SharePoint Saturday NYC


I was 15 the first time I went to New York City. A high school friend had invited me to be part of her Quinceañera happening in Queens because that’s where her grandparents lived. Five 15-year-old girls, two parents, one uncle, one younger sister, and one little brother piled into two vehicles for the two-day drive. While in New York City, we climbed the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty, toured Radio City Music Hall, took the subway, looked out over “the city” from the observation deck of the Empire State Building at night, shopped at Bloomingdales, and so much more.

The only thing more memorable than our time in New York City was the trip home. Somewhere in Tennessee, the front wheel of one of the vehicles flew off while we were cruising down the highway. We spent the night there, with all the teenage girls in one hotel room and everyone else in the adjoining room. I slept on the floor furthest from the door (between the bed and the air conditioner). During the night, I got up, walked around the first bed, over someone, around the second bed, and undid three locks. When I woke up, I was standing in the hall. It took me a minute to figure out where I was. Scared and desperate to get back into the room, I banged on both hotel room doors as loudly as I could. No one woke up. No one came to the door. So I headed to the lobby and called the room. I told the girl who answered the phone to let me back in…and she went back to sleep. After more banging on the door, someone finally opened it for me, and I was once again safe from all the things that happen in hotel hallways in the middle of the night.

On July 27, 2019, I will return to New York City (my third time since the Quinceañera) to debut my new session “How To Speak (and Do) SharePoint.” I have wanted to offer this insight and share my experience for a long time because so many people don’t receive training on SharePoint but are expected to use it and understand it. You can register for SPSNYC at

Here’s the session description. If you can’t make it to SharePoint Saturday NYC, check back here later for a link to the slide deck.

It's been said that SharePoint is its own language. Whether you are familiar with classic SharePoint sites or brand new to the world of SharePoint, this beginner level session will teach you the concepts and terms you need to navigate through the Modern SharePoint experience. You'll get a basic introduction to site creation, page editing, and content management; and you'll hear about the latest features rolling out to Modern SharePoint sites.