My IBM Connect 2014 sessions

It’s been a very busy fall and christmas for me so I haven’t bragged about being chosen to speak at IBM Connect 2014 on my blog besides creating a new static page for the event that will – eventually – sum up what I’m up to at the event. I am fortunate enough be have been selected to speak in two sessions – one with my good buddy Mat Newman (aka Yellow Man) and one solo. Below are the session IDs (probably subject to change), the session titles and the abstracts.

BP301 An Introduction to Working with the Activity Stream

The future of business is social and the activity stream is the way events and messages are communicated in the social business. In this session, you’ll learn all there is to know about the activity stream including exactly what it is, just how many streams there are, how to adopt the concepts to business applications and how to submit to the stream from other applications than IBM Connections. You’ll also learn important concepts such as submitting events to other people and as other people. This session is for you if you want to start working the activity stream but are unsure just how to get started regardless if your favorite development environment is JavaScript, XPages, Java or even the plain vanilla HTTP based REST API.

BP309 Next Generation Project Management: Collaborating Inside and Outside the Box

Working within teams challenges individuals to connect, coordinate and collaborate to achieve a successful outcome. Often, this involves managing vast amounts of information and tracking progress which traditional forms of communication struggle with. The Solution? IBM Connections! We’ll demonstrate how IBM Connections revolutionizes the way teams work by: connecting with appropriate expertise, communicating more effectively, coordinating effort effortlessly and collaborating productively from both inside and outside the box.

Better get cracking at preparing for the event which is just shy of 25 days away…

IBM Connect 2013 session

I was really happy to receive confirmation yesterday night that the session that I submitted with Ryan Baxter was accepted for the Best Practices track. I also co-presented with Ryan in 2011 on plugin development (they are cool you know!) and it will be great to be back on stage with Ryan.

The session is titled “In The Land Of Social Apps The API Is King” and will be all about developing API’s for your (existing) applications. The mantra these days is really “no api no fun” and it will be increasingly clear as you start your venture into supporting platforms such as IBM Connections and of course for IBM Notes Social Edition. The abstract of the session is below.

“It doesn’t matter if you are a developer in a large enterprise or a small startup – all developers face the same challenges. You need to build apps that run on multiple platforms, are easily deployable, flexible, and provide value to your end users. So how do you do that? The answer, APIs! Good APIs help you build desktop, web, and mobile apps, as well as provide tight integration into different platforms such as Notes, iNotes, and Connections. In this session we will show you best practices for designing and building APIs as well provide real world use cases for how it will help you build top notch apps. So whether you’re into XPages, iWidgets or OpenSocial gadgets for Notes Social Edition or IBM Connections this session is for you!”

I really look forward to seeing everybody in Orlando and at the session.