Have you been following the excitement over at the Rational Software Conference in India this week?
I have. Just a tiny bit jealous of @katmandelstein
and co., especially after reading this entry from Pavan:
I wanna see!!!!
But Pavan has been doing a great job twittering the event for @rationalsupport
If you want a recap, you can visit http://www.twitter.com/rationalsupport.
Additionally, Pavan reports:
The Day 1 of RSC 09 Bangalore got over quite some hours ago. Due to issues related to internet connectivity we couldn't give live tweets for the first day. Hence, I am currently at my home and updating the tweets.
Nevertheless, I have tried covering almost all the updates of Day 1 onto tweets and hopefully would be able to give live tweets tomorrow, if not would do the same as done today.
As for the event, it's been awesome... special highlight being Grady's live video conference with the crowd in India. He shared with us his thoughts on the smart planet initiative.
Almost all the attendees for the event got themselves registered well before 8.30 AM and as a brownie point won themselves Grady's merchandise :)
There has been active participation from the attendees in attending to the various sessions, live demos and workshops. We expect the same for tomorrow as well.
Sounds like great fun. Stay tuned for more tomorrow!
Rational Software Conference comes to five Indian cities this week: Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, and New Delhi.
All the details can be found here:http://www-07.ibm.com/events/in/rsc2009/
Pavan Hoskeri, a Rational Support Engineer out of our Bangalore office, will be live-twittering the event for @rationalsupport
The hashtag for RSC2009 remains the same for all our global events (#rsc2009), so you can follow the action.
If you aren't following us yet on Twitter, now would be a good time to fix that! :-)
Yes, I WAS there, and this is what I was doing. (photo courtesy of Charles Rivet
This is it! The final day of Rational Software Conference.
After a fun trip to Animal Kingdom last night, folks are attending the last sessions before the General Session wrap up at 11am, featuring Neeraj Chandra, Vice President, Worldwide Strategy, IBM Rational software leading a powerful panel to look at the future of smart products.
There will be a final live challenge for our "As Real As it Gets" reality show teams, and the conference prizes will be awarded.
Speaking of the reality show, it appears that there have been some ... irregularities... in the voting system. Attend the final wrap up to get the scoop.
Too much fun! :-)
Day 3 of the Rational Software Conference kicked off with a bang this morning, with an awesome keynote featuring Dr. David Ferrucci sharing some of the work behind creating a machine (codenamed "Watson") that will challenge some of the best human minds on Jeopardy, and special guests Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of TV's Mythbusters.
They took questions from the audience and from Twitter. Unfortunately, even though Jamie brought a fire extinguisher on stage, they did NOT blow anything up here at the conference.
We did ASK, though!
Duck courtesy of Island Training
If you are bored this evening, it's because you aren't trying hard enough.
Sooooooo much stuff happening this evening... pick your poison:
Solution Center/Exhibit Hall Reception
Location: Atlantic Hall, Dolphin Hotel
Time: 4:30pm - 7pm
Super Women's Reception
Location: Asia 5, Dolphin Hotel
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Atlantic Hall, Business Partner Cafe, Dolphin Hotel
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Analyst Roundtable Discussion with Evans Data Corporation: Developing for and on the Cloud
Location: Europe 4, Dolphin Hotel
Time: 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Where will YOU be?
Several exciting Global Rational User Group events at RSC2009. Mark your calendars!
Global Rational User Group Community Reception
Location: Business Partner Cafe
Tuesday June 2, 6:00-7:00pm
We would like to take an opportunity to thank our Global Community Members for making our Rational User Group community such a success. The Rational User Group Community Reception will be your opportunity to meet one another and some of our special guests from the Rational software brand. We look forward to seeing you there.
Solution Center Pedestal #3 - Global Rational User Group Community
Monday, June 1, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 3, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Attendees will be able to speak with user group members and leaders about their experiences with the Rational User Group Community. There will be onsite registration for Rational User Groups worldwide. Register on-site and receive a free gift.
Global Rational User Group Community Birds of a Feather Session
Rational Users Got Talent
Participate in reality show setting where we will vote on Rational user group best top tips with the help of the GRUG Council who will act as the judging panel.
Location: Asia 1
Tuesday June 2, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Thrilled to announce 2 new Telelogic Special Interest Group sessions here at RSC 2009/Innovation 2009.
The Rational Electronic Support Team will be walking you through ibm.com - providing best practices for navigation and searching.
There will be two sessions today, June 2 in Europe 4 at the Dolphin hotel. Session 1 is from 2pm-3pm, and Session 2 is 3pm-4pm.
Please join us!
The Blue Team in the RSC2009 As Real As it Gets reality show gets creative in their quest for votes.
(photo courtesy of flickr user, conference attendee, and awesome photographer @mauricioswg)
Still racing around trying to take it all in and failing miserably.
SO much to see and learn.
The opening keynote was high energy and lots of fun. Speakers included Jamie Thomas, Dr. Danny Sabbah, and Tom Hawk.
We learned about the exciting announcement about IBM Rational Software Delivery Services for the cloud.
We were introduced to the three teams who participated in our first software reality show "As Real as It Gets".
We were introduced to the three teams today, and got to see how the Blue Team fared. You can vote for your favorite team at http://www.rscvote.com/
Scott Hebner, VP of Rational Marketing and Strategy included a slide about our social media activities (w00t!)
After the opening keynote, everyone raced off to their favorite sessions and I headed over to the Swan to check out the Executive Summit.
This afternoon, I want to head over to the Jazz cafe and then at 5pm, the Solution Center and Exhibit Hall will open with a reception.
Let's see what trouble I can get into for the rest of the day.
photo courtesy of flickr user and conference attendee @mauricioswg
By now, I'm sure you've discovered the Real Access kiosks scattered strategically across all conference meeting levels.
What are these for?
Scan your conference badge for access and you'll be able to:
- Have instant access to the onsite conference website with up-to-the-minute information: session agendas, exhibitor information and daily conference updates
- Network with fellow attendees. Utilize our online search for attendees and email them.
- Access the internet to keep in touch with the rest of the world via your web-based or telnet email account
- complete the online conference evaluation form and you'll receive your conference t-shirt. and possibly win an iPod touch.
- and most importantly, follow the #rsc2009 twitterstream and this blog! :-)
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.... http://www.ibm.com/getztruth
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.