If there is one conference I try to make every year, it’s the Midwest Management Summit aka MMS. For those who aren’t familiar with the conference, it’s hosted by the Minnesota System Center User Group at the Mall of America. The conference is 4 days of exceptional content focusing on systems management presented by Microsoft MVP’s, real-world professionals, and even some folks from Microsoft’s own product groups. Recently this year’s conference sold out (again). Awesome!
Here is my current schedule, tentative to change at any moment:
One session I am particularly excited for is the Focus Group: Education and IT which allows attendees who are employed in K-12 or Higher-Ed to collaborate and share their experiences and knowledge. Nash Pherson (@kidmystic) will be leading this discussion (trust me, he’s good). If you’re in K-12/Higher-Ed and will be at MMS 2017, I would encourage you to register for this focus group. Always great discussion.
I will also be attending 2Pint Friday that sponsor 2Pint Software is hosting. Check out the details here: https://2pintsoftware.com/event/2pint-friday-mmsmoa/ There are a few tickets left! Attendance of the special session is free, so if you have the time, join! If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out their technology, spend some time and do so. They are very kind and make their products free for education customers (minus support) that could alleviate some shared headaches. Shout-out to those guys! We are looking to implement their solutions over the summer.
I’m hoping to interact with and meet a lot of new people this year, and of course walk away with a heap of new knowledge and tips and tricks to implement in my own environment. I always welcome discussions about K-12 technology and struggles therein. My plan is to post a full review of the conference when I return. See you soon, MMS-ers!