Next stop, Boston – SPTechCon Summer 2009

Working backwards a little bit before pressing forward, next trip on presentation lane…

After spending a few days back in the office attending to pending client tasks, it was off to Boston, hoping on Amtrak’s Acela Express to Boston’s South Station with my laptop in tow, reviewing slides and working through a few different new anecdotes for the presentation the next day.

The conference was a great time to hang out and enjoy the company of other brains in the SharePoint community to include Todd Klindt and Mike Watson.  My session went well and was well attended.  After the conference we decided to check out downtown Boston’s Union House – unfortunately it was a little crowded.  So our group of Dux Sy,Fabian WilliamsMike TaylorEric KrausDarrin BishopMaurice Prather wound up down the street at a local Irish Pub to share our thoughts on the conference and different areas of SharePoint that we currently were working with and some of the challenges and opportunities we’d recently engaged in.  Great time to say the least!

My deck from the presentation is available at:  http://go.spdan.com/sptechcon-deck

SharePoint Saturday Charlotte – Recap

So I figure that a month has passed and I owe a bit of a recapitulation of yet another speaking event that I had an opportunity to be a part of. First off, I must give credit to the team that put on the event, led up by Dan Lewis – well done!

4890_97635493105_521328105_2210270_7126257_n For me, it was a great kick off to spending the week on the road, speaking in Boston, MA and Reston, VA thereafter.  While I was not able to make it to the speaker’s dinner due to unforeseen conflicts, I was stoked to spend the better part of Saturday and Sunday morning with the speakers that included a stellar bunch of folks.  I hadn’t met several of the speakers in person, but knew of them through their blogs and Twitter.

I presented on a topic near and dear to my heart dealing with logical architectures and the considerations that come into play when planning for and then implementing such a system.  The session went off without a hitch and the largest crowd I’ve had as well.

My slides for the event are available here:  PowerPoint 2007 format.

SharePint DC – 14 July 2009

sparepintlargeblack8x61It’s been two weeks, it’s time to get back together and catch up with your colleagues over a cold pint with your SharePoint colleagues of the greater DC area.

What: SharePint, an opportunity to get together with other SharePoint professional, enthusiasts and folks in the community to chat about what’s going on – no pressure, no presentation, no phluff. :) You’ve probably heard of SharePint before through Andrew Woodward at http://www.21apps.com/sharepint/perchance/

Where: After hitting up Arlington, we figured we’d try the area of McLean / Tyson’s and SharePoint SharePint DC will be taking place at Gordon Biersch Brewery at Tyson’s Corner Center.

Gordon Biersch is located at 7861 Tyson’s Corner Center, McLean, VA (http://www.gordonbiersch.com/restaurants/index.php?pg=location⊂=loc&location_id=6)

When:  7 PM is when I hope to be there – you should be too!

How: Well, it’s quite easy, you show up, bring your own beverage money and enjoy the atmosphere 🙂

Any questions, pop me a note – my contact info is over on the About Me page, and will point you to Linked In or Facebook to send a message.  Look forward to meeting folks and seeing some friends!!!