Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SPTechCon: SF 2012 coming together

Wow! More than 200 submissions for sessions at SPTechCon! Now the fun begins.
There are so many things to consider when putting a conference like this together. There are people attending who perform all different roles around SharePoint -- developers, IT pros, business strategists and users, software architects, power users, and of course, your company's "SharePoint guy."
These people all come to SPTechCon with different levels of expertise: some want advanced and expert training; others are getting their first introduction to SharePoint. We need to keep them all happy.
We have submissions from some of our favorite speakers, and submissions from folks looking to join us for the first time. We get submissions from companies that sell software that extends or enhances SharePoint, and we have to vet these offerings to ensure our quality remains high -- and that no "sales pitches" find their way into the program.
Then, we have to whittle it all down to the 100 or so sessions we'll be able to present during the conference.
It's a fun process, during which time we reach out to some of our closest friends to help ensure the information we're delivering is the information our attendees need.
We're looking to wrap this up in the next couple of weeks (we've been working on the program since early June), and you'll be able to monitor our progress on the conference website at that time.