Bjørn Furuknap announced the faculty of the new USPJ Academy today. I’m excited about that because I’m one of the faculty members! Bjørn reached out to me back in January about joining up with the Academy, and after talking through his plans in person at the SharePoint Technology Conference (SPTechCon) in February, I signed on for the ride.
I’ve always been interested in teaching and I’m excited that this opportunity will allow me to pursue that interest. It will also let me talk to even more people about what I’m doing with jQuery and SharePoint, whether with my jQuery Library for SharePoint Web Services (aka SPServices) or just in general. While jQuery is the icing on the SharePoint cake for me, the Data View Web Part (DVWP) is my meat and potatoes. I also look forward to telling folks about how much you can do with the DVWP and development in what I call the "Middle Tier" with SharePoint.
Finally, I’m in great company. Bjørn’s signed up some really top notch people for form the basis of the faculty, and watch for some more folks to be added going forward. Here’s the list as Bjørn announced it today, along with links to their blogs.