- Time: 6pm (until approx 8:30pm)
- Where: Microsoft, North Ryde
- Contact: Craig Bailey : 0413 489 388
- Cost: Free (Pizza + Drinkies + Nibblies all provided)
- More details: www.sbtug.com
Yes, that’s right it’s almost Christmas (only 34 days till the consumer frenzy dies down… and then resumes with New Year sales :-). How time flies. Whilst I’d love to hold a December meeting of the Sydney Business & Technology User Group (SBTUG), unfortunately it would fall on New Year’s Eve and I suspect the attendance would be minimal.
So that means this coming Wednesday 26 November is our last meeting for the year!
(*Pauses to allow people to sigh sadly*)
And as an added bonus we’ll be meeting at half time with the BizTalk User Group to chat and compare pizza toppings.
About our sessions:
How to Network
How appropriate – our first presentation this month is on Networking. Steve Herzberg will be giving us an overview of networking at events, with pointers, tips and advice. Steve, you may recall, presented an awesome session back in August last year on How to Win New Business. He’s a top sales and marketing trainer (he does all the speaker coaching for the TechEd presenters for example) and is an all round top dude. He’s even been known to get into a bit of stand up comedy of late.
Thus, after his session, you can practice your new found networking skills on the BizTalk User Group – they won’t know what hit ‘em :-)
Content Management Systems
After the pizza and frivolity I’ll be taking you through our second session for the night, covering Web Content Management Systems (CMS). I’ll be taking a high level look at the different requirements of Content Management Systems and then mentioning a few of the hundreds (if not thousands) of Web CMS that are out there. I’ll briefly cover Elcom’s own Web CMS as part of the discussion, but it won’t be salesy (you know me well enough by now) as I’ll essentially be vendor neutral.
So if you’ve wondered where WordPress, DotNetNuke, Vignette, GoodBarry, Sitecore, Kentico, SharePoint, Elcom and a bunch of others sit in relation to each other, this will be of interest to you. I won’t be going into huge detail about the features of each, rather I’ll be highlighting the main areas that each service.
I’ll open it up to plenty of questions and will be encouraging your feedback since I’m sure you’ve all had experience with a CMS of sorts at some stage.
Please help promote the group:
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Hope to see you there. If you are keen, please leave me a comment letting me know what beer you prefer to drink.