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Lotusphere 2006 sessions db Version 2 is available

Thu 5 Jan 2006, 03:07 PM

by Ben Langhinrichs
Version 2 of the Lotusphere 2006 Sessions db is out, and I think you'll be quite impressed.  Lots of new information on non-session sessions such as labs, ISV Theater, Product Showcase, etc., plus a whole lot more people (let me know if you want to be added), and a couple of very cool graphical calendars that let you see all the events for a particular day at one time, including labs, showcase, sessions, BOFs and more.

Thanks also go out to all the members of Penumbra who have helped with the database.

Copyright © 2006 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:

418.1. Tim Latta
(01/06/2006 12:03 PM)

CAVEAT: Ben has used some snappy, new feature (@Matches?, @Transform?) that will require this design to live on a 7.x client or server. Running from a 6.x server yields an error when trying to access the Sessions by\Speaker Name view.

Otherwise, there are some really cool features here. Thanks again, Ben.

418.2. Charles Robinson
(01/06/2006 12:05 PM)

When I add the sessions to my personal calendar they show up in my Drafts. Is that expected?

418.3. Ben Langhinrichs
(01/06/2006 03:47 PM)

Tim - Oddly enough, this was entirely created in ND6.5.3. I run it from a 6.5.1 server as well, and I don't get any errors in that view. Besides, @Matches and @Transform were in ND6.0. Are you sure it is not an R5 server?

Charles - Not sure. I hate to admit it, but I don't use calendars, and this was added by somebody else and just modified slightly by me. I'll check and find out what it should do and how to fix if it is wrong.

418.4. Felix Binsack
(01/09/2006 09:16 AM)


Ben, I would like to thank you very much for the wonderfull application.

>>When I add the sessions to my personal calendar

>>they show up in my Drafts.

Same here, I created an agent with the line


That removes the entries from my draft view

Other issue: Woulden´t be be nice to have a "Post LotuSphere" Version including all presentations for downloads?

Ben, you might not be allowed to distribute such a version, but maybe you could prepare the database to hold the presentation files (field for attachment, icon column to display attachments :-)

P.S.: Ben, why don´t you add some advertisment for your company to the "About this Databae" document?

418.5. Ben Langhinrichs
(01/09/2006 09:34 AM)

Felix - Thanks for providing the answer about the calendar view. As for the advertising, I am already feeling like it is too much to have the logo there. This is a good will gift to the community, and while it does show off some of our software, I try to do it in a non-obtrusive way. Still, the About document could say something more useful than iot does now. Thanks!