One Week to the Learning Gateway Conference
There’s now only one week left until the 2010 Learning Gateway Conference. This will be a fantastic learning resource for all those using SharePoint in Education and there's still just enough time left to register. See http://www.learninggatewayconference.com for more details of the day.
Since my last post on it we have announced the agenda and key note speaker:
|School Stories||User Adoption||Building the Learning Gateway|
|0910||Keynote Session with Simon Shaw|
|1000||Parental Engagement||SharePoint 2010 for Education||Branding|
|1115||How we Drove Usage||Encouraging User Adoption & Quick Wins||A look at live@edu|
|1315||How we use our in-school SharePoint||Integrating InfoPath Forms||Patch SharePoint and Preparing your SharePoint 2007 for 2010|
|1415||Replacing the file Server||2010 Social Networking Features||Understanding SharePoint 2010 Architecture|
|1530||Hosted SharePoint||SharePoint Learning Kit||Virtualisation|
|1630||Ask the Experts Panel|
As Head of Institutional Management Simon has led Becta's work to support schools using ICT to improve parental engagement through online reporting. Working with a national network of leading "advocate" schools and local authorities to develop best practice he led the creation of the online reporting framework and supporting resources. Working with Naace Simon led the development of the ICT Mark and has worked closely with local authorities to engage schools in improvement through self-review. As project leader of the ICT Test Bed project he supported change management in schools to make innovative and effective use of technology for learning and teaching. Early work with Becta included providing procurement advisory services, managing research into the total cost of ownership of ICT in schools and developing lifecycle based investment planning tools to use in capital investment programmes. Simon comes from an educational background as a teacher of science, technology and outdoor activities, a physics subject leader, school ICT coordinator and "in house" system developer. As a MCSE he also used his technical expertise in designing and integrating curriculum and information systems as a business development manager and NGFL service manager working as part of the Capita group.
Managing Director / Founder
Richard started SalamanderSoft in 2007 after a successful career as a software developer. Wanting to start his own company and with experience in integrating school systems he set out to build the best integration system for schools and to exceed customer expectations. He starting out on his own, doing all the coding, support and sales until finally the growing number of customers meant he needed to start growing the team. He is still heavily involved in coding the core Integration Suite product in addition to running the company and being the first point of contact for prospective customers.