Graphic courtesy of SoftArtisans
For the Boston area SharePoint crowd - the folks at SoftArtisans have started up a SharePoint Salon to discuss the latest and most challenging topics around this platform. Claire W., the organizer, ensures that a core group of local SP experts can attend, and then opens up the event to all.
The key point about the Salon, and what differentiates it from many other SP community events, is that it is all about conversation. There's no lecturer, no slide show, just focused dialogue on subjects that matter. Unlike a SharePint there's a topic to structure the interaction, and a guaranteed group of experts to keep the ball in the air.
The third Salon is coming up on Thursday, October 27, at Eastern Standard, on the subject of data visualizations, KPIs, and the new Power View capability. You can read about the event here, and respond if you will attend here.
My hope is that the Salon idea will spread and other geographic areas will start to have their own. The product is so well-known and widely adopted now that we may be entering an era where it's less about expert-to-novice relationships and more about "all of us are smarter than any of us."
I hope to see you there!