Everyday I experience first-hand the passion our customers feel about Jive. Today's example of such passion: the UnJiveWorld 2015 Conference.
Due to a change in scheduling our yearly conference JiveWorld, we ended up having to skip the calendar year 2015. The response was incredible. Not only were customers missing JiveWorld as a part of their Autumn community activities, they went so far as to purpose creating their own JiveWorld to fill the gap! And thus, the idea for UnJiveWorld 2015 was born.
What is UnJiveWorld?
According to Mahal Torres, Bay Area User Group leader, "In an attempt to build on the momentum from last year's JiveWorld, the Bay Area User Group steering committee (specifically John Summers) came up with the idea to have an UnJiveWorld all day event sometime during the 2015 calendar year."
Using the Jive Community as a base for collaboration, Mahal and the rest of the Bay Area User Group collaborated on how they thought this could all come together.
"My thought was that UnJiveWorld could include mini-presentations by members of the users group, based on use cases rather than technology, so we can share how we are using the platform to meet use case business goals," stated Kathleen McMahon. "For example, in my case, I'm an external support community and my main use case right now is an obvious one: call deflection. So I could do a mini presentation on how I'm using Jive to that end and what challenges I've faced, etc. And we could do a bunch of use cases for both internal and external."
The final proposal consisted of bringing together customers and partners who could speak on different topics of interest to the community. As a result, the UnJiveWorld 2015 place was created where members from across the community can contribute ideas they would like to see covered in the unconference agenda. Members then vote on these ideas in order to generate the final agenda.
Even though UnJiveWorld is the brainchild of the Bay Area user group, anyone who is interested can attend. For information on how to sign up, check out Save the date: Bay Area UnJiveWorld Conference October 15, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA or click on the Register to Attend link below.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm : Unconference
6:00 pm : After party (location TBD)
Hitachi Data Systems
2825 Lafayette St
Executive Briefing Center Lobby - MAP
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Customer host: Michelle Groff Burling
Some top session ideas include:
A special shout-out goes to the Bay Area User Group planning team including: Mahal Torres, Kim Nelson, John Summers, Madalina Papacica, and Kathleen McMahon. At this time, several partners are sponsoring this event as well, including JCS Consulting and Bunchball.