March, 2013 Meeting of Jive Texas User Group


A third meeting of the Jive Texas User Group took place on March 21 at the SolarWinds Headquarters in South Austin. Many thanks to Danielle Higgins, Michael Torok, and all of the folks at SolarWinds for hosting!

Members from Houston and Dallas joined the Austin locals — in all, 30 people from 16 different companies were able to join in the fun. The agenda again centered around the “Help a Member Out” feature, during which we shine the spotlight on one or two of our members (and the current challenges they are facing with their communities) and brainstorm how we can help the member succeed in their endeavors. This quarter’s meeting featured Patrick O’Brien with Dachis Group Collaboratory talking about his experience with upgrading to Jive 6.

Other features of the meeting included another installment of our “Spotlight on Technology” series featuring Solarwinds’ Thwack Jive installation and their new Alert Central software. This was followed by Jive’s Ryan Rutan presenting The Jive Roadmap: What’s coming in Jive 7 and Beyond, and FG SQUARED presenting a comparison of the benefits of Jive Apps vs. Plugins.


Following are the details of the agenda and you can also read more detailed meeting notes on the Texas User Group site.


1:30 – 2:00 Gathering; pre-event networking


2:00 – 2:10 Member Introductions


2:10 – 2:25 Help a Member Out – Patrick O’brien at Dachis Group Collaboratory talking about his experience with upgrading to Jive 6


2:25 – 2:55 Spotlight on Technology – Solarwinds thwack and their new Alert Central software


2:55 – 3:25 Jive Roadmap (presented by Ryan)


3:25 – 3:45 Plugins vs Apps Comparison (FG SQUARED)


3:45 – 4:00 Meeting evaluation and planning for Q2 event


After 4pm – Continue the conversation at Abuelo’s around the corner at Barton Springs Mall for Jalapeno Margaritas. (They have an excellent happy hour for other items as well!).


We hope you’ll join us this summer for the next meeting and become a member of the Jive Texas User Group today.


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