What do you remember about the first #spsat? How @michaellotter said they began:

Quest Software will be at the following SharePoint Saturdays this summer (and more as they are added!).

 

SharePoint Sat

Jun-30

Dayton

SharePoint Sat

Jul-7

Toronto

SharePoint Sat

Jul-28

NYC

SharePoint Sat

Jul-28

Louisville

SharePoint Sat

Aug-22

DC

SharePoint Sat

Sep-8

Ozarks

SharePoint Sat

Oct-27

Cincinnati

SharePoint Sat

Dec-8

UK

 

SharePoint Saturdays are a great place to network and learn about SharePoint from your peers, experts and MSFT MVPs. In fact, if you’ve heard of SharePoint, you’ve likely heard about or attended a SharePoint Saturday…Do you remember when they began?

It was a cold day (well, I assume it was cold!) toward the end of 2008 when Michael Lotter, Susan Lennon and Kevin Israel began planning the first event. In January of 2009, the very first SharePoint Saturday was born. It took place in Virginia Beach. Within one year, 32 events happened across the globe! The original idea was supposed to be a single event in NYC but, says Lotter, it turned into a “SharePoint Community Craze”. Now, there is rarely a Saturday that goes by that is “SharePoint free”. These events are put together by a non-profit organization – SharePoint Saturday.org. The people who put them together are volunteering their time and energy to make them happen…and it’s a lot of time and energy.

I think a thank you is in order here....Thank you to all of the volunteers, committees, organizers, speakers, sponsors, vendors and attendees. Thank you for taking time out to put on these amazing events and to continue to build on the strong networking and camaraderie that is the SharePoint Community. And, I hope to see you at a SharePoint Saturday soon!

We'd all love to hear your comments about SharePoint Saturday - please leave them below or contact me at michelle.fallon@quest.com and I'll add them!

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