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Announcing the MWLUG 2014 Sessions and Workshops

We are please to announce the MWLUG 2014 sessions and workshops.  We have 43 sessions and workshops that will be presented starting from Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM all the way to Friday 5:00 PM, August 29, 2014 with food and fun before in between and afterwards. This year we had the largest number submissions from IBM customers.  Also, this year we had the largest number of submissions by potential speakers. Congratulations to all the speakers that had their submissions accepted and thank you to all the speakers who submitted their abstracts.  The MWLUG 2014 speaker committee had a hard time rejecting the great abstracts that we received. Unfortunately, we only have so many slots.  So don't miss this chance to attend MWLUG 2014 and receive 47 hours of technical and business training plus food and fun for the cost of a few Starbucks coffees. Help connect the human community the most important community!!!

Preliminary Schedule for MWLUG 2014

Since everyone keeps asking.  Here is the preliminary schedule for MWLUG 2014.     Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Optional Social Event  1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Workshops and Sessions 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Exhibitor Showcase Reception Thursday, August 28, 2014 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM - Breakfast 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Opening General Session 11:00 AM  to 12:00 PM - Sessions 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM - Lunch 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM - Sessions 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Thursday Social Event Friday, August 29, 2014 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM - Breakfast 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Sessions 12:30 PM  to 01:30 PM - Lunch 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM - Sessions 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM - Closing Session

Announcing the MWLUG 2014 IBM Opening General Session Speaker

As we head towards MWLUG 2014 in August things are picking up steam and we are quickly moving forward in providing you one of the best ICS user group conference of this year.  We have many things planned and a few surprises.  If you miss this year's MWLUG, you will be missing something that you may never have a chance to experience again. So don't miss it.  We will be announcing this the near future.  The theme of MWLUG 2014 is "Connecting the Human Community" and this is what user group conferences bring to our community.  It is an opportunity to network and learn from our colleagues within our community. I am please to announce that one of the newest member of our community, Kramer Reeves, Director of Product Management for Collaboration Solutions , will be the IBM Opening General Session speaker.  Kramer who became the Director of Product Management for ICS last year comes from an area of great interest for me, business process management.    Kramer Ree

Transforming Domino into a Social Collaboration Platform, Part 3 - Teaching an Old Dog To Do New Tricks

Transforming Domino into a Social Collaboration Platform, Part 1 - Where Do We Begin? Transforming Domino into a Social Collaboration Platform, Part 2A - Experimentation Transforming Domino into a Social Collaboration Platform, Part 2B - Experimentation So now that we had all the tools and capabilities to create our social collaboration tool, what should be build? We wanted to build a SMB solution similar to IBM Connections or Yammer, a small business solution that utilized the power of enterprise technology. So we were all set with our mighty tools in hand and created our new social collaboration solution.  Like all application development, how a designer/developer thinks is not how users thinks. We developed our first version in early 2013 and users shot it down!!! How there they? But the true set in.  From our discussions with our clients and watching how they worked, they were not interested in a general social collaboration tool, but a focused solution that provided only