My DynamicsCon experience


DynamicsCon is a first-of-its-kind, free virtual learning experience for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) and Power Platform users and professionals. Although it came out of the blue it was put together by a stellar team and it was highly successful in my opinion. 

In my opinion this event was successful because there was a need in the Dynamics community for high quality, free learning. DynamicsCon required all sessions to be prerecorded, and on top of that there was a live chat during every session where the presenter could interact with the audience. This was very new and very exciting for the attendees, especially during this world where all conferences are being cancelled or switched to virtual. 

Sessions I attended

While there were several sessions within the Dynamics 365 Business Central track I only attended day 1 for the functional sessions. Below is a list of the sessions I attended. I've been consulting for D365BC for three years now and I was able to learn so much from each of these sessions. 

Real World Uses for the Business Central APIs for the Non-Developer: Steve Endow and Tanya Henderson

10 Accounting Efficiency Boosters in Business Central: Cari Corozza and Cynthia Priebe

35 Tips in 40 Minutes for Dynamics 365 Business Central: Kerry Peters

Business Central Life Hacks: Shawn Dorward

Networking

I was able to co-host the Women in Technology breakout session with Lisa Crosbie and meet some other amazing women in the community. One of the themes of the event was "skilling up" and continuing to learn, so towards the end of the call we all talked about our professional goals for the next year. I'd like to share what each of the women on the call said their goal was:

  • Collen - learn Dynamics BC
  • Ally - build connections within the community
  • Amy - learn non-profit accounting
  • Erica - learn Dynamics BC and development
  • Lisa - learn everything about Teams
  • Mary - Microsoft MVP
  • Me - I had shared with the group that I just received the Microsoft MVP award and that I wasn't sure what my goal was at the time. A few weeks later now and I know it's learning BC development. 


What's next?

Mark your calendars for the next virtual DynamicsCon event, March 16-18, 2021. You can look forward to the same free and high-quality event as 2020 – but BETTER! The next event will feature 3 days of community-voted content and will accommodate multiple global time zones. DynamicsCon is extremely excited to be adding Dynamics GP content to the mix too. If you already registered for DynamicsCon 2020, you are in the system for the next event.

Submissions are now being accepted

If you'd like to submit a session for the March 16-18, 2021 event head on over to the DynamicsCon website.

Thank you

Thank you DynamicsCon for hosting a wonderful event. Thank you to all the speakers for presenting high quality content. Look forward to the 2021 event!

Disclaimer: I was on the September 2020 planning committee. 

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