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Well it’s that time again, beginning of a new year, deciding with the rest of the BIWUG board if we are going to organize another SharePoint Saturday or not Smile … and the answer is YES Smile .. keep the SharePoint Saturday site in your top 5 favorites these couple of months, because a lot needs to be revealed later on..

Believe it or not but a LOT of work goes into organizing one day..

Normal BIWUG work takes up 1-2 hours a week, with SPS it goes up to easily 5 hours a week.

Tasks for a SharePoint Saturday:

  • Swag: what are we going to give, what are the sponsors giving as well to put into the bag
  • Sponsors: we need to contact all the companies that want to sponsor and ask how much are they willing to sponsor for SPS
  • Speakers: a call to speaker needs to be launched, previous speakers needs to be mailed again to ask if they want to give a session
  • Getting the speakers here, organizing not only the Saturday but the day before and after as well, showing them a city of Belgium
  • Speakers dinner: different menu’s
  • All the communication needs to be streamlined as well
  • costs: calculate how much everything is and how much we can do with the budget that we’ve got
  • Location arrangements
  • Agenda: how many tracks, interesting sessions

Luckily the BIWUG team is one of the best teams that I’ve ever worked with and we each take our tasks very seriously. Smile 

So I would like to say to them, I’m proud of working with you guys…. and of course to the Belgian SharePoint community, without you guys we wouldn’t have such a success as we have now.. Almost all of the events that we give, are practically a sold out event.

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In the end we all do it for the Belgian SharePoint community, but judging from what we’ve already discussed I don’t think you will be disappointed. Smile

There we go again! With our new BIWUG board we are organizing our second SharePoint Saturday on April 28th 2012. This time SharePoint Saturday is hosted at Xylos, located at Business Faculty Brussel, ST. Lendriksborre 6 Font Saint Landry, 1120 Brussel (Neder-Over-Heembeek).

Our agenda is not yet complete but we can already tell you that we were able to attract speakers like Chirstina Wheeler, Penny Coventry and Wouter Van Vugt.

Naturally we have also Belgian talent that will give sessions based on their experience with SharePoint. All sessions will be based on SharePoint 2010.

This time we will also have at least 3 tracks: a SharePoint Power user track, an IT PRO/Administrator track and a Developer track.

You can find more details about sessions, speakers and sponsors at our special SharePoint Saturday site. More information will become available on the site in the coming days and months. So stay tuned!

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