Made it safely home from AusLUG

So I made it safely home from AusLUG with rather uneventful flights. On both flights I sat besides riders from the Australian Paralympic Team heading to the paralympic road bike World Championships in Denmark the week after next. Very cool.

A warm THANK YOU to the AusLUG organizing commitee and to all the atttendees that made the inaugural AusLUG a BIG success.

Stuff learned while at AusLUG

  • Don’t pretend you like the All Blacks when Australia is playing them in rugby them and you’re in Australia
  • Apparently Paul Calhoun knows the FBI
  • There is no such thing as Tam-Tams and the Chit Chat Tim Tam Challenge just may be a real thing
  • The Aussies knows how to drink and throw an excellent event
  • iThings will likely cause the percentage of hearing impaired from 1 in 6 to 1 in 4 over the coming years

AusLUG and my sessions

G’day! I’m now in Sydney – have been since Thursday evening (GMT+10) – and I’m getting ready for AusLUG on Monday. Besides sightseeing I’m fine tuning my session presentations for the event. As always one of the cool things about the LUG’s are catching up with friends and I had dinner with Mat Newman and Paul Calhoun last night. Very nice and from what I hear from Mat it’s going to be a stellar event.

I’m honored to be doing two sessions:

  • How the Jedis do plugin development
  • OSGi – Application Development power Unleashed!

The first one is a tested and proven session to get people up to speed on developing plugins for the Notes, Sametime and Symphony clients. Attendees are taken from bare bones Eclipse to being able to develop sidebar plugins in 45 minutes – it really is that easy! The latter session is a brand new one designed to tell attendees about OSGi, what it is and why they should know and love it. OSGi forms the basis for so many things within the Notes client and the Domino server now (the XPages Extensibility library to just name one) and I find it crucial that you as a Notes/Domino developer know about OSGi.

I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of new faces on Monday and Tuesday and seeing a lot of people at my sessions. Come on in – it isn’t as hard as it sounds.

Leaving for AusLUG tomorrow morning

Is it tomorrow I’m leaving? Yup – sure it is. I’m really psyched that I’m leaving for Sydney and AusLUG tomorrow. I’ve been spending some time today making ready for the trip which I’m really, really, really looking forward to. Of course it will be hard to be without my wife and daughter for 9 days but the trip will make up for it.

See you all down under.