February 15, 2018 by Hedgehog

Sitecore MVP Spotlight: Una Verhoeven

Una Verhoeven is a Senior Solutions Developer with Hedgehog from the Netherlands.

How many times have you been named Sitecore MVP?

This is the first time. Let's hope that this is just the beginning!

What Sitecore accomplishment are you most proud of?
Joining the SUGCON organization. The enthusiasm and dedication from these guys never ceases to amaze me.

What Sitecore event will you never forget?
SUGCON 2016 in Denmark, when I got "hooked up" into the community and SUG Poland. Those guys know how to party :)

What is your favorite thing about Sitecore?
Pipeline all the things! And community of course :)

What’s the best part of being a Hedgehog?
We are cute and spiky! This team is full of best driven people, always ready for a brainstorm no matter in which time zone we are in. Most importantly, we care about the Sitecore community.

What was the last book you read?
Currently reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I don't want to grow up!

What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you recently?
One night, I have accidentally mixed up jam and sambal. Let's say that since then I believe in dragons, cause I for sure was spitting fire.

What do you work toward in your free time?
Sitecore-ing, presenting, getting trained by my dog (she is a princess), gym and traveling.

Una’s professional focus has recently been on SXA and researching machine learning techniques within a standard Sitecore solution. A long-time member of the Sitecore community, Una has presented at user groups all over Europe and in the Middle East as well as presenting globally through virtual summits. Her goal is to bring SXA to the partners and clients and to show them the business value of the tool. As a trainer and consultant, she wants partners to use Sitecore's best practices to avoid making wrong decisions and get the most out of Sitecore as an experience platform. She is one of the co-founders of the machine learning community and is also a board member of SUGNL and SUGCON organizations. Follow Una on Twitter or LinkedIn

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