Speaking and Conference schedule

278x200-Chris-Johnson As much as I dislike being away from my family for long I also enjoy getting out of the ivory tower (Redmond) too.  It’s a great chance to meet people, talk about what they are working on and let people know what we are working on too.

I have a few trips planned for the rest of the year and rather than doing one post per thing I thought I would summarize things in one post here.

(in date order)

Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 – Washington DC, 13 – 17 July 2014 – Done!

This is Microsoft’s big yearly partner conference.  It covers everything!  I am speaking there on CL410 – Office 365: Partner Opportunities Developing Apps and Solutions for Office 365

New Zealand SharePoint Conference – Auckland, New Zealand, 22 – 23rd of July 2014 – Done!

I am heading back to my home country for this always fun and exciting conference! I have spoken at it a couple of times in the past and Debbie and the team put on an excellent show!  I am participating in the keynote as well as doing a session:

SharePoint and Office Developer Power Hour
Come and hear about all the latest goings on for developers in the Office and SharePoint world.  This session will be demo-heavy and will focus a lot on integration of your apps, mobile applications, products and solutions with Office 365.  You will leave armed with the ammo you need to go and build or integrate your web, mobile or native applications with the world’s most popular productivity platform on the planet.”

SharePointalooza – Branson, Missouri, 12 – 13 Sept 2014

SharePointalooza is a unique experience combining SharePoint training from the top SharePoint minds in the world along with live music from great bands at night in Branson, Missouri. Organized by Mark Rackley it’s a really fun grass roots event.  Rob Lefferts and I are one of the keynotes.

Office 365 & SharePoint Intersection – Las Vegas, Nevada, 10 – 13 Nov 2014

This conference is great for those looking at getting a broad look at the end to end of SharePoint and Office 365.  It’s not just for developers or IT Pros.  The Office 365 team are sending a few people down to do sessions.  I am presenting on:

  • Getting Started with Office 365 APIs

  • Getting Started with Apps for SharePoint and Apps for Office

Discount code: “JOHNSON” for $50 off registration


SharePoint Connect 2014 – Amsterdam, 18 – 19th November

I am REALLY excited about visiting Amsterdam for the first time and joining loads of SharePoint experts for two jam packed days of learning.  I am keynoting the event with a discussion about The Road to Office 365 and the Future of Cloud Development and presenting a session on Office 365 Services for Desktop, Mobile and Web Applications.

Register here: www.nccomms.com/sharepoint_connect/home and use SA298 to receive 10% off your registration!

Phew … lots of travel for the rest of the year!  But looking forward to seeing/meeting lots of friends and colleagues at these great events.

If you are going to one of these make sure you come and find me to chat! 


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