IBM Interconnect 2015 is just around the corner. In fact, I leave today for a week of jam-packed activities and networking. This networking involves my IBM colleagues, both existing ones and new ones I will meet for the first time, as well as customers. I’m using the Event Connect app to schedule what sessions/receptions/other I want to attend as well as to remind me of where I need to be. Send me a network invitation and I’ll accept. If you’re a developer, check out dev@Interconnect. I also plan to be tweeting during the conference. You can find me @rnjazz.
What do I plan to get out of the conference? I plan to learn as much as I can about Bluemix, Devops Services, Continuous engineering, and Devops (Steer, Develop-Test, Deploy, and Operate). You can find most of the RTC and RQM sessions in the DevOps: Steer, Develop-Test, Deploy, Operate track. My favorite sessions are those given by adopters of CLM. It’s always great to hear how they rolled out CLM to their stakeholders. If you’re a CLM administrator, be sure to check out Rational Deployment for Administrators track. Ask the Experts sessions are also very informative. I recommend Ask the Experts on Rational DOORS Next Generation – 1067A if you use Rational DOORS Next Generation. Come with your questions ready! Another hot topic this year is configuration management, so I recommend this session with Brian Steele Configuration Management of Requirements in IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation – 2133A and Versioning and Collaboration in DOORS Next Generation Beta – 2987A with Vishy Ramaswamy.
Note: The links above all go to the Event Connect site for registered attendees to build their agenda.
I have a few sessions I am supporting this year. Here is where I plan to hang out:
Saturday, Feb 21st
- Internal IBM meetings at Mandalay Bay
Sunday, Feb 22nd
- Internal IBM meetings & Inner Circle (formerly VoiCE)
Monday, Feb 23nd
- 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – dev@Interconnect Developer Playground, Speed Geeking demo: From Nothing to a Running App in the Cloud with IBM Bluemix DevOps Services with @jlmarechaux
- Bluemix Reception, MGM Grand
Tuesday, Feb 24th
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – dev@Interconnect , Speed Geeking demo: From Nothing to a Running App in the Cloud with IBM Bluemix DevOps Services with @jlmarechaux
- 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – DAG-2848 : DevOps Steer: Agile Planning and Tracking with Rational Team Concert, MGM Grand Conference Center Room 305 with @jlmarechaux
- 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Women’s Networking Panel & Reception, MGM Grand Conference Center, Level 1, Rooms 115-117
- 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – InterConnect Multicultural Networking Reception, Mandalay Tradewinds F
Wednesday, Feb 25th
- 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Best Practices for Successful Collaborative Lifecycle Management Upgrades – 2056A, Mandalay Islander Ballroom E. Come hear about CLM upgrade best practices and experiences from CLM Administrators.
- 7:45 pm – Special Event with Aerosmith, MGM Grand Arena
I also encourage you to give back by stopping by the Stop Hunger Now! station at the Solution Expo and volunteering your time to help prepare nutritious meals for hungry kids all over the world. Registered attendees: Sign up and add this event to your schedule on Event Connect Feb 23, 2015, 8:00:00 AM – Feb 26, 2015, 1:00:00 PM