ICONUK Sep. 21&22, London – I’ll be speaking again


Just got this in the email:

Good News! Your session IBM Connections – Installing the Free “Extras” and  Integrating with other Products has been approved for ICON UK 2015
Tim and I are finalizing the schedule and it should be online tomorrow.

Thanks again for your submission and we are looking forward to seeing you  in September

Will I see you guys there?

Dates:
Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Time:
Mon 08:00 – 19:00 (Gala dinner 20:00 – 23:00)
Tue 08:00 – 18:00

Location:
IBM Client Centre, IBM Southbank, Upper Ground, London

http://iconuk.org/

MWLUG 2015 – August 19-21 in Atlanta, GA: I’m Speaking – Are You Coming?


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I submitted for MWLUG again this year and one of my submissions was accepted:

IBM Connections – Installing the Free “Extras” and Integrating with other Products

The (absolutely riveting) topic will show you all the extras that you get as free entitlements IBM and a small assortment of for pay third party tools and applications.   I will be talking about asome of the tricks, tips and potential pitfalls of the install process and how to maneuver between the icebergs.

 

Will I see you guys there? It’s a great LUG and Atlanta is a fun city with great food and good Baseball … and it is home of the best Irish Pub of 2015 – who’d a thunk it?

My New Look – Thanks to Social Connections8


Just wanted to give a quick shout out to the whole Social Connections 8 team – it was a SOLID event and I had allot of fun. Events like this are always a n opportunity to learn something new and meet friends (old and NEW) at the same time. Plus, it never hurts that they lock the doors when I start speaking so I get my captive audience – in every sense of the word! And we all know – my DB2 themed presentation (it will be up on slideshare.com pretty soon) was riveting and mesmerizing at the same time. I had me people enthralled …

What I got out of Social Connections this time was more than just more knowledge, I also got a new look … thanks to Wannes for thinking this idea up – I especially like the fact that the picture/piece of art took 15 lbs off the real Victor and eliminated allot of my “facial flaws” …

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My LUG Wish List


Every website now supports some kind of wish list: Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Buy.com … you name it, they have a list in their databases that captured all those things I would like to buy but either have no money for or that my wife would take exception to … such as a new set of golf clubs, a full edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica, that blue Porsche I like (which list was that on again??)
… well you get it.

Now, just having been at yesterday’s DCLug I was wondering if I shouldn’t create a LUG Wish List for myself. And since we are in the era of social media and exchanging information – I am going to post it for all you to read. Here my top LUG wishes:

Speak at Hawaiian LUG

If that single Hawaii blog reader I have sends me a post card with an invite – I am there, brother!

Present at Rio de Janeiro LUG

I have not been to Rio in years, but I know I have so much to offer. Also, I think Brazilian coffee is among the best in the world and everybody knows daddy likes his coffee – it also helps me speak even faster than normal and I could present more content in the same amount of time. A clear win-win situation for all involved.

South African LUG: Co-present on how Lotus Products can ensure world peace with Nelson Mandela
Me and Nelson, we could seriously tear it up there. No more needs to be said.

Australia LUG Extravaganza

Present at (a? the?) Australia LUG that is scheduled to coincide with a Rugby Game between Australia and New Zealand. Incorporate Rugby sports and philosophy into the presentation of effective end user administration. End presentation with several pints of Fosters and maybe a Koala or two dancing on the screen. Clearly, I am the first to come up with that idea and it should be explored further.

Czeck LUG Experience

Be invited to present at the Czeck LUG that will be held at Czesky Budejovice. . My topic would probably be how to improve Lotus Connections deployments with the help of Budvar – a sure winner in my mind.  Anything  and everything works better when consuming some of the world’s best beer and it helps take the pain away from dealing with CA’s SiteMinder product. SSO at it’s worst . . . . .

And last but no least –

Be the Featured presenter at the All-France LUG in Moissac

This one is easy – my paternal grandmother was from Moissac and supposedly there is a handbag of hers still somewhere there int he municipal lost-and-found center that I could lick up. Also, it is some of the most beautiful country in France and has good food and nice people (after all, Grandma was from there) – we could then make part two of the LUG happen at Toulouse … just an idea.

Well, here you have it – my top LUG wishes. Now all we need is the power of social media and Santa Claus to make these wishes come true.

DCLug Meeting – 09/23/2010


I have been working for a client full time in DC for a few months now and some members of the DC Lug are at the same place – so after some beating and whipping by them I joined the DC Lotus User Group a month ago or do (it still hurts …)

Now, for the first time in a while (should I take credit??) there will be a DCLug meeting on Sept. 23 3-5. The meeting details are here.

There is also a DC Lotus Professionals group on LinkedIn that I think is a great resource to join as well. If you have a LinkedIn profile (I hope you do) and are anywhere in the greater Washington D.C. area, you should join that group.  Here is a link to join that group.