Over the weekend I had the opportunity to speak in Boston at the first annual SharePoint Saturday New England. The entire event was fantastic, I had a really great time and the sentiment from the attendees was very positive.
The organizers even coordinated with the O365 Global Dev Bootcamp to put on an all day SPFx workshop the day before. Bob German and Scot Hillier did a great job introducing everyone to SPFx and all the foundational technologies.
Matt Jimison and I presented Getting the Most out of SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP). You can find the slides below.
Our goal was to introduce everyone to what’s in PnP (and to get them to use it), teach them how to stay up to date, and to encourage participation (even just documentation updates or submitting bugs).
Nearly everyone in the room had heard of some portion of PnP and there were even those that were using one or more parts. However, there wasn’t anyone that was aware of everything available and it’s always nice to give demos where people are visibly impressed (PnP PowerShell was the big winner this time)!
For no real reason at all we decided to make our slides and session be Stranger Things themed and we even gave away Stranger Things action figures (I’ll miss you my babies). I’m pretty sure we convinced people to use PnP AND to go watch Stranger Things. We’re still waiting for Netflix to send us our royalty check and/or a cease and desist letter.
It was a really great event and the organizers should be really proud! If you missed it, they’ve already announced that the next SPS New England will be on October 20, 2018! Thanks to all the sponsors, organizers, speakers, and attendees! See you next year!