The organizers did a wonderful job and the weather turned out great as well. Lots of great sessions and speakers. They also tried some new things, which was cool. We had a 101 track and a deep dive room in addition to some of the more traditional IT Pro and Developer tracks. Also in the mix, and well timed – was an Office 365 track.
I was lucky enough to kick off the 101 track. We started the day aimed at folks who don’t know much, if anything, about SharePoint. Hopefully this was useful and enough information to get folks started for the rest of the day. The track was as follows:
- What is SharePoint? (Me)
- Future Proofing your SharePoint Success – Richard Harbridge (@rharbridge)
- Effective Requirements Gathering Workshops – How to organize and run them – Ruven Gotz (@ruveng)
- Ready, Set, ROI: A survey in SharePoint use cases and ROI Calculations – Sarah Haase (@sarahhaase)
Before getting started, my session was also dubbed “the SharePoint session you should send your mom to…” and someone did.
The track seemed to go over well. We had 20-30 people in each session throughout the day. The intro topic is a little tough for SharePoint Saturday’s because generally the only people that know about SPS events are those that are already in tune with the SharePoint community. I think there is a LOT more potential for this track/area, but it might require different or additional marketing to get the audience that it’s really targeted at. Hopefully we can repeat and expand on the 101 track in other events as well.
My slides are available on Slideshare HERE.