So often we find ourselves struggling with a technical issue or looking for a way to start working toward a business problem from an approach perspective and we find ourselves feeling somewhat alone, without really knowing where to turn.
This weekend I found it interesting going down to Virginia Beach and meeting folks from the DC area that hadn’t heard that there were SPSEvents DC (http://www.spsdc.org) or that there were user groups that they could get involved in.
Nevertheless, if you’re curious as to some of the happenings, check out the different user groups in the area:
- SharePoint User Group of DC (@SUG_DC) – http://www.sugdc.org
- Capital Area .NET SharePoint Special Interest Group (@CapAreaSP) – http://www.meetup.com/CapArea-NET-SPSIG/
- Federal SharePoint Users Group and Women and SharePoint (@FEDSPUG + @WomeninSP) – http://www.meetup.com/fedspug-wspdc/
- Reston SharePoint Users Group (@RestonSPUG) – http://www.restonspug.org
One reply on “Call to Action… Get in Community!”
hey Dan, added a link to this post on my SPSVB summary blog post at http://www.buckleyplanet.com/2014/01/innovation-and-governance-in-virginia-beach-spsvb.html
No matter how well you try and market an event, there are always dozens of people you run into who never heard about it. Same goes for user groups. The Puget Sound SPUG has been around for years, with 60 to 100 attendees per month, and yet I still run into people in the SharePoint space who didn’t know it was there. Marketing is an ongoing battle for community.