Podcast: Opting In – Ed Brill talks about his new book

Today we spoke with Ed Brill (http://edbrill.com), Director of Social Business and Collaboration Solutions at IBM, about his new book. It’s called Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune 500 Product Manager, and it’s available both on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Opting-In-Lessons-Business-Fortune/dp/0133258939) and directly from IBM Press (http://www.ibmpressbooks.com/store/opting-in-lessons-in-social-business-from-a-fortune-9780133258936).

We discussed:

  • Why did you write this book?
  • Who is the audience?
  • What is the message of the book?
  • What has surprised you about the book?
  • What’s going on at IBM Connect related to the book?
  • And more…

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Must watch video for all XPages developers: What’s new in Domino Designer 9.0

Matt White has just released a free video that walks you through some of the new things you will find in IBM’s forthcoming Domino Designer on his XPages 101 site. Matt will be presenting at IBM’s Connect event and I highly recommend that you make time in your schedule to attend his sessions.

 

A change of seasons

Starting on January 7th, 2013 and going through June, 2013 I will be an instructor in the Computer Technology program at Vancouver’s Clark College. The four classes are:

Winter 2013 Quarter

  • Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121)
  • HTML Essentials (CTEC 122 – two classes)
  • Introduction to PHP (CTEC 127)

Spring 2013 Quarter

  • Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121)
  • HTML Essentials (CTEC 122 – two classes)
  • Advanced PHP (CTEC 127)

Teaching is something that I have always been interested in doing career-wise and, this opportunity provides me with an opportunity to give it a try. Over the last couple of weeks I have been guest lecturing and so far so good. The students are amazing and it’s a huge departure from the “enterprise” world that I came from. They offer a totally different perspective that I am welcoming with open arms.

At Elguji we are hard at work on IdeaJam 2.0 which is going to be a groundbreaking release. We have learned a lot about running a micro-ISV both in the on-premises world and the world of cloud computing. There are some amazing things you will be seeing from Elguji in 2013. We recently launched V1.3 of our popular IQJam product.

I will be at Connect 2013 with Gayle and will be delivering three sessions:

  • Apps, Apps, and More Apps: Meet the Very Best Open Source Apps from OpenNTF (with Niklas Heidloff)
  • Meet the Java Application Server You Already Own – Domino (with Serdar Basegmez)
  • How We Built CollaborationToday.info in a Matter of Weeks (with Per Henrik Lausten)

2013 is shaping up to be another amazing year and I would like to thank Gayle, my family and friends for their support.

Podcast: What’s New with IBM Wikis

We talked to IBM User Experience Development team members Amanda Bauman, Craig Lordan, Kevin Giles, and Mike Stewart about what’s going on these days with the IBM Wikis. Topics included:

  • History of the IBM wikis
  • Types of content on the wikis (it’s not just random information spread across various pages)
  • New features in the latest iteration of the wiki template
  • Improvements in navigation and search
  • Dynamic content control
  • And more…

Bonus trivia: did you know that the short URL to the Lotus (aka ICS) wikis is wiki.lotus.com?

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Podcast: Ethical Hacking with Paul Mooney

Today we had Paul Mooney Blog (@pmooneynet) from Bluewave Technology on the show to talk about the “Ethical Hacking Workshop” he ran in London. We covered:

The show runs 41:13.

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My slide decks from AdminDev2012

Last week I traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the AdminDev2012 conference being sponsored by The View. In addition to delivering two sessions on XPages, I was also part of a keynote panel of “IBM Champions”. All in all the conference was an excellent opportunity to interact with IBM ICS customers. I also had the opportunity to sit in on some great sessions being delivered by the other speakers.

The conference was also a blast from the past as there were several people who stopped by the conference to participate in the Washington, DC Lotus User Group. It was great to see Kevin Pettitt, Jack Dausman, David Gursky, Chris Byrne and many others.

Here are the slide decks from my sessions. Let me know if you have any questions about them.

Mobilizing Your XPages Applications

XPages Performance Tips

Julian Robichaux and I were also able to record a podcast with XPages masters Russ Maher and Paul Calhoun. Be sure and check it out.

UPDATE: Link to US Airports IBM Notes database (NSF)

It’s time for you to catch up…

Julian and I have received some great feedback on the last 5 Taking Notes episodes we did with Graham Acres, Alistair Rennie, Mikkel Heisterberg, Ryan Baxter, Nigel Cheshire, Craig Schumann and Alan Lepofsky. Topics included mobile app dav, activity streams, OpenSocial, Lotusphere 2012 and more:

Episode 152 – Mobile AppDev Strategies with Graham Acres

Episode 151 – Teamstudio Unplugged, with Nigel Cheshire and Craig Schumann

Episode 150 – Activity Streams of the Future, with Alan Lepofsky

Episode 149 – Learn about OpenSocial with Ryan Baxter and Mikkel Heisterberg

Episode 148 – Interview with Alistair Rennie IBM General Manager of Collaboration Solutions talking about Lotsuphere 2012 and Social Business

Thank you for listening and for your feedback.

Announcing AdminDev2012

The VIEW have announced the AdminDev2012 conference which will be held in Washington, DC on May 16-18, 2012. I will be attending and am presenting two sessions, one on XPages performance and one on mobile development using XPages and the OpenNTF Mobile Controls.

The list of sessions and speakers is impressive. Will you be attending?