MWLUG 2011 – PSC will be there

The Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2011 is back again for the third year. This year it is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel.  And once again PSC will be there.  We’re one of the sponsors and our team – John Head and Luis Guirigay – is speaking.  John has a couple of sessions on why developing modern apps in Notes/Domino makes sense.  Luis, together with Kim Greene, will deliver their ever-popular session on Domino Health Checks.

Overall, the Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2011 includes over 35 sessions and workshops covering topics including application development, system administration, best practices, and social business.

Benefits of MWLUG 2011

MWLUG 2011 provides you as an IBM Lotus professional many benefits including:

  • Over 35 sessions and workshops
  • Breakfast and lunch for two days
  • 50% off one IBM Certification Test
  • Networking with other Midwest IBM Professionals
  • Wednesday evening reception
  • Thursday networking and fun event
  • Access to experts of IBM solutions
  • Free XPages workshop

MWLUG 2011 Registration

Registration for MWLUG 2011 is now open. Registration is $35 that will be donated to your favorite Lotus user group.

To register go to:

About MWLUG 2011

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‘Twas the night without Twitter

So this was quite a refreshing experience…

The first social event at MWLUG, the pre-conference informal get-together, brought together 17 of us.  Is started off with a couple of rounds of drinks at the Crowne Plaza hotel and ended with a dinner at Roditys.  (Roditys just happens to be my favorite Greek restaurant, so I was very happy to hear that everyone liked the food.)

What made the night really special was a refreshing absence of business and Twitter in our conversation.  Majority of the people that got together I met for the first time face-to-face: some I’ve never met before, others were on-line acquaintances  from  the Lotus community.  But our conversation seemed like that of old friends.  I admit, I don’t remember what it was all about, but I do remember that there were no awkward silences.  And even more so, I don’t remember seeing anyone pull out their mobile device to Tweet.  Maybe they did and I just didn’t notice.  If they did, I applaud their stealth.  If they didn’t — cool!

Social events at MWLUG

If you’re coming to MWLUG, here are a couple of social events that are being organized.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Since a number of attendees are staying at the Crown Plaza Hotel, we are having an informal get together.  A number of folks are arriving early.  If anyone would like to join us, we are meeting in the hotel lobby at 7:00 PM.  This is no Lotusphere, don’t look for yellow backpacks to identify others.  But we shouldn’t be too hard to spot.  When in doubt, look for a white bald guy — me.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

After cruising the Chicago River and Lake Michigan on the architecture boat tour, attendees are invited to join us for the MWLUG Conference 2009 Social Networking Event. It will be held at the Chicago Hyatt Regency from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM.

More details on the second event we will provide at MWLUG.

MWLUG is coming next week

There’s a bit more than 1 week left before MWLUG kicks off in Chicago on August 27th.  If you haven’t registered yet, do so and do so soon.  If you live in Midwest and particularly around Chicago and are a Lotus user and fan, you almost have no reason not to attend.  For myself, I’m looking forward to attending a conference where I don’t have to travel out of town.

PSC, while sponsoring the event, will be presenting 3 separate sessions.

Integration and Coexistence: Leveraging Lotus and Microsoft products to build better solutions” by John Head.  While John and I usually co-present this session at Lotusphere, the 1-hour format of LUG conferences makes it kind of silly to have 2 presenters up there.  So this will be John all himself.

Enabling your Applications with Complete Rich Text Editing on the Web” by yours truly.

Implementing DAOS and ID Vault” by Luis Guirigay.  Luis will spend the 2 days prior to MWLUG teaching a Domino 8.5 upgrade workshop.  So all topics of new and exciting features of 8.5 will be fresh on his mind.  Come by and ask questions.

Hope to see you all there.

MWLUG conference 2009 registration opens today

The registration for 2009 Midwest Lotus User Group Conference opens today.  For more information on the conference and to register visit the MWLUG site.  

And don’t forget to register for the Notes & Domino 8.5 upgrade workshop to be held in the 2 days prior to the start of the conference.

Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2009

The Lotus User Groups of the Mid-West are pleased to announce the Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2009.  This two-day event will be held on August 27 & 28, 2009 at the IBM Center located in bustling downtown Chicago:  Hyatt Center, 71 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606

The Lotus User Groups from Central Ohio, GRANITE (Chicago), Minnesota, Northeast Ohio, Northeast Wisconsin, Southern Wisconsin and West Michigan have joined forces to bring Lotus Users and Partners an opportunity to learn, network, and socialize with each other.

In an intimate setting, the two days will be packed with opportunities to exchange knowledge and compare experiences with colleagues in the industry.  The event will allow participants to get an inside look at solutions and associated products that make Lotus products the leading collaboration solutions for the enterprise.  An intensive day and a half of learning with technical sessions and workshops will be capped off with fun times as the group has the opportunity to enjoy local Chicago attractions.

“This will be a great opportunity for the Lotus user community to connect and discuss the platform at an in-depth level,” said Richard Moy, President of the Granite Lotus User Group (Chicago).  

“This is a great opportunity for users in the Midwest to attend a premier Lotus user event close to home, and network with a broader segment of the community”, added Barb Skedel, President of Northeast Ohio Lotus User Group.  

Given the popularity of the event, attendance will be limited, so it will be important for participants to make their reservations early.  More details will be available soon. Registration begins on June 1st at