Thanks to the D.C. Dynamics 365 Community
Seems like every major city, country and continent in the world has had a Dynamics 365 Saturday event recently. Why not Washington, D.C.? Well there are a couple of reasons.
First, no one really knew what Dynamics 365 Saturday was.
That has changed very quickly. Formerly, Dynamics CRM Saturday this event was started in the U.K. by Razwan Choudry (Raz Dynamics) and has since spread to every continent and many major cities in the United States.
Second, no one from the D.C. area stepped up to host the event.
I was on my way back from Microsoft MVP Summit earlier this year when I saw that many of the Microsoft MVPs that were in Seattle a day earlier had flown to Texas to be involved in this thing that I had only heard about in passing. Apparently, this has become the event to attend if you want to collaborate and learn from the best in the industry.
When I got back from Seattle I reached out to Raz to ask about bringing the event to D.C. and we scheduled the inaugural event in D.C. for September. The event is organized and run by Microsoft MVPs across the globe and supported by some of the best contributors in the industry.
When I reached out to Raz he told me that James Novak, a local D.C. Dynamics 365 developer and contractor, had already asked him about hosting the event in D.C. The great thing about the Dynamics 365 community is no matter how big your city or region your Dynamics 365 community is actually pretty small. I had just met James ‘Jim’ a few weeks earlier at the Dynamics Developer Meetup that I host with fellow MVP Aiden Kaskela. The 3 of us and other volunteers are now organizing the event with the help of the Dynamics 365 Saturday team and Microsoft.
Why haven’t you registered yet?
Oh yeah, I haven’t provided the link here it is. http://365saturday.com/dynamics/washington-dc-2018/
If you’re a Dynamics 365 professional, partner or consultant in the Washington D.C. area and you’re looking to connect and learn from others in your field this is the event to attend.
The people you will meet at this event will surprise you with how devoted they are to the platform they sell, customize and extend. Granted we are all building and customizing business software on top of another company’s platform, but I’ve never met a more passionate group of people in my life than in the Dynamics 365 community. If you have question send me a message @mikefactorial on Twitter or in the comments below. I’ll be happy to answer them.