I got to the airport met up with My friends Sam & Mike, their son luke, and 2 of sam’s sisters (yn & charlie) who were going to Orlando as they were getting maried on Monday 23rd January.
I also bumped into mr Paul Withers and his wife and the Cardiff boys.
Once at the gate it was like a reunion, lots of community people heading out to orlando for the annual pilgrimage
The flight was good, watched movies, ate food, drank juice & generally tried to chill.
When we finally got to MCO it all started to go wrong.
Our plane was late, so it arrived the same timevas 2 others and it took me 2 hours to get through immigration.
By that time pretty much everyone else was through. Thank the maker fellow brit (and witer for domino power magazine) Mick Moignard waited for me.
By the time we’d collected baggage etc the Virgin holidays bus had left without us – if Mick hadn’t waited I would have been on my own! After much grumbling and cussing the Virgin Holidays rep we jumped in a cab.
It was just a 20 minute journey to the Swan /Dolphin resort and it was great to catch up with Mick and have a good old chat.
Once at the Swan it was check-in and quickly unpack. I also had the quickest shower known to man (or woman) as 9 hours on a plane is kind of sticky.
Then went to meet Stuart, Lisa and Darren. We headed out for some food at the Big River Grill which was exactly what I needed. Much chat about what we were hoping to get from the week was had. I then stumbled back to my room for some much needed rest.
dandering for dosh -the story so far
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 6:14a Sharon Bellamy We are just about to start dandering for dosh day 3 & so far despite a few injuries (mainly to me), some very rough terrain and much scorching of the sun – we all appear to be enjoying it
Day 2 mostly involved us being mountain goats, although we did get an hour on the beach on the fabulous Warren & kitty ‘ s inflatable sofas.
Loving the dander so far – more news and pictures to follow ;).
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Registration for ICONUK now open
Thu, May 1st 2014 6:12a Sharon Bellamy Registration for Icon UK is now open
Head over to the registration page and sign up early as placed are limited.
If you would like to speak please submit your abstracts before 30th June. There are four tracks this year, Management/Strategy, Development, Admin and Open Source. If you are interested in sponsoring please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am all resisted and really looking forward to the event – see you there
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Please sponsor us Dandering for Dosh
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 6:12a Sharon Bellamy The Cube Soft team (Nathan and I) have joined with some other fantastic members of the ICS (Lotus) Community and are joining this years Dander for Dosh.
10 Geeks, 100 Miles, 5 days – what could possibly go wrong
In previous years a group of community members have raised money for worthy causes with a sponsored walk across some of the British Isles most beautiful country side.
This years walk is the Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path (Edge of Wales Walk) 85 miles in five days, and as our coordinato [read] Keywords: lotus
Fun and games with Commuity wigets
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 6:11a Sharon Bellamy Last night we managed to close a PMR that had been open for a few weeks on a strange issue with Community Widgets.
After remapping the connections admin user everything worked exactly as expected except for 2 tiny issues – Adding the blogs and surveys widgets inside a community thew a nasty error.
Thanks to Justin Cornell in IBM support we managed to get to the bottom of the issue by remapping the widgets admin user even though it was mapped correctly.
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Help shape connections search
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 1:11p Sharon Bellamy If you are interested in helping IBM shape the search application inside Connections there is a survey that you can participate in.
This is a short survey to better understand attitudes and behaviours around search and how users – well – use it
You can find the search survey here
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Odd issue with Connections Mail
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 6:10a Sharon Bellamy I have been looking to implement Connections mail for a while for one of my customers, after finally sorting out some SSO issues we had been seeing I was ready to deploy into their DEV/TEST environment. No problem I thought – Connections mail is a very simple install a couple of config files and a quick wsadmin command to get the help to work.
Once I had deployed I was seeing the strangest issues -
Contact your system administrator:
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Speaking at Engage
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 11:10a Sharon Bellamy I will be speaking at Engage by BLUG in March – a big thank you to Theo and the team for the opportunity
On Monday the 17th of March I will be Christoph Stoettener’s assistant again in delivering – Adm04. Practical Solutions for Connections Administrators – Tips and Scripts for Your Daily Business – 14:45 – 15:30, room: B
On Tuesday the 18th of March I will be speaking with my friend and college Mr Tim Clark – Adm08. Collaboration Stack – Lessons L [read] Keywords: collaboration
so I DID make it to Connect
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 3:10p Sharon Bellamy So thanks to some very good fortune and help from an old and awesome friend I was able to make the Connect conference in Orlando last week.
I will post my full round up later in the week – but the highlights
SPEAKING for the first time with my good friend Christoph Stoettner I am not ashamed to say I was extremely nervous about speaking at Connect for the first time, but if I have the opportunity to do so again I will grab it with both hands
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Alas I will not be at Connect this year
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 10:09a Sharon Bellamy Due to circumstances out of my control, I will not make the IBM Connect conference this year.
To say I am devastated would be an understatement – as I was due to speak with my friend Christoph.
I will miss the great sessions, the opportunity to catch up with remote colleges, visit the user experience lab (which I have done every year I have been), chat with the product managers and developers and participate in the Champion activities.
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Speaking at Connect 2014 what an honor
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 7:18a Sharon Bellamy It is an honor and a privilege to have been chosen with my friend and Christoph Stoettner to speak at this years Connect / Lotusphere conference.
This will be the 4th Connect / Lotusphere I have attended but the first I have spoken a full session at – in previous years I have helped run a BOF and have spoken at speedgeeking.
We will be speaking in the Best Practices track, sharing our admin and scripting tips and tricks to help make a Connections Admin’s day a little easier
The ful [read] Keywords: admin