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SharePoint Saturday – Ozarks Flyer

By , August 12, 2012 1:13 am

SharePoint Saturday - OzarksI will be presenting at the SharePoint Saturday – Ozarks, which will be held in Branson, MO on Sept. 8th.  I have always loved this SharePoint Saturday and I hope that you and your teams will make the trip down there.  Here is a flyer that you can print off and hang in your office.  Let’s get a good group from the Omaha area to go down there!

SPS Ozarks Flyer

I’m speaking at SharePoint Saturday – Twin Cities on Oct 29, 2011

By , September 20, 2011 10:59 am

I just found out I’ll be presenting my Mashup presentation at SharePoint Saturday – Twin Cities on October 29! Come see me and hopefully I’ll have some books with to sign!

What Do You Want to Learn at Conferences?

By , March 24, 2011 11:50 am

I love speaking at SharePoint Conferences but I never know what to speak about. I’m an Architect/Developer so those would be the tracks I would cover. Mostly, I have been speaking about Planning a SharePoint deployment. I’d like to present  something development related but the topics aren’t popping out.

So, I’m soliciting ideas. I will do all the work – I just need some ideas on what is you want to hear!

Should I continue with my “planning” sessions?

How about some MOSS 2007 stuff?  Still interested in that?

Stuff you used to do in 2007 that you can’t figure out how to do in 2010?

Creating applications using only jQuery and javascript?

There’s a SharePoint Saturday coming up in St. Louis.  Maybe I can get one together for that!

 

Confirmed! I’m Speaking At SPS-Ozarks!

By , May 6, 2010 8:11 am

SharePoint Saturday - OzarksI received an email yesterday that made it official!  I’m presenting at SharePoint Saturday – Ozarks on June 12, 2010!  This is special for me because this was my first SharePoint Saturday, and it really stoked the passion that I have about developing SharePoint solutions.  I’m presenting What I Wish I Knew Before I Implemented SharePoint presentation that I have done at other conferences. 

Keep track of all the chatter around the conference.  Follow the hash tag #spsozarks on Twitter.

Oh, I know I just moved and all but seriously, since we’re on the topic of the Ozarks.  If you would like to have a charismatic SharePoint Consultant take great care of your clients, and your business is somewhere close to Springfield, MOLet’s talk!

I’ll be bringing the Mood Dudes so be prepared to duck!

SharePoint Saturday – Indianapolis Wrap-Up

By , February 2, 2010 3:30 pm

SharePoint Saturday was a huge success.  I had a lot of fun.  To all of the organizers – this was truly one of the best organized conferences I have attended.  The speaker dinner was a blast and the venue was perfect for the creativity that SharePoint encourages! Thank you! If you ever do another one, I hope I am fortunate to present again.

For all who attended my presentation – I Wish I Knew That (What I Wish I Knew Before I Implemented SharePoint), you can download my slide deck by going to my Presentation Notes page.  If you were one of the lucky few to capture a Happy Mood Dude, take a picture of yourself with it and send it to me.  I’d love to post it on the site.

SharePoint Saturday – Indianapolis

By , January 30, 2010 6:55 am

Up and ready for a great SPS-Indy.  The building is a great location for a SharePoint Conference.  My session is scheduled for 2pm so I’ll get to attend some other great sessions.  Here are some pictures I have taken of the venue.  Look for more later!

Sponsors - Thank You!Meeting room.

SharePoint Saturday – Ozarks

By , January 28, 2010 4:25 pm

I just saw that they are having SharePoint Saturday – Ozarks again this summer. SPSOzarks was my first SharePoint Saturday experience and I really enjoyed it. The information I learned, and the relationships that I began that Saturday were the impetus for getting more involved in the SharePoint community.  Since that Saturday in Harrison, Arkansas, I have attended Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas, gotten more involved in our local SharePoint User Group and started presenting at other SharePoint Saturdays. I hope to work up another presentation for SPSOzarks so I can be a presenter this time instead of a spectator.

