SharePoint MVP, MCM and Microsoft Press author. @resing on twitter

My 2012 Community Activity Recap

Happy New Year!

Wondering what I did in 2012? I hope I saw you at one of these events, but if not, you have a good idea how to find me next year. In 2013, I’ll no doubt be engaging the SharePoint community by in person presentations, webinars, organizing events, book writing, blogging and tweeting once again.

Take a look below to see how I’ve been measuring my community impact and feel free to let me know what you think. Am I applying my talents and experience to the right places in the community? Would you like to see more or less of my contributions in any of these areas? For example, one way I plan to expand this year is with more book writing and more conferences like SPTechCon.

Highlights

Gave 13 presentations at 11 events to approximately 450 attendees. Organized 11 Tuesday night meetings of the San Antonio SharePoint User Group and 1 SharePoint Saturday San Antonio. Continued promotion of SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out while drafting SharePoint 2013 Inside Out for publication in 1H 2013 by Microsoft Press. Gained about 500 twitter followers after joining Rackspace in April and published 15 original blog posts.

Outside of the details on my personal output below, my thought leadership and community participation had one public response that made me smile more than the rest. Todd Carter, an MCM instructor and Microsoft Veteran, wrote a post declaring the Rackspace Cloud “in some cases blows the competition away.” I was flattered that Todd responded to my request in such a prominent way. Collaboration is one of the highest forms of response to community work, at least from my way of looking at it.

Speaking Engagements

SharePoint Saturday Austin

January 21st 2012

Topic: Integrate External Data with the Business Connectivity Services

Link: http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/austin/speakers/36/TomResing.aspx

Number of attendees: 30

Webinar in Lighting Tools SharePoint Webinar Series

Feb 2012

Topic: Integrate External Data with the Business Connectivity Services

Link: http://lightningtools.com/webcasts/

Number of attendees: 40 + plus downloads (unknown)

Innotech San Antonio

March 2012

Topic: Bring Business Data into SharePoint

Link: http://www.innotechconferences.com/sanantonio/

Number of attendees: 35

SharePoint Saturday Houston

April 2012

Topic: Mapping Mashups with SharePoint Designer

Link: http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/houston/Pages/meetings.aspx

Number of attendees: 30

Featured Free Rackspace SharePoint Training Webinar

July 2012

Topic: SharePoint Development in the Cloud

Link: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/upcoming-webinar-sharepoint-development-in-the-cloud/

Number of attendees: 25 + plus downloads (unknown)

Baton Rouge TECH Day & SQLSaturday

August 4th, 2012

Topic 1: Mapping Mashups with SharePoint Designer

Topic 2: Integrate with Business Connectivity Services

Link: http://sqlsaturday.com/150/eventhome.aspx

Number of attendees: 80

Webinar in Rackspace Week of Free SharePoint 2013 Webinars

August 2012

Topic: SharePoint 2013 Web Architectural Changes

Link: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/sharepoint-2013-week-of-webinars/

Number of attendees: 30 + plus downloads (unknown)

SharePoint Saturday Ozarks

Sept 9th 2012

Topic 1: Mapping Mashups with SharePoint Designer

Topic 2: A Mapping Web Part in 45 minutes

Link: www.sharepointsaturday.org/ozarks/

Number of attendees: 45

Presentation to Austin SharePoint User Group

October 2012

Topic: Mapping Mashups to the App Model

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Austinspug

Number of attendees: 30 (most of them dancing pic1 pic2 + video!)

SharePoint Connections

October 2012

Topic: Mapping Mashups to the App Model

Link: http://www.devconnections.com/shows/fall2012/sessions.aspx?s=192

Number of attendees: 30

Webinar in Rackspace Week of Free SharePoint 2013 Webinars

Friday, November 30th

Another App Store? What for?

Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/158221488

Number of attendees: 25 + recording downloads

Webinar in Rackspace Week of Free SharePoint 2013 Webinars

Monday, December 17th

Another App Store? What for?

Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/166846897

Number of attendees: 25 + recording downloads

User Group

Role: Lead Organizer of the San Antonio SharePoint User Group since January 2009

This year, I’ve recruited and coordinated the speakers and sponsors, arranged the venue, picked up the dinner, procure and handed out giveaways and organized and attended SharePints. I’ve written a monthly newsletter, wrote and sent the invite and managed registration. I’ve MC’d 10 meetings this year and handled the surveys. I organized an 11th meeting MC’d by Jeff Deverter. Most speakers were authors, MVPs, MCMs or Microsoft employees this year including 3 Rackspace MVP presentations.

Next year, we’re looking to expand the leadership of the user group. I’m very excited about that. It should allow us to do even more!

Link: http://sasug.net

Members: 828 members in mailing list

Meeting Schedule: 10+ Meetings a year

Average Attendees per meeting: around 35

Event Organizer

Event: SharePoint Saturday San Antonio, TX

Date: Oct 2012

Link: http://sharepointsaturday.org/sa

https://www.facebook.com/spssanantonio

Total number of event attendees: 155 checked in on Eventbrite, (98 checked in before 9AM, 70 filled out and handed in the 6 sponsor scavenger hunt card at 4PM)

Role: I lead the event, recruited speakers, recruited and organized the sponsors, ordered the speaker shirts, made sure everything was paid for, made website updates, coordinated a Windows Phone App, Spoke at the opening and closing general sessions and organized a SharePint.

Forum Activity

Answered questions in the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and 2013 forums

Link to forum profile:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/tom%20resing%20mcm

Answer Questions, Ask Questions, Vote and Edit on SharePoint.stackexchange.com

Link to SharePoint.StackExchange.com: http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com

Link to forum profile: http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/users/2899/tom-resing

Answer Questions, Ask Questions, Vote and Edit on stackoverflow.com

Link to stackoverflow.com: http://stackoverflow.com

Link to forum profile: http://stackoverflow.com/users/17063/tom-resing

Blogging

Tom Resing’s SharePoint Blog:  http://www.tomresing.com/blog

16 new posts in 2012

Reach:  Blog has an average of 6k unique visitors per month

Rackspace.com/blog

2 posts http://www.rackspace.com/blog/author/tom-resing/

SPTechWeb SharePointers
http://www.sptechweb.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=36835

Book Publishing

Co-author of SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out published by Microsoft Press

Published: October 2011

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-SharePoint-Foundation-2010-Inside/dp/073562724X?tag=resingnet-20

Twitter

http://twitter.com/resing – Grew from 1,912 followers in January to 2,577 in December

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