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I am a Female SharePoint Developer (a platinum unicorn). I have been working with SharePoint since I attended the Portal University in 2005. I hold a BA in Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. I love playing Rockband, organizing user group meetings, working with code, attending events as a speaker or organizer, and having bizarre conversations about geek things with cool people. If you have any comments or questions fill out the contact form and I will try my best to help.

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I sort of underestimated the love of free hands on 2010 training.  We have about 71 people signed up with about 50 or so people for the hands on lab sessions.  I opened up the registration a couple of weeks ago.  It's insane the kind of draw that we are receiving.  In February I opened up registration with barely 20 people on the Click to Attend.  The guys I worked with had to push to get out publicity.  I called up all the local recruiters.  With 3 months to spare we are at 71 out of 250.  I am going to start the publicity to user groups within a 300 mile radius plus bombard the local training facilities and colleges with flyers.  I can't believe the draw that SharePoint has in a 1.9 million population town.  I started looking around for 2 trainers and one of the group leaders, Bob Davis, found me two ready and willing people to pick up another few sessions for 101.  I am now waiting for the go ahead from Johnson County Community College to see if they have the space for a 6th room.  This is good, because I can run 4 lab sessions at varying times.  I am going to create the schedule well in advance, so people can pick and choose 101 hands on labs based on session times.  If it all works out we have 4 lab sessions one that starts right after the keynote, one that starts a session in, one that starts right after lunch, and one that starts right before the end of the day.  That way this time around people get the hands on labs, plus they get to attend any sessions running on the other tracks.  I think we have a better schedule and will have a better all around event.  If you guys want to sign up for the 101 lab tracks remember to register as soon as possible.  Once the publicity goes out and we start promoting harder the entire 250 slots will sell out quick.  We might get a few cancellations, but this time around I can see things selling out by November. 
For anyone still interested in speaking you have plenty of time to submit, because we will not be closing abstract submissions until November 1st.  If you have multiple topics that you would like to submit on then please send them in.  The more submissions the more chances that you do not overlap with other speakers.  I will say we have a good diversity of submissions and the topics will be rock solid this time around.  The topics vary fro 2007 to 2010, so if you're still looking for some 2007 we're not fully converted.
We also have some sponsor slots and the document is sitting on our website.  If you are interested in sponsoring please contact our email at 
For anyone interested the website is located at  There is a wifi form for attendees, speakers, and sponsors plus hotel information for the discount.  All SharePint events will most likely be held at the same place.  We are trying to consolidate everything in one place.  The area is really nice, because down the street is a huge shopping center (Town Center) with all kinds of great food places (and my favorite sushi place, Sushi House).
I hope that I see you guys at the event.  If I forget who you are I'm really sorry I'm probably thinking about the event, moving, and my cousin's wedding all at the same time.  Hope you guys have a good weekend! Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2009 5:02 PM MOSS | Back to top

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