User Group UK

Introduction to Lotus Connections
Web2.0 SIG (4)
Adrian Spender; Karim Heredia
In this session we will focus on looking at Lotus Connections from the perspective of WebSphere Application Server deployment and administration. Lotus Connections runs on WAS 6.1 as a number of web applications with a variety of possible deployment configurations. After a short introduction to the product, and the new features in 2.0, we will cover the various recommended deployment topologies, administration and also how you can extend the social computing power of Lotus Connections into your existing web based applications.

Adrian Spender:

Adrian Spender is the development lead for the Lotus Connections Home Page feature, developed in the IBM Lotus Dublin lab. Having just marked his tenth year in IBM Adrian has a career that encompasses development roles on a number of WebSphere products in Hursley, before he moved over to Lotus and the Emerald Isle. He was one of the original team of developers on WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus seeing it through three releases. He also worked on the Web Services Gateway component of WebSphere Application Server as well as spending time as a lab-based services consultant working with customers through Europe and beyond. Adrian holds a B.Sc in Information Systems from the University of Leeds and has previously spoken at a variety of conferences and events on a range of IBM software related topics.

Karim Heredia:

Karim Heredia obtained a B.S. in Computer Science at Montana State University, a M.S. in Information Technology at the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, and a MBA in Technology Management at the Northern Institute of Technology. He joined IBM in 2006 and has been working as a Software Engineer at the Dublin Software Lab for the Workflow for Portal and Lotus Connections Home Page teams. Previously, he was worked also as an IT consultant and lecturer at a computer engineering program. Karim counts photography as his favorite spare-time activity.

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