Louis Richardson – Leverage Social Collaboration to Drive Business Results – Dec 9th DCLUG

DCLUG is very excited to co-host Louis Richardson who will be in Washington DC December 9th to speak about Social collaboration

I saw Louis speak at MWLUG 2012 and I can attest to what  great engaging speaker he is. He is able to distill a concept into a presentation and not make it sound like a sales pitch. The capability speaks for itself, what you need to understand is why you need to use the product, not primarily what the product will do for you.

For more on Louis, check out his site – http://about.me/louisrichardson
I serve as an IBM Worldwide Storyteller & Enthusiast covering Social Business and Smarter Workforce topics”

Date: December 9, 2013
Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern
Location: IEG Briefing Center
600 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 2000

Business at the Speed of Expertise: 
Social technologies are helping people connect, communicate and share information. Communication & Collaboration have become a commodity thus tactical – Coordination & Social Collaboration have the most value thus a more strategic direction. Once you have Embraced Social Collaboration, you can Extend your current solutions and finally Consolidate.

The Result: Single Strategic Platform of All Capabilities. Social Collaboration Capabilities can be INJECTED into Cloud, Mobile, Big Data to provide a secure personalized contextual multi-channel experience.

See the flyer

For more information please check out the DCLUG Meeting site –


YOU MUST REGISTER for this event – see the link below

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Nov 21st – DCLUG – Managing large data sets in an XPages application

Next week I have the privilege of speaking at DCLUG again. This time discussing EXTJS and how to manage large data sets in an XPages application.

For more information and to sign up for the meeting please go here: http://www.meetup.com/DC-Lotus-Professionals/events/150317872/


November 21st


11:00-11:30 Networking/Lunch

11:30-12:30 Presentation

12:30-13:00 Networking/Close


Moving notes client views to the web has always been a challenge. Out of the box XPages provides us the viewPanels and Dojo Data Grids which do a decent job of getting the data to a user, but it not an optimal user experience. Clicking next 25 paging through 3000 documents is not ideal.

With large data set management built in and user customizable features like REST service integration, categorization, sorting, searching, column totals, filtering, charting and many more, EXTJS grids give us the ability to put the power of instant data management into a web user’s hands.

Mark will demonstrate and provide examples of how the EXTJS library can be used to effectively meet a requirement to modernize large notes client views (1000s of documents at the same time).


Lunch will be provided for attendees by IBM

DCLUG – October 24th – Toolfest Double Header – Teamstudio and Ytria

I am very pleased to announce the next  DC Lotus User Group on October 24th will be a double header with Ben Menesi and Jon Andrews from Ytria and Teamstudio respectively

Both of these companies have played an huge part in providing the tools that administrators and developers use on a daily basis worldwide. I know I have sung the praises of Teamstudio products before and have been instrumental in bringing them to the new companies I work for. 

For the first time ever this will be a morning meeting an for more information please check out the meetup site


In addition to showing off their latest wares in back to back sessions, they will stick around for a lunchtime “Stump the LUG” session where we invite you to share your own technical pain points with the entire group and to discuss how you can address them (perhaps with tools you didn’t know you needed). 

Here’s what’s in store for you at this must see event:

9:30 AM – Coffee & Refreshments

9:45 AM – Welcome and Quick Community Update

10:00 AM – Session 1: Ytria’s EZSuite of products help administrators and developers deal with a large variety of issues: whether it’s about ACL management, agent troubleshooting, or even replication problems, Lotus Domino often lacks a much needed overview, as well as mass-problem solving capabilities. Using scenarios from the field, we’ll discuss why the tedious and manually-intensive methods you use to address them are due for an extreme makeover. For example, we’ll spend time with alternatives to the well known task of writing agents for data manipulation that you’ll never use again.

