Lotus Knows That This Is My Lotusphere 2010 Recap

Day -1 : Saturday

Lotus Knows it was painful watching
all the tweets from people who got there before us.


Lotus Knows that we were not arriving
till late.


Lotus Knows our flight was delayed by
about 40 minutes.


Lotus Knows our pilot flew extra fast
and we only arrived 5 minutes late.


Lotus Knows a faster route the Disney
Magical Express bus can take.


Lotus Knows that we made it to the ESPN
bar to party with Turtle and everybody else


Lotus Knows that we were the last people
out of the ESPN tonight.


Lotus Knows that Picabu’s in the Dolphin
makes great 24hr pizza.


Lotus Knows we weren’t the only people
at Picabu’s.

Day 0 : Sunday

Lotus Knows my head is a little sore
this morning.


Lotus Knows I still have to unpack and
get over to register.


Lotus Knows that the backpack is pretty
much the same as last years.


Lotus Knows where the speaker room is
this year ( I never found it ).


Lotus Knows that I need to practice
my session with David Leedy.


Lotus Knows that the practice session
went well.


Lotus Knows that it’s a long walk from
the Beachclub Villas back to the Dolphin.


Lotus Knows that TURT101 is a must see
session for the laughs.


Lotus Knows the welcome party has started.

Lotus Knows the theme for the party
( my guess was 70s/80s )


Lotus Knows I owned quite a lot of the
old computer equipment being used as props for the party.


Lotus Knows the staff at the Dolphin
bar remembered what we drink from the last few years.


Lotus Knows that Jager/Redbull is about
$4 cheaper this year for some reason.


Lotus Knows that some people are heading
to bed early


Lotus Knows we’re not as young as we
used to be.

Day 1 : Monday

Lotus Knows the OGS is at 8AM

Lotus Knows the WiFi sucked again this
year, I couldn’t get a connection.


Lotus Knows the bloggers got wired network
connections.


Lotus Knows I’m not a blogger.

Lotus Knows that William Shatner was
a great speaker at the OGS


Lotus Knows that it’s going to be very
hard to top Shatner next year.


Lotus Knows the actual OGS was a little
flat in places.


Lotus Knows that xTalk was briefly on
screen at the OGS but without a mention.


Lotus Knows that everybody started searching
their backpack for things to smoke.


Lotus Knows you should NOT smoke the
silica gel pack in the backpack.


Lotus Knows that xTalk did not win the
Lotus Award for best individual OpenSource contribution.


Lotus Knows that it came second.

Lotus Knows the ‘Worst Practices’ session
was very popular.


Lotus Knows I need coffee but there
is none to be found.


Lotus Knows the product showcase seems
very empty this year.


Lotus Knows that Rock Band is NOT JamFest

Lotus Knows that the UKLUG/ILUG party
is packed.


Lotus Knows that Shulas lost out on
the deal to host that party.


Lotus Knows I’m tired already and it’s
only Monday.

Day 2 : Tuesday

Lotus Knows I’ll never make a 7am BOF

Lotus Knows I’ll also never make the
breakfast meals.


Lotus Knows it’s time to go to a few
sessions.


Lotus Knows that I just heard my name
called out on stage at a mini keynote


Lotus Knows that its a long walk from
the Dolphin Dining tent to Swan 7-10


Lotus Knows that it’s time to present
BP207 with David Leedy


Lotus Knows that it went really well
( thanks for filling the evals )


Lotus Knows its time for more sessions

Lotus Knows that XPages in 8.5.2 has
some great stuff coming.


Lotus Knows I’ve just seen Ed Brill
for the first time this week.


Lotus Knows that the OpenNTF AGM was
at a bad place/time and not a lot of people showed up


Lotus Knows that OpenNTF has a lot to
do to re-engage the community.


Lotus Knows that the Yaughtsman Steakhouse
was wonderful.


Lotus Knows I’m stuffed.

Lotus Knows it’s time for the engineering
party.


Lotus Knows I’ve just seen Ed Brill
for the second time this week.


Lotus Knows what that smell was outside
the Y&B conference center. ( fresh mulch on the flower beds )


Lotus Knows it’s time to hit the bar
at the Dolphin again.


Lotus Knows they put extra Jager in
our drinks ( Dolphin bar staff are great )


Lotus Knows it’s time to head to bed.

Lotus Knows we’re all getting older.

Day 3 : Wednesday

Lotus Knows I’ll never make a 7am BOF

Lotus Knows I’ll also never make the
breakfast meals.


Lotus Knows it’s time to go to a few
sessions.


Lotus Knows that I’m really looking
forward to working with XPages in 8.5.2


Lotus Knows that 8.5.2 Xpages is really
going to change the game.


Lotus Knows that lunch today was actually
pretty good.


Lotus Knows it’s time to give the repeat
of BP207 with David Leedy


Lotus Knows it was silly scheduling
it against another XPages session in the next room.


Lotus Knows it still went pretty well
( thanks for filling in the evals )


Lotus Knows who’s eval said our demos
were too long and complex ( there were no demos )


Lotus Knows it’s time for more sessions.

Lotus Knows that you can walk from Swan/Dolphin
to Hollywood Studios


Lotus Knows that a LOT of people walked
over


Lotus Knows that they wanted people
to take the busses


Lotus Knows there were still disney
guests in the parks at 8pm


Lotus Knows it was a bit of a screwup
on Disney’s part for not having the park cleared.


Lotus Knows it’s still a great park.

Lotus Knows I’m tired.

Day 4 : Thursday

Lotus Knows I’ll never make a 7am BOF

Lotus Knows I’ll also never make the
breakfast meals.


Lotus Knows it’s time to go to a few
sessions.


Lotus Knows that Thursday is a bit of
a slack day for many


Lotus Knows that I need to get on stage
for the Gurupoluza session.


Lotus Knows I actually got to answer
a question onstage.


Lotus Knows it’s a long walk back to
Dolphin to pickup a box lunch


Lotus Knows the really nice cookie is
back in the box lunch this year ( yum )


Lotus Knows it’s a long walk back to
the swan for Ask the Developers.


Lotus Knows I asked them a question
on XPages documentation


Lotus Knows that the answer is that
it’s coming in a future release.


Lotus Knows it’s a long walk back to
the Dolphin for the Closing Session.


Lotus Knows my legs are tired, my feet
are tired, etc.


Lotus Knows why they don’t just hold
the last three sessions in the Dolphin.


Lotus Knows the closing session was
only ok this year.


Lotus Knows the guest speaker was interesting
but not very engaging.


Lotus Knows it’s time to get on the
main stage for the blogger photo


Lotus Knows it’s over for another year.

Lotus Knows I need a vacation after
a busy week.

Lotus Knows I’m going on a cruise in
a few days.

Lotus Knows I’ll be back again next
year…..

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4 comments on “Lotus Knows That This Is My Lotusphere 2010 Recap
  1. Timothy Briley says:

    Lotus knows that nothing at 7AM is worth getting out of bed for.Lotus knows the food at the party sucked (hotdogs, are you kidding me?).Lotus knows why we get box lunches on Thursday instead of a real meal.Lotus knows that XPages documentation shouldn’t have to wait on a future release instead of being done right now and put up in a wiki.Lotus knows that if you are staying at Port Orleans – Riverside, that the buses don’t run often enough or late enough.

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  2. John Turnbow says:

    Lotus Knows your link is broken!

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