Jose pulled off an amazing conference. I don’t know if you’ve seen the flurry of pictures from facebook, but I wanted to salute Jose Antonio Morales for one of the coolest conferences I’ve ever participated.
First off G&S a local systems integrator in Peru did an amazing job sponsoring the conference and making us all feel at home, especially Aileen and Cynthia who welcomed us and made us feel at home. Aileen even helped us translate a couple of our decks into Spanish.
I was really impressed how in a short 24 hour period we could go from not really knowing each other to feeling like we’d just finished up a week long camp out together. Amazingly close feelings.
We had over paid 200 attendees. You wouldn’t believe the depth! In my upgrade session many had already been running preupgradecheck and many are regular readers of this blog. :) Very high deployment rates and awesome deep questions.
Those of us who were speakers a few of us from the U.S. and a few from Central Europe
The crew included L-R Jose A Morales, Tony McIntyre, Agnes Molnar, David (Heysoos), Michael Noel, Dean and I, my wife Virginia, Cynthia and Francis.
It seemed like our “SharePoint Poncho” camp didn’t end with the conference but continued on for the next few days strengthening our relationships and having the most incredible experiences of our lives in the heights of the Andes and ultimately climbing up Machu Pichu one of the most amazing treasures of our little planet. Peru for that matter has some of the most diverse and interesting things… Some of my highlights…
1. Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail – Where else can you find a place so lush and inaccessible with such a rich history that’s been LOST for hundreds of years? Well ok that also describes Angor Wat in Cambodia, another one I highly recommend.
2. Nazca Lines – the mystery of the lines and their ability to be seen only from a plane (or hovering alien spaceship or saucer.) Find the Spider, Monkey, and Spaceman… amogst the landingstrips of thousands of years ago.
3. Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands – The Uros the people of the more than 40 floating islands on their reed based islands tracing history back before the Incas. Mixing with this culture and seeing their huts and reed boats…
I really love that we’ve been able to redefine what it means to go to a conference for “work.”
Well done. Hasta La Vista Baby! Can’t wait for the next one…
More Peru pictures on facebook
Great to connect with the Hispanic SharePoint community… Looking forward to Mexico City “La Comunidad de SharePoint México y Microsoft, te invitan al Tercer Simposio Latinoamericano de SharePoint en la Ciudad de México” in a few weeks.
It has made me wonder who I could be reaching if I had my content being translated into Spanish or other languages. Interested? Ping me.