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2018

Yes, you read that right!  We have not one but TWO ways for Sugar developers to earn a FREE pass to SugarCon 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Speak at SugarCon!

SugarCon is evolving, and we want you to be part of it!  

 

We know that you, our Sugar Developers, are in the trenches everyday--solving customer problems, designing ways to make your jobs easier, and innovating.  You have expertise to share, and we want to hear it! We’ve created a list of suggested topics, but we encourage you to submit any talk that you would want to see at SugarCon.  Suggested topics include:

  • What you wish you knew about Sugar before you started
  • Best practices and war stories around Sugar customization or integrations
  • Tools you use to work with Sugar
  • Building a highly functional Sugar development team
  • Tips for working in Sugar Cloud

 

In addition to all of the amazing keynotes, networking opportunities, and lunchtime table topics at SugarCon, we are planning to have sessions specifically for developers.  This is where we want your expertise! You can expect that the audience at these developer focused sessions will be technical and have a copy of Sugar installed on their laptops with the Professor M’s School for Gifted Coders module loadable package and sample data installed.  Our goal is for these sessions to be hands-on or interactive. Bonus points if you leverage Professor M’s School for Gifted Coders as your example! Sessions will be 45 minutes long if we pair you with a SugarCRM co-speaker or 20 minutes long if you speak solo.

 

Our call for speakers is officially open at sugarcon.com.  Click the Tell Your Story button and tell us what you want to speak about.  In your submission’s description, be sure to indicate that this is a developer focused session.

 

We will be accepting submissions through July 13, 2018.  Availability is limited, so please make your submissions as compelling as possible.  

 

We’re excited to see your proposals!

 

Become a Sugar Scholar!

We’re excited to be introducing the Sugar Scholars program.  Sugar Scholars are people who are advocates for Sugar all year round and want to help make SugarCon as amazing as possible.

 

You might be a Sugar Scholar if…

  • You are an active member of our Developer Community.
  • You rack up tons of points in Sugar Insiders.
  • You frequently blog about Sugar.
  • You create engaging videos about Sugar.
  • You can’t stop Tweeting about Sugar.
  • You lead Sugar meetups.

 

Sugar Scholars will be involved in assisting with SugarCon on both days of the conference.  They may be asked to do things like the following:

  • Facilitate lunchtime table topics for developers
  • Greet developers at the developer-focused lunches, sessions, and happy hours
  • Give a 5-minute lightning talk

 

If you think you have what it takes to be a Sugar Scholar, fill out this form by July 13, 2018.

We've already begun preparations for SugarCon in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, and we REALLY want to see YOU there.  That's why we have a promotion just for you, our favorite developers! 

 

From now until June 30, developers can register for SugarCon for only $400 when someone else from their company registers at the published rate for the Full Conference or VIP Full Conference (limit one discounted developer registration per Full Conference or VIP Full Conference registration).  To take advantage of the discount for developers, your colleague should register for SugarCon at the published rate.  Then email us at sugarcon@sugarcrm.com with your colleague's name and indicate you'd like the promo code for developers.  We'll reply with the promo code you need in order to register.

 

To make this deal even sweeter, Sugar Insiders can currently get our early-early bird rates for the Full Conference through June 30.  Not yet a Sugar Insider?  No problem!  Sign up here!  Once you're a Sugar Insider, email sugarcon@sugarcrm.com to extend our early-early bird rate of $600 per registrant until June 30, 2018.

 

Need help convincing your boss to bring you?  We've written this handy letter you can customize and send to your boss:

 

Hello, [your boss’s name] - 
I’d like to attend SugarCon 2018 on October 10-11, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. SugarCon is the annual conference for Sugar users, experts, SugarCRM staff, thought leaders, and developers. 
I’d like to attend SugarCon for several reasons. There are multiple ways that my attendance can benefit [your organization’s name].
These include:
I’ll be a producer for the team - In addition to hands-on training, there will opportunities to engage with new tools and techniques in order to improve our current implementation.
I’ll learn more about CRM - SugarCon has sessions on challenges+solutions, sessions on practical pieces of the system as well as sessions on possible future projects. There will be panel sessions as well on how other brands are using the system to create real business outcomes.
I’ll connect with and learn from my networks - SugarCon will have people across various industries, roles, company sizes, and ages of deployment. I’ll be able to exchange ideas within these various groups in order to solve our unique business challenges. Plus, there will be networking events and sessions just for developers, so I can connect with other people tackling the same challenges I am.
The investment is approximately $XXXX.XX, which includes the discounted registration fee, air travel, hotel nights at the Cosmopolitan under the group block, and transportation between the airport and hotel.
As a developer, if I attend with someone else from our company, I can take advantage of a discounted registration fee just for developers and the investment for me goes down to $XXXX.XX.
I look forward to growing professionally and strengthening my network at SugarCon!  Thank you for your consideration!

 

We can't wait to see you in Las Vegas in October!