Ok, how excited am I to post my first Blackboard blog entry? SO excited!
My name is Kerry Jo Richards. I’ve been at Blackboard for six years, so I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you in person at events over the years – you’ve probably met me if you’ve ever been on the dance floor at a BbWorld event!
As a member of our Global Events team, I manage all the content at BbWorld events. And I’m excited to use this blog to update you about upcoming events and different ways that you can get involved! After all, BbWorld is a user conference – YOUR user conference! It’s a great way to connect with other users around the world and share your ideas.
So, what’s coming up? Mark your calendars now for BbWorld ’08 being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Venetian Resort Hotel from Tuesday evening, July 15, through Friday, July 18.
Yeah, we know. It will be hot. But don’t forget the old saying: "It’s always 72° and fluorescent in Vegas!"
I’m also happy to report that the annual Blackboard Developers Conference will be held in conjunction with BbWorld again this year! Join us on Monday, July 14, and Tuesday, July 15, for two days of in-depth technical sessions on all aspects of Blackboard PowerLinks and Blackboard Building Blocks technology.
These gatherings will provide a forum for us to get to know one another, learn about your experiences and challenges, and for you to get your voice heard. But your participation is what really makes it happen!
So call a colleague or two and put together a panel. Start thinking about how you could incorporate the superhero lexicon into your session (oops . . . sorry, that was already done in a session at BbWorld ’07! Thanks, Wayne T!).