The Minnesota DNR has delayed the Fishing Opener, thus you have NO excuse not to attend Minnebar!
Seriously, if you are in Minnesota (geek or not), attend the best (free) technical conference in Minnesota. Over 600 individuals will be at Best Buy's headquarters on Saturday, May 7th. Register quickly because this event always fills up very fast.
If you are familiar with barcamps, these events are "unconferences". Any topic is allowed, but the focus is normally technical. The ability to learn about what is driving technology throughout the world is unparalleled. You also get free pizza, beer and a t-shirt!
I plan to both attend and present. One day's investment in your knowledge will have a great return.
For those of you who don't live in Minnesota, and are not enjoying our late Winter, plus the ability at attend minnebar ... barcamps are hosted around the world. We are lucky in Minnesota that our barcamp is normally one of the largest anywhere.
My session description: From skunkworks project to integrated production application. Learn how a a Fortune 100 company grew a 3 person private cloud microblogging network to a 5,000 person technical community which is integrated with Sharepoint and the Corporate Intranet. Expect a live demo. You've heard about Facebook for the Enterprise. See it in action with a business focus.
Participants are most welcome to show their own corporate social networks. Bring your laptop! Sign up to attend my session.