So far I seem to be hitting sessions of the 101 variety. Obviously I am not the target audience for this event, but I think even some of the customers I have talked to would like a little more depth in some of the presentations. Maybe I'm just going to the wrong sessions, since I basically have a 1 out of 6 chance to pick the right one for every round of sessions. I shouldn't complain too loudly since my presentation tomorrow with Richard, "Best Practices for a Successful WebSphere Portal Implementation", is beginner level also. : ) Don’t get me wrong, these sessions are all very good, but I’m a victim of my own experience. The reality is that the presentation material generated for this type of event is what people use in the field to continue learning about new products or enhancements.
I sat in on the Portlet Factory BOF this evening with two additional colleagues Ying and Michelle, where we saw some of the new features that will be coming into future releases of the product. I think I have mentioned before that if new features are too far off then I'm not that interested, since customers want do stuff NOW! Overall it was pretty good and I was excited to see some discussion about the upcoming Process Integration Builders. These builders will integrate with IBM WebSphere Process Server and allow easier Human Task Management within the portal.
Of real interest is the new WebSphere Portlet Factory wiki that is now available on developerWorks. The set of samples that is included with this initial launch looks impressive. For a WPF novice such as me, this will be a big help in learning more about the tool. I am slowly becoming a convert of WPF. I still have to keep my head above water with JSF and other development technologies but for those folks that can afford to specialize, WPF definitely has some advantages.
As I write this, I got some chocolate from the minibar. I took one bite and realized it was about a hundred years old... I can't believe I have to pay for that...
maybe I'll head for the bar?
End of the First Day
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