Archive for Conferences

PSC Group @ MWLUG 2014

August 19 2014

MWLUG 2014 is less than two weeks away! Are you attending? PSC Group will be there two. First, you can meet us in the vendor showcase. We will be talking about our services and solutions and will be all ready to talk about how we can help you. We also have 4 sessions given by PSC Group team members. Don't fall asleep using Relational Databases: Using Hibernate with XPages Toby Samples Friday, August 29th, 2014 at 11:30 AM - Gerald Ford room Domino is THE all-purpose Application Server that fits all of your needs even if those needs involve relational databases. Hibernate is an object-relational mapping library for Java and can be used with XPages. The framework can help you easily combine the relational databases that you have with the secure, flexible environment you already know and love. In this session I will demonstrate that with a little setup Hibernate allows you to treat records in a relational database in a similar manner as Domino documents in a Domino Database. You wi

Social Selling in the Real World

December 3 2013

I was honored to be asked to speak at The Sales Association Midwest 2013 conference in November. The event was focused on sales best practices, tools, and techniques for sales organizations and individuals. It was a great experience for me - especially since it was a brand new audience and community. Looking forward to giving this presentation more in 2014!

My #IamLUG 2013 Presentation - What’s Next - Application Modernization Roadmap For Socializing IBM Notes and Domino

May 8 2013

Attached is the presentation that John Beck of IBM and I gave at IamLUG 2013 yesterday: http://www.slideshare.net/johnhead/whats-next-application-modernization-roadmap-for-socializing-ibm-notes-and-domino Some organizations neglect or under-utilize one of the greatest IT assets in their portfolio - the line of business application. Most were built 10+ years ago with no Web, mobile, or social. This session describes the application revolution taking place, covering the options and best practices required for success. Migration and new development will be compared and contrasted. Real-world data will demonstrate the positive potential return on investment. We will discuss PSC's Application Modernization Center and how it helps move customers from merely maintaining Notes applications to increasing their value with XPages. If your organization is considering a migration or an XPages solution for your Notes/Domino investments, this session is for you! For those of you that have seen

PSC at IamLUG 2013

April 8 2013

Interested in IBM Collaboration Solutions? Want to attend this quarter's largest user group in the US? Want to learn more about Notes & Domino 9, Connections 4.5, and much more? Then you should be attending IamLUG 2013 on May 6th and 7th in St. Louis, MO USA. PSC Group, LLC has been a big supporter of IamLUG since the first one in 2009. PSC is one of two Gold sponsors. We will have a table talking about our solutions and the Application Modernization Center. We also have a few sessions the fantasic PSC team: Don't Roll Your Own, Integrate...Collaboration On the Ground and In the Clouds Speakers: Troy Reimer Kathy Brown Track: Development Your users want to collaborate, so how do you provide that ability within your XPages applications without coding from scratch? Troy and Kathy will show you how to take advantage of existing collaboration capabilities and integrate them with your apps. They will begin with a simple integration of XPages and TeamRooms. Next they will demonst

BLUG 2013: Application Modernization: Where Consumer, Social, and Mobile Converge

March 22 2013

I had the pleasure of presenting my session on Application Modernization and XPages with John Beck at BLUG 2013 today. Below are the slides we presented: Application Modernization: Where Consumer, Social, and Mobile Converge from John Head BLUG 2013 has been an amazing conference. 300+ people, the best LUG keynote I have ever seen (by Scott Souder and Louis Richardson), and a wonderful two days of content and chocolate. Well done Theo!

PSC at Connect 2013!

January 22 2013

As Janurary ticks away many of the readers of this blog are getting ready for the annual commute to Orlando for Lotusphere Connection 2013. PSC Group has five of our team headed to the conference. We are speaking in some great sessions, having a reception, and sponsoring a great event. Over the next couple of days I am going to highlight those things. If you are attending Connect 2013 (I still want to call it Connectosphere) please reach out and let's connect.

