Magento professionals. About 30% of the attendees will be business development representatives, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) designers, and solution specialists, among other positions. These people work with a variety of clients, and sponsoring Mage Titans can help you make connections and successfully advertise your company.

If you are interested in sponsoring Mage Titans, not only will you be helping these individuals grow professionally, but your company will be represented in front of people who make important decisions for their clients. Different packages are available for sponsors allowing you to share your logo and be involved in social media announcements that these developers and professionals will see. Mage Titans will have a variety of attendees who can help bring business to your company.

 

VIP Winner!!!

Paragi Bhavsar

Meet Paragi Bhavsar our 2017 Mage Titans VIP ticket!

Read Paragi's bio and follow her on twitter @iamparagi

"A vivid Magento developer from India having over 5 years of experience. Recently relocated to Africa in wild world. Opportunistic and anticipating Magento e-commerce industry in Africa. Heading towards to be the part of most novel e-commerce project of Africa. Happily married, Fun lover, a passionate cook and idea-tor of novel e-business."

Speaker Interview - Alex Paliarush

Alex Paliarush

Interview with Alex Palriarush by Madeleine Peterson

Madeleine: What's your job/title/what do you do?

Alex: Magento 2 architect and team lead of 1 core team

Madeleine: Why did you want to get involved in Mage Titans/how did you hear of us?

Alex: From some people here at Magento

Madeleine:  What can we look forward to about your talk? Sneak peek?

Alex:  Tips on dev environment optimizations for developers working on Magento 2 projects to achieve higher productivity.

Madeleine: How many Magento events have you been to?

Alex: Imagine 2017

MadeleineWhere are you from?

Alex: Austin TX (originally from Ukraine)

Speaker Interview - Alan Kent

Alan Kent

Interview with Alan Kent by Madeleine Peterson

Madeleine: What's your job/title/what do you do?

Alan: I am the Magento Chief Architect, which means I oversee technical direction and integration of all the different Magento product lines.

Madeleine: Why did you want to get involved in Mage Titans?

Alan: I love catching up with the developer community in particular, get direct feedback from those using the product and to share where we are heading.

Madeleine: Who are you most excited to see/meet at Mage Titans TX?

Alan: Developers! There is no single person – they are all great. I would love to meet and hear the stories of as many different developers, big and small, as possible.

Madeleine: What can we look forward to the most about your speech?

Alan: Magento 2.2 has a number of improvements in deployment tooling. My talk is going to be most interesting to those responsible for deploying Magento from development to production.

Speaker Interview - Phillip Jackson

Phil Jackson "Learn As We Go" -  Interview with Phil Jackson by Madeleine Peterson

Madeleine: Who are you excited to see/meet at MT? 

Phil:  Excited to SEE Brent and Susan Peterson. See Rob Long again. Meet Matheus, I've only ever communicated with him via twitter and it will be cool to meet him.

Madeleine: Job title?

Phil: Ecommerce evangelist. Been in the e-commerce game for 18 years!

Madeleine:  What can we look forward to about your talk? Sneak peek?

Phil:  It’s important for us to learn from others experiences. We want practical experience from people who’ve experienced it. We need to talk about ‘soft skills’. Responding to uncontrollable events in a chill way. I will be talking about my experience of not being in the place he wanted to be but headed in the right direction.