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:
- Training classes from New Horizons and TekDog, Inc.
- SharePoint Books from Oâ€™Reilly, Axceler, and Microsoftâ€™s User Community.
- Cool gadgets like a Kindle Fire and a personal Scanner.
- Gift cards to Amazon.com
One lucky winner even got a Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) Singing Toothbrush!
There were some competing events going on the same day. The two Iâ€™m concerned with are The Grand Prix and SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities. Hereâ€™s how those events fared on twitter:
Mark Miller (@EUSP) from EndUserSharePoint.com 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 couldnâ€™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 â€“ zero negativity. Also, our tweets are boring (just kidding folks â€“ I have a small â€œtone dictionary.â€)
Special thanks to my friend and co-chair Nedra Allmond (@nedraallmond) who I think was up 2 days straight finalizing things â€“ get some rest!
Thanks to all the sponsors, speakers, and attendees for making this such a wonderful event! Weâ€™ll be posting presentations in the coming days, on the Media tab at SharePointSaturday.org/LA
Great post Wahid and I’m SO glad we won the twitter challenge!! Â I’m so proud to be a part of a high quality event like this and can’t wait for next year!! Â Huge shout out to you and Nedra for the great time had by all!!
Great stats Wahid! I was surprised I landed so high on the list! Good seeing you & everyone at this top event.
Thanks @Karuana and @sharepoinTony !