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I am a Female SharePoint Developer (a platinum unicorn). I have been working with SharePoint since I attended the Portal University in 2005. I hold a BA in Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. I love playing Rockband, organizing user group meetings, working with code, attending events as a speaker or organizer, and having bizarre conversations about geek things with cool people. If you have any comments or questions fill out the contact form and I will try my best to help.

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So it looks like the first SharePoint Saturday event will be this weekend.  I have most of my demos and a few slides thrown together and ready.  They have about 200 people signed up for the event.  They had to cut off registration.  I hope that we can get nearly as many people in Kansas City as they have in Virgnia Beach.  I am getting so many session abstracts and will be cutting them off around January 16th at midnight.  I have called so many different consulting firms in the area and heard the words "No we cannot help you at this time"...I have never really noticed how much effort and work you have to put in to make an event great.  Right now we have about 65 people signed up for Kansas City.  We should be getting more in the upcoming weeks as we push to call more recruiters and people in the area.  I think I might post at the end of this whole thing about what was good and what was bad that we did.  I am trying a new strategy with recruiters.  If they try and recruit me I'm going to try and recruit them to get more people for the event or sponsor the event.  So far it's working mainly to get more people for the event, which is not necessarily a bad thing.  Overall I would say the sponsors part is the most exhausting part.  The speakers are not too bad, except when they forget to send in abstracts.  I think that we will be able to fill a lot of different tracks, levels, and areas of SharePoint.  I guess the hardest part is throwing an event and not speaking.  I am still trying very hard not to post a submission.  In the end I seriously don't think I can coordinate and speak at the same time.  I need to admit defeat.  Anyway, I'll continue posting and maybe throw in a real blog post in the upcoming weeks.  Later everyone.

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