Ben Langhinrichs

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Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.


Wed 19 Oct 2011, 10:24 AM
From various accounts, it appears that abstracts for Lotusphere 2012 will be solicited soon. It seems wise to me to throw out my ideas and let people tell me what they think before I submit the abstracts. Here are the two I have been playing with. Let me know what you think.

I'd Buy That! From Concept to Commercial (BDD track)
Drawing upon the experiences of seventeen years as an IBM/Lotus Business Partner developing commercial business applications, this session will discuss how to determine if your concept is worth pursuing, how to manage its development from concept to software that works to software that will sell. There will be an emphasis on practical suggestions for going where the money is, making the buy decision easier, working with international customers and harnessing social networks to spread the word without breaking the budget. This session is aimed at small ISVs as well as consulting shops and individuals that would like to be in the product business.

Lotusphere Sessions Database - Infancy to XPages (BP track)
The Lotusphere Sessions database has been a fixture, albeit an unofficial one, for the past dozen years. In this session, we'll chart the progress and show how changes in Lotus Notes and Lotusphere are reflected in the design and content of the database. In addition, we'll show practical ways in which the database has adapted, including the addition of layers, the introduction of BlackBerry and other mobile apps, and the recent upgrade to use XPages and ePub. Innovations past and future will be described and demonstrated. Join us for this trip through the past and into the future as the Sessions databases reflects the changing nature of IBM Lotus Notes itself.

My plan is to propose the first session for just me, but perhaps have another speaker such as Tim Davis (who will be surprised since I haven't mentioned it to him) for the second. Do you find these interesting? Would you go? Any feedback welcomed.

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