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The SharePoint Hillbilly Fewer Big Words... More Pretty Pictures...

So, this previous weekend was my first trip to New York City in over 15 years and I was not disappointed. I was honored to be accepted to speak at SharePoint Saturday NYC. This event was a blast and a well oiled machine executed by Becky Isserman (@mosslover) Greg Hurlman (@ghurlman) and Jason G (not gonna attempt it, sorry) (@PrincetonSUG) along with an incredible supporting cast of heroes making sure the entire event ran smoothly. You guys did an awesome job.

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We started off the event with a speaker dinner at St. Andrew’s pub, and like I said in a tweet, if you aren’t a speaker yet, you really need to start.  I mean, just for the free dinners alone. Smile

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The only thing more awesome than the organizers and volunteers were the attendees. I don’t think a Hillbilly has ever felt so welcome in the big apple.  I had a amazing group of people attend my session on jQuery and SharePoint. These guys were engaged, asked the right questions, and even taught me a thing or two. Thanks so much to everyone that attended and participated.

As promised, here is a link to my slides on slideshare:

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After the event I had the opportunity  to go to Tatiana Russian restaurant in Brighton Beach. This was quite the experience where I got to taste some great food, hear some great music, and even dance my uncoordinated butt off a little. I made some new friends who helped me learn a few words in Russian as well.  A big “Spaciba” to @michaeltnoel, @innagordin, @marina_noel, and @amaxfromriga for making it an unforgettable night. And special thanks to @pswider for arranging to be picked up in a limo for the drive down.  Also in attendance was @ruveng, @buckleyplanet, @robwindsor, @EUSP, @cmcnulty2000, @NedraAllmond, @amilsark (whom I will never forget that his twitter handle stands for “Andrew Milsark”  and NOT “Amil Sark”  Open-mouthed smile) and a few others that you’ll have to forgive me for not knowing their twitter handles.

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Thanks for letting me steal some photos from your Facebook albums Mark Miller and Christian Buckley!! Smile

So, can you tell I had a good time? Again, thanks so much to the organizers, attendees, and everyone else who put up with me last weekend. I hope to come back next year and do it all again.

Next up for me is SharePoint Saturday The Conference August 11th – 13th in Washington DC where I’ll be reprising my SharePoint and jQuery session along with my popular “Wrapping Your Head Around The SharePoint Beast” session. I hope to see you there!!

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 10:46 PM | Back to top


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Aah my friends and I used to go to Tatiana's fairly regularly for the sat night vodka-fueled dance parties. #jealous #hopeDChassomethingsimilar
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