Slides for BP105 and BP109

Bruce has posted our slides for BP105 - Building a World Class Web 2.0 application With XPages:



The download of TaskJam is at taskjam.net. You can also watch the warmup video that we put together here on YouTube.

The slides for my other session, BP109 - Lotus Domino Web Development - How to do the right thing with the wrong design element can be downloaded here:



And the download of the sample app is at 11tmr.com/dotherightthing (just add a .zip" to the file that comes down and the nsf is inside).

A totally different view on Lotusphere

Lotusphere 2009 was my tenth, so you'd think I'd be used to it by now, but my view of Lotusphere this year was as a "booth babe" and speaker rather than a session attender, I didn't get to see any of the great technical content which is hugely disapppointing as there were probably 15 or 20 sessions I would love to have gone to. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up with the slideware and session downloads that a lot of people are offering. I also had to take the parties a little easy, so I even got 5 hours sleep one night.

In terms of the announcements we've already seen great coverage from the guys who were on the official blogger program. I have to say I'm not a huge fan of spreading the big news out during the week, I'd rather have all of the goodness in the OGS and then tailor what I want to find out about based upon that, but I understand the reasoning from IBM's point of view. In fact the OGS' generally were much slicker that previous years, even though they both overran quite significantly. And with The Blue Man Group, Dan Ackroyd and Benjamin Zander the guests were back up to excellent all round.

Gayle and Bruce had warned us that working on the show floor was harder than it looked, they weren't lying. By Wednesday evening we were all pretty well knackered with very sore feet and legs from all the standing and demo-ing. But both Kitty and Mark really went above and beyond in the amount of effort they put in for us. I can't tell you how much it is appreciated. Largely due to their work, the traffic to the stand, number of demos, trials and so on were far in excess of what we were expecting, it's going to be a very busy couple of months now I suspect.

Of course, as always the best thing about the week is the people, catching up with old friends, making new ones (there were a lot of new people attending this year which is great news for everyone). Volker's photo of the bloggers on the main stage after the closing pretty much sums it all up for me:



The dates for next year were announced, so see you in Florida from the 17th to 21st January.

Winners again!

Blimey, things just get better and better. In the Opening General Session we got some more great news that we won the CTO Award and were finalists in the Best in Show Award, so now we have two enourmous crystal awards on the stand and couldn't be happier.

I guess I should probably apologise for the lack of posts in the OGS liveblog, the other guys did a great job but Dec and I had serious network issues so couldn't really do anything.

I also spoke at Lotusphere for the first time, it was a great experience, and the room was pretty much full even though we had some serious competition in the same time slot.

The last couple of days have been absolutely unbelievably great. Best. Lotusphere. Ever.