January 26th 2019 brought us the first D365 Saturday Scotland event, held in Glasgow. Much like any other event I go to, I was looking forward to it, but nothing prepared me for just how fantastic it was. It was extremely well attended, with great speakers, and it had a buzz about it which created a very special atmosphere. There were over 300 attendees, and 18 sessions across one day. Well, the organisers are doing it again, this time on Saturday 29th February 2020. Scottish Summit is headed back to Glasgow! This time, there are already over 550 people registered to attend, with 96 speakers and three days of learning!!!
Bring on 2020!
This time around it’s not just 1 day, but 3 days of sessions, networking and joining members of the Power Platform community to learn. It all starts on the Thursday before the main event, with training classes held by several MVPs. I am thrilled that I am included in the line up, and will cover ‘Getting Started With Microsoft Forms Pro & Power Automate‘. If you are interested in learning about Forms Pro and how you can use it within your organisation (or implement it for another company) to capture feedback, then analyse and act on the data, you can register here. Other sessions are provided by Nick Doelman and George Doubinski.
Day 2 will bring a series of product related hackathons run by some well known names within the community. You can check those out here.
The main event
Finally, the main event, Day 3 will bring you over 90 sessions to choose from. There are speakers coming to Glasgow from all over the world to share knowledge and present. It’s pretty impressive! You can check out the list of speakers here. What I love about the sessions is all the different tracks, and not all of them are tech related. Mine for example is about getting started in our community, how to start interacting on social media, start blogging or even do presentations at events yourself. I hope you will join me!
People to watch…
There are so many presenters to go and see, but there are some I already have penciled in to see. First, my good pal Ryan Maclean. His first presentation was actually at D365 Saturday Scotland and he did an awesome session on workflows. If you haven’t seen his blog, check it out, he is doing some amazing things using Power Automate. His session in 2020 will cover improving the out of the box integration between D365 and SharePoint using Power Automate.
Another person on my list, is my lovely friend Sara Lagerquist. It was Jan 2019 at the first event where she impressed everyone who attended her No/Low Code hacks session. She was funny, fearless and did the whole thing live. Mind blown! Make sure you check out her blog for great tips.
I’m also looking forward to the wonderful Lucy Bourne and her session on surviving networking at events. Even though people appear to be confident and enjoying moving through the crowd chatting, it’s not always the case (myself included!), so hopefully I can learn from Lucy on how to get better at it!
There is so much going on at the event. Will you be there? Let me know in the comments below. Hope to see you there!