Getting to know you… live and in person

Training, providing feedback, idea sharing, learning what’s ahead, putting faces with names… these are all great objectives for User’s Group meetings. We are thinking about hosting a QuickBase User’s Group meeting, and we’d love your feedback on:

  • Content: Training would be the main focus area, with training for beginner through advanced on QuickBase application development, application management and optimization, user and account administration can be covered, and possibly even some talks on how to train end users. We’d love to have you be center stage too, where y’all share your tips and tricks. In addition, we’ll provide both a look into how we see the future and the opportunity for you to give us feedback on that future. What do you think? What else would you liek to see?
  • Timing: What length of time, days of week, and season works best? And how often would you like to see this? Annually?
  • Location: I lean towards a live conference, but if y’all have seen other formats (web conferences, series of webinars, etc.), I’d love to learn from you what’s been the most useful for you. If we go with live, I think we’d be best hosting our first user’s group in Boston. Does that make sense for y’all?

What other things come to mind when you consider going to a conference? How many folks from your organization would be interested in attending? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! And if you’d rather send those thoughts directly to me, Intuit’s convention for email addresses is firstname_lastname@intuit.com.

Signed…

First name: Jana

Last name: Eggers   :-)

  • Mark Shnier

    I would love to see a series of webinar type seminars – on line and on a conference call for the voice, that would be dedicated to intermediate to advanced users who are developing or maintaining applications in native QuickBase. i.e. nothing fancy – at least at first, dealing with how to build apps, Roles, Views, Types of fields, formulas, row colorization … and culminating in “Relationships” ans “Summary Fields, as maybe the 5th seminar topic. It would also cover where to get Help, where to find the formula help screens – I find that a lot of people who pose questions on the forum don’t know where to find the QB application that lists the formulas.

    There could be a series of topics – maybe have one a month, that we could enroll our staff in.

    The sessions should be short – say not more than an hour and a half or two hours tops, because everyone has a real job that they need to do as well, and that way they can fit in the webinar around their work day.

    While I personally would love to be at a QuickBase geekfest face to face with others, I doubt that many companies would pay the cost for air travel and hotel accomodation for a 2 day seminar.

    Mark Shnier

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  • Mark Shnier

    I would love to see a series of webinar type seminars – on line and on a conference call for the voice, that would be dedicated to intermediate to advanced users who are developing or maintaining applications in native QuickBase. i.e. nothing fancy – at least at first, dealing with how to build apps, Roles, Views, Types of fields, formulas, row colorization … and culminating in “Relationships” ans “Summary Fields, as maybe the 5th seminar topic. It would also cover where to get Help, where to find the formula help screens – I find that a lot of people who pose questions on the forum don’t know where to find the QB application that lists the formulas.

    There could be a series of topics – maybe have one a month, that we could enroll our staff in.

    The sessions should be short – say not more than an hour and a half or two hours tops, because everyone has a real job that they need to do as well, and that way they can fit in the webinar around their work day.

    While I personally would love to be at a QuickBase geekfest face to face with others, I doubt that many companies would pay the cost for air travel and hotel accomodation for a 2 day seminar.

    Mark Shnier

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  • http://www.ttg-inc.com/ Cheryl MacKenzie

    I would be interested in a live user conference. I would like the networking opportunity with other companies using the program. I am relatively familiar with QuickBase but find that seeing other user applications gives me ideas on how I can better roll out the application within our company.

    I have personally been on and off QuickBase for just about 5 years but in my current job, we have just rolled it out in the last 30 days so there are lots of things I would like to learn.

    Cheers!!!

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  • http://www.ttg-inc.com Cheryl MacKenzie

    I would be interested in a live user conference. I would like the networking opportunity with other companies using the program. I am relatively familiar with QuickBase but find that seeing other user applications gives me ideas on how I can better roll out the application within our company.

    I have personally been on and off QuickBase for just about 5 years but in my current job, we have just rolled it out in the last 30 days so there are lots of things I would like to learn.

    Cheers!!!

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  • http://whatsup.sujeet.net/ Sujeet

    Was the little “search” form field box removed from the left-hand navigation pane?! Where is it? Why was it removed?!

    Please bring it back.

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  • http://whatsup.sujeet.net Sujeet

    Was the little “search” form field box removed from the left-hand navigation pane?! Where is it? Why was it removed?!

    Please bring it back.

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  • http://www.quickbase.com/ Jana Eggers

    Hi, Sujeet,

    The search was moved, not removed. Look under the “I want to…” menu in the upper right corner, and you’ll see “Search for an Application”. We’ve gotten the feedback on that decision. No promises (I don’t write the code), but it is on the list for consideration on a change back or different alternative.

    Thanks,
    Jana

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  • http://www.quickbase.com Jana Eggers

    Hi, Sujeet,

    The search was moved, not removed. Look under the “I want to…” menu in the upper right corner, and you’ll see “Search for an Application”. We’ve gotten the feedback on that decision. No promises (I don’t write the code), but it is on the list for consideration on a change back or different alternative.

    Thanks,
    Jana

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  • Tony A.

    A users group meeting would be great. It would help me understand how other users are utilizing the QB functionality. A web/phone meeting would be acceptable, live better….I would attend a meeting in Boston area.

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  • Tony A.

    A users group meeting would be great. It would help me understand how other users are utilizing the QB functionality. A web/phone meeting would be acceptable, live better….I would attend a meeting in Boston area.

