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Every single year for the past 3 years Tasha Scott has tried to get Bill Gates to come to SharePoint Saturday NYC.  She asks the Bill Gates Foundation if they would like to speak about how they use SharePoint in the foundation.  I think it would be cool if for the 5th Anniversary of one of the greatest ever SharePoint Saturdays that we could make it happen this year.

I’m not sure if this is common knowledge, but this is the last year we will be using the 1290 building.  The third ever SharePoint Saturday was in NYC.  I came to the event in February of 2009 as a volunteer after speaking at the last ever Jacksonville Office Geeks User Group.  I was about one month shy of my 27th birthday working for B&R Business Solutions.  It was the first time I ever met Kris Wagner, one of my most trusted friends in the SharePoint Community.  It gave me the taste that I needed to push me to move to the northeast.  It was one of those exhilarating events that you remember for years to come.

So I am going to ask you guys out there if you can make this happen.  If you know anyone that might be able to talk to Bill’s foundation and pull a few strings just to get him to show up for a minute or do some form of quick Lync/Webcam thing to talk about how the foundation is using SharePoint.  Or maybe he can even talk about SharePoint from the 10 year anniversary perspective and how it came to fruition.  We’re not picky.  I think we’d take a few minutes or anything SharePoint related from Bill.

For the rest of you we have speaker submissions open.  If you are a new speaker in the NYC Metro Area and would like to submit a 7 minute lightning talk without doing a whole session you could drop us something.  Or for those veteran speakers and new speakers who want to submit a full session we have the normal flavor 1 hour and 15 minute sessions.  We also have numerous sponsorship opportunities available and a sheet laying everything out.  For all this information follow this link:

Volunteering, such as bag stuffing, and helping out on the day of the event will get posted later.  Check back on my twitter account or you can following @spsnyc for more information.  We will open up attendee registration about 6 weeks prior to the event somewhere in June for anyone interested.  It’s going to be an amazing event.  Tasha and I will be wearing Centurion Hats in the spirit of a new funny hat each year.  If anyone wants to wear a Centurion Hat with us the day of the event we encourage silliness.  See you on July 27th guys!

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013 10:42 PM | Back to top

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