Join us at DNN Summit 2024

DNN Summit is an annual technology conference educating users of the DNN (DotNetNuke) content management platform. This 2-day virtual event is designed for all user types: business owners, end-users, developers, designers, and marketers. Although geared toward DNN users, several sessions focus on general design, development, and marketing best strategies that are not specific to DNN, making the conference an excellent opportunity for anyone trying to improve their digital presence.

Each year, 10 Pound Gorilla volunteers a significant amount of our time to help teach others web development and digital marketing best practices. We proudly host, sponsor, and attend the DNN Summit. Cassidi Peterson, our founder, is the president of the DNN Association, the organization responsible for hosting the conference, and she meets bi-weekly with a committee to ensure the success of this event. Several team members contribute by speaking, designing marketing materials, sending out e-newsletters, and more.

Please consider joining us via the virtual conference platform on February 8th & 9th, 2024.

The Details...

February 8th and 9th, 2024
The summit is held virtually through
We are proud to have five of our team members presenting this year.

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Our Sessions

2sxc Custom Toolbars: Much More than an Edit button | Speaker: Dustin Peterson

In this session we will go over 2sxc less known features focused around the Content Editor's experience. How custom toolbars in 2sxc can improve an editors ability in managing content. We will show you ways to reuse content types, leverage the "custom view identifier" and more.

We will show you how to setup an app with a Demo item, Header and Presentation Content Types and how using custom toolbars can improve the editing experience for both developers and content admins.

Regardless if you are the most experienced developer or just learning, this session will show you powerful ways to make the editing experience better for all.

CSS Animations | Speaker: Paul Gilbert

This is an introduction to CSS animations and some of the things you can accomplish with them. From some small/micro interactions to larger scale animated elements.

Useful DNN SQL Commands | Speaker: Chris Behling

DNN’s SQL Console is a super helpful tool that allows you to get a look under the hood to see the database structure and to better understand how data is being leveraged and managed.

Gain the confidence to use this powerful tool to export data from queries, simplify tedious tasks, more efficiently validate changes, and to unlock super-duper investigation mode 🕵.

Six Web Accessibility Mistakes You're Probably Making | Speaker: Laura Pierson

Overwhelmed by web accessibility? You're not alone. With 78 WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) success criteria to meet, it's hard to know where to begin. Fortunately, the same 6 issues account for 96% of errors found across top websites, and — best of all — none are difficult to fix. In this session, we'll take a look at the six most common accessibility issues, why they matter, and simple solutions you can implement today.

Using a DNN Theme Boilerplate to Streamline Theme Development | Speaker: Chris Behling

In this session Chris will provide an overview on our DNN Theme Boilerplate and illustrate how this is the perfect tool for new-to-DNN developers as well as seasoned DNN developers. In addition to saving time and avoiding mistakes, the boilerplate also provides helpful tips, tricks and organization strategies to kickstart a project in minutes.

Optimize Your Website to Increase Visitor Engagement: Part 1 | Speaker: Cassidi Peterson

The average time a visitor spends on a web page is roughly 53 seconds across industries. With so little time to make a first impression, Cassidi shows you how to maximize your user experience (UX) and make a lasting impact to increase your visitor engagement. She will discuss content, copy, images, UI, UX, and other best practices influencing your user.

Optimize Your Website to Increase Visitor Engagement: Part 2 | Speaker: Cassidi Peterson

After learning all of the ways to optimize your website, Cassidi will walk you through real life examples of what to do and what not to do. In this interactive session, she encourages attendees to share their personal website for free advice on how to improve their UX for optimal visitor engagement. She will also show real world examples to help you better understand how to implement suggestions from Part 1 of this series.

That's bananas!