FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SharePoint Twitter Community Comes Together for Good Cause
LAS VEGAS, NV -- October 15, 2009
The power of Twitter and Microsoft SharePoint are coming together to support a good cause in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 20, 2009. Karuana Gatimu, Principal Enthusiast of SharePointStrategist.com is the lead organizer of a TweetUp, which is an event for people who connect on the social networking site Twitter on the subject of the Microsoft SharePoint Conference being held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, October 18-22. Initially a fun, informal social event at the House of Blues at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, the SharePointTweetUp has drawn over a hundred registrants and corporate sponsorship.
Seeing a trend that could be put to good use, Ms. Gatimu selected and contacted the local charity Opportunity Village to be the recipient of any donations that could be raised on its behalf. “The SharePoint community is all about collaboration and increasing people’s quality of life through technology,” Ms. Gatimu stated. “The companies who were willing to sponsor this event -- DynTek, CorasWorks, Nintex, SPUGS.org, and SharePoint Unleashed -- all have a commitment to share the good will that we so freely receive in our professional lives.”
Any profits raised at the event will be donated to Opportunity Village. They support vitally important programs and services for people with significant disabilities that help create productive and rewarding futures through vocational training, employment, therapeutic respite, creative arts and social opportunities. More information about the charity can be found at OpportunityVillage.org. On-line donations can be made at https://www.opportunityvillage.org/donate/. Please note SPC09 next to your last name to have your donation counted for the SharePoint Twitter community.
Ms. Gatimu further states that, “All of us in the professional community around Microsoft technology enjoy a good life. Opportunity has come to us through our hard work and we are grateful for the chance to give back to those who encounter different challenges than those we are wrangling every day with technology. I’ve never met an IT professional who wasn’t also willing to be of service when called upon. Now is our time to prove that!”
You can follow news about this event on Twitter by using the search term #SharePointTweetUp. Registration for the event was kindly donated and managed by Mark Miller and EndUserSharePoint.com. All registration and information can be accessed via http://www.sharepointstrategist.com/pages/ShareTweetUp.aspx .
Event Organizer: Karuana Gatimu
Telephone: (310) 359-0706
Twitter Handle: @Karuana
Charity Contact: Seana Pitrone
Telephone Number: (702) 839-4757
Twitter Handle: @oppvillagelv
About Karuana Gatimu:
Karuana Gatimu is a technology professional with 18 years of solution architect and visual production experience. She is currently an IT Project Manager and SharePoint Architect for Skechers, USA an international footwear manufacturer and Vice Chair of the Board for SPUGS.org a non-profit organization that promotes SharePoint User Groups for professional development. For more information, visit SharePointStrategist.com or SPUGS.org.
About DynTek, Inc.
DynTek is a leading provider of professional technology services to mid-market companies, such as state and local governments, educational institutions and commercial entities in the largest IT markets nationwide. DynTek provides a broad range of IT security, unified communication, virtualization, Microsoft Information Worker, and application infrastructure and delivery solutions. DynTek's multidisciplinary approach allows our clients to turn to a single source for their most critical technology requirements. For more information, visit http://www.dyntek.com.
CorasWorks is a global leader in applications and application development tools that drive immediate business value on Microsoft SharePoint. More than 1,000 organizations and 1 million users worldwide download and use plug-and-play apps from CorasWorks and our partners, and build their own applications without the cost and complexity of custom code using our comprehensive application development system. CorasWorks is a Microsoft Gold-certified Managed Partner headquartered in Reston, VA. For more information on our plug-and-play apps or our application development system, visit www.corasworks.net.
Nintex is a leading global innovator of software products that extend Microsoft SharePoint technology. Nintex products are used by customers in more than 80 countries, including 40 Fortune 500 companies, all serviced through a global partner network of over 200 partners. The company focuses on building software that bridges the gap between that which can be bought from Microsoft today and common functionality requested by customers – with a passionate commitment to innovation and user experience. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Nintex aligns with Microsoft’s strategic and architectural direction to ensure that Nintex and Microsoft products work in harmony, both today and into the future.