Posts Tagged ‘Malmö’
March 17th, 2013 by Tobias Zimmergren
Time goes by fast. Especially when thinking back at when we started our User Group in Sweden. We started the Sweden SharePoint User Group (www.ssug.se & www.facebook.com/sharepointsweden) back in 2007. We’ve had it running for a solid 6+ years and are soon entering our 7th anniversary. Pretty cool if you ask me. So here’s a few details and notes about that.
Sweden SharePoint User Group History
Back in 2007 at our very first meeting we were only about 15 people showing up. This was of course due to the natural reasons that nobody knew we existed and that we hadn’t really promoted the user group that well for our first meeting.
As time passed by and we had a few meetings every other month, members grew and the interest for our User Group really picked up. The following years the adoption of SharePoint became more and more common in organizations, which naturally led to more people picking up an interest in our group as well. Today we have more than 1100+ members that have registered their interest in the group. AWESOME.
So, where have we been hanging out?
During all the years we’ve been pulling our efforts for actual offline and on-site meetings. We rarely to never do any online sessions or recorded webcasts. The most obvious reason for this is that we want people to show up at our meetings, network, have fun, (obviously drink beer) and while doing all of this be able to grow their own professional network.
We started out in Stockholm by hanging out at various companies and letting them sponsor our meetings by setting up a room, arranging food and beverages and mostly have at least one session delivered by one of their SharePoint professionals. Today we have meetings in Stockholm and Malmö regularly and we’re expanding the group (again) to Göteborg.
As time flew by, we also set up a few different web sites for our members to use as a discussion point. We ended up realizing that nobody actually used those resources since you have MSDN and Stackexchange. We then decided to only use our new Facebook page for discussions and interactions (www.facebook.com/sharepointsweden) and our EventBrite page for event registration and overview (www.ssug.se). The rest of the action happens when we meet, and not online – so be sure to show up at a future meeting in order not to miss out.
Why would you attend the SSUG meetings?
In Sweden we are pretty confident that this is the most relaxed and easygoing way to network and learn about SharePoint – FOR FREE. All the hours, days, weeks and months of work that we put into this is on a voluntary basis in order to keep it neutral and in a relaxed atmosphere.
Some of the top reasons why I personally attend (and organize) our meetings are:
You get a chance to meet old and new friends in the same field as yourself. Invaluable connections for your future adventures in SharePoint land.
You get a chance to learn and pick up new stuff about SharePoint.
We try to have some sessions about customer showcases where you can see SharePoint being implemented in an organization and hear about the challenges, benefits and so on.
There’s no doubt that these events are one of the most social of events where geeks meet up. SharePoint is about sharing and collaborating – we make sure to do that when we meet. I mean who doesn’t like beer anyway?
Fun & relaxed
We always change the venue and keep it simple and relaxed. Grab a beer, listen to SharePoint and chit chat with fellow SharePointeers. Keeping it simple and making it awesome.
I don’t need to explain this one, do I?
We have fun. That’s key. So watch out for one of the following SharePoint geeks as they may be spreading awesomeness or simple rant about random SharePoint topics at an event near you in the future
January 30th, 2012 by Tobias Zimmergren
The Sweden SharePoint User Group (SSUG) is a non-profit organization where we continuously provide meet-ups and presentations about SharePoint in Sweden.
There’s no doubt that everyone’s been very busy the last year and things aren’t about to change now. As we head deeper into 2012 I’m sure we’ll have plenty of awesome SharePoint-related meetings and conferences to attend!
The group started in Stockholm several years ago when Me (Tobias Zimmergren), Göran Husman, Wictor Wilén and Daniel Bugday decided to join our forces and provide a common ground for people in Sweden that are interested in SharePoint.
We’ve conducted several meetings in Stockholm, a few meetings in Gothenburg and unfortunately only one meeting in Malmö. Things are about to change!
With our new establishment of TOZIT AB in the region, I’ve decided to shorten down the long trips I’ve previously had and focus my attention to this region (Öresundsregionen – Helsingborg/Lund/Malmoe/Copenhagen etc.) – this means more time for the SSUG (Sweden SharePoint User Group) in Malmö as well.
Upcoming Event – Malmö
Date & Time: During March
Upcoming Event – Stockholm
Update: The details for the SSUG Event in Stockholm have been published, and you can sign up and read more here: http://ssug.eventbrite.com/
- Mattias Karlsson, Microsoft: Talks about Microsoft PFE
How does the Microsoft support work? What does a PFE do?
- Wictor Wilén, Connecta: Talks about the MCM and MCA Programs
What are the Microsoft Certified Masters and Certified Architect programs?
- Session 3: To Be Decided
Location: Microsoft HQ, Akalla (Stockholm)
Date & Time: March 15th, 18:00 CET
Sign up here: http://ssug.eventbrite.com/
Sponsors and Speakers
The routines for our meetings is that we’ve got a sponsor to host the meeting (provide meeting rooms, projectors and food/beverages) and we’ve had one or more speakers during an evening.
We’re currently looking for:
- Meeting Sponsors: Where you provide your offices or conference rooms for our meetings
- Speakers: Where you talk about whatever interests you in SharePoint. Here’s some of the popular focus areas we’ve had speakers talk about before:
- Focus: Development
- Focus: Architecture
- Focus: End User Adoption
- Focus: No-Code Solutions
- Focus: Marketing
- Focus: Show Cases / How-We-Did-It
See you soon at a local SSUG meeting!
May 23rd, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren
I helped André Henriksson from Microsoft deliver the SharePoint 2010 Developer Roadshow in Malmö this spring. It was a fun and we had a great time, and according to the great feedback we’ve been getting – we did good.
Download the presentation
Some questions arose as to where folks could find the presentation, so here it is for you to enjoy!
Download: The SharePoint Developer Tour – Malmö
March 12th, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren
Author: Tobias Zimmergren
I would like to thank everyone for showing up at the meeting yesterday. I had a great time and it seems that most of you did too.
I did a minor presentation on SharePoint Online and then went over to some live demos of what the admin-portal and the single sign-in application looks like and how it all works.
The presentation can be downloaded here
If you’re not a member of the Sweden SharePoint User Group already, I urge you to sign up for an account and join the group on this address:
Yes, we’ve moved the User Group to the NING-platform for a period of time while we build our new platform in SharePoint due to the fact that NING is a lot easier for user management and community-contributions than SharePoint is out of the box (dang, did I just admit that?)
With that said, thank you again for showing up and showing your interest in our SharePoint User Group. Great stuff!
Any and all that are interested in speaking at one of the UG-meetings are more than welcome to contact me (email@example.com) and we’ll be sure to hook that up!