Omaha SharePoint User Group

By , December 17, 2009 10:27 am

I presented at the Omaha SharePoint User Group last night (12/16/2009).  Good meeting and a great discussion.  I did the same presentation that I did at SharePoint Saturday – Kansas City.  One thing I did find out was that my tag that has my contact information was password protected.  Talk about a downer.  Here’s a cool little application that allows mobile phone users to capture information using their phone camera and then my tag doesn’t work.  Oh well.  Not everything can go perfectly.  I have updated my tag settings and updated the tag on this website in case someone wants to try it again.  Let me know if you use the TAG and what your results were.

For more information about the Omaha SharePoint User Group or other Microsoft user groups in Omaha, go to the Omaha Microsoft Technology Group website.

Omaha Microsoft Technology Group

SharePoint Saturday – Kansas City

By , December 13, 2009 11:53 am

I presented “What I Wish I Knew Before I Implemented SharePoint” at SharePoint Saturday in Kansas City on 12/12/2009.  This is a 100-level presentation that is meant to be a general overview of the process of implementing SharePoint.

I enjoyed my time there and for those in my session, you can download the slide-deck here.

Also, for reference, here are a list of links that I referenced during the session.

SharePoint Shepherds Guide for End Users

EndUserSharePoint.com

SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

SharePoint Website at Microsoft

WSSDemo.com

Slide Deck: SharePoint Saturday KC 2009 I Wish Id Known That

You can also get my contact information from my tag.

********  UPDATE ***********

I was informed that my tag was password protected.  Lo-and-behold, it was and so I created a new tag.  This one should not be password protected.

******** UPDATE ************

Dave Petersen Contact

SharePoint Conference 2009 Reflections

By , October 22, 2009 5:02 pm

SharePoint Conference 2009 is officially over and of course, the big news is SharePoint 2010.  I can say that any company actively developing MOSS 2007 solutions should take a serious look at upgrading to 2010 as soon as it is released.  In fact, you should already start planning for the upgrade – it is that good. 

Based on all that I have seen this week, I can say that I will be recommending an upgrade as soon as possible for everyone I work with.  Why?  Well, that will be in another post.  There has been so much information to digest, that I am going to have to get my thoughts together so I can put something down that presents some semblance of a rational thought.  My immediate goal is to put together a “Top 10 Reasons I Think You Should Upgrade Right Away” document.  When I’m finished, I’ll post it here also.

I want to say a big Thank You to the staff of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  The art of moving 7,400 people from session to session and feeding them efficiently is no small task.  You performed wonderfully and it made my experiece even that much better.  I was always greeted with a smile and  I thank you for that.

For those who I have met here at the conference – it has been my great pleasure.  I enjoy meeting new people and this conference was no exception.  In fact, it was exceptional.  I met folks from the land of my heritage, Denmark (where we all agreed that people left Denmark because of the weather and then settled in parts of the US with climates similar to Denmark).  I shared a beer with a few guys from Poland.  I enjoyed listening to Huey Lewis with a couple of folks from New Zealand (I’ll fly there anytime to work) and had a nice conversation with Nicolas Georgeault of France.  I met Dux, Margo, Patrick, Nina, Malli, Francois, Colleena, Lisa, Talia, Christian, Danny, Sigalit, Catherine, Julie, Peter, Clint and many more.  I met a few folks from Omaha – we’ll have to make sure to meet again at the next SharePoint User Group meeting.  I received an awesome business card from Kevin Bluer (I’ll bet it’s a moo card).  SharePoint folks are surely a social and passionate bunch. 

Of course – there are also those who I have met previously at other SP conferences.  Joy, Kevin, Becky, MarkJD, Cathy, Laura and Lori.  Some I will see again in December for SharePoint Saturday – Kansas City.  I finally met a samurai named Mike, who filmed a video podcast with a cute little fairy (never figured out the fairy outfit) and the famous Dux of DuxQuax.com.

Most of all, I came away feeling good about my decision to foot the cost of this conference.  It reinforces my decision back in 1999 to “hitch my wagon” to Microsoft.  They are the software that businesses use, everyday.  SharePoint is becoming as important to business as Office is and I feel good that I am in a position to help them make the most out of their investment in Microsoft products.

Thanks Microsoft for a great conference. Thank you Las Vegas for an “interesting” time (I was only propositioned once).  I am already looking forward to the next one.

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