Vlad The Mind Reader

Move over Derren Brown, Vlad knows what your thinking!

When i start Outlook in the morning there are a few feeds i always check first as i look forward to seeing what the author has to say and Vlad’s is one of those.

After his post on the disappearance of free community resources (and my subsequent “what can i do?” post) he follows up with a post entitled “How can i contribute to the community?”, and what a post it is!
He starts off quite simply, “start a blog” and has lots of solid advice on what to post and why you should do it and follows up by talking about attending users groups (or starting one!) before he lets us all in on the big secret

“Bring a little bit”

I looked up the definition of community on the Oxford Dictionary site

noun (pl. communities) 1 a group of people living together in one place. 2 (the community) the people of an area or country considered collectively; society. 3 a group of people with a common religion, race, or profession: the scientific community. 4 the holding of certain attitudes and interests in common. 5 a group of interdependent plants or animals growing or living together or occupying a specified habitat.

There is one underling point in all those definitions


The SBS community is all about groups of people bringing their knowledge, passion, time, effort and experiences together for the benefit of everyone.

But if no-one brings anything no-one benefits.

So try to make sure you bring your little bit. While you may think your contribution is only a small one it is still a contribution.

It may insprire someone else to do more which makes your initial contribution more valuable

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Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. Formerly, coordinator of AMITPRO and Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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  • Funnily, I was thinking about the topic of this post after our recent conversation about AMITPRO and it’s hiatus! Might it be worth seeing who else in the West Midlands and surrounding areas fancies a get together informally or otherwise? Between you and I Andy, we only need another couple of faces to attend and we’ll no longer be two blokes going to the pub to talk technology and business – we’d be a “user group”. 😉

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