I’ve stepped up to help out our local Lotus User’s Group and will be speaking in July, and also hosting the meeting at our offices here in Bethesda.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: An Xpages Case Study
In the Wild West that is Notes, there are no leisurely requirements gathering sessions, there are few clear requirements, and there is no time to waste. This was a quick turn around application. In Tanzania, our company is managing a grant fund from DFID (Department for International Development, UK) for which companies need to apply online. We had about a month from high-level requirements to deployment. Users are in a few different groups – applicants, evaluators and grant managers, with a mix of internal and external. Our team is old Notes based, but the web-facing side would be Xpages. Complicating matters, users are scattered around the world, multiple servers and clients are involved, and the members of the team have never been on the same continent, let alone in the same room.
In this session, we’ll lay out the requirements, discuss possible solutions, and explore the solution that was implemented, sharing our knowledge, ideas and problem-solving talents. This application shows some of the good, some of the bad and some of the downright ugly of learning Xpages on a deadline.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
DAI Board Room 2nd Floor 7600 Wisconsin Ave Bethesda, MD 20814
(This will be my first technical speaking engagement. I talk in front of crowds all the time, but usually about history, Scouting or sports.)