Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Event - Social computing with Lotus Connections - 11-13 September 2007 @ IBM Hursley Park

IBM Lotus Connections is social software for businesses that empowers you to be more innovative and helps you execute more quickly by using dynamic networks of coworkers, partners and customers.

In this workshop, you will learn how this software enables you to promote collaboration and innovation by connecting people with common work objectives or professional interests. It helps you harness the inherent social drives of the people in and around your company, and makes it easy for people to connect in new ways—which is the key to unlocking and leveraging all the skills within your organization and beyond.

What you will discover by attending this workshop

* The components, features and functions of Lotus Connections:
o Profiles: Search for and find people based on criteria such as name, organization, location, reporting structure and interests.
o Communities: Groups of people who share a common interest can collaborate with one another by exchanging and sharing information or interacting with one another using IBM Lotus Sametime and e-mail.
o Blogs: Communicate with your peers or colleagues and nourish innovation.
o Dogear: Save, organize and share bookmarks; discover bookmarks that have been qualified by others with similar interests and expertise.
o Activities: Track your work with a dashboard; invite and share your tasks with others; and manage work items.
* Available development tools
* How to set up, configure and use each feature of Lotus Connections
* How to incorporate the features in existing applications and Web sites

Highlights

* Become familiar with the setup and use of Lotus Connections features
* Understand the functions provided by each feature
* Understand how the features work with each other as well as how they can be incorporated into other applications and Web sites
* Learn how to use the tools and underlying servers to configure the products for use
* Hands-on labs

Prerequisites

* This workshop is intended for IBM Business Partners, but customers will be accommodated on a space available basis.
* Good technical understanding of Internet concepts
* A general understanding of object-oriented programming concepts, systems and languages
* Also helpful, but not required:
o Some knowledge of Web 2.0 concepts
o Previous experience with Lotus Sametime or WebSphere Portal
o Familiarity with the Rational Application Developer (or Eclipse) development environment

https://www-304.ibm.com/jct09002c/isv/spc/events/lotus_connections.html

Apologies for my absence

Vacation and work pressures ( yawn ) have got in the way ....