April 12 2007
My colleagues and I on the Lotusphere content team received a nice vote of confidence today -- the summary conference ratings from Lotusphere 2007 were incredibly positive. One particular highlight says that we picked the right sessions for the conference:
"In addition, in 89% of the sessions (up from 75% in the last two years), the majority of attendee respondents said that the information presented in the sessions affected their decision to further consider or implement the IBM/Lotus product or solution discussed in the session."Cool beans.
So what were the top-rated sessions? Based on the ratings for quality and relevance of information (not the speaker rating), the top sessions were:
|BP311 -- The Great Code Giveaway -- Web 2.0 edition||Rob Novak and Viktor Krantz, SNAPPS|
|HND207 -- WebSphere Portal and Lotus Domino: Getting them talking...||Kathleen McGivney, IBM and Paul Mooney, Bluewave|
|BP404 -- Virtual approaches to development using VMWare||Carl Tyler, Instant Technologies|
|JMP205 -- Sametime 7.5||Wes Morgan, IBM|
|BP104 -- Worst Practices in Lotus Domino environments||Bill Buchan, HADSL and Paul Mooney, Bluewave|
|ID109 -- Lotus Notes hints, tips, and tricks||Alan Lepofsky, IBM|
|HND105 -- The ultimate makeover of a Lotus Domino site using CSS||Scott Good and Henry Newberry, Teamwork Solutions|
|AD108 -- Best Practices for Creating Portlets with IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory||Ruth Seltzer, IBM|
|HND104 -- AJAX for IBM Lotus Domino Hands-on||Scott Good, Teamwork Solutions|
All of those sessions scored an amazing 2.94-2.97 out of 3.0 on quality and relevance. Another 25 sessions scored above 2.85.
While these scores are an incredible accomplishment, there are few surprises in there. These names represent standout talent in our industry -- and community -- and it's great to see them recognized as such.