There was all this talk about working like a network, working social, and working in the open, but I felt like the SharePoint Conference was a chance to rekindle relationships with friends from all over the world. I had friends from Argentina, Colombia, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa who travelled crazy distances to come and listen to sessions… No, they were there for the same reasons I was… to meet up and network with friends, and see if there’s anything new in any of these roadmap sessions that will help us better understand the direction of the product teams.
In previous years there were a number of social activities planned, and just a month out I was getting worried that people were so caught up in the cloud battle and just too exhausted to try to put something together. In the past I’ve always gotten caught up in all of the parties and trying to connect with as many people as possible, that I decided it was again important to track socially what was going on and help contribute to a calendar of activities.
While Most saw the scene above…
This is what #SPC14 looked like to me…
#ShareHike at Valley of Fire on Saturday before the event with @ghurlman @mosslover @tashasev @manojviduranga and becky’s friend Leah and Luis.
We even took our shoes off going through the narrows… extreme!
Sunday with my #ShareChurch friends
Sunday night at ShareComedy with @gvaro at the ViewDo Lounge
InfoPath Funeral Monday at Lunch
Musical FlashMob… SharePoint People… Don’t Stop Believing!
@joeypatterson, @sharepointmom @darcehess @mikecferrara (not seen in this photo… another 30 singers!)
Welcome reception @RonFetters is the blurry guy jumping
Me and my fellow YammerTime friend @mikecferrara
Best Conversations were in the hallways… @danholme @jeffdeverter @laurarogers @toddklindt
Exhibit Hall randomness @markrackley @fabianwilliams @joeloleson @gvaro @cjgivens @ericharlan @
Michael Noel @michaeltnoel 19 book author signing the Russian version of his SharePoint book being photo bombed by @zlatandzinic
@jwilly and @marcykeller with @sharepointmom @wendyneal @markrackley
#Shareaoke! David Pileggi @DavidPileggi is a so much fun! We’re doing a repeat in Boston for Best of SPC! We had Naomi and her friend with us… in China Town Las Vegas.
More hallway conversations with @cmcnulty @marcykeller Mark and @pswider
@markrackley and me getting bonked by an attendee
Marti Gras parade with @NMoneypenny @pswider and @michaeltnoel
Out at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with @popsharepoint @nmoneypenny
@robertbogue with his lovely wife
Concert at the attendee party! Alena gets up and close with the band.
Every day and night, my car was packed whenever we went out on adventures. @pswider and his girlfriend Alena.
The community area was really just a place to hook up your laptop and as a meeting place it was even confusing, I hope next year they listen to the community for putting this together.
Birds of a Feather Discussions in the ViewDo Lounge with @wbaer and @nsparks and @jeffshuey
Asif and Waldek… Legends… @asifrehmani @waldekm
Speaker Party in Hakkasan (Best club in Vegas… Really!)
Me and Mark Freeman @sphotshot at the Red Party… Tao
David Pileggi @davidpileggi gets a thumbs up showing off the Hammer Pants at the Axceler + Best of Breed awards party.
Last but not least… The famous Christian Buckley @buckleyplanet Selfie
Hope to see you next time!
Until then we’ll be hanging around @tashaev shows off her climbing skills