SharePoint Saturday DC on May 15, 2010, was an amazing FREE event thanks to the efforts of everyone involved, especially Dux, Dan, Jenn and Gino, and next year’s event (Two days of SharePoint “Saturday” -- Friday is the new Saturday!–- May 20-21, 2011) already has all the signs of being something spectacular as well.
I met a lot of people at the event who weren’t using Twitter, or who were new to SharePoint and were attending SharePoint Saturday as their first step in tapping into the thriving SharePoint community.
For those folks, as well as anyone else who may need a quick reference, I thought I’d put together a list of twitter handles and blog links for all of the speakers who were at the event, including me. I know you can build your own lists on Twitter, but I figured people new to Twitter might not know how to do that yet.
For new Twitter users who are having trouble getting the hang of using Twitter effectively, I recommend downloading an application like Tweet Deck which allows you to filter Twitter easily according to hash tags.
And, of course, you need to remember to put the appropriate hash tags into your posts if you want to get the attention of the community who may not know you yet.
The most relevant hashtags I see used for SharePoint topics include the following, among several others:
Lastly, new Twitter users should keep in mind that Twitter posts and blogs are broadcast messages. Unlike Facebook personal profiles where your friend request has to be accepted by the other party before you can see their posts, people who blog and post to Twitter WANT you to read their posts. So, go ahead, follow everyone on the list!
PS – Don’t forget to fill out your session evaluation forms! I’m sure the other speakers appreciate the feedback as much as I do!