IT Pro Guru Dan Stolts kicks off the IT Camp Systems Management Free Training event at Microsoft's office in Waltham, Ma. Friday October 28, 2011. From his Blog:
During the day and at lunch we will fill the afternoon sessions board with other topics. We will vote on the topics and if we have someone that can lead the discussion, that session will be put on the schedule.
Because these sessions are not pre-planned, don't expect to see a lot of PowerPoint presentations. In addition to the track managers, we will be looking for at least two volunteers for each session. One to lead the session and one to take notes. The session leader can choose how to run the session, for example the leader may make a presentation or chair a group discussion on the topic or create a panel discussion. In any case, we encourage the leader to coax the group to stay reasonably on topic and cover as many of the requested ideas included in the topic.
The note taker needs to have his or her own laptop, and we will provide a USB key so that you can deliver the notes to us, which will then be posted on the wiki. Use notepad or word or whatever, as long as you use PC bound people can read the file it is OK. Leaders and note takers will get a special thank you gift for their participation.