The SharePoint Saturday concept took shape in 2008, with the first SharePoint Saturday event held in early 2009. It grew from speakers who were speaking at Code Camps and SQL Saturdays on SharePoint topics who felt there was enough need in the SharePoint community to warrant their own dedicated events. Furthermore, they felt there were other areas within the SharePoint community that had no avenue for training at the time, such as for End Users, Power Users, Project Managers, Business Analysts, etc. So they adopted some of the core tenants from the Code Camp manifesto (free, open to the public, in local areas, etc.) and adopted it to serve the greater SharePoint community. The SPS Events organization continues to collect lessons from SharePoint Saturday events in an effort to continually improve the event model and encourage more events to take place all over the world. They also maintain and support the SPS Events website with resources that reduce the time and effort required to plan and execute an event.