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  • Hunter

    A webinar would be great for those of us in California. That being said, San Diego isn’t a bad place to host a meeting and your office here is in a nice part of town. :)

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  • Hunter

    A webinar would be great for those of us in California. That being said, San Diego isn’t a bad place to host a meeting and your office here is in a nice part of town. :)

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  • Jeni

    Hi,
    I would love a live users conference.
    Content: I would like to see the content include training, training end users, customizing roles, advance training on customizing views for specific roles when you have many users, I would be willing to share how our company uses QuickBase, I’d also like to see a round-table on enhancement opportunities. There are so many things that I’d like to see covered, that if you do schedule this, I’ll be happy to compile a long list!
    Timing: I think 2 – 3 days will be enough, Spring would be great!
    Location: Live Conference! Orlando, Vegas, a location where it’s not too expensive to get to and stay. Fiscal responsibility is screaming here.
    Thank you!
    Jeni

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  • Jeni

    Hi,
    I would love a live users conference.
    Content: I would like to see the content include training, training end users, customizing roles, advance training on customizing views for specific roles when you have many users, I would be willing to share how our company uses QuickBase, I’d also like to see a round-table on enhancement opportunities. There are so many things that I’d like to see covered, that if you do schedule this, I’ll be happy to compile a long list!
    Timing: I think 2 – 3 days will be enough, Spring would be great!
    Location: Live Conference! Orlando, Vegas, a location where it’s not too expensive to get to and stay. Fiscal responsibility is screaming here.
    Thank you!
    Jeni

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  • james lacorte

    I would attend and maybe 2 others from my company.
    I think besides user conference maybe Intuit could create a msg board to facilitate user groupsacross america?

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  • james lacorte

    I would attend and maybe 2 others from my company.
    I think besides user conference maybe Intuit could create a msg board to facilitate user groupsacross america?

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  • http://www.quickbase.com/ Jana Eggers

    James, can you explain more about what you want from a message board? Do you mean to facilitate online communities? Can you give us some examples?

    Thanks!
    Jana

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  • http://www.quickbase.com Jana Eggers

    James, can you explain more about what you want from a message board? Do you mean to facilitate online communities? Can you give us some examples?

    Thanks!
    Jana

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  • James

    Create a msg. board by State or Region to allow users to post and see if there is interest for local user groups to get together in person on a regular basis and use the boards to communicate ongoing info.

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  • James

    Create a msg. board by State or Region to allow users to post and see if there is interest for local user groups to get together in person on a regular basis and use the boards to communicate ongoing info.

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  • http://profile.typekey.com/Russell_Osterman/ Russell Osterman

    I would attend a user’s conference, topics similar to what Jeni wrote on in her post. In particular I would be interested in seeing “Enterprise” applications of QuickBase, as much as they can be shared in a public forum. We’re always looking for innovative ways to expand the application’s use in our division of HP.

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  • http://profile.typekey.com/Russell_Osterman/ Russell Osterman

    I would attend a user’s conference, topics similar to what Jeni wrote on in her post. In particular I would be interested in seeing “Enterprise” applications of QuickBase, as much as they can be shared in a public forum. We’re always looking for innovative ways to expand the application’s use in our division of HP.

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  • http://www.quickbase.com/ Jana Eggers

    OK, Russell, your brought up the “e” word… what does “enterprise” mean to folks? How do you all define it? And what are the strings attached?

    Thanks!!!
    Jana

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  • http://www.quickbase.com Jana Eggers

    OK, Russell, your brought up the “e” word… what does “enterprise” mean to folks? How do you all define it? And what are the strings attached?

    Thanks!!!
    Jana

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  • http://profile.typekey.com/Russell_Osterman/ Russell Osterman

    Jana, by Enterprise I mean companies over 5000 employees…but I really mean, I’m curious how larger organizations use Quickbase if it has other CRM, ERP, supply chain etc applications in place. Do firms use Quickbase in parallel to other applications? Do they extract data from a departmental or enterprise system and use Quickbase for any reporting? Or, is Quickbase used as a front end for data entry, with a subsequent feed to a different application? These types of ideas help to expand, for me, the range of options for how we could use Quickbase.

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  • http://profile.typekey.com/Russell_Osterman/ Russell Osterman

    Jana, by Enterprise I mean companies over 5000 employees…but I really mean, I’m curious how larger organizations use Quickbase if it has other CRM, ERP, supply chain etc applications in place. Do firms use Quickbase in parallel to other applications? Do they extract data from a departmental or enterprise system and use Quickbase for any reporting? Or, is Quickbase used as a front end for data entry, with a subsequent feed to a different application? These types of ideas help to expand, for me, the range of options for how we could use Quickbase.

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  • David Snyder

    My company also would not pay my expenses for qucikbase user group meeting in Boston. How many Quickbase users are there in NYC?
    David Snyder

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  • David Snyder

    My company also would not pay my expenses for qucikbase user group meeting in Boston. How many Quickbase users are there in NYC?
    David Snyder

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  • John Murphy

    I would be interested in a conference to share QB apps and ideas. Also having meeting on enhancements would be great. I would vote for NYC or Boston or Hartford regional meeting given I am in CT.

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  • John Murphy

    I would be interested in a conference to share QB apps and ideas. Also having meeting on enhancements would be great. I would vote for NYC or Boston or Hartford regional meeting given I am in CT.

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