September 2012 Meeting

Meetings are moving to the Microsoft San Francisco office! Join us to hear developers Mark Gerow and Charles Faramarzi-Rad share their experience building a world-class Internet site at Fenwick & West. Also, a sneak peek of SharePoint 2013 will be presented. AvePoint will be giving out gift cards to those who can Stump the Panel – bring your questions and enjoy the fun.

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Arrival Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Doors Close: 7:30PM
Microsoft San Francisco
835 Market Street (at Powell)
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415.972.6400

closest BART station is Powell Street



Sponsored by Slalom Consulting and Avepoint

Prizes for those who can STUMP THE PANEL! Sponsored by AvePoint

Preview: SharePoint 2013

A brief overview or “Sneak Peek” of SharePoint 2013 and discussion of new features.

Topic: Lessons Learned Building a World-Class Internet Site Using SharePoint 2010

In this session, Mark Gerow and Charles Faramarzi-Rad from Fenwick & West will present lessons learned building a world-class Internet site using SharePoint 2010. This presentation will help attendees understand what is possible with SharePoint 2010 when it’s pushed to its limits, how to create a truly content-driven website, and what challenges and pitfalls to watch out for along the way.

Suggested Audience: Information Architects, Web Designers, Application Developers


Mark Gerow – Director of Application Development and Business Process for Fenwick & West’s Mountain View office.

Under his direction, Fenwick has deployed over 15,000 secure extranets (also known as “deal” or “data” rooms) for all practice areas, enabling significant efficiencies in attorney-client document and information sharing. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Mr. Gerow held a variety of IT and application development roles for Heller Ehrman, Stanford University, and Intel Corporation. He is also the author of two books, and numerous articles in the areas of collaborative software, applications development and project management.

Charles Faramarzi-Rad – Senior SharePoint Developer

Charles Faramarzi-Rad was the technical lead for the project. Charles is currently a SharePoint developer for the Fenwick and West’s Portal Team. He was also a senior SharePoint developer at Synopsys, involved with the project on MOSS platform. Charles has over 7 years experience with SharePoint.

O’Reilly Media has generously provided discounts and book samples to our user group members.
40% off print books
50% of eBooks
Members are encouraged to write reviews of SharePoint books.
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