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Rational Software Conference 2009
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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!
Duck courtesy of Island Training
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
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)
Rational Software Conference comes to five Indian cities this week: Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, and New Delhi.
All the details can be found here:
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! :-)
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.Sounds like great fun. Stay tuned for more tomorrow!
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!
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.
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!
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! :-)
Well, it's official.
I'll be making my 4th trip to the Rational Software Conference in Orlando, May 31 through June 4. Whoo hoo!
I'll be blogging and twittering and taking pictures, and being a general nuisance.
We've got a Twitter ID: @rsc2009. We've got a Twitter hashtag for all your #RSC2009 tweets. We're on facebook.
We've got Danny Sabbah, Steve Mills, Scott Hebner, Grady Booch and ... the Mythbuster guys!
There will be 2009 limited edition Rational Support Moo cards, if I ever get off my butt and order them.
The indefatigable Patrick O'Connor will be manning the eSupport pedestal in the Solution Center and would LOVE to show you the new and whammy IBM Support Portal, scheduled for full deployment later this year.
Very exciting stuff ... more to come, I'm sure!
Who else is going? Tweetup, anyone?
In the Kellypuffs' archives:
Yes, I WAS there, and this is what I was doing. (photo courtesy of Charles Rivet)
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:
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!