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I am a Female SharePoint Developer (a platinum unicorn). I have been working with SharePoint since I attended the Portal University in 2005. I hold a BA in Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. I love playing Rockband, organizing user group meetings, working with code, attending events as a speaker or organizer, and having bizarre conversations about geek things with cool people. If you have any comments or questions fill out the contact form and I will try my best to help.

The Guide of a MOSSLover Becky Isserman's Blog

It's not really huge amounts of fame, but I will be speaking at SUGDC Summer Regional SharePoint Conference.  I saw a post yesterday on a blog about this event, so I thought hey why not throw out an abstract and bio see if they want me to come out.  At this point I had not thought out exactly how I would get there and where I would stay.  They responding today telling me that they would give me 15 minutes to speak about SharePoint and AJAX at a roundtable.  I was like that is so cool, but how am I going to get here and where am I going to stay (in my head more so than to the conference owners).  Somehow after speaking with the SUGDC people in charge and my company I managed to secure hotel and flight, so that I can actually attend.  At the end of the day I was kind of floating on a cloud, because this kind of event is huge.  I have been speaking to about 9-15 people in various Midwest User Groups or Code Camps.  This event in D.C. is going to be pretty big, but it will at least give me a chance to practice for Tulsa Techfest in October.  Plus I am speaking about AJAX and SharePoint, which are two of my very favorite topics these days.  Every time I go to an event I am nervous at first but when I get up there it is starting to feel like I belong in front of people.  It is so much fun to meet new SharePoint Devs too.  I am not so sure how often I will get out to the east coast, so this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see people like Paul Galvin or Sahil Malik.  Plus I get a double bonus of seeing my aunt who lives in Columbia, MD.  I also may get to see my friend Navid, who moved from St. Louis to Baltimore a few months after I moved to Kansas City.  It is also kind of nice to expose myself to a new area of the U.S. that I only see about once or twice a year.  I have been living in the Midwest for 26 years and I feel like I am sheltered.  At any rate this is going to be a lot of fun.  If anyone wants to meet up let me know.  I am going to try and arrive that Thursday night and will stay until the end of the event on Saturday.

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 10:53 PM | Back to top

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