Monday, June 18, 2012

Moving on ...

I started a new job and a new blog today. Head on over to to keep following my adventures!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Arrived in Orlando on Sunday? Don't miss out on 20% of Lotusphere!

The big day has come.  You talked your boss into letting you go to Lotusphere and you finally made it to the Swan and Dolphin.  Good thing you planned some time to relax on Sunday before the Welcome Reception tonight, because you have heard it can be a long week.

Wait. Stop. Lotusphere has already started!!

There is a ton of excellent content and activities going on during the day on Sunday of Lotusphere and you are already missing out.  If you have not already - go to registration and get your badge and conference bag.  The desk opened at 7 am and are waiting to get you started. Breakfast awaits down in the Dolphin Pacific Hall before the sessions that start at 8 am.

If you just got registered, ignore the bag for now and pull that little booklet out of the back of your badge.

Tip: Unless you go to the official Lotusphere online site or use one of the excellent mobile applications, the Pocket Agenda is the only place you are going to find the times for the sessions.

Open up that Pocket Agenda, turn to page three and pick a session go to in one of the excellent JumpStart or Show-'n-Tell tracks.  These are some of the best sessions at Lotusphere because they take the time to really deep dive into how you can use these solutions in your business.

Between sessions, and really all through Lotusphere, remember don't be shy or Unsocial!  Say hello to that person next to you and you will be surprised how interesting they are and what great ideas they have.

If you need any assistance, look for people with the blue IBM Champion ribbon on the bottom of their badges or a Team Social pin.  We are here to help you get involved with the great Lotusphere community!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Live Blog of the August ATLUG meeting: Archiving and KM

It's time for another Atlanta Lotus Notes Users group!

This time we have two great speakers:

Reducing the Costs of Explosive Information Growth with a Smarter Approach to Archiving - Presented by Mohan Natraj and Mike Davis

Sharing a Vision: Achieving Understanding, the next step in Knowledge Management? - Presented by John Grinder

Full descriptions of the talks can be found on the ATLUG site:

The live blog will start here around 11:30 am Eastern.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May ATLUG: Live blog on XPages - Taking Themes to the Next Level

Today's Atlanta Lotus Users Group meeting will feature Tim Tripcony will present XPages - Taking Themes to the Next Level. Tim recently presented this at BLUG (Brussels Belgium) and is scheduled to present at UKLUG (Manchester England). This is a perfect follow on to the recent TLCC - XPages Learning Event.
The live blog will start here around 11:30 am, EST.
Most XPage developers who have already started working with themes understand they offer a simple way to ensure inclusion of stylesheets and client-side JavaScript libraries, as well as automatic addition of style classes to components that match certain criteria. But themes are so much more powerful than that. This session will teach you how to leverage the full potential of themes to keep your XPage source code lean and tidy, enhance the performance of your applications, maintain device-targeted user interfaces, and even streamline resource management within large development teams. This session might just change the way you think about the very nature of XPages.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

February ATLUG - Live blog on Domino support by Michael Lee of the IBM SWAT team

Today's Atlanta Lotus Users Group meeting will feature Michael Lee of IBM, who is a principal member of IBM's Domino SWAT team.  The live blog will start here around 11:30 am, EST.

Developers, you know how valuable it is to understand complex administrative issues so don’t feel left out! There
will be value for everyone in Michael’s presentation. Michael's Domino SWAT team routinely deals with the
most complex support issues related to Notes and Domino. Michael will share some of the most challenging
problems his team has faced and how they solved them and will share his insight and experience as a SWAT team
member. There will be lots of time for Q&A!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

August ATLUG Meeting: Steve Heil on LotusLive and Bob Balaban on Debugging Java Agents

A little slow on set up, but here is live coverage of the August Atlanta Lotus Notes Users Group meeting.

Update: Bob has posted updated materials from the meeting:  Slides and demo code from ATLUG presentation: "Debugging Java Agents for Humans"

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lotusphere Comes to Florida!

OK, so Lotusphere was already in Florida for the big show back in January, but that's ancient history. If you missed out on the fun or just want to learn how to achieve better business results with Lotus solutions, now is your chance.

Next week, there are two separate Lotusphere Comes to You events happening in Florida!

  • Hear about the latest technologies that are shaping business today, and how you can leverage these assets in your environment to remain agile and competitive in the market place without ripping and replacing your existing investments!
  • See first hand how our solutions seamlessly integrate not only with each other, but with our competitors solutions as well in our Collaboration without Boundaries live demonstration!
  • Discover how to leverage the power of Unified Communications & Collaboration across your enterprise to improve employee efficiency and drive down costs!
  • Learn how Collaboration in the Cloud can compliment your existing infrastructure to deliver collaboration capabilities that fit the needs of your users at a price that fits your budget!

The events are free to attend, but we do ask that you register so we can ensure we have enough space and food.

June 8th:  Jacksonville  (click here to register)
June 9th:  Miami (click here to register)
June 10th: Boca Raton (click here to register) Update: The Boca event has merged with Miami.

Don't miss out. Your next chance at Lotusphere in Florida is not until next January!