So, what do you get when 7500+ people converge on Anaheim, California from all over the planet to learn and talk about the best darn collaboration platform in the world while attending a host of vendor parties, a night at DisneyLand, and probably giving the Hilton Bartenders nightmares for the next several weeks???
Why, that would be the SharePoint Conference 2011.
And it was good.
I had the honor of speaking with my good buddy Eric Harlan (@ericharlan). We spoke on Best Practices with jQuery and SharePoint. We spoke about why jQuery is awesome and why jQuery is evil and tried to throw some pearls of wisdom in there along the way. It was a fun session although we had to throw 5 hour energy into the crowd to keep them on their toes.
You can download the slide deck from our session here: SPC314 Best Practices with SharePoint and jQuery
In addition, I posted a site template of all the demos we did here: SPC314.wsp. Just upload the the wsp to your site template gallery and create a site using the template. You’ll be able to execute all the jQuery demos we did during our session. However, if you want to execute the Bing Map demo, you will need to get your own darn Bing Map Key here. If you have any questions about any of the scripts just let me know. I should also mention that in order to ensure you guys had as few problems as possible deploying and using the site template I deactivated as many features as possible including the Custom Actions I used to globally deploy some of the scripts (which is generally the best method for deploying scripts globally) and manually added those references to the scripts themselves.
Thanks to all those who attended and participated in our session. We had an amazing crowd. You guys rock.
On another note, Marcy Keller has become the unofficial photographer of the fun times had by all. Below is my jumpshot where I’m about to put Eric Harlan in his place.
Check out the rest of her pictures here: http://www.marcykellarstudio.com/Events/spc11/19071804_Lwfw3q#1518987175_ksZz6wN
Next year we’re going to do it all over again in Vegas!!! Better start catching up on sleep now.