(Sort of) Speaking at Lotusphere 2012

I did not submit any abstracts for Lotusphere this year as I knew I would not have the time to properly prepare for a session, as usual though I have found a few ways to participate in the event, so if you are looking for me here are a few of the places you can find me.


I will be hosting a table at the lunch for the 750 Students that GBS is bringing to Lotusphere this year.  Following lunch I will be participating on a panel for the students.  I know what you are thinking “a panel really?”.  This is nothing like the panels at the OGS last year.  It is completely unscripted, and if it is anything like the panel I participated in last year for the students it will be a lot of fun again.  I am looking forward to this Ed has more details on his blog.


11:15-12:15 in Swan Mockingbird NERD101-Spark Ideas brought to you by The Nerd Girls you can read the full session description here, here is my abstract for the session

Get Cancer Get Social

Six months ago cancer made an unwelcome entrance in to my life, when my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming to say the least, and comes with a lot of doctors, opinions, medications, etc. The tools you may not think of immediately to fight cancer? A positive attitude, a sense of humor, a blog, twitter, and facebook. Hear the story of how these social tools make coping with and fighting cancer easier.

There is also a followup Birds of Feather session at 5:45-6:45 on Tuesday in Swan Parrot 2 ( I am still trying to work on my availability to attend the beginning of the BOF, not sure if I can make it yet, but it runs in to my next event below)

I am really looking forward to presenting, and watching the other talks at this session, you can see the full list of Spark presenters here.

6:15-7:30 in Dolphin Pacific Hall SpeedGeeking!

I had a great time at SpeedGeeking last year so when I was invited to present again I couldn’t say no.  This years presentation:

So you want to be a Blogger

You read blogs, now you want your own, or you have one, but you want to expand it’s reach. What about Twitter?.  This 5 minute session will give you the basics to grow or expand your existing blog, as well as some quick tips and tricks to get the most out of Twitter.

Not sure what speedgeeking is, read last years explanation.  It is sure to be a lot of fun, and a great way to learn a little about a variety of topics in a short amount of time.

See you at Lotusphere

One Response to (Sort of) Speaking at Lotusphere 2012
  1. Shrinivas
    January 12, 2012 | 5:51 am

    You are rocking Mitch, looking forward for your presenation on “So you want to be a Blogger ?in SpeedGeeking.