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Lotusphere 2011 by the Numbers #LS11

Slowly starting to catch up from Lotusphere and try to capture it all before I either forget, or can’t read my notes (even the ones I typed).  You all know I love looking at numbers so here are some of my personal numbers, and some provided at the closing general session.








Steps per Day






Tweets per Day






Conference Numbers (from the Closing General Session)

2011-02-03 15.13.24

Note: I am still seeking clarification from the conference organizers if the bacon was for the conference over all or if this just represented Julian’s bacon consumption.

2011-02-03 15.13.33

I don’t know how they came up with this number, but I am guessing half of it is transportation to Universal on Wednesday (the only bus ride I took all week)

2011-02-03 15.13.50

Now this one is interesting, based on peak WiFi usage (during OGS perhaps?) iPhone was the most popular device at the conference, and there were tons of iPads as expected too.  I am not surprised that Android came in at the bottom of the pile, but I am surprised how far behind it lagged the other categories.  I used my iPad plenty during the week, but my Droid X was by far my primary device throughout the week.

While we are talking WiFi, this point will probably be made a few times but it is worth repeating, the WiFi was terrific this year, kudos to the Lotusphere team, this has been a pain point over the last few years, but they seem to have listened and figured it out this tear.

Lotusphere 2011 Departing Thoughts and Thanks

As has become my habit the last few years I like to capture a few thoughts and say thank you to a few people as I depart Lotusphere. It also seems to be becoming a habit that I am writing this on very little sleep as I have now been awake for almost 24 hours. I am looking forward to boarding the plane and sleeping right through the flight.

To start I have to say thank you to:

My wife – the week of Lotusphere is crazy enough with me being gone for an entire week, and the schedule does not allow for a lot of time to call home and talk. Besides taking care of 3 kids this years fun also included dealing with snow and terrible ice storms that turned our driveway and walkway into a sheet of ice. Oh and did I mention the snow day that kept the kids home and stuck inside all day? Here is a photo of the driveway all ice.

My employer who once again made it possible for me to attend Lotusphere

Karen Lilla and the rest of the IBM communications and PR staff who make the life of a blogger much easier at Lotusphere.

Last but not least, you! You know who you are… my friends… my Lotusphere family, always great to see you in person, while we now return to communicating in 140 character missives, Skype chats, etc… It really is the people that makes Lotusphere the special event that it is.

A few thoughts on departing (in no particular order)

Time moves too fast at Lotusphere, next year I am going to have to look more closely at my schedule, and try to slow it down a little.

The track managers do an incredible job, from selecting the sessions to making sure the slides match the abstracts. It is a tough and somewhat thankless job, but from the sessions I attended, and conversations with others they seems do have done an excellent job.

Lotusphere seemed busy this year, crowded hallways, packed sessions.

You can walk a lot more then usual in a Lotusphere day than a regular day

My limit riding the Hulk is 3 times, the 4th one took time to recover from.

Lots more to be written about Lotusphere 2011 but for now it can wait…. First sleep.

Blog Monkey ready for Gurupalooza

Live Blogging: Ask the Product Managers #LS11

An attempt to live blog Ask the Product Managers

I was really lucky to meet a couple of world famous authors at

behind the scenes IBM Smarter Data Center at Epcot

which Luis is which?

Live Blogging: The Future of Social Business #LS11

Join Luis Benitez and I as we provide live coverage, commentary, and photos from the Wednesday Keynote “The Future of Social Business”.  Feel free to post your own comments or questions, we will do our best to respond.

Check out the complete Live Blog Schedule.

@u235 didn’t get designer on Mac but he got this as a consolation prize

Live Blogging: Lotus Application Development Strategy #LS11

Live coverage and commentary of the Lotus  Application Development Strategy session.  Feel free to post comments and questions I will do my best to respond.