Milking Spiceworks for all IT's worth

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What’s techy, spicy, bacon-lovin’ and orange all over? Why, the Spiceworks Community, of course! Not only are there over 4M IT pros using the Community to do their jobs, research products, and talk shop with vendors, they’re also having some jolly good fun! Hear from one of Spiceworks’ very own IT pros as he highlights Spiceworks humour, shows how you can take the Community goodness offline, and shows you how easy it is to spread the spice to other IT pros and tech vendors near and far.

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  • Title slide.
  • Overview of the sessions, point out that a lot of discussion points will be about the official site but that isn’t the true beauty of the Spiceworks Community. Instead it is…
  • While we do our best to create great features and functionality, at the end of the day, it is you SpiceHeads that really make the Spiceworks Community an amazing place. And you’ll see that theme throughout this presentation.
  • While we do our best to create great features and functionality, at the end of the day, it is you SpiceHeads that really make the Spiceworks Community an amazing place. And you’ll see that theme throughout this presentation.
  • While we do our best to create great features and functionality, at the end of the day, it is you SpiceHeads that really make the Spiceworks Community an amazing place. And you’ll see that theme throughout this presentation.
  • Definition of SpiceHead, GGs, and Ogs
    Andy’s Story - http://www.unofficialspiceworks.com/2010/06/why-are-community-members-called-spiceheads/
  • Internationally famous IT pro and blogger, akp982, a.k.a. Andy Phelps, discovered SpiceRex as a baby near Marlow, England (90 minutes west of London) and affectionately dubbed him “SpiceRex.”
  • Milking Spiceworks for all IT's worth

    1. 1. Milking Spiceworks for all IT’s worth Sean “the LoLz” Dahlberg Community Manager, Spiceworks Jeff “Rico Suave” Grettler Windows System Administrator, Spiceworks
    2. 2. Session Overview What’s techy, spicy, bacon-lovin’ and orange all over? Why, the Spiceworks Community, of course! Not only are there over 4M IT pros using the Community to do their jobs, research products, and talk shop with vendors, they’re also having some jolly good fun! Hear from one of Spiceworks’ very own IT pros as he highlights Spiceworks humour, shows how you can take the Community goodness offline, and shows you how easy it is to spread the spice to other IT pros and tech vendors near and far.
    3. 3. The Real Spiceworks Community
    4. 4. Sorry for the Accent
    5. 5. Who are you and why should we care? http://community.spiceworks.com/people/sean-dahlberg
    6. 6. SpiceHeads, Green Guys, and OGs, oh my! This is the name chosen by the community to refer to Spiceworks users. Because who wants to be called a “user”? Spiceworks Partners are official brand representatives more commonly known as Green Guys, Green Gals, or lately “GG”. Spiceworkers are often referred to as “OGs” but not because we’re pretty gangsta, but because we’re Orange Gals and Guys.
    7. 7. SpiceRex
    8. 8. Getting help from your peers
    9. 9. Navigating the Community
    10. 10. Quick Search & Navigation
    11. 11. • Category Top Level Navigation that is a collection of discussion groups • Group Where all the action happens and is a collection of conversations • Topic The actual conversation where SpiceHeads are talking Categories, Groups, and Topics, Oh My! • Post An individual contribution to a conversation
    12. 12. Inline Tagging
    13. 13. Product Pages
    14. 14. Vendor Pages
    15. 15. IT Service Providers
    16. 16. SpiceCorps
    17. 17. Keeping in the Know
    18. 18. Have Fun
    19. 19. Voice of IT
    20. 20. What makes the Community?
    21. 21. Speaking of the Community… #SpiceWorldLondon #WilsonBear

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