Last week i was at ConnectED 2015 in Orlando. I enjoyed the event very much, mainly because i met great old and new friends. The Lotus community is one of the best i’ve ever met, or i ever was part of.
After coming home i found out that i have a flu and the headache and need of sleep is not age dependent. So the visits to kimonos and dolphin bar are a little bit shorter than last year, but i enjoyed them nevertheless.
I did a session during ConnectED 2015, see the last version of slides here:
Today i read in Anderl Artners Blog, that he provides some Assembly Lines for TDI/SDI, which can help you with SPNEGO and mailintegration. Thanks for that!
So my vacation is finished, i enjoyed 13 lovely rainy days in bavaria and see forward to my next travels. Hope to get some sun at ICON UK in London next week.
I will speak with Sharon about Tips and Scripts for your daily business our session we made for Connect 2014 and which is updated for IBM Connections 5 now.
Admincamp will be at 29th september to 1st october in Gelsenkirchen. Admincamp is a great event with lots of technical content and no advertises, organized by Rudi Knegt and some more. I enjoy it very much to be again part of it, this year i will prepare three sessions with Klaus Bild.
41st DNUG will be at 11. and 12. November in Leipzig. I made some session proposals and will see if i can speak there and meet the german ICS community.
Last but not least Social Connections VII will be in Stockholm at 13th and 14th november. Agenda is still open, but i made a session proposal and see forward to meet the Connections User group there.
This week starts in the beautiful town Prague with Social Connections VI. I met great people and first of all i want to thank the organisation team for this great event.
At the end we made the traditional image with all attendees.
I enjoyed two very delicious dinners and had great discussions around IBM ICS, met old and new friends. After years of tweets, forum entries and virtual talks i finally met Martin in person and had an entertaining evening with him and Sjaak.
Big thanks to Oliver Heinz who made fantastic photos of prague, us and around the event. All pictures in this blog posts are made by him.
My session “Script it!
This time i made a session without support of Klaus or Sharon, but i was happy with the result and i hope that some attendees will help to get the IBMCNX Community scripts more complete.
And for everyone the offer again, you see the different kinds of persistent Skype group chats, if you want to join, send me a short message.
During this week we heared several announcements:
I see forward to Social Connections VII and hope to meet lots of you there!
This week i attended Engage in Breda. I had a session with famous Sharon Bellamy, we covered an update of our Connect 2014 session about “BP307 – Practical Solutions for Connections Administrators – Tips and Scripts for Your Daily Busines“.
I enjoyed it very much to be with lovely community guys, old and new friends. I want to thank Theo Heselman, he and his crew did and does a really great job to get us all together (350 attendees, 30 IBM Champions, 65 speakers).
Kitty and Warren Elsmore were with us again and made lovely copies of ourself in lego. Thanks to you too.
After closing session We4It has organized a shuttle to Hamburg. The travel was really good organized and we enjoyed soft drinks, beer and even a great meal at a rainy stop in the middle of the way.
Oli Heinz made great pictures at Engage and Bccon. He also saves this unforgetable experience:
Well prepared we arrived in Hamburg to be at the bcconde a new usergroup event in Germany. About 100 people were there, to see sessions, talk with speakers and sponsors. 7 of 30 IBM Champions which where in Breda made it to come to Hamburg and 6 of us had a short night there.
Session with Klaus Bild was the first time presentating the Connect slides in german and doing a session with Klaus. I see forward to make some new sessions with him.
On thursday i made a review of a IBM Connections environment in Hamburg. Nothing special, but some interesting effects. Main problem in my eyes is the internet proxy used here.
Flight back wasn’t special, but again i had to wait half an hour for suitcase at the airport. Finally i arrived at home at March 21st, 00:30.
There is only one word to describe this week:
This week i attended the Admincamp in Gelsenkirchen. It was a awesome event, where i met lots of friends and other cool people.
I made two sessions, you can find the session slides here, in this special case in german.
- Security and Administration of IBM Connections
- Save the mice – Scripting in WebSphere, Connections and DB2 (Online Version)
I have extended and translated the session slides from ICONUK.
You can download this Slides as ZIP:
- index.html is ICONUK Version
- index-ac.html is german AdminCamp Version
Here some of my impressions:
Oping session with Rudi Knegt
Very interesting, but sometimes hard to understand was the second evening:
Rudi live on stage and speaking in *rudisch *about geographic things of the Netherlands and flying dutchmen. Ulrich promised he has a video, i will link it here, when i have found it.
Resume: i enjoyed it very much and i’ll come back next year.