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IBM Connect 2017 – slides, news and so

This year I attended IBM Connect in San Francisco. In my eyes it was a great event and I enjoyed it very much.

Some announcements are very important for the future and evolution of the IBM portfolio:

  • IBM Connections Pink – Jason Gary and the IBM Development team showed the future of IBM Connections. The basis will be Docker and a lot of other Opensource products. I see forward to work with a complete new stack and be very curious on deployment, migration and scaling. It is a complete rewrite and will not longer need DB2 or WebSphere. A good summarize was written by Glenn Kline.
  • panagenda ApplicationInsight – all IBM Domino customers with valid maintenance will get ApplicationInsights to analyze the code and usage of their Domino databases
  • IBM Domino will be updated through feature packs, we will get Java 8 and other long awaited functionality
  • IBM announced a new lifetime IBM Champion: Julian Robichaux, big congrats to him and well deserved

Just a few session slides are available through the official conference page (we provided them, but they are still not available), so we uploaded ours to slideshare:

Best and Worst Practices for Deploying IBM Connections


IBM Connections Adminblast


All other session slides of my panagenda colleagues can be found in the panagenda slideshare account.

Update

During the 11 hour flight to San Francisco I used the time to update the XPages and Generic HTML Widgets (OpenNTF) for IBM Connections 5.5 CR2. Frank van der Linden uploaded the changes today.

Social Connections 9 In Germany – Only Three Weeks Away

The next big IBM Connections Community event – Social Connections 9 – takes place November 05/06 in Ehningen / Germany. The theme of the event is “Working out loud” and it offers tons of sessions all around IBM Connections and Adoption in the social software world.

This will be my fifth Social Connections Event after Zurich, Prague, Stockholm and Boston, for me all of them were great experiences and personally very successful.

I have been working with ESS / ICS / Lotus products since 2000 and I followed many other community members through blogs, forums, web events and tweets, but I rarely had the chance to meet any of them in person. This changed with Social Connections V – I sent my first English session on the topic of scripting in IBM Connections and was accepted. I still can remember the warm welcome of Sharon, Klaus, Stuart, Simon, Femke, Sandra and Tim – it was phantastic!

Some Impressions of Social Connections 8 (Photo ©2015 by Oliver Heinz)

There a some really good ESS events all around the globe, but my focus topic is best covered by Social Connections. I like the agenda with all the different topics it covers: announcements (René Schimmer will show IBM Connections next); Technic (master brains like Victor, Martin and Sjaak will speak); Deployment; Development (e.g. Paul and René); Use Cases (Alan Hamilton); or Adoption. And the best of all there is room to get the speaker personally for deeper discussion during the day and on the evening reception. Best chances for growing the own knowledge.

After “only” attending and speaking up until now, This time Ii got the chance to help organizing this event. So, for the last three months I had the honour of assisting Wannes, Stuart, Simon, Doug, Lars, Martin, Jan, Maria and Femke in creating “Social Connections 9”. It is my sincere wish that you will like this event as much as I enjoyed all the events I “only” participated in before.

This time I am presenting two sessions, one with Victor Toal on IBM Connections Administration and a renewed “Best and worst practises deploying IBM Connections”. I am looking forward to co-presenting with Victor – I think we are a funny, yet dynamic duo with strange German dialects (him Austrian and I Bavarian), but we will (try to) speak in English, so all the people can follow, not only Germans with a fair understanding of the more beautiful German dialects ….

So, this is enough of me, my opinions and an introduction into German dialects – you Can still register for this event and I urge you to if you have not done so yet – think of all the lovely folk you can finally meet and interact with!

Registration is still open and thanks to our great sponsors it will cost you only 179€ (excl VAT), which also covers the admission to the AWESOME gala reception.

What are you waiting for?

Social Connections 9 – 2 days left to submit abstracts

The call for abstracts for Social Connections 9 in Ehningen will be closed on monday! So if you plan to attend and want to share your knowledge you have only few days left to submit your abstract!

The first keynote speakers are announced and i see forward to meet John Stepper“Working Out Loud: How to make work more effective & fulfilling across your organization” and Silvia Cambie – “Convincing the C-Suite: Collaboration begins with Culture”

If you’re interested to attend the event you can register on Eventbrite, Social Connections 9 will be on 5th and 6th november in Ehningen, Germany.

Admincamp 2015 – i will be there

Admincamp 2015 will take place from 21st to 23rd September at Maritim Hotel Gelsenkirchen.

I will talk about “IBM Connections administrieren” and “IBM Connections Best Practise”.

During my first session i will show you the basic knowledge that you can manage your IBM Connections infrastructure, often needed tasks like reparent Communities, synchronise profiles, backup and basic troubleshooting.

The second session is the extended and updated version of my IBM ConnectED session, i will show you often seen mistakes during deployments, basic sizing thoughts and how to tune your environment.

The session will be in german and we have 90 minutes to cover all informations around IBM Connections deployment and administration.

You can find the whole agenda here.

You will find lots of well known people on this agenda like my colleague Christoph Adler, my former colleagues Andreas Artner, Denny Sternberg and Stephan Kopp, Alex Novak, Ben Menesi from Ytria, Ulrich Krause and much more!

I like Admincamp very much because Rudi Knegt and his team created a great event with lots of content and the evening party with networking and knowledge sharing (and free beer).

If you’re interested in IBM ICS software, please join the event, there are still some places available. If you add my name or the blog address into the “Besonderheiten” field, you will get 50€ discount.