Extending SharePoint Patterns and Practices team with new MVP community members – June 2018

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We are happy to announce additional community members being included in the SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) team. We are really excited to grow the team, which will help us to address growing interest in the SharePoint community and development topics. Starting from this week, SharePoint PnP team has been extended with Chris Kent (DMI) and Stefan Bauer. Both are all well-known MVPs who have been active in different areas of the SharePoint Developer community (PnP) effort for a long time.

SharePoint Patterns and Practices Team coordinates the open-source and community driven work for SharePoint development topics in Github. This work is supervised by the SharePoint engineering, but SharePoint development community MVPs are closely involved in the day-to-day activities. SharePoint PnP has numerous open source components and controls, which are being built together with the community. SharePoint PnP team also coordinates SharePoint development samples, documentation, and other guidance.

Existing SharePoint PnP team community members are Erwin van Hunen (Rencore), Paolo Pialorsi (Piasys.com), Radi Atanassov (OneBit), Waldek Mastykarz (Rencore), Elio Struyf (Valo Intranet), Mikael Svenson (Puzzlepart), Andrew Connell (Voitanos), and Andrew Koltyakov (ARVO Systems). We are further looking into extending the team from the people who have been active and closely involved in the SharePoint Developer community activities under the SharePoint Developer Community (PnP) activities.

Introduction of new SharePoint PnP team members

Meet Chris Kent


Here’s Chris with his own words.

Chris Kent is a Microsoft Office Development MVP currently serving as the Office 365 Practice Lead for DMI. His experience spans across multiple platforms, industries, languages, and approaches. Chris is a contributor to SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) and is especially focused on the SharePoint Framework. He is passionate about mapping technology to real-world solutions.

Chris is a highly-rated speaker and has presented at user groups, SharePoint Saturdays, webinars, and conferences. Every session focuses on practical advice and takeaways. He also posts regularly to his blog, thechriskent.com.

Meet Stefan Bauer


Here’s Stefan with his own words.

I’m a consultant, developer and Microsoft Office Development MVP based in Austria. I work focused on information architecture, design and web development with local and international customers to help them transform their daily business challenges into usable solutions.

I started to work as a web developer, and designer more than twenty years ago focused on open source tools, such as PHP and MySql. In 2004 I started to work with Microsoft technologies without neglecting my background I always tried to find ways and patterns from the vast web development world applicable for SharePoint and Office 365.

I contributed on various open source projects. I started an own open source project named Simple Style Guide with the goal to design, document and develop web components for consistent.

I shared my experiences and passion for web technologies at various conferences and SharePoint Saturday as a speaker and on my blog.

I love to connect people, design, and technology.

What is SharePoint PnP initiative?

SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) is a nick-name for SharePoint Developer Community activities coordinated by SharePoint engineering. SharePoint PnP is community driven open source initiative where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning’s around implementation practices for SharePoint and Office 365. Active development and contributions happen in GitHub by providing contributions on the samples, reusable components, and documentation.

PnP is owned and coordinated by SharePoint engineering, but this is work done by the community for the community. The initiative is currently facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point, we have multiple community members as part of the PnP Core team and we are looking to extend the SharePoint PnP Team with more community members.

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SharePoint Team, Microsoft – 20th of June 2018

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