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The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Mat Newman  January 9 2013 23:21:19
Over the last few years, one of the most useful tools leading up to Lotusphere (now IBM Connect) has been the outstanding Session Database provided by Ben Langhinrichs.

A few weeks ago Ben announced that he wouldn't be producing the database this year.

Never fear, it's not gone - a group of people are working on a replacement, which you can download HERE ( <- Right-Click, Download).


Figure 1: IBM Connect 2013 session DB, version 1:



Connect 2013 Sessions




Thanks to some support from Vitor Pereira, Andreas Ponte, Andreas Imnitzer and Giulio Campobassi this fabulous resource is again under development.

Once you have downloaded and unzipped the file, just put the sphere2013.nsf database in your Lotus (AHEM!) IBM Notes data directory, choose the session you want to attend, and then click "Add to Calendar".  It's that easy.  You can also keep your local replica up to date just by clicking on the "Sync with Server" action, which will connect to the fabulous Tim and Gabriella Davis's servers at the Turtle Partnership and keep your information up to date.

Keep an eye out.  More features will be available soon.


Comments

1Theo Heselmans  01/10/2013 0:13:19  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Cool!

Thanks guys for doing this.

Looking forward seeing you all!

2Rainer  01/10/2013 0:31:30  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Hi Mat,

first of all > Thank you, Thank you, Thank you !!! This database is very helpful in planning the Connect 2013 session...

But I always receive the error "Object variable not set", when I try to "Add selected to my calendar"...

The problem is in the line:

Set dtStart = doc.Session.GetFirstItem("StartTime").DateTimeValue

Any ideas ?? Thx a lot and best regards

Rainer

3Lars Olufsen  01/10/2013 0:35:28  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Yay! Just Yay! :-)

4Lars Olufsen  01/10/2013 0:37:19  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Actually ... I get the same error as Rainer.

5Stuart McIntyre  01/10/2013 0:39:07  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Thank you team, great effort!

6Dan Soares  01/10/2013 0:48:06  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

THANK YOU Mat! Appreciate the effort of all involved.

Dan

7Mat Newman

01/10/2013 0:52:56  The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Thanks for the feedback guys - Fixed in the Download now.

If you have already replicated the database, please replicate it with the "Sync with Server" tool, or download the file again.

Mat Newman IBM Champion

8Lars Olufsen  01/10/2013 0:58:04  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Works now. Thanks, everybody involved! Lifesaving work (well ... very handy, at least) :-)

9Rainer  01/10/2013 1:11:13  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Works great !! Thanks a lot !!!

10Yvan Cainzos  01/10/2013 1:11:49  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Thank you a lot for the nice job !

Yvan

11Rainer  01/10/2013 1:13:26  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Hi Guys,

one more time... Receive the error "Function requires a valid ADT argument" when I try to add sessions from Sunday...

12Mat Newman

01/10/2013 1:35:53  Replicate one more time...

@11, Rainer: Replicate using the "Sync with Server" tool one more time mate, or Download the database again using the link above. Issue with a couple of records not having fully populated fields. All fixed now :-)

Mat Newman IBM Champion

13Sasja Beerendonk  01/10/2013 1:38:42  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Thanks Mat!

14Jonathan Griep  01/10/2013 2:01:06  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Thank you Mat, Vitor, Andreas, Andreas, Giuilo, Gab, and Tim! And Ben for pioneering one of the most useful tools at Lotusphere.

15Jürgen Zirke  01/10/2013 2:13:22  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

First of all many thanks for providing the database which allows me to plan for Connect 2013 more easily than with the IBM systems. I wanted to try out whether you had considered different time zones when adding the sessions to my calendar. However, when I try to add a session I just get an error "Object variable not set" and nothing happens. Sync with Server did not fix it yet, but anyway, keep going ...

16Amy Widmer  01/10/2013 2:25:08  
Thank you!

Thank you for sharing! You really can't live without one...

17Serdar Basegmez  01/10/2013 2:40:20  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

That'll be great! Thanks for the effort!

(BTW, My surname is Basegmez, not Basegemez :))

18Andy Donaldson  01/10/2013 5:13:35  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Huzzah! Thanks to Mat and team!

19Heidi Wessel  01/10/2013 5:56:36  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You all!!

20Steve Breitenbach  01/10/2013 5:59:59  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Thank you! I owe each of you a drink a Connectosphere!

