Introducing Maarten Visser- Microsoft Ignite Community Reporter

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Occasional Contributor

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  1. Please introduce yourself!

Hello, I’m Maarten Visser. I have been working with Microsoft technologies for two decades, primary focusing on Communication, Collaboration, and Process Automation. I have a passion for designing people-focused productivity solutions, which solve big organizational needs — Expert in SharePoint, Teams, and PowerApps/Flow.

 

  1. Where can we find you on social?
    I’m active on:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mvisser

YouTube http://o365apps.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mvisser2/

 

  1. If you could give one piece of advice to someone just starting their career in tech, what would you tell them?

Find a coach and continuously develop your social skills, think about presenting and advising towards (internal) customers.  Fully understanding technology is great, being able to explain it to others is even more valuable!

 

  1. How do you stay up to date with changing technologies and updates?

Twitter, Microsoft Tech Community, blogs, podcasts and by actively discussing topics with colleagues and the community during events.

 

  1. How has technology changed since you first started your career?

Many principles stay the same, but the technology foundations are getting much more flexible and mature.  One very important thing is changing rapidly: People centric (UX) design.

 

  1. What advice would you give to a first-time Microsoft Ignite attendee?

Wear sneakers and connect with strangers, they can bring great insights and good fun. Over the years, I made some amazing friends across the world!

 

  1. What are you packing for Microsoft Ignite?
  • Self-made t-shirts (a thing I kept on doing since the early SharePoint Conferences).
  • A note taking tablet.
  • Cables (converters)
  • Business cards
  • Camera gear
  • Powerbanks
  • Sunglasses :smiling_face_with_smiling_eyes:

 

  1. Why should people follow you for Microsoft Ignite coverage?

I love to share knowledge in plain English and by using an energetic and entertaining presentation style!