Tag Archive: Speaking


I somehow managed to not post about this, but I will be speaking at Engage next week!  Previously, BLUG, Engage is one of my favorite conferences (previously user groups :-) ) to attend.  It’s an incredibly well-run conference and always in new and interesting locations.  And there is always loads of chocolate for the speakers.

I will be presenting “Improve Your Domino Designer Experience” with Julian Robichaux on Tuesday at 1:30.  (I think, the agenda is in non-US time format, so really, who knows)   ;)

Hope to see you there!  Please come on by and say hi!

IBM Connect 2014 Slides and Files

Here are the slides from my IBM Connect 2014 sessions.  If your looking for other people’s session slides, check out the database that Chris Miller has put together.

And here are the files for Show 102 - SHOW102

IBM Connect 2014

I am happy to say I’ll be speaking at IBM Connect in January.  I hope to see you there!

With Brad Balassaitis:

Uno! Deux! Three! Making Localization of XPages Apps as Easy as 1-2-3

Social Business doesn’t only happen in your native language. Developing an app that translates well into multiple languages requires more than just the application-level localization features built into XPages. Labels on forms and views columns are a big part of the story, but there’s much more to consider! Keywords (on forms and views), menu options, and programmatic error/information messages are some of the additional important aspects to consider when developing an application that is highly readable in each supported language. In this session, you’ll learn a proven strategy for managing all of these values for multiple languages and handling the locale-specific display of each value using resource bundles and a few simple library functions.

With Julian Robichaux:

Improving Your IBM Domino Designer Experience

IBM Domino Designer for Eclipse (DDE) has hundreds, maybe even thousands, of settings and customization options. But do you really know how to make it work well for you? We’ll give you favorite tips and tweaks for using DDE: making it faster, easier to use, and even how to track down some pesky errors. We will show you how to make DDE sing! (Literally, it will sing). Come to this session to get under the hood of DDE and make it do things you never thought it could do.

With Paul Calhoun, a show and tell session:

XPages: Still No Experience Necessary

Do you want to create an XPages application, but you’re not sure how to do it? We’ll show you how to build a sample help desk application from start to finish. Step by step we’ll show you how to create, read, update, and delete help desk tickets. Starting with the foundations of XPages development, we’ll introduce the most common XPages concepts like SSJS, data binding, custom controls, view and repeat controls, the extension library, CSS frameworks, and much more. Go home with a working application that you can use today!


Speaking at Connect 2014!

I was very honored to see I was listed in the recently announced first round of accepted Connect sessions.

Brad Balassaitis and I will be speaking about localization and translation in XPages applications with “Uno! Deux! Three! Making Localization of XPages Apps as Easy as 1-2-3″

See you at Connect!

Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun, OReilly Media Publishing

Confessions of a Public Speaker
By Scott Berkun
Publisher: O’Reilly Media

I’ve never seen Scott Berkun speak, so I have no idea if he is a good public speaker or not.  I can tell you that he has some of the best advice I’ve ever read if you are thinking about (or already do) public speaking.

“Confessions of a Public Speaker” is not just a book of advice for speaking. In fact, it isn’t really that at all — that is just a nice bi-product.  It is, instead, anecdotes from Scott Berkun’s own experience.  Real and honest anecdotes from his experience.  I don’t mean “real and honest” because I vetted the factuality of the stories, I mean that he isn’t afraid to embarrass himself.  He puts his mistakes up for review and makes the reader laugh about them, as well as learn from them.

From tackling fear, to preparation, to dealing with difficult audiences, he covers it all, including “what to do if your talk sucks”.  He covers hecklers and all the horrible things that can go wrong during a public speaking session.

I’ve spoken at quite a few conferences around the world and I know I learned a thing or 15 from this book.

Confessions of a Public Speaker

Obtained From: Publisher
Payment: Free

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