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Tri State LUG 2012


I have been getting a lot of questions lately about plans for Tri State LUG 2011.  Tri State LUG will be taking a hiatus in 2011, but will be back in 2012.

As always the interest in the event by sponsors, speakers and attendees is greatly appreciated, and we will be back with another terrific event in 2012.

If you are looking for a LUG to attend there are two coming up this summer

IamLUG taking place August 1-2 in St. Louis, MO, with TackItOn Sessions which are excellent training opportunities on August 3rd.

The Midwest Lotus User Group (MWLUG) is meeting August 24-26 in Milwaukee, WI

You can find recaps of our 2009 and 2010 meetings here.

Tri State LUG Wrap Up

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This past Monday we held the 2010 edition of the Tri State Lotus User Group.  We had close to 100 attendees for a full day event, kicked off in the morning with Alistair Rennie’s Keynote, wrapped up with Kevin Cavanaugh presenting the Collaboration Roadmap, and a full slate of sessions in between.

Alistair and Kevin both presented very informally, taking lots of questions from the audience throughout their presentations. They also presented quite a bit of the same information that they covered at LoLA the week before, giving the audience a real glimpse of what is coming short term, and what they can expect to hear more about at Lotusphere 2011.

Special thanks to GSX, Teamstudio, PSC, and SGA Business Systems for their sponsorship, and to IBM for providing the facility and Logistics support. Kathleen McGivney is the master organizer, seeing to every last detail (and there are many of them) to make the event a huge success.

Thanks to Matt White for all his support with the LUG Site template, and to Joe Hoetzl for creating the Tri State LUG Graphics, and presentation templates. Joe also served as our event photographer you can see photos of the even in the Tri State LUG 2010 Flickr Set.

Big thanks of course goes out to all of our speakers, we are working on getting all of the session slides uploaded to the Tri State LUG site (some of them are already there) click in to the individual sessions to find the slides.

Here are some links for more information on Tri State LUG 2010

My live blog of Alistair Rennie Keynote
My live blog of Kevin Cavanuagh Collaboration Roadmap Session
Chris Miller:Tri-State Lotus User Group live keynote with Alistair Rennie
Chris Miller: LotusLive Notes cloud hybrid modeling
John Head: Did you notice the IBM Lotus news that came out of TriState LUG yesterday? Bunudle of Tweets from Tri State LUG
Twitter Search for TriStateLUG

I guess all that is left to do now is begin planning Tri State LUG 2011

Live Blogging: Alistair Rennie Keynote at Tri State LUG

Live Blog of Alistair Rennie’s Keynote at the Tri State Lotus User Group

Kevin Cavanaugh to Present the Collaboration Roadmap at Tri State LUG

Have you registered yet? In case Alistair Rennie delivering the keynote, and the great session line up we have isn’t enough Kevin Cavanaugh Vice President, Messaging and Collaboration Software, has been added to the Tri State LUG lineup. Kevin will present the Collaboration Roadmap. A picture named M2 “In this session, we will discuss the messaging and collaboration product family roadmap, including plans for Lotus Notes and Domino in 2010 and beyond.  Come hear about ways to reduce your operational costs and deliver increased organizational value.  This session will also showcase the roadmap for Lotus Symphony and productivity tools, Alloy by IBM and SAP, and Lotus Protector security products” Please Join us for Tri State LUG on October 11, 2010 in NYC.

Announcing Alistair Rennie as Keynote Speaker for Tri State LUG 2010 Registration is Open

Registration is now open for Tri State LUG 2010, join us in NYC on October 11, 2010 for a jam packed day. A picture named M2    Alistair Rennie, General Manager Lotus Software and WebSphere Portal will kick off the day with a keynote address, followed by a full day of sessions. Our speakers list includes Bob Balaban, Kathy Brown, John Head, Bill Malchisky, Chris Miller, Mary Beth Raven, Julian Robichaux, and we will be adding others shortly. Follow tristatelug on Twitter for all the latest information. Space is limited don’t wait Register Today Special thanks to out sponsors GSX, Teamstudio and PSC for their support, and for letting us keep the event Free for attendees.

