The Race to Collaborate


For 2012, the SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles (SPSLA) committee incorporated the Grand Prix racing theme. The Grand Prix occurred the same weekend as SPSLA and a few lucky winners got tickets for the race on Sunday!

In fact, there were several really great prizes given away, including:

One lucky winner even got a Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) Singing Toothbrush!

There were some competing events going on the same day. The two I’m concerned with are The Grand Prix and SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities. Here’s how those events fared on twitter:


Mark Miller (@EUSP) from delivered the keynote speech, in it he compared information workers to penguins (what!?).

Attendees received a wealth of information and were able to network with others in the area. For those of you who couldn’t attend, several people were lighting up twitter with the #SPSLA hashtag.

Excluding @SFVSharePoint (who just re-tweeted everything), Karuana Gatimu (@Karuana) was the top tweeter.


She was also one of the top mentions, beat out only by Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), who gave out and autographed a few copies of his new book for attendees: Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects.

Ooh, and I made the list :)


The last twitter statistic I want to share is this one, which says it all – zero negativity. Also, our tweets are boring (just kidding folks – I have a small “tone dictionary.”)


Special thanks to my friend and co-chair Nedra Allmond (@nedraallmond) who I think was up 2 days straight finalizing things – get some rest!

Thanks to all the sponsors, speakers, and attendees for making this such a wonderful event! We’ll be posting presentations in the coming days, on the Media tab at

3 comments… add one
  • Karuana Apr 15, 2012 Link Reply

    Great post Wahid and I’m SO glad we won the twitter challenge!!  I’m so proud to be a part of a high quality event like this and can’t wait for next year!!  Huge shout out to you and Nedra for the great time had by all!!

  • sharepoinTony Apr 15, 2012 Link Reply

    Great stats Wahid! I was surprised I landed so high on the list! Good seeing you & everyone at this top event.

  • wahidsaleemi Apr 16, 2012 Link Reply

    Thanks @Karuana and @sharepoinTony !

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