My First SharePoint Speaking Event!

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I was thrilled to be asked to speak at one of the Saskatchewan SharePoint User Group October 2015 meetings.

This was my very first public speaking engagement.  I’ve attended a lot of conferences, workshops, in-person and virtual training events since starting in SharePoint 8 years ago, but now it was my turn to step up and share my knowledge and experience in the industry. SharePoint is all about community for me and what better way to participate than to share with others?


One of the biggest challenges was deciding what to speak on. I’m part of a small 2-person team that supports numerous SharePoint environments.  I do everything from installing, configuring and patching our farms to helping the business design solutions within SharePoint to writing server-side and client-side code to assisting end-users with day-to-day SharePoint tasks. This makes it difficult to get really deep into any one topic as I have a wide-breadth of knowledge spanning the SharePoint spectrum.

What I did have to offer was practical experience from “the trenches” and felt my experiences would benefit others just getting started in the SharePoint world.

I decided to speak on Content Types – one of my favourite topics and also a fundamental building block within SharePoint.

Here is a link to my slide deck – “From 0 to 100 with Content Types“.

Of course, what would a SharePoint event be without a SharePint to follow? Lame. 🙂  We headed to a fantastic local brewery called Rebellion Brewing to taste some of Saskatchewan’s finest brews and enjoy some good laughs.


Thanks to the Saskatchewan SharePoint User Group for having me – I received great feedback from the attendees and hope to do more speaking in the future!

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