Notes from Rational Support
Some highlights from tonight's Welcome Reception:
Food! Lots and lots of food. And drink.
Lie Detectors! (more System Z magic)
Live streaming Twitter!
And lots of fun!
Opening keynote at 8am tomorrow ... be there!
I knew that IBM System z is powerful, but....
Houston, we have lift-off!
Registration opened this morning at 7am, which I'm going to use as an excuse for my blurry photos. We're all a little blurry this morning.
Today is Voice of the Client Day, and Business Partner Development Day, with sessions being held all day. Beth Friday, VP of WW Rational Support and Mike O'Rourke, VP of Development currently presenting the VoiCE keynote. Mike Loria, VP of Business Development will be welcoming attendees of Business Partner Development Day at 11am, followed by an illustrious lineup of speakers including Jamie Thomas, SVP of Development and Client Support, Steve Robinson, VP WW Sales, Sandy Carter, VP WW SWG Business Partners Sales and concluding with Dr. Danny Sabbah, GM of Rational Software.
Hopefully, my photos will get sharper as the day goes on.
Hopefully, *I* will get sharper as the day goes on.
Arrived in Orlando this afternoon for the Rational Software Conference. Meetings tonight before it all starts in earnest tomorrow.
The Swan and Dolphin is all decked out in Rational blue and the registration desk opens tomorrow at 7am.
As REAL as It Gets!
We're off to see the wizard!
Finally! The 2009 Rational Software Conference is almost here!
We've been primping and preening and prepping and polishing, and this weekend, Rational Support will join thousands of Rational Software fans in travelling to Orlando for what is SURE to be a fun and informative week.
Some stuff I'm looking forward to...
and MOST of all,
If you can't make the conference, hopefully you can follow along at home via the RSC@Home Keynote replays, a Remote RSC event near you, or just follow along HERE, where I'll be live-blogging the event.
AND, we have aflickr pool created. Please join and add your conference photos!
Looking forward to meeting you at the conference!
Can't get to RSC2009 or any of the Remote RSC events? Register for webcasts of our Day 1 and Day 2 keynotes and watch them from comfort of your office. We've got a powerful set of general session speakers lined up:
Day 1 - Real Insights, Real Results with Danny Sabbah (GM of Rational Software), Jamie Thomas (VP Development, Rational Software) and Tom Hawk (GM, Global Industrial Sector)
Round 1 of Keynote presentations will be available on-demand after 8:00 a.m. ET on June 2nd.
Day 2 features Steve Mills (SVP, Software Group), Al Zollar (GM, Tivoli) and Grady Booch (IBM Visionary and all-round Wicked Smaht Guy)) sharing Real Innovations.
Round 2 of Keynote presentations will be available on-demand after 5:00 p.m. ET on June 2nd
Don't miss this opportunity to hear what all the buzz is about!
The new moo cards are here! The new moo cards are here!
Pat O'Connor did a great job this year designing our Limited Edition, highly collectable, sure-to-be-worth-MILLIONS Rational Support moo cards for RSC 2009.
How do you get yours?
1) Wander down to the Solution Center and find the eSupport pedestal (look for the blimp). Pat O'Connor, aka @RationalWebGuy will be manning the pedestal and will have cards.
2) I will be at the conference, in the role of roving reporter. I'll be blogging, twittering, taking photos and getting into trouble. I will have cards. So how do you find me? Follow http://www.twitter.com/rationalsupport.
3) You may even occasionally find them lurking in random corners of the conference.
Only the Shadow knows....
Jazz.net is live with a completely reworked and improved website
The new Jazz.net site includes the addition of Rational Requirements Composer, Quality Manager, and Focal Point for Project Management. We have done what you asked for and made much more of our Jazz Development open and transparent. Now clients and community members will be able to enjoy the benefits of transparent development but no longer just for Rational Team Concert. Now you can participate with us in shaping plans, prioritizing fixes, and interacting directly with our expanding Jazz Development Team for three new Jazz Products. See http://jazz.net/ for the complete details
eGuide now on Jazz.net
IBM Rational support has taken all the best links from our RSDC eGuide mini-CD and posted them online at http://jazz.net/eguide! This one page contains the latest links to the most important & helpful Rational support areas on ibm.com, developerWorks and Jazz.net.
Check it out!
Rational Team Concert Turns Two: Jazz Embraces the Enterprise
Click here to register for this webcast
Wednesday, June 10th at 12pm ET
The IBM Jazz platform for collaborative software delivery has come a long way since the initial launch of IBM Rational Team Concert. Join Robert Kennedy, IBM Rational Change and Configuration Management Market Manager, as he discusses the innovations and benefits that have been achieved over the past year with new platform support, translations, document collaboration, agile planning enhancements and enterprise scalability and security.
Presenter: Robert Kennedy
As I've just attached a graphic of the invitation, if you would like to RSVP, please send an email to Jen Entwistle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!
Whoo hoo! Alert readers will notice something new.... Notes from Rational Support has been migrated from old skool developerWorks to the new My developerWorks platform.
Not sure exactly what that entails, but it'll be fun finding out! :-)
More to come...
May's meeting of the New England Rational User Group has been scheduled. Sign up now!
Here is a link to the meeting itself (including all of the details):
Please look to attend. Also ... bring a friend. There will be food, drink, a door prize, and some good conversation.
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Location: IBM Rational, 20 Maguire Road, Lexington, MA 02421
Please come, enjoy some food & drink, network, get educated on a couple of high-level items, and have a chance to win a really cool prize.
Hope to see you there!