Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Very Successfully GRANITE LUG Meeting Yesterday

We had over 32 attendees yesterday at our February 2012 GRANITE meeting.  Half of the attendees were online from all over the Midwest and Southeast part of the United States.  Thanks to our speakers Russell Maher and Graham Acres for presenting plus Lisa Duke and Bernie Leung for helping with the LotusLive and voice conferencing.  We had a few technical difficulties, but everything went well.  This was one of the largest attendance we have had in a long time.

For attendees who attended online let us know your experience.  We would like expand the online broadcast as a permanent offering for everyone who would like to attend. You DO NOT need to be part of GRANITE or any local group to attend.

If you are have a local meeting, Lotus Live is a good way to broadcast your meeting to other attendees who cannot make it.  Just make sure you have good bandwidth to the Internet.  We are working on getting a permanent account so that we can use and share the account for broadcast LUG meetings.  More to come.

Hope to see more is our next meeting.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 2012 GRANITE Meeting, February 13, 2012 and Live Web Broadcast of Meeting

The February 2012 GRANITE Meeting will also be broadcast live using LotusLive on February 13, 2012.  So if you cannot attend in person you can attend via LotusLive. The event is open to every in the IBM community. However, you will not get the donuts, bagels, and Chicago deep dish pizza unless you attend in person at the IBM Center in Chicago.  To register for this event register using:

https://events.webdialogs.com/register.php?id=a97ff27aa0&l=en-US



 

February 13, 2012 GRANITE Meeting Agenda


(All times are US Central Standard Time)


08:30 - 09:00 AM 
Registration, Breakfast, Refreshments & Networking at IBM Center for on-site attendees

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
Presentation: "What's New With Lotus/IBM Update"
Presenter: Marcie Kane, IBM Collaboration Solutions

Marcie will provide the audience an update in on the up and coming IBM/Lotus events and what is new from IBM/Lotus.

09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Presentation: Showtime! An XPage Dynamic Table Managed Bean
Presenter: Russell Maher, President, RGM Consulting

Heard about or seen managed beans? Not sure how to actually use them in your real-life XPage application? Need an XPage dynamic table that is easily user-configurable, is very fast and allows users to save document drafts? In this presentation I will take you step-by-step through the requirements, logic, development, deployment and configuration of a dynamic table solution implemented via managed beans and XPage custom controls. By the end of this presentation you will have plenty of information to enable you to use this code in your own applications, a detailed explanation of how this works and why, and a better understanding of when, how and why to use managed beans in your own XPage applications. Everything is easy once you know how.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Presentation: Using A Mobile Approach: Proven Strategies For Mobilizing Your IBM Lotus Domino Applications
Presenter: Graham Acres, President, Brytek Systems

This session presents strategies to employ when planning to build a mobile application within your Lotus Domino environment. Whether you are a project manager, admin, developer or business leader, this session is for you. Using a real-world coast-to-coast mobile customer service application implementation project as an example, the presentation will address the challenges organizations face in first-time mobile projects and the strategies that work as a result. What devices will I support? Does the business team understand the user interface considerations of a smartphone or tablet vs a browser or Notes client when providing requirements? Does the admin team have the skills to support the mobile environment? Can I take advantage of my existing Domino infrastructure and skills? How will I test and support the app? How will the application be deployed? You will leave with an understanding of the key considerations involved in building a mobile application strategy for your organization.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Presentation: Lotusphere 2012 Recap
Moderator: Richard Moy, Managing Director, Phora Group

Attendees of Lotusphere 2012 will recap their thoughts about Lotusphere 2012.

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Presentation: MWLUG 2012 Planning Update
Presenter: Richard Moy, Managing Director, Phora Group

The MWLUG team will update everyone on the status of MWLUG 2012 and all the new things that are happening this year in Pittsburgh.

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Groups / Workshop / Networking

Focused, moderated discussion groups to address topics of major interest to attendees. So bring your problems, your laptops, your questions, and let's share some solutions. We can all learn something new at every meeting.