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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
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!
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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! :-)
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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! :-)
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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!
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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?
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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
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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!
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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
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:
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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!
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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.
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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!
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!
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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!
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Pat O'Connor did a great job this year designing our Limited Edition, highly collectable, sure
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
3) You may even occasionally find them lurking in random corners of the conference.
Only the Shadow knows....
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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?
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