SPTechCon Boston is next week & I'm looking forward to delivering a few sessions there again. I really like this show and the attendees... the organizers do a fantastic job with this show... I highly recommend it!
My sessions are as follows:
How to be a SharePoint DeveloperSo you're a developer, and you've heard about this SharePoint thing and want to jump on the bandwagon? This is the session for you. Here you'll learn about the various options you have in setting up a SharePoint development environment. Then we'll explore the developer tools and build a few common features. Finally, you'll learn the best places to go to get information and help going forward, including books, classes and online forums.
Creating Dynamic Taxonomy-Driven Navigation For Publishing SitesSharePoint 2010 Publishing sites provide the ability for customers to create content-driven sites. The navigation in a Publishing site is driven by the topology design of the site collection and its subsites. At times this structured approach can provide to be challenging for content reuse scenarios. Enter the dynamic taxonomy driven navigation solutions! In this session, you'll learn how to create dynamic navigation controls that are driven from taxonomies and provide multiple paths to content that has been tagged with terms from the specified taxonomy.
Now both sessions are targeted to SharePoint 2010, but I'll certainly put some SharePoint 2013 stuff in there that will be of interest to folks. Both will be prominently SharePoint 2010 so don't worry about "I can't use this for months!"
For "How to be a SharePoint Developer", while we're only in the Preview / Beta 2 stage of SharePoint 2013, I'll talk about how you can build apps for the marketplace and make some money. In the "Creating Dynamic Taxonomy-Driven Navigation For Publishing Sites" session I'll show how to do similar stuff in SharePoint 2010 that is now out of the box in SharePoint 2013.
There will also be some other cool stuff going on, like a possible big announcement at the show... stay tuned! ;)
Hope to see you there!