Announcing Tri State LUG 2010

A picture named M2 I am happy to announce Tri State LUG 2010 Scheduled for October 11, 2010 in New York City.  Visit the Tri State LUG web site for more details, and check back often as we will be announcing our keynote speaker, agenda, and speaker line up over the coming weeks. If you are interested in sponsoring or speaking at the event please get in touch. Follow TriStateLug or it’s organizers on Twitter Jim Casale Kathleen McGivney Mitch Cohen Tri State Lotus User Group

Recap of Tri State LUG

This past Monday the Tri State Lotus User Group held our first full day event in NYC, by all accounts the day was a terrific success.  Bob Picciano got the day off to a great start delivering his Keynote, along with some terrific demos from Chris Crummey.  Chris Miller live blogged the keynote not to reiterate the whole thing here, but two of the quotes that Chris captured in his post stood out in my mind as I listened to the session.

There is never a better time to be involved with collaboration


We will see some new paradigms in collaboration at Lotusphere 2010

Guess we have to wait about 66 more days to hear about them!


Following the keynote session we had a full day with 3 concurrent sessions running in each time slot, and followed by a reception in the evening. I have been receiving many requests for the presentations given, we are working on assembling them all and will post them on the Tri State LUG site when they are all in. In the meantime many of the speakers have blogged their sessions:

Luis Benitez – Extending Lotus Connections with TDI to import data from your Domino databases

John Head – Integration and Coexistence: Bridging the gap between your Lotus Notes & Domino applications and Microsoft Office, Visual Studio.NET, and Lotus Symphony to build better solutions

Paul Mooney – DAOS – Step by Step

Bob Balaban – Advanced Programming with Notes/Domino COM Classes

Bruce Elgort & John Head – OpenNTF, the Lotus Notes & Domino open source organization

David Leedy – Xpages: After the Introduction Since we were in an IBM facility alcohol was not allowed, but

Rob Novak improvised and instead of Free Beer delivered Free Beer… Sweet! serving Root Beer instead (and next time you speak to Paul ask him what he thinks of Root Beer or better yet buy him one!)

Big thanks to all the speakers for taking the time out and travelling to NYC to help make the event a success, and of course to our sponsors (GSX, Mainsoft, and TeamStudio) who made the event possible.

Special thanks to Kathleen who oversaw every last detail and made the event run as smooth as it did.

You can see more pictures in my Tri State LUG Fall 2009 Meeting set on Flickr (Thanks to Jim Casale for some of the photos) Finally stay tuned, we are already looking ahead and planning our next event.

We Just Call it Tri State LUG but really……..

Last night I was thinking about the speakers and the agenda for our upcoming event in NYC on November 9.  When we formed this group earlier this year we wanted to cover what is known as the Tri State Region (New York, NJ and Connecticut).  With just over a week to go until the event we have attendees registered from at least four (the three mentioned and Pennsylvania)  maybe  five states  and Speakers coming from 2 Countries, 8 States, and 1 US Territory.  So whatever state, country, or territory you happen to live in you are welcome to join us, but if you don’t want to be waitlisted you need to register now! Here is a a map showing where the speakers are coming from tri-state-speakers

Agenda for the November 9th Tri State LUG Meeting is up – Have you registered yet?

A picture named M2 If you have not registered yet for our full day meeting on November 9th stop reading this post and register now!! Space is limited and we are getting very close to waitlisting people.   OK Now that you have registered check out our Agenda   Did I mention the event is FREE? Check out the presenters we have lined up Bob Picciano General Manager for Lotus and WebSphere Portal Software will kicking off the day with out keynote.  We then have a full day of break out sessions presented by: Bob Balaban Bruce Elgort Chris Miller David Leedy John Head Luis Benitez Paul Mooney Rob Ingram Rob Novak

Announcing the Fall Tri State LUG Meeting with Keynote Speaker Bob Picciano on November 9th

I am pleased to announce the Fall meeting of the Tri State Lotus User Group taking place on November 9, 2009 in New York City, and featuring a Keynote address by Lotus General Manager Bob Picciano.  

NEW MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT! Next meeting will be an all-day meeting on November 9, 2009 in New York City. Lotus General Manager Bob Picciano will be presenting the keynote, and we will have an exciting lineup of speakers throughout the day!

The rest of the agenda will be available shortly, but registration is now open, and with limited capacity we suggest you reserve early. Follow TriStateLug on Twitter for all of the latest news.