In my travel quest and quest to build communities around the world and reach out the underserved emerging markets and help connect communities with our global community I visited Baku Azerbaijan. Where is that you might ask?
Well, it’s on the Caspian sea… Sounds like Narnia a little bit. Well, It is a magical place with a history of fire worshipers, early man sites, mud volcanoes, and fire that dances on the buildings at night. You’ll have to read my Azerbaijan travel blog to hear more about the Fire temple and ancient petroglyphs we visited. This magical place has a lot of Oil, and is very strategic in between Asia and Europe. They are host of the very first European 2015 games. This event will put Baku on the map and their place in the world will rocket. I already see a bit of Qatar and Dubai in their skyline, but unlike those other places, there’s a lot more history and sites to see that have a fascinating past.
Picture: View of Fire Towers from Old Town. See more photos on my trip to Azerbaijan on my traveling epic blog on the “Top destinations in Azerbaijan”
We worked with Microsoft to put together a 1 day event in Baku. Special thanks to Aydin Aliyev a local Microsoft MVP and Gachay Mirzayev from Microsoft.
At this first SharePoint Saturday in Baku Azerbaijan, I talked about Enterprise Search Strategy (click to view or download the slides).
The community is truly rich around the world. Aydin, our local friend took us to the Fire Temple, petroglyphs and night view of the flame towers, nice local cuisine and more.