Speaking at Boston SharePoint Saturday

As I had previously posted, SharePoint Saturday is coming to Boston, and I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted as a speaker for the event! There are some great speakers and sessions lined up for this free one-day conference, and I am excited to be a part of it. If you are not already signed up to go, and will be in the area on March 14th, 2009, I highly suggest you do so here.

I will be delivering a session entitled ‘Introduction to Developing Custom Actions within SharePoint’. This will be a level 200 session, as all of the demonstrations will be built in the session utilizing Visual Studio. Knowledge of the product, SharePoint 12 hive, Features, etc., is a bonus to have going into this session, however, not a pre-requisite. And there will be ample amounts of XML, as well as a little bit of code.

Here is the session summary (as it appears on the SharePoint Saturday site) –

“Custom Actions control features in SharePoint such as the Edit Content Block, the Site Actions menu, toolbars, and the links within the Site Settings page. Learn how to leverage Custom Actions to extend the SharePoint User Interface. This session will describe the basics of Custom Actions, a demonstration to build one or more and apply them to a site in SharePoint, as well as provide resources for additional information.”

I am planning 4 demonstrations for this presentation currently, so show different aspects of how the different Custom Actions elements within SharePoint can be used to modify existing elements and create new elements.

Once this event is over, I will post slide decks, as well as recordings/screen captures of the demonstrations to by blog here, in case you were unable to make it, or unable to attend the session.

For more information on resources for developing Custom Actions for SharePoint, take a look at one of my previous posts which includes an aggregation of great resources available on the subject.

Session Information – http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/boston/Pages/meeting.aspx?meetingid=15 
SharePoint Saturday – Boston – http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/boston/
Registration for the Event – https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=135382



About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for Insight, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 15 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

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