Thursday, December 12, 2013

Going to Connect 2014

Yes I will be there. teamstudio is again a sponsor so most of my time will be on the showcase floor, but there are sessions I want to se so I may get out of the booth from time to time.

Come see me.

teamstudio is doing some really cool things in the mobile arena as well as integrating out tools into Domino Designer.

I need to make my yearly quota of meeting 15 new people so make it easy for me and stop by.

See you in Orlando

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Book Review: One Step at A Time. The book I won at MWLUG

One Step at a time by Josh Bleill is one of the best books I have read in a long time. This is an amazing story about Josh who served in Iraq and lost both his legs from an IED.

This book is definitely one for the reading list. If anyone does not believe those who serve, especially those who have given their life or been crippled, are amazing heroes well you will after reading this book. How could anyone feel bad for themselves after reading this story.

I must also give extreme praise for the Indianapolis Colts organization. What they have done for Josh is truly amazing. Now I am an avid New England Patriots fan, so I never had much love for the Colts. I can honestly say they are now my second favorite football team in the NFL.

So get the book and learn of Josh's amazing journey.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Slides and Custom db catalog from my MWLUG presentation

Here are the links to download:

Presentation

DB Catalog

A big thank you to all who attended

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I am Speaking at MWLUG

I have been fortunate enough to be selected to speak on one of my favorite topics at MWLUG.
Going to Xpages, the Why and What of web enabling and/or mobilizing your Lotus Notes applications
 There have been and will be a lot of great sessions on how to do XXXX with Xpages. You must see as many of them as you can. But first you need to know what to modernize/mobilize. John Kingsley and i will take you on a journey of what makes sense to modernize and , more importantly, what NOT to.
We see many clients wanting to add Xpages to everything. While, as consultants that is a good paycheck, it is really not a feasible approach. So come and see us.

Moving forward by going back!



Interesting title, reminds me of a movie Back to the Future.

So what does this mean?  Well as of Monday July 22nd 2013 I will be back at Teamstudio.

Teamstudio is doing a lot of new and exciting development and it will be great to be involved.

 So if Mobile is in your future, contact me after my start date and let’s talk.

Monday, January 28, 2013

IBM Connections; future or passing fad

I want to get everyone's opinion on this. I am not saying that I believe either way. I am pursuing becoming a connections developer.

But I talk to clients, peers, and friends about connections and I do not get a warm fuzzy feeling about it, especially in the SMB market. Cost, implementation and user adoption are the main concerns.

Some quotes I have heard:
-Why would I want to bring it into my business, seems like an interruption,
-I do not have the skills in-house, I can do most of this on Domino.
-It just does not make sense.

So will IBM Connections be the next best thing, or the next in line to follow E-suite, components workplace, etc.

Bring it on.

Friday, January 18, 2013

IBM Connect 2013 out with the old in with the new. (Sort of)

So in 8 days I will be in Orlando eagerly anticipating the week ahead. I arrive in Orlando at Saturday at 10:30AM and leave Thursday evening.

The more I read about the show, I see quite a few Lotusphere old-timers are not going. I will miss them, but I also look forward to meeting the new first time attendee's, and if they are speaking,especially watching their sessions.

Every year I vow to meet 15 new people. I always exceed that so this year I am shooting for 25. Will that be You?

It is also the first time in 6 years that I will not be working the showcase floor. In one sense I enjoyed being on the floor as it made it easier to see so many of you whom I have had the privilege on knowing over the last 23 + years. But I always missed sessions and speakers that I really wanted to see. It will be refreshing to have the entire week to go to sessions and explore the labs.

The future is ahead of us and in my 24 years experience with Lotus/IBM notes, from R1 forward, I think the best days are still ahead of us.

See you in Orlando (I hope)