MWLUG 2012 - SB103: IBM Lotus Notes/Domino App. Dev. Competitive Advantage: The Social Business Edition

August 21 2012

Attached are the slides that John Beck and I gave at MWLUG 2012 IBM Lotus Notes/Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage : The Social Business Edition (MWLUG Edition) from John Head

PSC at MWLUG

July 9 2012

Midwest Lotus User Group, otherwise known as MWLUG, is coming in just over a month! I am pleased to announce that four sessions given by PSC employees appear on the agenda: SB103: IBM Lotus Notes/Domino App. Dev. Competitive Advantage: The Social Business Edition Speaker: John Head - PSC Group, and John Beck - IBM Corporation, IBM Collaboration Solutions Worldwide Messaging Business Unit Executive Some organizations are neglecting or under-utilizing one of the greatest IT assets in their portfolio today - the Notes/Domino application platform. Some are even considering re-coding Domino applications in other languages and development tools. In this session we present the business case and technical merits of Notes and Domino in direct comparison to other tools such as Microsoft SharePoint. We will put application migration and new application development head to head. Based on data collected from real-world engagements we will demonstrate the positive return on investment of the Note

@PSCGroup at @MWLUG this week

August 22 2011

PSC will be making our yearly appearance at MWLUG - Midwest Lotus Users Group - this week, August 24-26, 2011 at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield, WI. PSC is a sponsor with a table in the main room. We are also presenting three sessions: IA104: Got Problems! Let's do a Health Check Speaker: Luis Guirigay - PSC Group, LLC, Senior IT Specialist/Architect with Kim Greene - Kim Greene Consulting, Inc., President, Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at 11 AM in Moorland 7 Have you inherited a Lotus Domino infrastructure you don't understand? Do you have problems happen that you don't know how to prevent? Wondering if your servers are healthy enough or have room for improvements? If so, this session is for you. Performing a health check on a regular basis is a must to keep your servers robust and error free. The presenters frequently perform health checks for their customers, ensuring server environments are running as cleanly and efficiently as possible. In this session

MWLUG 2011 - PSC will be there, will you be?

July 21 2011

MWLUG is back again for the third year. And once again PSC will be there. PSC is a sponsor and myself and Luis Guirigay are speaking. I am speaking on why developing modern apps in Notes/Domino makes sense with David Vai of IBM and on the integration of applications with Notes & Domino. Luis, together with Kim Greene, will deliver their ever-popular session on Domino Health Checks. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Milwaukee! The third annual Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2011 is coming soon to Milwaukee, WI at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, August 24-26, 2011. This year we have over 37 sessions from some of the best and most knowledge speakers. We have added a new track this year, the Social Business track. This track includes real business cases of companies using Social Media to successfully market and drive their business using a variety of different tools including IBM Connections. Social Business sessions include business cases from the retail and heal

IamLUG 2011 - PSC is sponsoring and speaking - See you there!

July 19 2011

PSC is proud to be sponsoring and speaking at IamLUG 2011 coming to St. Louis on August 1st and 2nd, 2011. We are a Gold Sponsor at the event and have three sessions: The Notes/Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage Speakers: John Head and David Vai Some organizations are neglecting or under-utilizing one of the greatest IT assets in their portfolio today - the Notes/Domino application platform. Some are even considering re-coding Domino applications in other languages and development tools. In this session we present the business case and technical merits of Notes and Domino in direct comparison to other tools such as Microsoft SharePoint. Based on data collected from real-world engagements we will demonstrate the positive return on investment of the Notes platform. We will also discuss PSC’s “Application Modernization” strategy and how it helps move customers from merely maintaining Notes applications to increasing their value with XPages and advanced collaboration

Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage - UKLUG 2011 Edition

May 24 2011

Notes/Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage - UKLUG 2011 Edition View more presentations from John Head This is the presentation that Ted Stanton and I gave yesterday at UKLUG. It is an updated version of the session that David Via and I gave at BLUG. Thanks for the comments and feedback on the session. Seems like everyone enjoys that way we designed this - to get the IBM vision and then a partner practical experience back to back. If anyone has a user group where they would like this presentation to be presented, please contact me. David and I are planning on presenting this in the American Midwest at least once this summer.

