I’m fortunate enough to be both attending and speaking at Lotusphere 2010 in Walt Disney World Florida this year. Whilst I attended in 2008, this is my first chance to speak at this conference. I’ll be presenting with Mitch Cohen on: SHOW303: Putting *Sparkle* in Your Social Applications! Customization and Branding with the New IBM Lotus Connections 2.5. In this Show ‘n Tell session we will be taking you through live examples of how to customize the user experience of Lotus Connections, including:
- Changing the default product theme to match your own branding
- Customizing Profiles by modifying what information gets displayed, and how to create different profile types
- Providing new Community themes alongside those we ship with the product
- Extending the Communities and Home Page UI by creating and deploying new widgets
As well as showing how to do all this in the session, participants will also go away with step-by-step instructions to follow which will allow them to accomplish everything they see.
I think that the combination of customer and product development perspective that Mitch and myself will provide should lead to a fun and informative session. If you are attending the conference I hope to see you there. Apparently we will be having a live Twitter Q&A during it as well!
Outside of the session I’ll be spending most of my time in the Meet the Developers lab where we will be happy to show people Connections 2.5 and some of the things we are looking at for future releases. So come along and say hello!