If it's late January, it's time to put on the yellow.
Lotusphere 2006 kicks off in Orlando this weekend, and judging from the enrollment and the early buzz, it could very well prove to be the biggest and best Lotusphere ever.
This year, we've worked to maximize attendees' time by balancing the coverage between product overviews and roadmaps with pragmatic specifics and case studies on how you can extract real business value from our upcoming technologies.
LotusphereBootCamp: Practical and Technical
We're also introducing a new program -- LotusphereBootCamp (say that three times quickly) -- which is a conference-long, highly technical curriculum aimed at the practical application of Lotus software.
To whet your appetite for all things yellow, check out this interview with new Lotus general manager, Mike Rhodin.
If you can't make it down to Orlando, but are interested in getting a ringside seat on the replay of our IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 7 launch event, check it out here.
Who Needs Denis Leary??
Finally, just so you know we recognize that all work and no play make for a dull Lotusphere, this year we're also kicking off the Lotusphere JAMFest, a two-night jam session where attendees are encouraged to bring their musical instruments and crank out some tunes.
Get jiggy with it by checking out the official JAMFest wiki, where you can build pages for the songs you'd like to perform -- or see performed -- and start to review the pending lineup. So far, highlights include requests for early Kansas, Meatloaf, David Bowie, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, Styx (with two volunteer guitar players...has anybody seen Tommy Shaw?), and yes, even the Violent Femmes.
Anybody up for a little blisterin' in the Orlando sun? ; )