Lotusphere / Lotusphere 


IBM should give Mr. Ben Langhinrichs full programmatic READ access to the Lotusphere schedule

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, schedule
Craig Wiseman24988 - 18 2007 / (0)
It makes NO sense that he has to work so hard for something that benefits IBM's customers. This would allow him to easily create and update the scheduling DB.

IBM should make Lotusphere information broadly available

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere
David Bailey1383 - 28 2008 / (1)
IBM and Business Partners invest heavily in Lotusphere.  In order to maximize return and value to the Lotus community, IBM should make a small investment to make sure the material is broadly available.  IBM should pay Ben Langhinrichs to attach presentation materials to his sessions database so they could be ...

Title session PDFs using the actual title instead of 'BP101.pdf'

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere
Jess Stratton1270 - 16 2008 / (0)
When Lotusphere makes the conference presentations available to us to download, we can download each track as an individual zip file. The problem is that all the presentations are titled things like "BP101.pdf", "BP102.pdf", etc.
If I want to look up a session from previous years past, I have to ...

ALL speakers need to provide presentation slides

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, speaker
Randy Smith3794 - 14 2007 / (0)
Every year at Lotusphere there are several session speakers that never bother to post their presentation slides and/or demos that they promised during their session. There are even more speakers that only post their presentation slides after much hounding by the conference attendees. I think that IBM should require that ...

Leave coffee out for longer than 15 minutes

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, refreshments
Matt White13605 - 14 2008 / (0)
Every year the disney-bots put the between session coffee away far too early, surely it could be left for an extra ten or fifteeen minutes to allow those who have had to walk from one hotel to another to get a drink before heading into the next session?

Bring back the Lotusphere CLP Discount

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, certification
Randy Smith3794 - 15 2007 / (0)
Special conference pricing for CLPs was offered to Lotusphere attendees for several years and then taken away last year. I think this really hurt IBM/Lotus' relationship with the certified community more than if they never offered it in the first place. Why not just offer us a token $100 discount ...

Show additional Times for Sessions that are scheduled more than once.

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, sessions, agenda
Dale Dean1339 - 23 2008 / (0)
In the pocket agenda and flipbook agenda, I would like to see all alternative times/days listed on each session. This would make scheduling easier than flipping through 2 different books to find out when that session is being presented again. IBM did this at the Blade Center X-Series Conference, and it ...

Blogger's Lounge

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, blog
Keith Brooks6439 - 05 2008 / (0)
We want to see a Blogger's Lounge, as many other large shows have now.
Perhaps part of the press area, but it's a place for us, and for others to come, meet, learn(we can schedule mini sessions) train, do interviews and of coursse blog.
Sponsorship is possible, and ancillary items ...

IBM to Review Last Year's Lotusphere IdeaSpace Suggestions

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, ls08, ls09, lotusphere2009, lotusphere2008
Bill Malchisky12192 - 10 2008 / (0)
Many of last year's suggestions still hold merit and may get buried by other ideas. Example: provide a CLP Discount, cross-index the Product Showcase catalog, help Mr. Ben Langhinrichs, etc. We posted them for a reason. IBM should review and strongly reexamine for inclusion, as they are quite relevant. Thank ...

Bring your power strip!

: Lotusphere / Other
: sessions, lotusphere
Richard Schwartz4594 - 29 2007 / (0)
Let's face it... there's aren't enough AC power outlets in session rooms, and there never will be.  If you're carrying your laptop with you in your yellow backpack, and if you're carrying the power brick, too, then the weight of a cheap little 6 outlet power strip isn't a lot ...

IBM Should Change the Slide Templates

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere
Christopher Byrne458 - 16 2007 / (0)
One of the few bad parts of Lotusphere is that the slide templates, for want of a better word, "suck". They do not suck in so much as how they try to have content laid out. They suck in how they are used by the speakers because of forced constraints.

Cross-index the Product Showcase Catalog

: Lotusphere / Product Showcase
: lotusphere, vendor, lotus
Bill Malchisky12192 - 25 2007 / (0)
This is a simple and effective enhancement. There exists no printed cross-index for the Showcase vendors by product name, or product type. Many people know the products, but are less familiar with the ISV. Would like a listing of product classifications by vendor (e.g. Fax, CRM, Project Managment) to better ...

Pose questions/ideas to speakers before and after sessions

: Lotusphere / Session
: sessions, lotusphere
Ben Langhinrichs7382 - 08 2008 / (0)
In Version 2 of the Lotusphere 2008 Sessions DB (now available to replicate or download), I have added a new collaborative feature that allows attendees, or potential attendees, to ask questions before, during and after sessions. Rather than just having each speaker guess at what the audience is ...