11:00 AM – Session 2: Teamstudio’s latest killer tool Teamstudio Unplugged moves them in a new direction by providing a practical and compelling toolset for developers to surface existing Notes client apps as native apps on the iPad and other mobile devices. The Lotus Notes client pioneered secure, offline-capable business applications and Teamstudio Unplugged helps bring that same capability to a new generation of mobile devices. Unplugged cross-platform mobile apps are developed using XPages through the familiar Domino Designer interface, and the platform ships with three pre-unpluggified IBM templates (Journal, Teamroom, and Doc Library). In this session we will demo Teamstudio’s own “Mobile Approvals” template, as well as show you how to customize these templates, for example by adding camera integration for uploading photos.

12:00 – Lunchtime “Stump the LUG” Discussion

DCLUG – July 17 – David Navarre – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: An XPages Case Study

This month we are very pleased to welcome another new speaker, David Navarre of DAI. David has been a great supporter of DCLUG this year and I am personally thrilled that he has stepped up to share his experience with us.

DAI work all over the world and really push the boundaries of what is technologically possible in remote areas. This is a fascinating look into how Domino and specifically XPages has been used to help the company meet their mission.

The meeting will begin at 11:30am



DAI Board Room 2nd Floor 7600 Wisconsin Ave Bethesda, MD 20814

In the Wild West that is Notes, there are no leisurely requirements gathering sessions, there are few clear requirements, and there is no time to waste. This was a quick turn around application. In Tanzania, our company is managing a grant fund from DFID (Dept for International Development, UK) for which companies need to apply online. We had about a month from high-level requirements to deployment. Users are in a few different groups – applicants, evaluators and grant managers, with a mix of internal and external. Our team is old Notes based, but the web-facing side would be XPages. Complicating matters, users are scattered around the world, multiple servers and clients are involved, and the members of the team have never been on the same continent, let alone in the same room.

In this session, we’ll lay out the requirements, discuss possible solutions, and explore the solution that was implemented, sharing our knowledge, ideas and problem-solving talents. This application shows some of the good, some of the bad and some of the downright ugly of learning XPages on a deadline.

My thanks to DAI for hosting this meeting in their offices – please come and support David and enjoy what I am sure is going to be an enthralling insight into a fascinating case study.

DCLUG – June 13 – Darren Duke – I Have a Traveler Server – Maybe I Should Secure it Some

This month we are delighted to welcome Darren and Lisa Duke of STS Inc. in Atlanta who are travelling to DC to present at the meeting !

Not only is Darren one of the most recognized names in the IBM Notes Domino community he is also a really entertaining speaker.

Even if you are not into Traveler, you should definitely come, be entertained and learn something new.

For more information on Darren – check out his linkedin page and if you want to talk Traveler while him and Lisa are in town – please get in touch with them



Here is the abstract 
An iPhone or iPad was given to you, “Make this work with Lotus”, you were told. And so your Traveler server was born, much like BES before it, with nary a thought for “production use”.
Traveler is a virulent technology, users flinging iPhones, iPads and Android devices at you at an alarming rate. There is no one-to-one relation for devices to users here… some folks have 4 or more devices attached to your Traveler server. You look like a rock star! “About time” you say to yourself.
But is it secure? Am I letting my users send free text passwords OTA (even with HTTPS there are more secure options)? Do you even know the security options available to you? Come learn what you can do to secure these slippery endpoints, these public facing servers and keep looking like a rock star……
Darren, technical guru at STS, the once vocal “bad cop” on “This Week In Lotus” podcast, Lotusphere and Connect speaker, sporadic blogger, ranting tweeter, and all round snarky guy will endeavor to both entertain and educate you in this neglected but very important area.


3150 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042

For more information please check out the meetup site



Hosting Facility information

The DCLUG event is open to all; but please not that Noblis is a Cleared Facility and security regulations require that all visitors are badged. A state or federal issued picture ID is required to obtain visitors badge (NOTE: drivers license works best as some ID badges do not scan well).

If you are not a US citizen, DoD security regulations require additional information be obtained in order to issue a visitors badge. Please contact alan.hurt@noblis.org directly for further information.

