Paul Withers | 2 weeks ago | Comments
March is a busy month for user groups in Europe, with two heavyweight events occurring back to back.

On Thursday 26th and Friday 27th March, ICS.UG event is taking place at ATLANTIC Grand Hotel in Bremen, Germany. Kramer Reeves will be delivering the keynote, no doubt with IBM Verse top of the agenda (by then it should be imminently hitting General Availability). In addition a number of OpenNTF Board Members (past and present) will be speaking, including:

Vom XPages Held zum OSGI Guru! – Wie man eine Extensionlibrary entwickelt
OpenNTF – 2015 Edition
Chairman Christian Guedemann will deliver two sessions. The first  is the popular session from IBM ConnectED on how to move from copying and pasting design elements in XPages to contributing them server-wide in an extension library. The second will cover some of what's already available on OpenNTF and how we plan to evolve in 2015.

Fix & fertig: Best Practices für "XPages-Migranten" 
Getting started with Bluemix and custom development 
Board Member Oliver Busse will deliver two sessions. The first will cover some commonly-encountered design patterns when migrating "legacy" applications to XPages. The second will show how to get started at building, testing and deploying applications on IBM Bluemix.

The Graph Revolution
Board Member Nathan Freeman will explain why the opinion that you need RDBMS for big data is wrong and why, if you want to do big data, youo should be using graph databases in Domino with OpenNTF Domino API.

Security and Compliance for IBM Domino Servers
Just a View: An Introduction To Model-View-Controller Pattern in XPages
Former Board Member Ulrich Krause will deliver two sessions. The first is with Olaf Börner covering five common pitfalls in Domino security and their remedies. The second will help XPages developers get up to speed with an MVC methodology.

The Future of Web Development - Write Once, Run Everywhere with AngularJS and Domino 
Former Board Member Mark Leusink will deliver his popular session from IBM ConnectED on using AngularJS and DAS to create a web app that can be deployed on any web server.

Free Beer
OpenNTF will also be sponsoring the bar during SpeedSponsoring on Thursday evening. So enjoy a beer....and don't forget to speak to board members and others involved with OpenNTF during the two days.

#IBMNotes25 - The Party

Christian Guedemann | 1 month ago | Comments
Could you imagine building a tower only with news paper and some duck tape? Or are you fast enough to build a puzzle of 100 pieces in under 5 minutes. You can prove this and more at the unofficial 25 anniversary of IBM Notes party, organized by the IBM Champions, SocialBizUG and OpenNTF.

Where: Swan Crescent Terrace
When: Monday 7.30 - 8.30pm

But there is more! You can not only attend the party, you can be part of the party.

We are looking for volunteers to help us run the party! There are a lot of small jobs around the activities open. All you have to do is:
- Come to IBM ConnectED 2015
- Ping me (@guedewebgate) or OpenNTF on Twitter with #IBMNotes25 - I volunteer
- Come to the reception area (Swan Crescent Terrace) Monday 7.00 pm
All instructions will be given then!

See you there!

OpenNTF @ IBM ConnectED

Paul Withers | 1 month ago | Comments
With less than a week to go until IBM ConnectED, it's a good time to announce what OpenNTF and its board members will be doing at the conference. Because of the smaller conference, OpenNTF have not been able to secure a booth in the sponsor area this year. But OpenNTF and its board members will be very active around the conference.

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IBM Champions / OpenNTF / SocialBizUG Reception, Monday 7.30 - 8.30pm, Swan Crescent Terrace
OpenNTF will join with the IBM Champions program and SocialBizUG to host a reception on Monday evening, after the Showcase Reception. The reception will have the theme of 25 years of Notes and will be hosted by Mat Newman. There will be various activities organised, so come along.

Various OpenNTF board members will be involved in sessions during the week. In session order, here they are:

XPages Performance and Scalability (MAS103), Sunday 2.15 - 3.15pm, Swan 7-10
OpenNTF board member Paul Withers co-presents with Tony McGuckin with advice for all XPages developers on optimising performance and scalaibility in XPages applications.

IBM Domino Applications on Cloud (MAS104), Sunday 3.45 - 4.45pm, Swan 7-10
OpenNTF Chairman Christian Guedemann co-presents with Pete Janzen to give technical, architectural and licensing recommendations when moving to the cloud. XPages and cloud development will be a big theme for this conference, so it's worth attending.

IBM Domino Applications on Bluemix (AD201), Monday 2.15 - 3.15pm, Dolphin S Hemisphere 2
OpenNTF board member Martin Donnelly will talk about how to use buildpacks like XPages and node.js to leverage Domino on Bluemix.

Bring Your Application to the Next Level with Open Source Software from OpenNTF (CHALK101), Tuesday 7.00 - 7.45am, Swan 1-2
Join OpenNTF Chairman Christian Guedemann and board members for a discussion about all things OpenNTF.

OpenNTF Domino API: The Community API (CHALK102), Tuesday 6.15 - 7.00pm, Swan 1-2
Join OpenNTF board members Paul Withers, Nathan T Freeman and Jesse Gallagher with other contributors and consumers of OpenNTF Domino API to find out why it's a game-changer for XPages. And hear about the latest big OpenNTF project, CrossWorlds, which uses the API to help developers build Websphere Liberty Profile applications that use Domino as a back-end database.

IBM Domino Application Development (CHALK201), Wednesday 7.00 - 7.45am, Swan 1-2
Join the IBM XPages development team, including OpenNTF board member Martin Donnelly, for a lively discussion about all things XPages.

From XPages Hero To OSGi Guru: Taking The Scary Out Of Building Extension Libraries (BP106), Wednesday 8.30 - 9.30am, Swan 3-4
OpenNTF Chairman Christian Guedemann and fellow board member Paul Withers give a deep dive introduction to debugging and building OSGi plugins to enhance reusability within your XPages applications.

GURUpalooza (GURU101), Wednesday 10.30 - 11.30am, Swan 5-6
All the speakers from the Best Practices track, including OpenNTF board members, will be on stage to answer your questions in what is arguably the most exciting session of the conference.

Ask the Developers and Product Managers, Wednesday 11.45 - 12.45, Swan 5-6
OpenNTF board member Martin Donnelly will join his fellow IBMers to answer the audience's questions.

In addition to the sessions, OpenNTF board members and committers will be active throughout the conference. So come and meet us. The current board members can be found on the People behind OpenNTF page.