Last week provided a whirlwind of events, milestones and follow-up tasks in my work life.
The week was nicely topped of with a visit to the first official SharePoint Saturday event in Ottawa. I had been anticipating this for months. Fact is that I was that certain person who suggested it through a local user group then skillfully avoided volunteer tasks leading up to the event. I did though participate in cleanup activities at the end of the day prior to the SharePint social. You can view some interesting pictures in one of my other blogs.
Although I missed the morning keynote due to a very late OC Transpo bus (grumble, grrr), I was able to arrive in good enough time to catch the first session. The remainder of the day was packed with more 30 minute or 1 hour sessions, snack breaks, a warm lunch and hallway chats.
SharePoint Saturday was an excellent, FREE event for professional development and networking. Unfortunately, I experienced the dilemma of deciding which sessions of interest to attend because some were scheduled at the same time.
Kudos to the organizers, sponsors, speakers and volunteers. I was glad to see and hear some MVPs whom I encountered at previous SharePoint events. Nods to the people who Tweeted prior to the conference and during the sessions to promote the event, speakers, sponsors and the much-loved SharePoint platform.
I was happy that my feedback form was picked during the door prize draws. As I quickly scanned the prize table, my eye caught a book I had wanted to read for many months. Zoink!
Personally, I did not Tweet during the event since I am one of the rare hold-outs who does not yet have a “smart phone” or carry a tablet to events. I like to focus on the speakers and sessions as they happen, ask intelligent questions and take pen and paper notes. I get distracted easily. I am also very shy. When I get online, in front of a Mac qwerty keyboard though I am a fountain of opinions and ideas.
- I Tweet occasionally at https://twitter.com/tjobateh.
- My nom de plume Tweets at https://twitter.com/FloTLyon. She lets anyone follow her.
Thanks for dropping by and for not waking the kitteh.