What I love about the SharePoint community, is there are always events like SPSEMEA taking place. Although the time did play a factor, I tried to wake up bright-eyed and bushy tailed. When I hopped on, I caught the end of the demo: Introduction to Business Connectivity Services. Brett Lonsdale was on his game and I could tell I have a lot to look at in this area. You have to remember that, the time here was around 5:30 a.m., so I was still in a bit of a Saturday Haze… Next up: SharePoint and jQuery - What I Wish I Would Have Known a Year Ago by Mark Rackley (@mrackley). This session had a lot of WOW factor. I absolutely loved seeing the demos and since I’ll be working @ Juniper-Strategy next week, I’m sure I’m going to be shown how to do these things. I wanted to catch Jim Bob’s demo (@jbhoward), but there were some technical difficulties. I did catch the first half, but I really would love to watch the video of that! About 30 minutes until my demo, so I very carefully walked through the solution again. Since this was my first public demo of my skills, I wanted to make sure everything worked. Without a working demo, my session would have been doomed.
Next up: Matt Bramer (gulp)… I have to admit, I was a bit nervous. My demo slot was aligned right along with some of the highest caliber SharePoint folks; Marc D. Anderson (@sympmarc), Ruven Gotz (@ruveng), Muhammed Nabil (@Muhammed_Nabil). I had big shoes to fill… My new boss was watching, so there was a bit of added pressure. Luckily, I had the proper amount of time to put my demo together. Surprisingly, there didn’t seem to be much of a lag and my audio didn’t break at all. Cheers to the Demo Gods!
I received a lot of positive feedback in Twitter during the whole demo. That helped out to calm the nerves. Hopefully, the nerves didn’t show… I promised to upload my slides and code samples. I’ve also added a site template of the demo. Feel free to grab all of the necessary files here: SPSEMEA – Create a Document Dashboard. I’ll also update this post when the video is rendered and available for download. Mark Miller said it should be about 2 weeks.
We’ll see… I’m sure I’m going to be blasted with knowledge while working at Juniper-Strategy. There very well may be some interest for end-users in what I have to offer. I’d love to do it again, so till next time. Many thanks to all of the sponsors and moderators of this event. I tried to get up at 2 a.m. for the whole she-bang, but I couldn’t. Kudos to everyone that put this amazing event together!