Have you heard of Asia? Well that’s probably because of Sharing the Point – Asia 2011. Or not…
Nevertheless, thanks to the debut of the Fpweb.net sponsored, community-centric SharePoint initiative, SharePoint was promoted in the local communities of Beijing, Manila and Vietnam. STP Asia managed to educate a new audience about SharePoint, thus proliferating our treasured SharePoint Community, which happens to be one of Fpweb.net’s favorite pastimes!
In July 2010 we blogged that if you google “SharePoint Community” 13 million results pop up. Ladies and gents, I’m proud to inform you that the very same googling will now generate 34 million results.
So how does a Community grow so strong and so fast? Because people care about it. This is an industry that refuses to even be called an industry. It’s basically (I shudder to say it because it’s so geeky) a lifestyle. A widespread, living thing that exists to educate and empower its own. With limitless blogs from all over the world and through the total take-over of Twitter by SharePoint gurus, any question or tip can be found to help the End User, Developer, Admin, etc.
Now it’s the same story, different continent. This January 2012, Sharing the Point is spreading its outreach to South America. Free, half day sessions will be held in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and even a session in Antarctica (in case penguins lack business collaboration). Hand-picked SharePoint MVPs will once more be in attendance delivering practical applications for SharePoint in real world scenarios.
And Fpweb.net is excited to once more sponsor this tour. With free community sites and multiple conference sponsorships annually including most SharePoint Saturdays, we have a foot firmly planted in the SharePoint Community as the Hosted SharePoint Authority. We love SharePoint. We love SharePints. And we love being an influence in the Community as a trusted advisor.
STP South America 2012 is an amazing opportunity to send SharePoint to the bottom of the map and spread its message through real-world experiences, lessons learned, best practices and general knowledge. With heavily stamped passport in hand, Fpweb.net is beyond excited to represent the SharePoint Community and head south.
Peter Cartier, Fpweb.net