SharePoint Saturday is a community-driven event offering a full day of SharePoint sessions and open to anyone for free. The first SharePoint Saturday was held at Virginia Beach in the US back in January this year. It has since spread quickly across North America as a very popular event with good numbers signing up to come and see all the great speakers that haven’t hesitated to support the initiative.
SharePoint Saturday is now going global with the first event outside of North America coming to Sydney on the 8th of August 2009. This remarkable community conference will continue its foray into Australia with local editions already being planned for Adelaide and Brisbane later this year.
I’ve committed myself to deliver a session at the Sydney event focusing on utilising SharePoint as a platform for enterprise mashups. I will demonstrate how you can leverage the Business Data Catalog (BDC) to bring data from your ERP system and other sources into SharePoint and then use this business data in mashups and composite applications. The mashups will blend structured and unstructured data as well as utilise various Internet services to provide users with a single view of related information.
People have been quick to sign up for the event and it’s filling fast. If you want to grab one of the remaining spots, head over to the SharePoint Saturday Sydney site for instructions on how to enrol. Be quick!