The IBM Rational Software Development Conference begins this Sunday. Rational's senior executives will be blogging this event: Danny Sabbah (Rational's new General Manager), Lee Nackman, Claudia Dent, Roger Oberg, and Buell Duncan will be online, as well as Amy Wohl, Gina Poole, Michael O'Connell, and long time blogger Alan Brown.
It still blows me away that nothing stands between me and posting live on IBM's developerWorks: no lawyers, no PR types, no handlers. IBM really does get the concept of having an unconstrained blogging forum, developer to developer. Sometimes the best thing - yet the hardest thing - a largest organization can do is to simply get out of the way and let communication and innovation flourish, and that's been my experience inside IBM since I was borged in 2003.
I'm looking forward to being back in Las Vegas: it's one of my all-time favorite cities for people watching. I like dining at the Pinot Brassier at the Venetian, and if there's time late late one night, I'll roam the casinos, contemplating the vast amounts of software running those slot machines and keeping track of all that money.