A double 4th anniversary and the beginning of a 'new' year
It's the time of the year that everybody gets back from holiday and starts with a fresh spirit. For me personally yesterday was a bit of a special day. I celebrated two 4th anniversaries!
The first one was the anniversary of Amber, the daughter of my girlfriend. It was an exciting day for her, because it also was her first day at school.
The second anniversary I celebrated yesterday was the beginning of my 5th year @ Avanade. It was again a good year at Avanade, our headcount increased by 36%! We started 4 years ago with about 15 people and now we really have a nice footprint in the Dutch market and also globally.
The 1st of September was also the kick-off of the new fiscal year 2009. Which means that a lot of plans are presented for the coming year(3). September and Oktober are always months in which you have a lot of meetings and kick-offs. Everybody has new ideas after the vacation break:)
Two interesting meetings in the month September are the following:
The first one is a meeting on the 4th of September around 'project Velocity' presented by Dennis van der Stelt(the owner of bloggingabout.net). Unfortunately I cannot attend this meeting while our general manager for Europe will visit Avanade Netherlands. But you can register here.
The second meeting I want to put your attention on is the BizTalk UserGroup meeting. It's on the 22nd of September in Utrecht. You can register here.