Well Day 1 is almost compete. It started early for me. I was awake at 4:30 am. I laid in the bed till about 6:15 then got up and ran 2 miles. I had to do something. Then there was good and expensive fruit and OJ for breakfast. I wanted to actually see how a session at a conference is done so I went to the JMP 201 IBM Lotus Sametime for Web 2.0. It was a very interesting session. I look forward to checking out the new Sametime Proxy SDK in 8.5. Jay Allen and I hope we can use this to get inline web chat and presence integrated into Lotus Connections.
After the morning session and lunch it was a quick nap. Up from the nap I got into my Lotusphere uniform.
After I was dressed then it was off to prep with Jay. Four o'clock rolled around and the room was about 90% full probably 80 or so people ready to learn about MydeveloperWorks customizations of Lotus Connections 2.5. Our talking lasted about 1.5 of the 2 hours we were given then we had few questions. Most of the questions were on TAI and how we used it to get Lotus Connections and our other developerWorks apps to SSO.
Here is a picture of the crowd filling in a few mins before we started up the session.
After finishing off the session Jay and I headed to the kick off party pool side at the Dolphin and Swan Hotels. Jay really wanted to crash the party Ron Burgundy cannonball style but I advised him against that.
Tomorrow starts off early with the Open General Session kicking off at 8am. Then Jay and I will be in the Meet the Developer Lab from 11 - 1. I hope to catch Integrating IBM Lotus Domino Data and Applications on Smartphones, Blackberry's and Apple iPhones and Jeff Schick's Key note on Social Collaboration.