It's now official... Joe and I are speaking at Lotusphere 2004!!! Whoo-hoo!
We just received our email from IBM about our tentative approval based on final review and turning in our paperwork. Joe Litton and I will be presenting a Best Practices session titled Java For The Domino Developer, based on our article series that started in Lotus Advisor magazine this month...
This is very exciting for us! It's something I've wanted to do for awhile, but never thought I'd end up attempting. But based on productive networking at last year's Lotusphere, this blog, and some article work, the pieces fell into place for us. It's sorta funny... When I went to work for Enron Broadband back in 1998, the CTO-level person was convinced we'd build an incredible company based on Lotus technology, and that Dan Porter and I would speak at Lotusphere telling everyone how we won with Lotus. The thought of doing anything like that back then was rather scary. We all know how THAT turned out! Six years later, that thought is coming true, just not the way anyone envisioned.
I ran across my first Lotusphere notes from 1997 a couple weeks back. There was one page devoted to the topic "Java And Lotus Notes". My only sentence of notes... "A little too beyond me at this point in time". How times change!