This year at Lotusphere you can pre-enroll for hands-on sessions which I think is great since it really helps you to plan out your schedule. I have already registered for mine and really suggest you hurry and do the same.
Remember that seats are limited and registration is on first-come-first served basis.
The following is from lotusphere.com:
Attendees will gather poolside at the WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN and DOLPHIN Resort on Sunday night for the annual Lotusphere welcome reception. This year the theme is Beach Blastyou’re invited to put on your most colorful tropical shirt and join us for a Beach Blast of massive proportions as we celebrate our 15th year of coming together at the premier event for the Lotus software community. Seriously, pack your flowered tropical shirt and wear it on Sunday night.
If you’re going to Lotusphere 2008, and
- you’re blogging,
- or want to be but aren’t yet,
- or are at the hotel early,
- or don’t have anything else to do on Saturday before Lotusphere
be sure to stop by the Big River Brewery (on the boardwalk) on Saturday at 3.30PM for the annual BALD (Blogger Annual Lotusphere Dinner). And for the record – it isn’t as much a dinner as just an excuse for drinking beer…
Unfortunately I got no speaking slot this year at Lotusphere. Although it was hard to read the e-mails on Saturday morning I feel a lot better after hearing about some of the other bright fellows who didn’t get a slot either. Congrats to all those who did and see you all in Orlando.
P.S.: If any are getting cold feet I’ll be more than happy to jump in… 🙂
Just finished submitting a couple of abstracts for Lotusphere 2008. Subjects covered are Java, test driven development and DXL.
Now it’s a matter of waiting…
Things to do:
- Convince girlfriend that it is indeed a good idea that you attend a 5 day conference in sunny Florida while on holiday. Check!
- Book flight. Check! (Lufthansa from Copenhagen to Orlando via Frankfurt)
- Book hotel. Check! (Swan)
- Conference registration. Check!
- Eagerly await January… Pending!
Looking forward to see you all there!
P.S.: Convincing the girlfriend that attending the blogger gathering on Saturday evening is important will have to wait a little while I think… 😉