Heading to BLUG

March 27 2011

I am very excited to be heading to Belgium this week for BLUG. From what I have heard, Theo and company run a pretty killer event and I am excited to be included in any way. This conference also marks the first time that David Via and I will be giving our presentation on the "Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage" ... will be great to see how the session works in person. I have been to Belgium once before, back in 1988. I was with the boy scouts and went to Bastogne and Brugge. This trip will be Brussels and Antwerp. Looking forward to some Belgium beer and chocolate!

PSC Speaking at IdoSphere

January 24 2011

PSC Group, LLC is proud to be presenting three different sessions at the first ever IdoSphere conference on February 15th and 16th, 2011. First up, Luis Guirigay presents "Got Problems? Let's Do a Health Check" on Tuesday, Feb 15th at 9:15 AM and will cover the basics of performing your own IBM Lotus Notes & Domino health check. Second, I will present "The Notes/Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage" with David Via of IBM on Tuesday, Feb 15th at 3:30 PM. This session covers why a company should be looking at Notes & Domino from an app dev perspective - and why application modernization is one of the hot trends in 2011.This will be the first time this session is presented anywhere. Lastly, Alex and I present "Super Feats of Integration: XPages w/Symphony, Sharepoint & Office" on Wednesday, Feb 16th at 10:15 AM and as Chris says, this is not a repeat of our Lotusphere 2011 session. We are going to focus integration in an XPages world. Still haven't reg

ILUG 2010 - Lotus Symphony and you - how to stop giving microsoft your money!

November 14 2010

Lotus symphony and you - how to stop giving microsoft your money!View more presentations from John Head. Download the PSC Integration Samples database here. The OpenNTF.org Contacts Experience project is located here.

Did you notice the IBM Lotus news that came out of TriState LUG yesterday?

October 12 2010

Yesterday at the TriState Lotus Users Group meeting in New York City, a bunch of IBM Lotus news was soft announced. By soft announce, it was talked about in sessions during the day. I tweeted a bunch of the news, as you can see here (in reverse order of course): #tristatelug I think @curiousmitch planned the speakers and timing to be the week after #lola2010 on purpose :-) 17 hours ago johnhead john head #tristatelug IBM Project Vulcan brings rich experience to mobile devices - mobile device gets top tier priority in client 17 hours ago johnhead john head #tristatelug IBM Project Vulcan conceptual UI adds inline quick replies - to mail, posts, etc 17 hours ago johnhead john head #tristatelug IBM Project Vulcan - cross product Share box for posting in any app from a single place 17 hours ago johnhead john head #tristatelug IBM Project Vulcan conceptual demos work in a browser and in the Notes client. 17 hours ago johnhead john head #tristatelug IBM Project Vulcan adds em

TriState LUG 2010 - “Kum Bah Yah” meets “Lets Kick Butt” : The Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus Symphony

October 11 2010

TriState LUG 2010 integration and coexistence sessionView more presentations from John Head. Download the PSC Integration Samples database here. The OpenNTF.org Contacts Experience project is located here.

MWLUG 2010 - Thoughts

August 23 2010

Last week, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second MWLUG took place. MWLUG 2010 was bigger and better than the first last year. Here are some thoughts on the conference: 1. The conference really came into it's own this year. As much as I liked being in Chicago last year - and being at the IBM Innovation Center - being a hotel in another city took MWLUG to it's user group roots. It felt like a user group conference - not something IBM ran. This was a good thing. 2. The attitude of the user group mentality really set in - and set MWLUG apart from IamLUG. I was really frustrated with two user group conferences, within 300 miles of each other, in the same month in 2009. This year - it didn't matter. Only 12 people, including IBM and the sponsors, were duplicated between IamLUG and MWLUG. And I think this was great. 3. Sessions were far more relaxed and in the same vein as a user group meeting. Lots of new speakers who have never spoken before. More low key sessions with a lot more Q&A. The v

MWLUG 2010 - “Kum Bah Yah” meets “Lets Kick Butt” : The Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus Symphony

August 20 2010

MWLUG 2010 - “Kum Bah Yah” meets “Lets Kick Butt” : The Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus SymphonyView more presentations from John Head. Download the PSC Integration Samples database here. The OpenNTF.org Contacts Experience project is located here.

