I’ve been very much looking forward to my Wednesday afternoon flight out of the snowpocalypse landscape that D.C. has become for the warmer climes of San Francisco to attend my first SPTechCon. Guess what? They’re now calling for up to another foot of snow between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, so I just got off the phone with an excellent United customer service representative who helpfully arranged to move my flight up to Tuesday afternoon, even generously waiving the standard change fees due to the oncoming storm.
This is great news since it means I’ll now be arriving in town a day earlier than originally expected, and should as a result be able to take in one or more of the workshops and sessions being offered on Wednesday, the first official day of the Conference. (This is also not-so-great news, as it means I’ll be leaving my wife to the not-so-tender mercies of yet another punishing snowstorm… and a driveway that will once again be filled with snow not long after my departure.)
The SPTechCon schedule of workshops and sessions is a feast of knowledge the likes of which I haven’t seen since the Microsoft SharePoint Conference back in October. In addition to the previously blogged full slate of offerings from our Partner SharePoint911, the exhaustive offerings include sessions at every level of SharePoint expertise facilitated by an assemblage of veritable SharePoint rock stars including (though hardly limited to): Andrew Connell, Ben Curry, Bill English, Christophe Humbert, Brett Lonsdale, Mark Miller, Joel Oleson, Peter Serzo, Heather Solomon, Paul Swider, and Dux Raymond Sy.
Speaking of our friend Dux, have you heard about Operation ShareLove: Haiti Fund Drive and the associated raffle that he’s organized to take place this Wednesday evening at SPTechCon? Over $40,000 worth of prizes will be raffled to those who’ve made donations to the victims of the Haiti earthquake, and Bamboo has donated a coupon good for $5,000 toward the purchase of Web Parts, Applications, or Solution Accelerators from our online store to the prize pack. You don’t need to be present at SPTechCon to win, so make a donation to the relief effort and get yourself entered for a chance to win!