2010 update… 2010 the year, as opposed to the version of SharePoint.
This year is going to be great, and I’m looking forward to going to some SharePoint events and also learn more and more about SharePoint 2010. Here’s a little update on some stuff I have coming up. There’s a list of Speaking Engagements on my blog, on the right side, but here’s a more detailed list of upcoming stuff.
I’ll be speaking on the new social experience in SharePoint 2010. We’re trying to grow our group, so please spread the word if you’re from around here. Let me or @catpaint1 or @LoriGowin know if you’d like to be on the mailing list, or if you’re a vendor who is interested in sponsoring us. Also, we’re always looking for new speakers. You don’t need to do some extravagant PowerPoint presentation. It can be something as simple as a demo of something you’ve been working on, or something cool you figured out how to do.
Saturday, January 23rd – Virtual SharePoint Saturday EMEA
This is the first virtual SharePoint Saturday, and it is a global event! The site has a list of the parts of the world and associated times. For me in the Central Time Zone, the event starts at 2AM. Wow, I’m dedicated. Please take a look at the site, and there’s a link to register.
February 10-12 – SharePoint Technology Conference (SPTECHCON) in San Francisco
This one is going to be fantastic! I already wrote a blog post, listing all of the sessions I’ll be teaching. Of the list of sessions, the one I’m looking forward to the most will be the half-day workshop called “Creating Custom Business Solutions”. This is ALL about the data view web part!
First, I’ll be going over the main fundamentals working in SharePoint Designer 2007 with data. Then, the bulk of the afternoon will be demonstrations of custom solutions using the data view web part, and maybe I’ll throw in a little workflow stuff. Then, the last hour or so will be all about SharePoint Designer 2010, with a demo or two, and discussion of what’s new.
If you’re going to this one, note that I’m doing two different presentations about web parts. One is about MOSS 2007, and the other is SharePoint 2010.
This SharePoint Saturday is going to be extra special for me, because New Orleans is my home town! I was born in Metairie, which is a suburb of New Orleans. I grew up in Luling, which is a very small Cajun town across the river from New Orleans. We moved to Baton Rouge when I was 12, and I ended up going to college at LSU (Louisiana State University).
With all that said, I’m excited about taking a trip back home, visiting parents and relatives, and speaking at SharePoint Saturday. Maybe I’ll even run into old friends or schoolmates!
This conference in London is going to be amazing! It’s put on by Steve Smith / Combined Knowledge, and there is a phenomenal list of speakers to present there. I haven’t been to Europe in at least 15 years, so I’ll be glad to go back and have some further London adventures. Besides myself, other SharePoint911 colleagues who will be presenting are Shane Young and Todd Klindt.
In Summary, it’s going to be an exciting first quarter for me. All of these events are on my SharePoint calendar, if you’d like to connect to it or export these events to your calendar.