21Ray Bilyk  01/10/2013 7:20:04  
AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!!!

THANK YOU VITOR PEREIRA, ANDREAS PONTE, ANDREAS IMNITZER and GIULIO CAMPOBASSI FOR THIS APPLICATION!!! This was sorely missed!!!

Ben, you are the 'O.G.' of this type of application! Your contributions will never be forgotten!!!

Once again, Mat, you find a way to make me smile and do a happy dance!!! See you in a couple of weeks, mate! BIG HUG WAITING!!!

22Deborah Walmer-Basembe  01/10/2013 7:38:20  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Hooray!

23Hogne B. Pettersen  01/10/2013 10:54:33  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Ouch. This had completely passed me by. I only discoverede it after I had created my own.

Will download this and give it a spin :)

Great that the community still can do stuff like this.

24Sunny Wan  01/10/2013 11:54:53  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Awesome. Thanks Matt!

25Bill Malchisky  01/10/2013 19:04:25  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Just wonderful. Thanks to the team for all of their effort.

26Noud van den Broek  01/10/2013 19:11:24  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Thanks! Works and looks great!

27Denny  01/10/2013 23:05:01  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Thanks!!

28Keith Brooks  01/11/2013 0:42:29  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

YEAH! Thanks guys! ((((((((Matt))))))))

29David Bell  01/11/2013 7:47:27  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Might I suggest that you add the session ID at the front of the calendar subject entry when adding to calendar ? e.g. IDnnn: Session Title

30David Bell  01/11/2013 9:00:42  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

One more suggestion, since speakers can often be the deciding criteria for 2 sessions at the same time, could you append speaker names in parens () after the location maybe so they are visible at a glance ?

31David Bell  01/11/2013 9:01:13  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Oh - that last suggestion was once again for the entries copied into personal calendars, not in the source database :)

32Mary Whalley  01/11/2013 9:32:17  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Wouldn't be the same without it! Thanks for doing the work on it!!

33tony baioni  01/12/2013 7:32:41  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

awesome

34Roberto Mazzoni  01/15/2013 18:53:59  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Would be very hard without it! THANKS!!!

35Chris Baker  01/17/2013 3:51:02  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

CUST118 Brunswick... is incorrectly listed schedule wise. This session is on 29Jan ay 5:30pm in Swan Egret. Please correct. Thanks

36Sjaak Ursinus  01/18/2013 0:20:55  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Thank you Champ !

37Mike  01/18/2013 2:41:32  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Don't suppose anyone has the IP address to connect to the server, my client cannot find it and I need to therefore create a connection document for replication purposes.

Excellent Job!!!

38Kris De Bisschop  01/18/2013 6:23:06  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Hi Mat and the others,

this is really fantastic !!!!

Thank you all for doing this so that the IBM Connect attendees can better prepare their schedule upfront

39Roberto Mazzoni  01/21/2013 22:23:24  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

@15 Jürgen, time zone is working correctly with the database. While adding entries to your calender, just ensure to set your system clock to the same time zone (gmt-5) and all entries will be added correctly. Worked for me on OS X like a charme.

Mat, Andreas's, Vitor and Giulio you all do a very useful and appreciated job. Will bring some Swiss Chocolat (@mat can't bring a Bratwurst ;-) )

40David Hablewitz  01/22/2013 15:57:23  
The totally unofficial, almost totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Based on the long string of kudos, I wouldn't say it is totally unsupported. We all support your efforts!

41Chris Joseph  01/24/2013 3:30:39  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Mat, thanks for taking up the torch. See you in a couple of days. Safe travels.

42Matthias Wille  01/25/2013 20:31:41  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

In case you haven't come across it yet, we have created a session journal app based Mat's database. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets and the Blackberry Playbook and the Blackberry Alpha Dev OS10 devices.

The app is developed in Flex and uses the soapgate Q! web service API for Domino (both are open source). Links to the apps can be found here:

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43Reinhard  01/04/2014 1:33:05  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

Hi. Will there be an actual database for IBM Connect 2014? Would be very nice :D

44Ove Stoerholt  01/05/2014 13:36:19  
The totally unofficial, totally unsupported IBM Connect 2013 session database - NOW AVAILABLE

I would also like to get hold of the 2014 session database...

Thanks

Ove

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