Michael and I were there right in the beginning when there were just 6 people sitting around a table in one region. Information Worker has grown to 3 regions with an average of 30 – 40 people attending in Joburg and Cape Town every month, and Durban a little less because they’ve just started.
We leave the technical SharePoint user group in the very capable hands of the following :
I will still be attending the events every single month religiously like I always do, and will still be running the monthly SharePoint Business Workshops (SBW), and annual SharePoint Saturday Jhb (SPSJHB); plus I’m a co-manager of SharePoint Experts on LinkedIn, so I’ll see you there.
*** I am not leaving the community, just the one team lead position. *** 🙂
The last IW for the year in Jhb is on 11 December and it starts up again in February.
Bradley wrote a very touching farewell to us, but he is so right that the show must go on. It will do with gusto! It’s time we made space for new blood to enter into the community and shake things up. The way has been paved. Good luck IW!! May you go from strength to strength. I’ll be on the sidelines cheering you on and evangelising you to everybody as usual. Thank you for your amazing letter Bradley.
This does mean that there are now two spots open, and while I’m sure there will be a strict entry process, read this to find out what team leads do. Do you have what it takes to lead the community? Of course you do! All you need to do is step up to the plate. The community is about you.