Mat Newman February 6 2015 17:51:15#UserBLAST has been a session I've done for the past few years, beginning (sort of) with "Where is the Love" at Lotusphere 2010. Inspired by Gabriella Davis and Paul Mooney's AdminBLAST sessions, the idea has always been to demonstrate the power of my favourite piece of software (hence posting "25 Notes on 25 years of Notes" before this post) by showing people where stuff is and how it works in the Notes client.
This year, the speakers slide included a couple of additional names, Gabriella and Susan Bulloch. The reason their names are on there is because I wanted to pay tribute to two of the most influential people who have helped me in my professional development, and who are both simply amazing individuals. Both are always happy to selflessly share their insight, expertise and experience.
Gab: Thank you for being you. Your knowledge when it comes to Administering the products we love is unmatched. The way you share your knowledge through your blog, presentations and in person is always light-bulb inspiring! I thank you for always taking the time to answer my questions, and for always finding the answer if you didn't already know it off the top of your head. The technology might be changing, but thankfully you are not!
Susan: Thank you for always answering my questions, and for fixing the stuff that needed to be fixed. You have also been the best track Mum any presenter could ever hope for. The way you take care of your speakers, and the way you put together a track bursting with awesomeness every year is because you care. And we care about you. The standing ovation before the session on Sunday afternoon from a room full of people who were there for the content in YOUR track demonstrated that! I am honoured that you selected me to succeed you. I will ensure that Best Practices will continue, whatever form it takes.
And now the session. What made UserBLAST a little different this year is that I decided it was time to put everything together, to explain a few of the "nuts and bolts" under the hood, before diving into the usual bucket load of tips about using the Notes client.
I'm glad so many people told me they found something they didn't know about Notes, that's the whole reason I do this session, to ensure that everyone knows how brilliant this piece of software really is.
And again, I'll be monitoring my social network streams for questions or gripes about Notes, so that I can prepare another bucket load of tips for #UserBLAST2016. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please ask!
I'm always happy to help a Notes user.