April 2008 - Posts
Mark Rosenberg has just been elected as the new INETA Membership VP. Mark is a senior development instructor with QuickStart, MCT, MCP, a C# MVP, INETA SoCal Membership Mentor, INETA Speakers Committee volunteer, SoCal Rock & Roll Code Camp co-organizer and board member of a couple of SoCal user groups.
He has some great plans to help INETA continue to extend its reach with quality programs, content and support. Examples include building on the best things that are working now, improving the experience for our existing members, bringing in new focused groups like SharePoint, XNA and DNN, working with the Speakers Bureau to align presentations with group focus, and building virtual groups and content. He is also focused on improving INETA's visibility with the developer community at large. An example is maintaining a close relationship with MSDN Presents.
If you are active with INETA NorAm, please share your INETA membership ideas with Mark. I’m sure you’ll find him a good listener and team
As part of the World-Wide User Group Summit I led the INETA working session to develop the beginning strategic plan for INETA World-Wide. I based my outline on our thoughts and discussions for NorAm and threw the major bullit points into PowerPoint. We then used this for live editing during our 60 minute active discussion. The resulting output was then presented to the combined group of INETA, Culminis and PASS and appears to have been well received. We now have to build a business plan around this, creating our specific strategy for NorAm and identifying where we can globally work together. And, then we have to put some numbers to all of this.
On Wednesday evening at the MVP Summit music thingy party the INETA board members met with three of the Membership VP candidates.
Chris Williams had been involved with INETA user groups for several years now. He was previously a membership manager (now re-branded as membership mentor) and has started and run at least three groups. He also has been involved with the speakers bureau. He is actively invvolved in related activities like code camps and has a great deal of entheusiam for stretching our reach to related technologies (he is passionate about XNA and leads an XNA group) and extended virtual delivery. He has lots of ideas for changing how membership works.
Mark Rosenberg is current the membership mentor for SoCal and has been active in the community for the last four years. His involvement includes working with the speakers bureau, helping to run the SoCal leadership summit, helping to run two user groups and helping to organize two code camps. Mark has some good ideas for evolving our reach to a broader technical audience and virtual delivery.
Shaun Weisfield is the current membership mentor for Florida and runs the Orlando .NET group and has been actively involved with INETA for several years. He was the key person organizing and running the Florida leadership summit and has broad experience with Florida code camps.