Thoughts on changing a conference name.


I thought I’d take advantage of the time between the unofficial blog/twitter discussions about the change of name from Lotusphere 2013 to IBM Connect 2013 and the official reports that will surely come out early this week

As many of you know, I’ve been the track manager of the Best Practices track for 2 years at Lotusphere.  I don’t know if I’ll be asked to do it again – but given that the track trounced all the others for those years, I’m thinking I may play a role.

But that’s not what I want to talk about.  In 1969, a 38 year old man named Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the moon after essentially riding a bomb up there, and as one tweep said, manually landed the space craft using less computing power than your smart phone has.  Watching that landing is no small reason I majored in Mechanical Engineering and why my cousin who watched in the same room ended up as ‘Launch Pad Manager’ at NASA (yes, I am jealous).

If you even know how to find my blog, you are likely around 38 years old, most are older.  As we all remember where we were when the landing happened or in 2007 when the man himself appeared onstage at Lotusphere, or what we’ve accomplished in OUR more than 38 years, add this to you thoughts:

If the most important thing you have to ponder this week is the name change of a software conference thrown by a large computer company, perhaps you’re pondering unimportant things.

My 2 cents worth.

I enjoyed this posting today:


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I am a nerd girl. I currently work for IBM as part of the support group for Connections. While some of the postings here look like work stuff, the opinions and intellect and intellectual property are mine and mine alone. I am a unique individual and my employer in no way defines me. Still, I like the pay check, so thanks for that, IBM.
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One Response to Thoughts on changing a conference name.

  1. Tom says:

    Very nicely stated,..

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