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Where Were You This Last Weekend?

This last weekend, I got the opportunity to attend SharePoint Saturday: The Conference in Washington, D.C. This conference was a large gathering of both Technical and Information Workers who work with a myriad of technologies, including:

  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 / Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 / Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • InfoPath Forms Designer
  • SharePoint Designer
  • and more…

This was a three day presentation track, with full-day workshops on the Thursday, and regular 1-hour long sessions on Friday and Saturday. I noticed early on how smoothly the overall conference went, considering the size of the event and the fact that it was largely staffed by local volunteers.

On Thursday, I attended the “SharePoint IA Design 101” session put on by Richard Harbridge (@rharbridge) and Virgil Carroll (@vcmonkey) – A completely awesome session, it addressed some of the traditional shortcomings of not planning your SharePoint IA and Navigational structure.

Friday and Saturday, I went to a myriad of sessions as I was able (nothing like last minute technical preparations for a Saturday session). Good stuff all around and I really wish I could have attended more.

If you missed the event and want to catch up with a lot of the speakers (and free slide decks!), go to Twitter and look up the hash tag for the event, #SPSTCDC. Or, if you just want to see slides from my session on SharePoint and mobile devices, entitled “SharePoint To Go”, the link for the slides is here.