By Joyce Davis
Lotus Technical Information and Education community manager
We in the Information Development Center (IDC) are getting excited about Lotusphere 2011 and hope that those of you attending will take some time to drop by our conference activities to introduce yourself!
VideoFest - Come relax with us in the VideoFest Lounge where you can view and rate videos submitted for VideoFest. The lounge is open daily on the Dolphin main floor near the showcase floor escalators and registration area. Winners of the top-rated videos will be announced by General Manager, Alistair Rennie, at the closing session held Thursday 3:15pm - 4:30pm in DL, Northern/Southern Ballroom.
Birds of a Feather (BoF) session - Join the LTIE flock at the BOF412: Secrets of the Yellow Bubble - Using the Lotus Community to succeed in your role. Thursday, 7am, Swan - Toucan 2. Chris Toohey (IBM Business Partner) and I will discuss the benefits and opportunities the Lotus Community has to offer. We'll be adding a list of valuable community resources on a wiki page entitled Resources for the Lotus Professional at http://bit.ly/yellowbubble.
Usability Lab activities - Participate in interactive, usability activities to provide input on our Lotus product wikis and on the new Lotus Notes FAQ help. Hear all about what we're up to... mobile support, multimedia, user profiles, and more. Rank new wiki features and tell us how to prioritize our work this year. Share your ideas and let us know what's on your mind concerning Lotus documentation, and don't forget to grab some Lotusphere mementos! Hosted daily in the User Experience (UX) Lab, DL - Asia 4.
Chalk talks - While in the UX Lab, participate in chalk-talks to express your views to help Lotus design the best possible products. The Lab also has self-serve stations where you can participate in a quick, self-directed activity, and tell us what you think.
Not attending Lotusphere?
No problem! This year, many Lotusphere sessions will be livestreamed so you can benefit from the conference even if you aren't in Orlando! Also, select sessions will be available via video after the event. Be sure to bookmark IBM's Social Media Aggregator to follow the fun! (Sadly, IBM will not be sponsoring any live streamed Karaoke sessions from Kimono's....at least I don't THINK so!)
To learn more about Lotus Technical Information and Education, visit our community landing page, join our community in Lotus Greenhouse, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.