Showing posts from May, 2013

Registration for MWLUG 2013 is Now Opened.

Registration for MWLUG 2013 is now opened.  We have expanded MWLUG 2013 to almost three full days this year with events starting on Wednesday morning.  We will have three special events, two workshops plus the evening reception on Wednesday.  As usually, we will have two full days of sessions on Thursday and Friday along with other events. In addition, on Tuesday just before MWLUG, TLCC will be offering a XPages TackItOn session for attendees that are interesting XPages training. We have some unique and fun surprises installed this year.  I am always thinking of interesting events. So look forward to announcements coming in the next few weeks as we get closer to MWLUG 2013. For more information go to . MWLUG 2013 is make possible by the generous support of our great IBM Business Partner community.  Our current MWLUG 2013 sponsors are: Corporate Sponsor BCC Gold Sponsor CDW Panagenda PSC Group Silver Sponsor Instant Technologies NotesC

Creating Twitter Bootstrap Widgets - Part II - Let's Assemble

Creating Twitter Bootstrap Widgets - Part I - Anatomy of a Widget Creating Twitter Bootstrap Widgets - Part II - Let's Assemble Creating Twitter Bootstrap Widgets - Part IIIA - Using Dojo To Bring It Together This is two part of my five part series "Creating Twitter Bootstrap Widgets".   As I mentioned in part one of this series, Twitter Bootstrap widgets are built from a collection standard HTML elements, styled, and programmed to function as a single unit. The goal of this series is to teach you how to create a Bootstrap widget that utilizes the Bootstrap CSS and Dojo. The use of Dojo with Bootstrap is very limited with the exception of Kevin Armstrong who did an incredible job with his Dojo Bootstrap, Our example is a combo box that we are building to replace the standard Bootstrap combo box. In part one, we built a widget that looks like a combo box but did not have a drop down menu associated with it to allow the user to make a select

MWLUG 2013 is Now Open for Abstract Submission

This year MWLUG celebrates it  5th  anniversary in providing our IBM community a first-class conference to network and share our knowledge in collaboration technology. This year, MWLUG will be held in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana at the Crowne Plaza Hotel - Union Station. We invite you to submit your MWLUG 2013 presentation abstract(s) for an opportunity to speak at MWLUG 2013. MWLUG 2013 provides you as a speaker a unique opportunity to share your knowledge of collaboration technology with our vase IBM community. Each year, we combine outstanding technical sessions with fun activities and networking events to help grow our vibrant community. As always our sessions include not only IBM related topics, but sessions on topics that helps you grow as an IT professional. MWLUG 2013 will include over 40 technical sessions, workshops, and events. Topics for MWUG 2013 include: Administration Application Development Best Practices and Customer Business Cases Mobility

What I did for the Past 5 Months - Becareful When You Are Volunteered

Right after MWLUG 2012 last year, my son volunteered me to participate with him on his Science Olympiad quest.  I figure it would not take too much time.  As a kid, I was involved with Science Fair competition for many years.  However, it seems things have changed.  I discovered that I was volunteered for the Mission Possible competition.  I was a bit surprised on the tasks that were required.  So over the next five months I had to build a Rube Goldberg machine that had 10 to 13 tasks.  In order to complete this machine, I would have had a machine shop at home.  Everyone has a machine shop don't they.  With no machine shop, I had to improvise with what tools I had.  Many many nights were spent in 20 degrees or less weather milling, sanding, cutting, and grinding wood and metal to make this machine.  Did I mentioned, that I do not have a heated garage nor is it attached. So after many competitions and modifications we were successful in winning Gold in the Regional Competition.  I

MWLUG 2013 Abstract Submission on Monday

For those who have been waiting, MWLUG 2013 Abstract Submission will start this coming Monday, May 13, 2013.  We expect a significant number of entries this year so make sure you submit your entry.

Creating Twitter Bootstrap Widgets - Part I - Anatomy of a Widget

Creating Twitter Bootstrap Widgets - Part I - Anatomy of a Widget Creating Twitter Bootstrap Widgets - Part II - Let's Assemble Creating Twitter Bootstrap Widgets - Part IIIA - Using Dojo To Bring It Together Twitter Bootstrap currently is the most popular open source responsive CSS framework. If you are using Bootstrap strictly as a responsive framework, you are missing out.  It is also a great framework for creating UI widgets and UI components. Bootstrap normally comes with JQuery plug-ins widgets like buttons, inputs, and drop-down menus.  You can use these plugins as a basis in creating more complexity widgets. In this five part series, I will walk you through the process of creating a Bootstrap widget by first understanding how Bootstrap widgets are structured, how to layout a widget, tie it together using Dojo, turn it into a responsive widget, and how to create it as a XPages custom control for you XPagers out there. There are three prerequisites to continue, you need