Lotusphere Recap: The Blogger Open

For the third year following the Lotusphere Closing General Session a group of people headed over to the Fantasia Garden Mini Golf Course for the “Blogger Open”.  This year we had 60 golfers out on the course, and it would appear that Disney is willing to have us back again next year again.

Big thanks to the event sponsors

Special thanks to GSX for providing the grand prize, and to  Research in Motion, the London Developer Co-op, HADSL, and the IdoNotes Podcast for providing additional prizes.  Congratulations to  Mike McGarel for his excellent performance in Lotusphere Idol, and for once again taking on the challenge of designing and building the Blogger Open website (done in XPages of course).   Also thanks to Joe Hoetzl for the blogger open graphics.

Congratulations to all the winners (and losers since they got prizes to) and thanks to everyone who showed up to play and have a good time.

Thanks to Warren Elsmore for taking some pictures and letting me use his camera to take others.

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If not before see you all again next year in Orlando, and put the 4th annual Blogger Open on your calendar for January 19, 2012.

7 Responses to Lotusphere Recap: The Blogger Open
  1. Andy Donaldson
    February 11, 2011 | 8:35 am

    Thanks Mitch and ALL the sponsors for putting so much time and effort into putting this event together. It’s always a GREAT time and perfect way to end the week. Just one of those things I think that sets this community apart from others.

  2. Antoine Leboyer
    February 11, 2011 | 11:11 am

    I will do everything to join next time. Count me in …


  3. Darren Duke
    February 11, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    Typical…the bloggers and the community do all the work and then ISSL come in and steal the show 😉

    (the winner was an ISSL dude)

    • jim P
      February 11, 2011 | 12:40 pm

      I was surprised to have ended up with the low score. I’m not is Sales after all =D .. Our team was trying to win the last place prize ! which we only missed by one stroke .. is Lisa still mad about that ? =(

      -ISSL dude =)

  4. Theo Heselmans
    February 11, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    Mitch, I concur with Andy. Great job, cool sponsors, lovely people, tasteful beer, just plain fun. I’ll be there next year too.

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  6. Mat Newman
    February 11, 2011 | 5:36 pm

    Thanks everyone for another great SOCIAL event at Lotusphere, looking forward to doing it again next year 🙂