Social Connections 8, Boston April 16th-17th

Social Connections is shaping up to be a great looking event.

I'm pleased to say that this morning I received confirmation that I will be presenting.

I'll be presenting a 30 minute session on April 17th 10.50am, discussing our experience of using the IBM Connections APIs to build a Mobile Meeting Application.

A customer had a requirement for a mobile meeting application, where attendees could see session details, learn about presenters, gain access to presentation materials and coursework, all while maintaining and using their existing investment in IBM Connections.

In this session, Carl Tyler will discuss the creative ways they used the IBM Connections APIs and features to integrate the mobile application seamlessly with the IBM Connections environment and the lessons they learned from using the different APIs/SDKs.

I hope to see you there!


Thoughts on the iWatch

So a lot has been written about the iWatch, I have no doubt this thing will sell millions when it comes out,  I will not however be buying one anytime soon.

I haven't worn a watch since I got my first cell phone that had a clock in it.  I never found watches particularly comfortable to wear, with my wrist typically falling right on the edge of the desk when typing the watch strap would just eat away at the edge of the desk.  So lets assume I was to get an iWatch, what would make me wear one?

Well the first thing it would need to do, is not depend on having an iPhone.  If the phone was totally replaced by the watch, then I might wear one, but just having an additional device that duplicates functionality doesn't fly with me. I wonder if the rumored apple car will require an iPhone?

I'm the first to admit, that I'm not a big follower of fashion, but I don't see the iWatch as a fashion statement, if I want a watch as a fashion statement I'd be getting my childhood fantasy of a Breitling aviator, something that would still look great in 25 years, and if a Nephew was left it in a will I'm sure they'd appreciate it.  I don't see that happening with an iWatch, in 3 years the OS will be out of date, it will look large and clumsy, and no one will see it as something they want to inherit.

What do you think? Have you already put down your desposit?