First I had the honor of being selected to speak at IBM Connect. This will be my sixth “Lotusphere” that I will be an attendee and my fourth as a speaker. David Leedy (of Notes in 9 fame, among other things) and I will be presenting “XPages: No Experience Necessary”, a show and tell session. Just like it sounds, this will be a from the ground up session, where we show you step by step how to create an XPages application. We’ll also send you on your way with a sample application.
Then IBM Champions were announced and I am proud to say, I am now one of them! I keep looking at the list to see if my name is still there! There are only 76 Champions worldwide and I am honored to be on the list.
Review: Killer UX Design
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 8:00a Kathy Brown Killer UX Design
by Jodie Moule
Publisher: SitePoint Pty, Ltd.
A basic, but thorough book on UX design, but probably not aimed at developers or other non-UX designers.
You Are Not Your User
Understand the Business Problem
Understand the User Context
Making Sense of What You’ve Found
Sketching to Explore the Design Concept
Prototype the Solution
Test, Learn, Tweak. Iterate
Launch to Learn about Behavior
The book itself “aims to be an introduction to user experience design”. I [read] Keywords: widgets
Speaking at Connect 2014!
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 8:31a Kathy Brown 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! [read] Keywords: connections
Article: Are You Using IBM Worklight?
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 10:11a Kathy Brown I’ve been seeing more and more tweets about it. I’ve heard a number of people mention it, and it’s entered my radar as something to learn more about, and that’s IBM Worklight.
So what is it? It’s IBM Worklight
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Article: Too Many If Statements Time To Switch It Up
This may be obvious to some of you, but it’s always good to cover the basics in case you missed it. If statements. IF your code (Haha! See what I did there?) has a lot of if statements and else if statements, in a never-ending string of impossible-to-follow conditions, THEN you should consider switching it up to a SWITCH statement.
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Article: What Does This Do – Firebug Lite
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 8:12a Kathy Brown In this video of What Does This Do for SocialBizUg.org? I demonstrate the Firebug Lite control. Very handy for getting debug information from users without them installing anything new.
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Article: What’s New in Designer 9.0.1
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 12:10p Kathy Brown In this article for SocialBizUg.org, I cover the important (to me) highlights of what is new in Domino Designer 9.0.1. Considering this was a “point release”, there are a lot of nice updates. Read all about them…
What’s New in Designer 9.0.1 [read] Keywords: domino
Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun, OReilly Media Publishing
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 8:45a Kathy Brown 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, anecdote [read] Keywords:
Article: It’s That Time of Year Again – IBM Connect
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 7:53a Kathy Brown Tis the season! The time of year for thinking about Connect and for submitting abstracts! On SocialBizUg.org, I wrote about this year’s submission, but also check out this article I wrote a few years ago on how to write an abstract.
Summer turns to fall and our thoughts begin turning to IBM Connect. I know, I still call it Lotusphere in my head, but now it’s Connect. Well, technically, Lotusphere is still a track within Connect, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
Here’s the offic [read] Keywords: collaboration
Article: Nominate an IBM Champion
Tue, Oct 8th 2013 8:13a Kathy Brown It’s that time of year again, where you can help recognize the efforts of people who are champions for IBM’s Collaboration Solutions.
It is once again time to nominate some IBM Champions. The current year of Champions include 73 Champions in the Collaborations Solutions area. I am proud to say I am included in that group. According to Joyce Davis’ post about the current nominations, we are from 17 countries around the world.
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Article: Why Won’t This Work?