ConnectED 2015 – What’s in it for Me?

I’m hearing rumors that your boss won’t let you come to the ConnectED2015 show in Orlando next month because there’s not enough content for the Notes/Domino/Sametime faithful customers. Is that true? Let’s see if we can convince the boss that you need to attend.

It’s true that the show is a day shorter, but its also $300 less to attend, and the boss will have you back at your desk a day earlier. Wait, maybe that’s not fun. But its not going to snow in Orlando – I can almost guarantee that.

I can also guarantee that the rest of the team and I have worked very hard to stuff this show with technical content that will not only let you keep your existing systems in great shape, they might just teach you some new tricks with some creative and innovation sessions.

The session Preview tool is online here:

I used that preview tool thingy to build an agenda that makes my notesgoddess heart flutter. These aren’t the only sessions we have at the show either, but there are more sessions here than there are time slots. We also worked VERY hard not to run similar content at the same time. So while my long-time Notes/Domino/Sametime friends are attending these sessions, the Connections, Cloud, Exceptional Digital people and others will be attending sessions they want to see.

We changed the session names a bit, we’re allowing speakers to be more creative. I personally think we did pretty good. I didn’t generate an agenda with Connections sessions, but if you want to do that, you’ll see that there are more sessions for the long time faithful. And admit it, a bunch of you are running Connections and doing Cloudy, Social things too. I know – I’m answering your PMRs.

So for the PHB we all have, here’s some content that will make it worth your investment to send _________ to ConnectED2015. What say you? (Saving you the trouble, there are 29 sessions here)

My Sample Agenda

AD101: IBM Domino App Dev Futures – Eamon Muldoon, IBM
AD201: IBM Domino Applications in Bluemix – Martin Donnelly, IBM
BP101: @IF(“Its Really Good”;”It MUST Be Notes”;”Must Be Something Else”) 25 Notes on 25 Years of Notes! – Mat Newman, IBM, Carl Tyler, Epilio, Alan Lepofsky, Constellation
BP102: Practical IBM Notes and Domino Internet Security – Daniel Nashed, Nash!Com
BP103: Solving the Weird, the Obscure, and The Mind-Bending – Kim Greene, Kim Greene Consulting, Inc.
BP104: IBM Notes Traveler Daily Business: Administration, Monitoring & Support – René Winkelmeyer, midpoints GmbH
BP105: Take Your XPages Development to the Next Level – Brad Balassaitis, PSC Group, Paul Calhoun
BP106: From XPages Hero To OSGi Guru: Taking The Scary Out Of Building Extension Libraries – Paul Withers, Intec Systems Ltd, Christian Guedemann, Webgate.
BP107: Ten Lines Or Less: Interesting Things You Can Do In Java With Minimal Code- Julian Robichaux, panagenda, Kathy Brown, PSC
BP108: Be Open – Use WebServices And REST In XPages Applications – Bernd Hort, assono GmbH
BP109: IBM Sametime Voice And Video In The Real World- Jeremy Sanders, ThinkRite
BP110: Mastering Your Logs: Everything You Should Know About Logging in IBM Domino – Benedek Menesi, Ytria Inc.
BP208: Solving the Video Puzzle: Best Practices for Enterprise Video – Devon Copley, Kaltura Inc
BP301: Q: What’s Your Second Most Valuable Asset and Nearly Doubles Every Year – Henning Kunz, panagenda Consulting, Florian Vogler, panagenda.
BP302: Future Proofing Enterprise IT – Franz Walder, panagenda, Christoph Adler, panagenda
BTE101: Yes! You CAN Use Those Cool New Frameworks in Your Mobile Domino Apps! – Theo Heselmans, Xceed / Engage
BTE102: The Future of Web Development – Write Once, Run Everywhere with AngularJS and Domino – Mark Roden, PSC Group LLC, Mark Leusink
BTE103: 1 App, 2 Developers, 3 Servers: Getting the Same Application to Run on Different Servers – Mark Myers, London Developer Coop
ID102: IBM Sametime: Design and Implementation of a Full HADR Deployment, Tony Payne, IBM
ID105: IBM Notes Traveler: Deployment, Administration, Maintenance and Troubleshooting – Robert Sielken, IBM
ID106: IBM Notes Applications to the Web: IBM Notes Browser Plug-in – Rajesh Patil, IBM
ID107: IBM Domino – 2015 and Beyond – Scott Vrusho, IBM
ID108: Mobile Security Roundup – Bill Wimer, IBM
ID109: Digital Nightmares – The Biggest Performance Killers in Your Environment – Rob Gearhart, IBM
ID112: Connect the Dots: IBM Sametime Audio/Video Planning, Deployment, Ttroubleshooting and Beyond – Gaganpreet Saini, IBM
ID113: What’s New in IBM Notes, SmartCloud Notes Web and iNotes – Simon Butcher, IBM
MAS101: #UserBlast2015 – Mat Newman, Gabriella Davis & Susan Bulloch
MAS103: XPages Performance and Scalability – Tony McGuckin, IBM
MAS204: IBM Sametime Deployment Do’s and Don’ts: Tips, Tricks, Perils and Pitfalls – Wes Morgan, IBM and Chris Miller, Connectria


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3 Responses to ConnectED 2015 – What’s in it for Me?

  1. TexasSwede says:

    That’s a good line-up of sessions! I already registered, now I am working on getting the travel arrángements and hotel approved…

  2. MarkyRoden says:


  3. Hey Susan! OK, so you and a bunch of other folks are genuinely making me rethink my standing assumption that Orlando and I are meant to stay apart, so great job on that front. Not sold yet, but a few thoughts that maybe would help anyone’s decision process:

    – Make it easy for folks to copy a session specific HTML link snippet (i.e. nicer looking than the plain URL offered now) that they could paste into a blog entry or facebook post.
    – Don’t bury the “tweet this link” feature underneath the “Send Link” button that appears next to each session description, and make it tweet the session title with a short url (see PlanetLotus for a good example on how this is done).
    – Add similar share buttons for Facebook
    – Make it easy to do the same HTML Link trick for all the sessions on your agenda at once. While the agenda you posted looks great, some session titles are a little mysterious so it would be nice to jump quickly and directly to the description.
    – Always mention prominently WHEN (Jan 25-28) the event is happening (advice to all who post about the event). Nothing in your blog entry answers that question and I’m sure I’m not the only one for whom it was my very first one.

    Decisions, decisions…


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