PSC Booth at IamLUG2010

August 5 2010

A quick screen shot of our booth at IamLUG 2010 Alex and I decided to go with a different theme this year. Instead of listing a lot of bullet points on things we do, we are just displaying our brand and on-line presence. As the only service provider who sponsored IamLUG this year, the different approach seemed to spark a bit of interest. If you are attending MWLUG 2010 in two weeks, come see the booth and say hello! You can ask me about what PSC does and how we can help too ;)

IamLUG 2010 - “Kum Bah Yah” meets “Lets Kick Butt” : The Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus Symphony

August 5 2010

“Kum Bah Yah” meets “Lets Kick Butt” : The Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus SymphonyView more presentations from John Head. Download the PSC Integration Samples database here. The OpenNTF.org Contacts Experience project is located here.

John Speaks 2010: Integration Session at MWLUG

July 20 2010

August is a busy month for the user groups. On August 19th and 20th, MWLUG hits Cleveland. I will be doing one session “Kum Bah Yah” Meets “Let's Kick Butt”: The Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus Symphony: Welcome to 2010, where Lotus Notes and Domino are just part of your corporate toolset. This session will introduce you to integration of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5 with Microsoft Office, .NET technologies, OpenOffice.org, & Lotus Symphony. We'll start with the basics and build up to mail merge, exporting to a spreadsheet, charting, presentations, and integration on the Web. Advanced topics such as Visual Studio Tools for Office, advanced development with C#, and integration with Lotus Domino Web Services are included. Integration with Xpages, Google Docs, Sharepoint, ODF, OOXML, and Windows Explorer will highlight the options available. Every sample is new or updated, so even past attendees will get something from this sess

John Speaks 2010: 2 Sessions at IamLUG 2010 (in just two weeks!)

July 20 2010

User Group season is upon us and I am pleased to be speaking at the second installment of IamLUG. I have two sessions. The first is an hour version of the two hour Lotusphere 2010 jumpstart entitled “Kum Bah Yah” Meets “Let's Kick Butt”: The Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus Symphony: Welcome to 2010, where Lotus Notes and Domino are just part of your corporate toolset. This session will introduce you to integration of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 with Microsoft Office, .NET technologies, OpenOffice.org, & Lotus Symphony. We'll start with the basics and build up to mail merge, exporting to a spreadsheet, charting, presentations, and integration on the Web. Advanced topics such as Visual Studio Tools for Office, advanced development with C#, and integration with Lotus Domino Web Services are included. Integration with Xpages, Google Docs, Sharepoint, ODF, OOXML, and Windows Explorer will highlight the options available. Ev

2 Lotusphere 2010 Sessions Approved

November 17 2009

The emails went out and I will be doing two presentations this year: "Kum Bah Yah” meets “Let's Kick Butt” - Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus Symphony Lotus Symphony - Developers Rejoice! I will do some blogging about the sessions and ask for some input! See you all at Lotusphere 2010

TriStateLUG 2009 - Integration and Coexistence Session Slides and Demo Database

November 9 2009

Tri State Lug 2009 - Integration And Coexistence SessionView more documents from John Head. Demo database available for download here

Lotus Developer 2009 Sessions on-line ... and I will be presenting 3

February 2 2009

I am excited to announce here on my blog that I will be doing three presentations at Lotus Developer 2009 in Boston on April 15th thru 17th, 2009. Get your taxes done early and come learn all about the Lotus product portfolio at Lotus Developer 2009 and Admin 2009. Here are the sessions I am giving: Integrating Lotus Symphony, OpenOffice.org, and Google Docs with Lotus Notes and Domino Go behind the scenes of Lotus Symphony and OpenOffice.org and learn how the Universal Network Objects (UNO) API provides development opportunities for very customized integration with external applications and data sources. Get the lowdown on using the new LotusScript LSX for Lotus Symphony, and see how to build additional functionality into Notes applications that provide access to Symphony objects, such as using Notes as the data source for a Lotus Symphony document Mail Merge. Walk through integration of web based document tools such as Google Docs and investigate how AJAX and Web 2.0 technologie