Parking @ Noblis: There is visitor parking in front of building as well as a free parking garage. Parking will generally be open on upper levels

DCLUG – May 23rd – IBM Sametime Deployment – A look at where are we and where should we go

This month we have Maurice Cogdell speaking to us about his recent experiences with Sametime and where it is going in the market.

If you are to attend this meeting YOU MUST use the meetup site (listed below) to state you are attending – name badges will be created prior to the meeting as your access.


23rd May 2013


The meeting will be held at

IBM Technical Exploration Center
401 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA



Networking (lunch provided by IBM)
Community Updates
Show and Tell (Group quick shares)
Tip of the month
Announcements for the next meeting

12:30pm – 1:15pm – Presentation

Maurice Cogdell (IBM) – IBM Sametime Deployment – A look at where are we and where should we go

In this session we will take a look at where we are with IBM Sametime, how to get started, and how to successfully deploy the components you require.

IBM Sametime’s modular design allows you many deployment options and complete flexibility. “We will give examples of the key questions that need to be addressed and common responses, that are used to determine which features you want and need…”.

Questions/Answers Networking

Please mark the date in your calendar.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


More information

For more information and to get involved with the DCLUG


DCLUG April 24th – Getting Started with XPages

This month we are delighted to have Jeff Byrd from MAXIMUS come and speak to us about Getting Started in XPages. Jeff has over 15 years experience in Notes technologies and over 2 years of XPages experience to share.


In this presentation Jeff will have a “nice and easy go at xPages covering design principals, basic CRUD and Views.  So if you’ve been meaning to check out XPages, but haven’t had the chance, please join us.”

Come and see for yourself, share your experiences and help to promote the DC user’s group 🙂



IEG Briefing Center

600 14th Street, NW , Washington, DC



Networking (lunch provided by IBM)
Community Updates
Meeting date/schedule Questionnaire results/discussion
Agreement for next meeting date/time

12:15pm – 1:00pm – Presentation

Jeff Byrd: Getting Started with xPages

Questions/Answers Networking


Please mark the date in your calendar.

Agenda Posted for DCLUG

The agenda has been posted for the next DCLUG (see below). To kick off the year I will be presenting my jQuery session from this years IBM Connect conference.

Please take this opportunity if you are in the area and able to, attend and contribute to the IBM Domino community in the DC area and find out how “we” can help ourselves.


Agenda (20 Mar 2013)

Networking (lunch provided by IBM)
Who are we? Why are we here? What can we contribute?
Planned Meeting schedule
Need for meeting rooms
Need for speakers

12:15pm – 1:00pm

Mark Roden:  jQuery – the world’s most popular JavaScript library comes to XPages
Questions/Answers Networking



IEG Briefing Center

600 14th Street, NW , Washington, DC


For more information and to sign up for the event – check out


2013 DCLUG reloaded (March 20th 11:30am)

I am happy to announce the first DCLUG event of 2013.


March 20th at the IBM offices on 14th St downtown DC.

11:30am – 1:30pm

IEG Briefing Center

600 14th Street, NW , Washington, DC

For more details please check out and sign up for the meeting at the “Meetup” page……


For more information please join the meetup group where the meetings will be announced



We also have a community site on SocialBizUg.org which we will be updating with more information.


This will be the first of what we hope to be a full year’s of monthly meetings either at lunch or in the evenings in the DC area. The intention is to initially have short(ish) one person presentations (2hr meeting max) and we will see how that takes us through the year.

At this meeting I will be presenting my “jQuery: The world’s most popular JavaScript library comes to XPages” session which I gave at IBM Connect in January this year.

Please come and ask questions, share and broaden your knowledge/friends/peer group in the local area.

We have an list of local speakers looking to contribute to the group and also some well known IBM Domino community speakers from other parts of the USA interested in coming to speak and share their knowledge and experience with us.

This is going to be an exciting year and I encourage any/all of you in the DC area (and beyond) to come and join us.