Lawrence SharePoint User Group (LSPUG)

Nikkia Carter, Worldwide Modern Workplace Tech Lead, Microsoft

The Importance of SharePoint Community

Thursday, Sep 12 | 7-8 pm CST

Nikkia Carter
Worldwide Modern Workplace Strategy Tech Lead


Speaker info:

Nikkia T. Carter is a Microsoft strategist, solutions developer, consultant, and speaker specializing in Office 365, SharePoint, and related technology. Nikkia is the Worldwide Modern Workplace Tech Lead at Microsoft. Modern Workplace covers Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Windows, SharePoint, Office, and Security and Compliance. Nikkia has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in IT Project Management and is a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer. In 2001, Nikkia started her career as an applications developer then added in intranet development. In 2009, Nikkia changed her technology focus to SharePoint, later adding in Office 365 and related technology. Nikkia has run a Microsoft Partner company for almost 7 years then sold her company and worked for 2 other Microsoft Partners. She has worked with clients in the government, DoD, commercial, and non-profit spaces. Nikkia obtained a Microsoft MVP status in Office Apps and Services in 2019 shortly before joining Microsoft. She is an accomplished speaker and has spoken at and organized technical and non-technical events. She has authored two video courses on Office 365 and has coauthored a book on Office 365 Administration. She served as President of SharePoint User Group of DC, as a board member of the IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) DC chapter, as a taskforce member of Microsoft’s VFI (Voices for Innovation), and as a board member for Microsoft Partner Action Board for Microsoft’s Inspire Conference.

Session info:

SharePoint… it is a Microsoft software that has been around for a long time and has seen many iterations and revitalizations over the years. It has been said that Sharing is the Point with SharePoint and that is true on so many levels. SharePoint has been the cornerstone for knowledge sharing for many organizations, commercial, government, and nonprofit alike. SharePoint has also shared with its developers, administrators, analysts, and project managers an ability to create solutions for their customers while earning a great salary and providing upward mobility. Sharing via SharePoint also happens through community: through being part of the community and through giving back to the community. In this session, I will share with you my take and experience on being part of one of the largest and long lived technology communities in the world and why I believe it is not only important to be a part of the community for your own advancement and knowledge but also the importance of giving back to the community and the many ways you can do so.


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Date Title Speaker Register
9/12/2019 (remote) “The Importance of SharePoint Community” Nikkia Carter
Worldwide Modern Workplace Tech Strategy Lead, Microsoft
10/10/2019 (remote) “Women in Technology Down Under” Suzanne Hunt
Sr Systems Analyst, Spark
11/14/2019 (remote) Teams Topic TBA Tara Saylor
Sr Communications Partner, Cerner
Coming Soon
1/9/2020 (in-person) “PowerApps and Flow for the recovering InfoPath and 3rd party workflow user” Greg Swart
LSPUG Co-Director
SharePoint Analyst, Kiewit
In-Person  OR
2/13/2020 (remote) “AI in Microsoft 365” Gaurav Mahajan
SharePoint Architect, CEI
3/12/2020 (remote) “Managing Change in a Microsoft World! Office 365 Governance and Change Management” Michelle Gilbert
Collaboration Solution Architect, U.S. Bank
4/9/2020 (in-person) Stream Topic TBA John Moore
Sr Technology Architect, Cerner
5/7/2020 (remote) TBA Mike Swantek
Sr Consultant, AvTex Solutions
Coming Soon
6/11/2020 (remote) TBA Hunter Willis,
Product Marketing Manager, AvePoint
Coming Soon
7/9/2020 (in-person) TBA TBA In-Person 
Online Coming Soon

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Date Meeting Topic Speaker(s)
8/8/2019 Introduction to Microsoft Flow for non-developers Jonathan Weaver
6/13/2019 Extending PowerApps with Flow April Dunnam
5/9/2019 Doing it right…the SharePoint way! Stacy Deere-Strole
4/11/2019 Power BI & Dashboards 101 Sharon Weaver
4/2/2019 Do more with PowerShell in O365 Suzanne Hunt
3/14/2019 Careers in Microsoft Technologies for 2019 Matthew J. Bailey
2/14/2019 5 Reasons to Jump on the Microsoft Teams Love Train Melissa Hubbard
1/15/2019 How to Sharpen Your New Year’s Reputation with Microsoft LinkedIn Shadeed Eleazer
1/8 & 1/10, 2019 Best Practice in SharePoint Migration Akdas Asif & Mohamed Ubaid
11/30/2018 Leadership in Digital Collaboration Transformation Panel Sharon Weaver, Mike Broadwell, Starla Jones, Chris Heeter, Jason Dozier, Yang Yang, Alicia Backlund, & Rebekah Ellingson
10/26/2018 Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers and Information Workers Prashant G. Bhoyar
9/28/2018 Bring your users along: change management for O365 Tara Litzenberger
7/27/2018 Microsoft Flow and SharePoint: Integration and Automation Melissa Hubbard & April Dunnam
6/22/2018 Case study, how not to do security and how we fixed it and the data spills Mack Sigman
5/25/2018 Keeping up with the Joneses: Managing Change in Office 365 Max Fritz
4/27/2018 SharePoint Basics: Fully utilizing list and library features Nate Chamberlain