NTC Community Leader of the Year Finalist

I have enjoyed being involved with building tech community in the Nashville area over the last eight years. I truly enjoy meeting new people, fostering relationships with existing connections, and enabling everyone to learn.

This year I am honored to be a finalist for the Nashville Technology Council Community Leader of the Year award. I am in great company – Joumana Rahime & Dr. Charles Apigian are also finalists and are both great members of the Middle Tennessee tech community!

I am looking forward to the 8th annual NTC Awards ceremony, held January 26, 2017. You can join the party – the registration site is live!

SharePoint Fest Chicago

I will be speaking in Chicago during SharePoint Fest this year. The conference runs from December 6th – 9th, 2016 and I will be presenting “Building Future-proof SharePoint Solutions with No Code”. We will focus on building meaningful solutions using out of the box features and staying away from anything that looks like code 😉

If you are in Chicago, please stop by and say hi!

[Update]
SPFest had great attendance this year and the attendees in my session were really engaged.

Slides from the session: PWR 101 – Building Future-proof SharePoint Solutions with No Code

SharePoint Friday Cincinnati 2016

ShareFriday Cincinnati

I will be speaking in Cincinnati, OH again and this time I will be presenting two sessions at SharePoint Friday (#ShareFriday). The first session is titled “Business Intelligence Using SharePoint and Power BI” and in it we will discuss the SharePoint BI story.

The second session titled “Microsoft Flow: The successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows” will be an introduction to the new Flow product. I will also have workflow examples and I will be doing an interactive demo with the audience.

You can register to attend (FREE) here: SharePoint Friday Cincinnati

[UPDATE]

My slides for the two presentations can be downloaded using the links below.
Business Intelligence Using SharePoint and Power BI ShareFriday Cincy 2016
Microsoft Flow the Successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows ShareFriday 2016

My first session went really well – the group had great questions and the discussion was a lot of fun!

My second session was great as well – wow two great session groups that were engaged and wanting to learn!

Nashville SharePoint Users Group – October 11, 2016

I am excited to be presenting at our local SharePoint users group next week! I am presenting “Microsoft Flow: The Successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows”.

I will introduce the service and give examples of how it is used to build workflows. I am also trying something new – I will pick out at least one suggestion from the audience to use as the example demo after my presentation!

More information, including the registration link, is on the Nashville SharePoint Users Group website.

[UPDATE]
The presentation slides are here: Microsoft Flow The Successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows Nashville SUG

Thank you to everyone who attended tonight & for the great interactive session!

I had a great time and we had a lot of giveaways!

SharePoint Saturday Charlotte 2016

SPS Charlotte 2016I am very pleased to announce I will be at SPS Charlotte on September 17th to lead a session titled Business Intelligence Using SharePoint and Power BI.

We will be talking about delivering a business intelligence solution using SharePoint, Power BI, and throwing in some Microsoft Flow!

UPDATE: I am leading a second session titled Building SharePoint Solutions with Out of the Box Features and No Code.

You can register to attend by going to the SPS Charlotte website. If you do attend, please stop by and say hi!

[This post will be updated after the event]

Here are the slides for my presentations:
Business Intelligence Using SharePoint and Power BI
Building SharePoint Solutions with Out of the Box Features and No Code

 

Music City Code 2016

Music City Code Music City Code 2016 starts August 18th and runs through the 20th and I am happy to be a part of this great event!

I will be speaking as part of an IT Community Panel at 10:00am on August 20th, along with Lisa DiVirgilio, Branden Schwartz, and Chuck Bryant.

There is still time to join us – register now: Music City Code 2016

[UPDATE]


We had a great time on the panel and I was so happy to be a part of the IT community in this area! A great addition to the event was having One Squiggly Line create a ‘mind mapping’ visual of some of the talks. Instead of telling you all that was discussed during our panel, check out the visual created during our session:
IT Community MindMap MusicCityCode 2016The #MusicCityCode event is so well run and there are many opportunities to meet new people. I stopped by the ‘Board Game’ Room and learned how to play Hanabi :). You should definitely attend #MusicCityCode next time!

SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2016

SQL Saturday Indy 2016

Please join me at SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2016 on August 13th. This is my second time at the #SQLSatIndy event and it is shaping up to be even better this year!

My session will be during the 9am slot and we will be discussing SharePoint Business Intelligence, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow in my session titled Power BI & SharePoint – A Marriage Made in Redmond.

There is still time to register – come join us!

[UPDATED]

Thank you everyone for coming out to the session. I loved the questions and thank you for the feedback.

You can get a copy of my slides here: Power BI and SharePoint – A Marriage Made in Redmond