There is about 3 weeks until IBM Connect/Lotusphere will begin. This will be my 10 th. event, and I am looking forward as always.
So now is the time to start planning what to do and how. I will leave on the 24. January, so the first couple of days I will shop, and get rid of some jetlag.
Usually i go to Orlando Primium Outlets (Intnernational Drive and Vineland Ave), Florida Mall and Mall at Millenia.
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When the conference starts, I just hope I get to see all the things I want to. There will be new tracks this year.
Track 04: Technology Overviews and “What Now?” Sessions
Track 09: NEW! Spotlight on IBM Business Partners
Track 08: Customer Case Studies (from an IT perspective)
Read Gab’s Blog: http://www.turtleweb.com/turtleblog.nsf/dx/17102012120119GDAEWA.htm
All the usual track will of course be there, but I’am sure the new ones will give Connect/Lotusphere a new look.
Besides going to different sessions, i just want to mention a few other things/sessions I like to see at the conference as well.
The Great Geek Challenge, at the Fountain restaurant – also tuesday night
Speedgeeking (Last year it was tuesday night at the dining hall. Check the agenda)
Ask the Developers
Ask the Productmanagers
Gurupalooza – Meet the gurus
Closing session. A lot of people don’t see this, and some due to flight and travel. But if you haven’t left. Go see this. Its fun !
And then there is also to 2 parties. Sunday night at 6.30 or 7 pm. At the pool section, but i have heard that this year it starts in the showcase ! Check IdoNotes, he has written about it.
Wedensday night the is the party at one of the disney parks (Havent heard where is is this year – Anyone ?)
And, like all others i will walk alot, mayby drink more that usual (Kimonos), and eat alot of chicken/steak.
Hope to see a lot of new and old friends over there.
I’am sure it will be fun, i will do my best to make it. Say hi if you see me running arouns the halls.
I have also made a specific page for IBM Connect, and i will try to write during the conference, what i pick up / heard / learned etc.