Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting with and giving a presentation to the Queen City DotNetNuke User Group (QCDUG) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clint Patterson had been asking me to visit the user group for the better part of a year now, so I decided to finally make that a reality. Last Thursday, I joined many others in attending their meeting – but I also had a presentation to give…
I love to see success in any shape in the DotNetNuke community and ecosystem. I especially love the successes that we see in user groups. I blogged about an up and coming user group in Charlotte, NC not too long ago. They have been experiencing incredible growth for a niche topic user group (as all DNN user groups are). I knew then that it wouldn’t be long before I would find myself in Charlotte presenting at the Queen City DotNetNuke User Group (QCDUG).
Every year since the first North American DotNetNuke conference (then named OpenForce), it was nothing short of the who’s who of the DotNetNuke community and ecosystem. The buzz resulting from people before, during, and after the event was simply gravitating, and was sure to make anyone who didn’t attend jealous of those that did. If you pay any attention to the blogs, forums, and twitter during this time, this proves true every year.
I was one of the lucky ones last year. The two years prior, I was not able to get into the door of the annual DotNetNuke conference. Last year was different. I was finally accepted into the elite and mystical community of speakers that make up the annual DotNetNuke conference. While last year it was in a different place and a different name, I fully expect DotNetNuke World this year to be the best DNN Corp conference ever!
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to speak at a user group meeting. I think the last time was December of 2010. While that doesn’t sound like a long time, it was nearly 6 months ago! I am attempting to make up for it next month with two DotNetNuke user group meetings in June.
There was a twitter contest this morning to see if anyone could accurately guess who the keynote speaker would be at this years Day of DotNetNuke Orlando event. Originally, a DotNetNuke shirt was offered as a prize for the right guess. There were plenty of guesses, but no one hit the target. Next, the deal was sweetened with a DNN boomerang. Still, no one guessed the right person – but there certainly were plenty of entertaining guesses! Finally, the stakes were raised to include not just a DNN t-shirt and boomerang, but also a frisbee. At the time of this writing, the keynote speaker was not guessed, so no one gets the swag. That shouldn’t prevent you from knowing who the speaker is though!