Good and bad at Lotusphere 2009

by Volker Weber

Just a short list of things on my mind. YMMV:

Small piece of advice for owners of small consumer cameras: turn off the flash when taking pictures of screens and displays. Don't assume you can illuminate a large room. Don't post pictures of people stuffing their face, holding alcoholic beverages, drunks, or those making a fool of themselves. Capture the moment with your heart, but not with your camera. If you need to use the camera, keep the pictures for yourself.

Aside from the Wi-Fi issues, Lotusphere - just - works. It's a great conference. I don't think you can make it much better.

*) Bonus points if you can spot login credentials for Lotusphere Online. Harrummph. Wink, wink.


And the reason it - just - works: Sandra Marcus and her staff.

Richard Schwartz, 2009-01-26

Thank you for taking the time to explain the Sonos to me and also for your patience explaining what it requires to take a good picture. I hope to one day be half the photographer you are. :-)

Gregg Eldred, 2009-01-26

On the photographer thing, it's the one-eyed leading the blind. Trust me on that. :-)

Volker Weber, 2009-01-26

Bad: too cold this year.

I would like to add to that: "Bad: too cold outside AND inside this year."

Many of the rooms we're just way too cold especially the showcase ballroom.

Michael Sedlaczek, 2009-01-27

they did get cables to the bean bags by the way because i had one.
I agree about the wi-fi it was spotty this year.

Keith Brooks, 2009-01-27

Good list, Vowe -- if a bit short. Also good advice on the picture taking. I'm one of those with a cheap shirt pocket camera and I do try to pay attention to turning off the flash and so on.

I always have my camera but rarely take it out and take pictures. It takes me out of the moment and I prefer to be there with what's happening.

Andrew Pollack, 2009-01-27

I was *in* one of the bean bag chairs and didn't get a cable as they were out by the time I had passed other ones down the row...

Thomas "Duffbert" Duff, 2009-01-27

Michael, A/C is a luxury that has to "show off". :-)

Keith, you may call it spotty. I call it broken. Networks are broken, if you have to deal with them at all.

Andrew, make it longer.

Volker Weber, 2009-01-27

Orbit downloader also does a great job at downloading all the files!

Gary Cousins, 2009-01-27

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