Well I have to confess that I never thought it would happen in sleepy Perth, but thanks to the monumental efforts of Jeremy Thake, we are about to have our own little slice of SharePoint Saturday on Feb 6th! Jeremy has managed to secure a great selection of national speakers and even secured an international speaker making the 35 hour trip to our sunny shores! Ha Ha Michael Noel, welcome to Jeremy and my world!
For those of you in Perth or surrounds who are not aware, SharePoint Saturday is a bit of a global phenomenon these days, with these FREE events being held all over the world. In fact, such is the quality of speakers and topics that it will deliver much more value then a paid conference in Perth. The selection of speakers is of such quality Jeremy himself had to forgo a slot and I’m also there as a participant, rather than as a speaker too (although two of my Seven Sigma colleagues are presenting).
There are 3 tracks: Information Worker, IT Pro and Developer with six one hour sessions throughout the day.
National and international speakers include:
Michael Noel, of ‘SharePoint 2007 Unleashed’ author fame, is flying in from the US to present to IT Pro’s on Virtualisation in SharePoint
William Cornwill from Microsoft is flying in from Melbourne to present on Information Worker (End User) info for SharePoint 2010
Milan Gross from Synergy is flying in from Sydney to present to IT Pro’s on Disaster Recovery
Joshua Haebets from Evolve Information Services is flying in from Brisbane to present to Information Workers on working offline with SharePoint Workspace 2010
Neil Haddley from Mad Blue Duck, is flying in from Adelaide to present to Information Workers on Document Imaging
Garth Luke from AvePoint, is flying in from Sydney to present on SharePoint Architecture Best Practices
Local speakers include:
Adam Bell from ZettaServe will be presenting to IT Pros on PowerShell
Ian Loughton from Alcoa will be presenting to Information Workers on using Views instead of Meeting Workspaces in SharePoint 2007
Peter Chow from Seven Sigma will be presenting to Information Workers on integrating SharePoint with Real-Time data case study in SharePoint 2007
Phil Duffy from Clayko Group will be presenting to Information Workers on Document Imaging
Michael Hanes from Diversus will be presenting on Best Practices with developing against SharePoint Lists
Sezai Komur from Ignia will be presenting to Developers on Workflows in Visual Studio 2008 for SharePoint 2007
Stephen Roche from Velrada will be presenting to Developers about Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010
Tommy Segoro from L7 will be presenting on the differences for Developers between Visual Studio 2007 and Visual Studio 2010 with SharePoint
Garry Stewart from Aijilon will be presenting to Developers on Access Services in SharePoint 2010
Frik Stuart from CSG will be presenting to IT Pros on FAST Search in SharePoint 2010
Chris Tomich from Seven Sigma will be talking about Accessibility with the ARF Framework in SharePoint 2007
Jonathen Wade from Citrix will be talking to IT Pros on Load Balancing and Web Optimisation within SharePoint
This should be a terrific event and not to be missed! I’ve called in a favour here and there and hopefully will have some additional prizes and giveaways for the event.