In October, I presented at several conferences. One conference stood out of the rest, because of its community: SharePoint Saturday Belgium on October 19th, 2019.
An event organized by fellow MVPs from the Belgian Information Worker User Group, offering sessions by mostly fellow-MVPs; yes, this is gold.
After an Azure Friday at a customer in Gouda, I drove to Brussels. The SharePoint Saturday Belgium organization hosted a speaker night event at Brewery Den Triest.
I was aiming to catch the bus at Brussels North station to the venue, but unfortunately saw it heading to the brewery before my eyes. I tagged along and arrived at the venue not much later. We enjoyed drinks and food from an authentic Belgian Frietkot.
It was nice to see people from all over the world enjoy fine Dutch and Belgian cuisine and reminded me of the time we took Jeff Woolsey, Chris Jackson and Jeffrey Snover to a Dutch snack bar in Scheveningen, the Netherlands. Good times.
Heading back into Brussels without traffic was smooth. I had a good night’s rest and drove to the venue early to catch the keynote and prepare my slides and demos.
At 3:10 PM I took to the stage in Room 4. I presented a 360-degrees overview of identity in Microsoft 365 and Azure for 50 minutes.
After my session, the crowd gathered for the closing keynote of the event. We were all thanked for making SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2019 another success for BIWUG.
Bye SharePoint Saturday Belgium…
Next year, there will be no SharePoint Saturday Belgium. The BIWUG organization stops hosting the event. The good news is, that they are planning an entirely new event with an entirely new name. Let’s find out what it’ll be like. I’m curious.
Thank you to BIWUG for organizing SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2019 and inviting me as a speaker. Thank you to all the attendees, especially the people in my session.