ILUG2008 - Lotus Symphony and You ... How to stop giving Microsoft your money!

March 5 2008

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The word is out and yes I will speaking at ILUG2008 (let's hope for real this year). The info:

SESSION 9
Speaker 1:  John Head
Type:  Dev
Title:  Lotus Symphony and You ... How to stop giving Microsoft your money!

For years, you have given Microsoft money for Office Licenses. Would you be interested if we could show you how you could save the money and still produce great documents, spreadsheets and presentations? This session is for you. The first half of the session will be a real-world comparison of Lotus Symphony to Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org. We will help you decide what type of workers and situations should use which product. We will transition the session to cover the Application Development story. What can you do to integrate Lotus Symphony with your applications? We will cover Composite Applications, Expeditor and Eclipse.org Plug-ins, and LotusScript support. Come to this session with an open mind!

Yes, the session is not your typical conference session. It is irreverent and cheeky (to use a word from that side of the world) and fun., Don't worry ... I am not going to stop talking about Office. I just love the idea of talking to a captive audience about the exciting alternative that Lotus Symphony presents. I also believe there is a sponsor session on Integra which will rock!

I am looking forward to my first time in Ireland on June 4th thru the 6th. I have a bit of Irish heritage so this trip will be fun!

4 Responses to “ILUG2008 - Lotus Symphony and You ... How to stop giving Microsoft your money!”

  1. 1) Carl Tyler says:

    "I am looking forward to my first time in Ireland on June 4th thru the 6th. I have a bit of Irish heritage so this trip will be fun!"

    You know there is a law/tradition in Ireland for Irish descendants on their first trip there? Basically on your first night you must dress up as a leprechaun, and run around buying people Guinness whilst screaming, who stole me pot o' gold.

    It's a well known tradition and the Irish get very offended when Irish descendants don't follow the tradition.

  2. 2) John Head says:

    Hey Carl ... I will dress up as a leprechaun in Ireland if you dress up at President Bush :P I know he is your favorite

  3. 3) Carl Tyler says:

    Would I have to wear a pointy hat with a D on it or a cowboy hat?

  4. 4) Vitor Pereira says:

    I just hope both of you make it to Dublin this year, no matter how you dress up. I'm looking forward to meeting you.

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