After months of planning, much panicking by certain members of the SOCCNX team and a small amount of winging it – the 4th Social Connections User Group for IBM Connections Users hit Amsterdam on the 30th of November 2012.
Considering this user group was an idea that Stuart and I had over a coffee in the Uni cafe a couple of years ago, we have gone from 60 attendees at Social Connections I to a massive 203 attendees from 16 countries representing 99 unique organisations at Social Connections IV.
A big thank you to all of our speakers and sponsors we couldn’t hold these events without you. We have had a huge amount of support and encouragement from the Community and the day was amazing. IBM Benelux were fantastic hosts and helped the team out no end.
I am proud to be a member of the organising committee of the only IBM Connections User group.
Our next event will hopefully be in June 2013 in the USA, we are already in the deep planning stage now. We are actively looking for sponsors and as soon as we have confirmed a date and location we will be opening up registration and abstract submission. For more information please check out
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
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