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10th annual Lotusphere Sessions db planned

Fri 11 Dec 2009, 08:13 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
The question has been asked by a number of people, so I guess I should comment on it again.  Yes, Genii Software is planning on hosting the 10th Annual Lotusphere Sessions database.  This year, Penumbra will be a co-sponsor (mostly so that somebody besides me can help make sure repeats and room changes happen in a timely fashion).  Some features will be the same (crazy layered schedules so you can figure out what sessions are in the same room visually).  Some features will be new (heavens, don't tell us there will be an xPage component!).  As usual, the Turtle Partnership will have their BlackBerry version and iPhone version synched up with the sessions db.

But the newest and most unexpected twists may come from you.  Every year, there are others who hitch their wagon to the sessions db and provide mashups or specialized versions or wacky plug-ins.  This year, YOU could be the one who makes a feature that everybody wants.  Cheers and adulation could follow your every step at Lotusphere (OK, maybe if you are lucky, somebody will buy you a beer or a milk shake).  Time to get cracking.  You know the basic data involved.  You know the popularity (4 out of 5 dentists who go to Lotusphere etch the sessions database on their patient's teeth).  So, what are you waiting for?

Lotusphere - where gray old farts like me go to discuss cool new technology...

Lotusphere - a bunch of old farts discussing new stuff.

Copyright 2009 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:

881.1. Craig Wiseman
(12/11/2009 02:53 PM)

You are a good man, Charlie Brown!

881.2. Aaron S.
(12/11/2009 08:03 PM)

Just so you know, 3 of those guys (excluding me, the guy in the green shirt) might just consider themselves gray old farts. There has to be a young fart in every group. Thanks for the "extra" publicity, we were pretty excited our pic showed up on Lotusphere's page.

(and looking forward to the session BB app...this will be my first LS with a BB, and NOT a windows mobile phone)

881.3. Phil A
(12/11/2009 09:42 PM)

Aaron is right about the young fart. I'm the oldest one in the picture and I started my career in IS about 9 months before Aaron was born.

881.4. Josh A
(12/11/2009 10:13 PM)

So Aaron is like, 32-34?