By the end of December, we at SQLskills will have presented remotely (and a few in-person) to 94 user groups and PASS virtual chapters around the world in 2016!
We’d love to present remotely for your user group in 2017, anywhere in the world. 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. We haven’t had any bandwidth problems doing remote presentations in 2016 to groups as far away as South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, plus Norway, Bulgaria, UK, India, Ukraine, Poland, Ireland, and Canada. This way we can spread the community love around user groups everywhere that we wouldn’t usually get to in person.
Note: we have our own Webex accounts which we generally use, or we can use your GoToMeeting or Webex, but you must use computer audio – we won’t call in by phone as the sound quality is too poor. We also will not use Skype/Lync as we’ve had too many problems with it around user group laptops and sound.
So, calling all user group leaders! If you’d like one of us (me, Kimberly, Jon, Erin, Tim) to present remotely for you in 2017 (or maybe even multiple times), send me an email and be sure to include:
- Details of which user group you represent (and if sending from a shared user group account, your name)
- The usual day of the month, meeting time, and timezone of the user group
- Which months you have available, starting in January 2017 (a list of available dates would be ideal)
And I’ll let you know who’s available with what topics so you can pick.
What’s the catch? There is no catch. We’re just continuing our community involvement next year and we all love presenting :-)
And don’t think that because you’re only reading this now (maybe a few weeks or months after the posting date) that we can’t fit you in – send me an email and we’ll see what we can do.
We’re really looking forward to engaging with you all!
PS By all means pass the word on to any SharePoint and .Net user group leaders you know too.