Thursday, November 12, 2009

Free Technical Training for Notes/Domino R8.5x in Sydney

Over the past few months the talented Holli Konig and her All-Dancing Business Partners have been running R8.5 'Proof of Technology' seminars across the USA. These seminars are targeted at IT Managers, Application Developers, System Administrators and Architects evaluating IBM Lotus Notes/Domino.

Now this two day seminar is coming to Sydney with hands-on sessions for System Administration ( Domino Attachment and Object Service plus ID Vault and Shared Login) and for Application Development (Composite Applications and Xpages). The dates for this two day course are next Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November and the venue is the IBM Innovation Centre at 601 Pacific Highway St. Leonards.

This is NOT a marketing event. IBM are providing the facilities for the seminar but the course will be presented by technically skilled and certified IBM/Lotus Business Partners.

The seminar treads a middle ground between management and technical issues eg There are hands-on exercises in building an X-Page but there is also discussion on why an X-Page is a better web construct than a legacy 'webified' Notes application from a business process perspective.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own questions and to partake in a vigorous and free-flowing discussion about the technical 'how-do-you-do-this' nuts and bolts of working with Notes/Domino R8.5. On Friday morning there will be a 30 minute opportunity to quiz Mike Garbett (Director of Worldwide Sales - Collaboration, Lotus Software) about directions for the Lotus Product suite.

Did I mention that the seminar is free? Attendance is restricted to 24 people (one PC per attendee) and there is a limit of two attendees per organisation. If you are interested in attending the event then contact me on 0435 094 694 or by email on gdodge at bcd dot net dot au.


Tony Hollingsworth said...

Hi Graham
I'd like to promote this to the Lotus Community in Australia via Lotus Energizers (

Is the event available to IBM Business Partners and IBM Lotus customers?

Tony Hollingsworth
Community Manager - Lotus Energizers
The User Group for IBM Lotus Product Professionals in Australia

Graham Dodge said...

Hi Tony,
The seminar is available for free to IBM customers (and potential customers) but IBM/Lotus Business Partners and other consultants need to take a step back on this one... there are only so many seats in the room.

Feel free to tell anyone you like. People can also book through Kate McMurray at IBM in Sydney.

Kate McMurray
Lotus Representative ANZ
IBM Australia Limited
55 Coonara Ave
West Pennant Hills NSW 2125
Phone: +61 2 9407 9141
Mobile Work: 0409 769 401

Ulrich Krause said...

WOW; would be glad if someone in Germany would offer this as well.

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