Starting in 2015 we at SQLskills would love to present remotely for your user group, anywhere in the world. Kimberly and I recently did a series of remote presentations from Redmond, WA, US to Australia and New Zealand, including two-way video in some cases, and the bandwidth worked great. It’s not feasible for us to travel to user groups or SQL Saturdays unless we’re already in that particular city, but remote presentations are easy to do and are becoming more and more popular. This way we can spread the community love around user groups everywhere that we wouldn’t usually get to in person.

All SQL Server user groups can get Lync accounts for free and that’s what we used for our presentations. If you have some other mechanism you usually use, we can accommodate that too.

Calling all user group leaders! If you’d like one of us (me, Kimberly, Jon, Erin, Glenn) to present remotely for you in 2015 (or maybe even multiple times), send me an email with:

  • Details of which user group you represent
  • The usual day of the month, time, and timezone of the user group
  • Which months you have available, starting in January 2015

And I’ll let you know who’s available with what topics so you can pick. We’ll also send you some swag to give out to attendees.

What’s the catch? There is no catch. We’re just stepping up our community involvement next year and we all love presenting :-)

And we’re serious about anywhere in the world – doesn’t matter what the timezone difference is – we’ll make it work.

Edit on November 25th: FYI – it’s filling up fast as we’ve already heard from more than 45 user groups! Second Tuesday of the month has gone all year.

We’re really looking forward to engaging with you all!

Cheers

PS By all means pass the word on to any SharePoint and .Net user group leaders you know too.