By: Chris Trimper
Vivit Board Director
At our recent Board of Directors meeting in Chicago this past June, I was honored to be voted in as your Education Chair. Since then I have been working with my fellow board members on new ways to deliver valuable content to our Vivit community of over 41K members.
Recently, I have been involved in the closed beta and now the public beta for Storm Runner Functional. During this time, I had a chance to explore all the new features and work together with various Micro Focus R&D team members to better my understanding of the capabilities. All these team interactions gave me a great idea and a plan for a series of learning related content!
Goal 1: Leverage relationships with Micro Focus R&D Teams
I plan to work with various R&D and Technical roles within Micro Focus to talk about trending activities, new product solutions, and upgrades. From our recent Membership Survey, we know that many of you are interested in the functionality of “new products”. This collaboration with myself and Micro Focus will provide an avenue to not only see new features but have beta testers brought in for discussion and allow open questions from Vivit members to the R&D team. My hope is that leveraging this sort of relationship can help all of us as members to better plan adoption of new technologies from Micro Focus.
Goal 2: Shorter, more concise Education Video Library
Have you ever found yourself needing to watch a long webinar recording only to look for that 2-4 minutes’ worth of content that you required? I have. Have you ever had to read a lengthy advertisement filled blog for a solution to your problem? Me too! We are aiming to build a library of short and concise videos illustrating solutions and techniques to make your interaction with Micro Focus software solutions better! My plan is to send out a quick survey to narrow our search in on what areas we should start with or areas that you may aid us with.
Goal 3: Collaboration with Membership & Advocacy Chairs driving content
Education is important to Vivit at all levels. I have been collaborating with Board Directors, Mark Ford (Community Chair) and Tammy Young (Advocacy Chair) to find new and creative ways to help build agendas and topics for discussion for our LUGs and SIGs. As our newly appointed roles align with our three pillars of Education, Community and Advocacy, we’ll be working as one team to deliver amazing content to our members. We plan to deliver great topics to spark conversations at our LUG events shifting the focus of conversation back to the members; such as we want to drive topics out of our global webinar events for deep dive sessions with LUG and SIG members. We are excited to get started so stay tuned for more details!