By the end of December, we at SQLskills had presented remotely (and a few in-person) to more than 100 user groups and PASS virtual chapters around the world in 2017, and we already have 45 user group sessions scheduled in 2018!
We’d love to present remotely for your user group in 2018, 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 2017 to groups as far away as South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, plus Norway, Canada, UK, Poland, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, and Ireland. 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 2018 (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 2018 (a list of available dates would be ideal)
- Whether you’d like just one or multiple
And I’ll let you know who’s available with what topics so you can pick. We have around 20 topics across the team that we can present on.
What’s the catch? There is no catch. We’re just continuing our community involvement next year and we all love presenting :-)
There’s no deadline for this – send me an email at any time 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.