Increase number of votes for BOF Sessions

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, certification
Randy Smith3794 - 13 2007 / (0)
The Lotusphere 2008 session preference survey came out, which allows an attendee to vote for only 5 BOF sessions. With the "Communities of Interest" BOFs stuck on the bottom of a list of probably more than 100 BOF submissions, it doesn't look too good for the one I submitted (related ...

Provide suggested session paths

: Lotusphere / Session
: sessions, lotusphere, admin, developer, domino server, notes client
Dale Dean1339 - 26 2008 / (0)
Provide sheets with suggested session paths to take for those who are aimed at one particular product or goal.
Ex: Certification, Quickr, Sametime, Administration, Development, Archiving, etc.

Provide unconference space and let us run it

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, unconference
Dan Sickles1725 - 09 2008 / (0)
A few folks have suggested space for unconference sessions. Let them organize the unconference on the fly. IBM would just provide the space....and coffee.

Digital Bulletin Board for Positons/Contracts

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere
Keith Brooks6439 - 07 2007 / (0)
Not just from BPs and individuals but companies as well. If you need us, what better place to find us and interview us and solve your problems.
Partnerworld, can you do this or will this be part of the online Lotusphere registrants zone?

How about letting us park at the Swan/Dolphin for free?

: Lotusphere / Lodging
: swan, dolphin, lotusphere
Keith Brooks6439 - 01 2007 / (0)
You know we already got a big bump in price this year, couldn't you include parking passes for attendees at least? Not all of us can stay at the Swan or Dolphin.

Create and Impress with a true Social Network usage of the products

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, community, analysis, relationships, transformation, identity, privacy
Jamie Colpean1010 - 23 2008 / (0)
Expand the IBM Social Network Something I find interesting is the lack of social / business connectedness at this event. Yes there are a number of well known names and personalities. There are those who have put themselves out there to be known. However, there are thousands here that are ...

Accept Submission for non-Lotuspehere Presentations

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere
Peter Presnell28487 - 18 2009 / (0)
It seems like the competition to get a speaker spot at Lotusphere goes up each year.  As a devoted non-Lotuspehere attendee for the past 16 years I find that gaining access to the Presentations acts as a useful substitute.  Not as good as being there but I learn heaps.  My ...

Lotusphere Online Orientation Video

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, video
Randy Smith3794 - 17 2008 / (0)
I like the new look and features in this year's Lotusphere Online (most of them anyway -- I like the domBulletin discussion format better than the format they're using this year). However, it took me a while to figure out how to use some of the new features (or why ...

Fix the Session Guide and Mini-Flip Guide

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, sessions, guide
J Franchetti760 - 22 2008 / (0)

I watch everyone flipping through the mini-flip sessions guide (behind our names tags) and also through the descriptive guide.  There is no synergy between the two.  Plus, there is no single page summary of what is happening each day in chron order.

The descriptive guide is grouped by session tracks ...


Viral Videos Presentation session

: Lotusphere / Session
: advertising, lotusphere
Keith Brooks6439 - 09 2008 / (0)
IBM pays their agency a huge amount of money, and all we ever do is complain about it.Let us show you what we the people want to see shown so our execs or clients "get it" finally.
Not being an american idol watcher, and evidently in the minority, what ...

ideajam ideas - Lotusphere

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere
Foua Vang2960 - 16 2010 / (0)
After reading these posts and the blog post from one of the top innovators...I just wonder...but no matter what, for me I have gained knowledge in both admin and dev from the ideas and comments that are found and shared here...so I do find value in participating...

opt-in RFID location tracking

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, rfid
Erik Sorensen133 - 28 2008 / (0)
LS had those RFID tag readers all over the place to get demographic data about certain sessions.   I was thinking it'd be cool to be able to use that data in real time to track colleagues who get "lost" (or to track down that lotus dev who was supposed to get ...

Add stuff, share rides, etc to a new LS2008 Wiki

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere, wiki, share
Andrew Pollack2817 - 20 2007 / (0)
A new wiki has been set up to help people plan and have fun around Lotusphere.  
It won't work if you don't go play.  Everyone gets to be an editor!    
Go make good things happen, people.   I set it up, but I've totally opened ...

Ideas, anyone?

: Lotusphere / Session
: bof, lotusphere, sessions
Keith Brooks6439 - 01 2007 / (0)
Post your thoughts on BoF, sessions or wanted to see/learn things at Lotusphere.
Thanks Bruce for adding this.

Split sessions between hotels by track

: Lotusphere / Other
: lotusphere
chuck dean433 - 28 2008 / (0)
Since the conference is getting larger and sessions are now spread over the Swan, Dolphin and Yacht and Beach - with the possibility of having sessions at the Boardwalk if things continue to grow. 
Since administrators don't usually go to developer sessions and developers don't usually go to admin ...


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