Mat Newman (blog | twitter | company) is the Director of Education for ISW, an IBM Premier business partner in Australia, who recently won both IBM ICS and IBM Websphere ANZ Business partner of the year awards. ISW are also the folks behind WildFire! and Kudos Badges. An IBM Notes user since 1992, Mat is an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions, owner of the coolest YELLOW suit around, who by day educates Users, Administrators and Developers on IBM Software and spends his spare time keeping a bunch of people amused while they organise AusLUG.
the team behind AusLUG: Adrian Randall, Barry Sanders, John Stockbridge, Karen Hooper, Michael Little, Scott Beattie, Steve Hooper, Terry Boyd and Tony McPhail are all very single minded in this: We want to reach out to as many people as possible and provide an excellent opportunity for them to improve their skills and gain a better understanding of the technology they work with.
What’s this about the ‘bubble’?
Is our world really as small as 300 bloggers and maybe 1000 readers?
So how do we reach those outside the bubble?
Are LUGs the primary route, or are online activities like LinkedIn groups, Connections communities, Greenhouse, Facebook, Twitter etc as important?
Is the community still Notes/Domino focused, or are products like Connections and Quickr becoming more key?
How do we get more ‘outsiders’ to have and use their voices?
This Week in Lotus 114 - Engage!
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 12:57p This Week in Lotus Recorded during the Engage user group in Breda, Netherlands on 18th March 2014, live in front of a select audience! Stuart meet with a panel featuring Tom Smith, Sean Cull, Simon Peek, Erik Vos, Oliver Heinz and Martin Jinoch to discuss the conference, the agenda, the keynotes, the social events and much more.... In mid March I was delighted to attend the Engage user group in Breda, Netherlands. Formerly known as BLUG, this is the largest ICS user group worldwide and was one of the most imp [read] Keywords: collaboration
TWiL - The show must go on!
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 11:51p Stuart McIntyre In response to lots of kind words from our listeners, Darren and I are continuing to produce This Week in Lotus on an occasional basis... Whilst there are really no IBM products left that enjoy the 'Lotus' moniker, there is definitely a 'Lotus community' that survives. Given the closeness of the friendships and the enduring sense of kindred spirit, I have a feeling that we'll still be gathering in person and online many years after all installs of Notes and Domino have long since been r [read] Keywords: collaboration
This Week in Lotus 113 - IBM Connect After Dark
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 6:09a This Week in Lotus Recorded during the early hours of 31st January 2014, live from the Dolphin Lobby at IBM Connect. Darren and I meet with Mat Newman, Mitch Cohen, Colleen Burns, Andreas Ponte, Bill Buchan and many others to discuss the conference, the agenda, the keynotes, the social events and much more.... This isn't a return of TWiL (or even 'This Week in IBM Collaboration Solutions'), just a one-off as we loved getting together again in Orlando. It's definitely an informal kinda' show, but we hope [read] Keywords: collaboration
This Week in Lotus Live - The Finale!
Wed, Jan 30th 2013 7:04a This Week in Lotus Come to the final ever This Week in Lotus, recorded live at IBM Connect! Thursday lunchtime, 12:30-13:15, Dolphin Europe 8. So, come out of Ask the Product Managers, go grab your box lunch, and head to Europe 8 to hear from Darren, Stuart and a panel of very special guests. We'll discuss the conference, the announcements, the OGS, the social activities and anything else we think happens to be relevant at the time! It will be our 112th and very final show, so come along for some grea [read] Keywords: ibm