I started my IT career over 10 years ago as a .NET developer. During my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work for a variety of consulting companies, working across a number of industry verticles include government, utility, and the financial sectors. The majority of my career has been focused exclusively on the implementation and customization of Microsoft SharePoint, and now for that past several years on the broader range of Office 365 products. I’ve specifically focused my career on taking these products and utilizing them to tailor solutions around an organizations unique processes and requirements. I often find myself acting as the translator between business and the IT stakeholders at the table and I’m certain this single characteristic has afforded me the success in my career to this point.
I have the priviledge to work for an amazing company that started right here in Edmonton, DevFacto Technologies. In my role as the Portals and Collaboration Practice Lead, I get to continue to assist our clientele transform how they do business in todays modern workplace but also to help align DevFacto’s growth strategy with the ever evolving Microsoft roadmap.
I started a previous blog way back in 2011, with the intent to capture and share some of the amzing work and challenges I’ve had the opportunity to solve over the years. Like so many consultants, there was always another piece of work waiting for me to complete when I was done solving one problem, and too quickly I stopped posting there. In 2016, I decided it was time to resurect the passion for sharing I once had. I started participating in both the Edmonton and Calgary SharePoint User Groups presenting on a variety of SharePoint and SharePoint Online topics and helping to build up a broader interest group locally here in Edmonton. The work I did there opened up the opportunity to fill in on several occasions as an instructor over at Innotech College’s SharePoint course over the past couple semesters, and just recently (2017), I decided it was time to shutdown my old blog, and start from scratch. Over time, I may port some of those old articles back here, but my goal here is to share atleast 1 interesting topic I come across every week and build up an audience over time. I hope you’ll check back often, share with your networks, and if you find the topics useful, let me know in the comments.
I’m also still very much interested in presenting at various events, and if you’re looking for a speaker, definitely reach out to me using the contact page.