Another successful SharePoint Saturday Cape Town event was organised by Alistair Pugin, also known as the ECM Ninja! It’s no mean feat to get things like this organised, so well done Al. The CherPoint shirts went down a treat!!
I attended the keynote by Ben Curry, Troy Gerber’s session on user profiles sync in SharePoint 2010, and Tony Lanni’s architecting robust global SharePoint infrastructure. While they were mostly technie focussed, I learnt a thing or two and every bit helps as they say. The message is clear no matter what conference I attend across the globe – there’s is so much to learn, and don’t rush into an upgrade. Plan!
There were not nearly enough people on Twitter for this event, (nor TechEd for that matter). Kinda weird seeing as it is for IT professionals….
Four international speakers graced our shores : Michael Noel, Zlatan Dzinic, Tony Lanni and Ben Curry. We showed them some true South African hospitality and true to form, SharePint was the highlight of the day, with all the usual suspects to partake in the festivities. The SharePint shirt I got from Rackspace at BPC came in very handy.
We might have gone a tad overboard on this one, seeing as it ended at 5am, but a fantastic time was had by all. Truly a night we will not forget. Made new friends and reacquainted with old ones.
Now that I’ve attended SharePoint Saturdays on 3 continents, the next step is to bring SharePoint Saturday to Johannesburg, so watch this space, planning is already underway.