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I am a Female SharePoint Developer (a platinum unicorn). I have been working with SharePoint since I attended the Portal University in 2005. I hold a BA in Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. I love playing Rockband, organizing user group meetings, working with code, attending events as a speaker or organizer, and having bizarre conversations about geek things with cool people. If you have any comments or questions fill out the contact form and I will try my best to help.



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As most of you know my blog posts are a little random and more towards free writing.  I just think and write.  So today the Kansas City Day of Dot Net took place at Centriq.  I was freaking out a little bit, because I wanted it to succeed so bad.  I was afraid that being our first event here in the past ten year that no one would show up.  From what I understand Lee Brandt was thinking the same thing.  This event was solely born from his idea that we needed to plan more events in Kansas City.  He did a great job.  Of the three of us, Myself, Doug Butscher, and Lee Brandt, this event was Lee's baby.  Doug and I were there to make sure that things went off without a hitch.  (I was sort of there to test the SharePoint waters in Kansas City too, which turned out to be pretty hot.)  A month ago I was freaking out, because I told Lee I would get the SharePoint speakers.  I was using Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, im, and whatever else I had available.  Somehow I managed to get some great speakers, Michael Lotter, Todd Bleeker, and Steve Walker to come out to Kansas City from all over the place.  We had an overwhelming number of people show up interested in SharePoint.  I came home with a list of about 21-22 people.  In about a week I'm going to start planning a SharePoint event for February.  We gave out some surveys that I will go over later this week.  I think we have a good base of people in Kansas City to host a whole slew of events.  Honestly, I don't think I would even be at this point without Lee or Doug.  I have to thank myself for walking up to Jeff Julian and John Alexander in May or June of 07 at the Kansas City .Net User Group.  So I guess I have to thank Jeff, John, Doug, and Lee for helping me get to this point.  Thanks guys.  Thanks for making me realize Kansas City might not be as bad as I once thought it was.  No you still cannot beat St. Louis by a long-shot, but hey it definitely beats some of the other places out there that could be far worse.  It's really all about the community and the awesome people.  This is kind of ridiculous, but any of you guys out there in the SharePoint Community or Geeks with Blogs Community...Don't hesitate to say hi to someone you don't know it may lead to something insane that you never expected.  I am pretty beat from the event, so I will catch you guys later.  No SharePoint insight for this week.  It's more of a general cry out to get involved with your community, because it's probably made of awesomeness that you would never expect. 

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Posted on Sunday, December 7, 2008 2:15 AM MOSS , Personal , .Net , Life, The Universe, and Everything | Back to top


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