This June is Learning XPages month, and the Midwest Lotus User Group (MWLUG) wants to make July "Build XPages" month :-).
MWLUG is sponsoring an XPages application design contest called the XPrize Design Competition. The idea to create a new application based on one of the Nifty Fifty templates from the Notes R3/R4 days. Modernize an application while you modernize your skills!
Everyone, not just MWLUG attendees, is invited to participate. Test your design skills and win one of the sure-to-be-cool, as-yet-undetermined prizes!
Submissions open up June 20th when the official form is posted. Winners will be announced Friday, August 26th during the MWLUG closing ceremony at this year's conference.
Our IBM Connect 2013 Slides and Sample Db
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 12:10p Mike McGarel On his blog, Paul Withers published a zip file containing updated presentation slides and sample database for our session, "It’s Not Herculean: 12 Tasks Made Easier with IBM Domino XPages" (BP206).
Since I'm a big fan of single sourcing, I'll just link to the blog post.
If you have any questions about it, feel free to contact me at mcgarelgramming at gmail.com. [read] Keywords: domino
My IBM Connect SpeedGeeking Session
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 11:10p Mike McGarel Last week, at IBM Connect, I participated in one of my favorite annual sessions, SpeedGeeking, where a group of speakers simultaneously present to a small audience that moves from speaker to speaker.
I showed one way to create a faceted search page in XPages, based on a project I posted on OpenNTF.
As promised (was it really a week ago already?), I posted the presentation deck on Slideshare. I hope you find it useful. [read] Keywords: ibm
It's Easier With XPages
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 9:11a Mike McGarel Next week, at IBM Connect 3013, Paul Withers and I will demonstrate several ways that coding in XPages is more efficient than coding in classical Domino techniques.
We'll have a little history, a little mythology, code you can re-use and a lot of fun!
Below is our session information from the online agenda:
BP206 : It's Not Herculean: Twelve Tasks Made Easier With IBM Lotus Domino XPages
Description: If you, as a developer, are asking "How can I get my job done quicker with XP [read] Keywords: domino
MWLUG 2012: People First, Technologists Second
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 9:08a Mike McGarel Another great Midwest Lotus User Group conference, MWLUG 2012, ended last week. Personally, I learned a lot from the speakers who were generous enough to share their knowledge. Likewise, I hope Roy Rumaner and I were able to help those who attended our "Customizing OneUI" workshop with their XPages journey (slides will be published soon).
For me, though the most valuable part of LUGs and larger conferences like Lotusphere is connecting with people. At every LUG, it is wonderful to see old fr [read] Keywords: domino
My LS12 SpeedGeeking Session
Wed, Jan 25th 2012 11:12a Mike McGarel The slides from my SpeedGeeking Session, "Two CCs of Layout -- Stat" has been posted on here on Slideshare.
In it, I describe the benefits of using the basic XPages technique of an outer custom control with common layout elements containing an inner custom control with specific page content. [read] Keywords: xpages
Some LS12 Thanks
Wed, Jan 25th 2012 10:09a Mike McGarel I'll make this quick (much like Lotusphere 2012, which ended much too soon) . . .
Thanks to all who were involved in the organizing such a great conference.
Thanks to the track managers for bringing in the high number of excellent speakers.
Thanks to the speakers themselves for sharing their knowledge with us.
Thanks to those responsible for the OGS for listening and responding to last year’s comments.
Thanks to the sky gods for keeping the rain away from the Wednesday Ni [read] Keywords: lotusphere
Updated XPages Workshop and GRANITE LUG Webcast
Fri, Oct 14th 2011 1:09p Mike McGarel Quick Announcement 1:
The updated version of the MWLUG 2011 XPages workshop, which concentrated on resurfacing data from a Notes client-based application to an XPages application, is now available on the MWLUG Presentations page. Roy Rumaner and I re-focused and re-tuned it -- we hope you like the result. The zip file has the instructions, a starting database, and a completed version.
Quick Announcement 2:
The next meeting of GRANITE, the Chicago-baseed IBM/Lotus user group, is Monday, Oc [read] Keywords: ibm
XPrize Design Competition Announces Its XPrize!
Wed, Jul 27th 2011 9:10a Mike McGarel The Midwest Lotus User Group (MWLUG) is happy to announce that first prize for the XPages design contest is a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The Galaxy Tab features:
Operating system: Android 3.1, Honeycomb
Display: 10.1" HD (1280x800)
Memory: 16GB internal memory
Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel
Rear Camera: 3.0 Megapixel Auto Focus with Flash
Connectivity: Supports WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v2.1
Full HTML Browser
Much more . . .
The contest deadline is August 8th, 201 [read] Keywords: lotus