SharePoint Saturday Bulgaria 2013–Event Recap

[Infragistics] Mihail Mateev / Sunday, June 30, 2013


On June 22 was held the first in Bulgaria Conference SharePoint Saturday. SharePoint Saturday Bulgaria 2013 is the largest SharePoint event in Bulgaria (and in South Eastern Europe) with more than 100 participants.


What is SharePoint Saturday?


What is SharePoint Saturday is:

  • SharePoint Saturday is an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics.
  • Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint technologies at a 'SharePoint Saturday' event.
  • SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!
  • complete one-day training workshop
  • Delivered by the best client-side Web development experts
  • A match for all levels of expertise


Event Organization:

SharePoint Saturday Bulgaria event was driven from the Event Steering Committee and SharePoint Saturday Bulgaria Team

Event Steering Committee consists of 6 members:

  • Dean Guida CEO at Infragistics
  • Jason Beres: VP of Product Management, Community and Evangelism @ Infragistics
  • Tihomir Ignatov – Senior SharePoint Consultant at Microsoft
  • Radi Atanassov – SharePoint Architect and GM at OneBit Softwate
  • Rossen Zhivkov – GM at Abilitics
  • Mihail Mateev – SharePoint Saturday Bulgaria Administrator


SharePoint Saturday Bulgaria Team includes  Volunteers from Infragistics and OneBit Software.


SharePoint Saturday Bulgaria Statistics:

  • 20 Sessions
  • 14 Speakers (including 2 MVPs, 3 SharePoint consultants from Microsoft and the most popular local speakers)
  • 1 Speaker with 1 sessions from Infragistics ( SharePoint and Business Intelligence for Mobile Devices,  Mihail Mateev) . This session was focused on SharePlus and ReportPlus products.
  • Nearly 110 attendees (probably nearly 120 with volunteers and booth guys)
  • 9 sponsors and 1 media partner
  • The SharePoint Saturday conference in Bulgaria and in the region
  • The most successful event for SharePoint specialists in the region


SharePoint Saturday areas just before the event


SharePoint Saturday Keynote


Tihomir Ignatov in action


Radi Atanassov in action:


Rossen Zhivkov is presenting


Matjaz Perpar


Part of SharePoint Saturday Bulgaria Team


During the break between sessions


Thanks to SharePoint Saturday Bulgaria Sponsors


Lunch break


Closing ceremony



More pictures from the first SharePoint Saturday event are available in the album SharePoint Saturday Bulgaria 2013 in Pictures.

Follow this event on Twitter @SPSaturdayBG with hashtag #SPSaturdayBulgaria , and get news on all our events with #spsevents.

Detailed information about this event is available on the website of the conference and our Facebook page: 

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Warm Regards,
SharePoint Saturday Bulgaria Team