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WSPDC June Event: Lightning Talks & Job Search Seminar

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Come join Women in SharePoint DC host their first ever Lightning Talks event! This session will feature 4 amazing speakers in shorter session slots. The information presented will be quick and to the point, so don't miss out on any of their great topics below.

After the Lightning Talks, Hewlett Packard Company will host a Job Search Seminar. Bring your resume for their review and have the opportunity to participate in their ON SITE INTERVIEWS! Managers and recruiters will be able to connect you directly to HP's job openings.

6:30PM - Food & Sponsor Talks

6:45PM - Lightning Talks Begin

8:00PM - Job Search Seminar hosted by HP


Speaker #1: Laura Rogers
Presentation Topic: Social Governance in SharePoint
Presentation Description: Come join Laura Rogers as she dives into the complexities and issues of Social Governance and SharePoint 2010. When deploying and enabling social features within SharePoint, there are many intricacies involved that carry vast implications if not treated with care. Most often these issues are dealt with after they’ve become a bigger issue. Coming out of this session, you’ll have a better understanding and feel more comfortable enabling social features within your organization.
Bio: Laura Rogers is the Federal Marketing Manager of AvePoint Public Sector, Inc. She has been a Microsoft SharePoint End User since SharePoint 2003. Prior to AvePoint Public Sector Laura worked for Creative Maven as an Event Coordinator for two years doing logistics for the SharePoint team as well as other SharePoint partner companies including AvePoint, Inc.
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Twitter: @SPLaura

Speaker #2: MariAnne Woehrle
Presentation Topic: Deploying Business Intelligence to the end user with SharePoint Enterprise, Excel Services and PowerPivot
Presentation Description: Create browser based Business Intelligence pages in SharePoint by uploading Excel workbooks with the PowerPivot add in using SQL queries and views to pull real time data with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Forecaster, Encore and netFORUM.
Bio: I currently oversee the administration of the CTAM (Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) information systems network (hardware and software). This includes management of systems upgrades, training, troubleshooting and repairs, as well as new technology evaluation and implementation. I am a power user with SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Dynamics GP, FRX, Forecaster, Management Reporter and Encore Project Software.
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Speaker #3: Julie Spokus
Presentation Topic: Using SharePoint and Posterous to Capture Knowledge Gained at Conferences
Presentation Description: This session will demonstrate how to use Posterous account and link it to SharePoint to share "live" conference information.
Bio: Julie is a skilled Technical Trainer with more than 15 years in the Information Technology field. Many trainees have remarked her ability to decode geek-speak into plain English. She has held various positions in the training and development field as well as in the IT field. Currently, she is a Senior Training Specialist at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
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Speaker #4: Sangita Parikh
Presentation Topic: Best practices & the Importance of QA, IV&V on your SharePoint Project
Presentation Description: Discuss the best and worst practices in QA as well as types of testing required to deliver bug free software. Outline team composition, skills needed and what goes into full SDLC Software Test Plans – and why many companies skip right past this, unfortunately. Address the particular challenges of testing applications on SharePoint as a platform and how to plan for and execute testing plans for enterprise SharePoint deployments.
Bio: Ms. Sangita Parikh, Practice Lead for the Software Quality Assurance Solutions Group at Applied Information Sciences, has over 15 years of experience in Quality Assurance and holds the highest industry certification on CTM (Certified Test Manager).
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Bring your resume and HP will review and help you personally edit your resume. Members and their guests will also the opportunity to participate in HP's ON SITE INTERVIEWS! Managers and recruiters will be able to connect you directly to HP's job openings.

HP is a leading global technology services provider delivering business solutions to its clients. HP Enterprise Services (HP ES) delivers the industry's broadest portfolios of information technology, applications and business process outsourcing services to clients in the manufacturing; financial services; healthcare; communications, media and entertainment; energy; transportation; and consumer and retail industries; and to governments around the world. HP Enterprise Services US Public Sector (HP ES USPS) organization is a leader in delivering technology services and business solutions for all levels of government in the United States. We work in partnership with our US public sector clients to help them realize the following goals:

Achieve their policy outcomes Become more agile in delivering citizen-centric services Deliver superior public value HP ES USPS supports more than 300 accounts at the federal, state and local government levels across several cities and states.

We are actively recruiting for cleared professionals to support our Civilian, Consulting, Department of Defense, Healthcare, Intelligence, Information Technology Outsourcing, Sales, State & Local and Strategy Organizations. For more details on our current openings, please review here:

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