WebSphere Unconference

Welcome to the WebSphere Unconference topic forum. You—the developer—set the agenda by submitting topics you would like to present, voting on other topics you would like to hear discussed, and/or offering to give a lightning talk (five minute speech) on a topic that interests you.

The ideas will be collected here until Impact 2012 opens on Sunday, April 29. From April 29-May 1, you can continue to submit and vote on ideas in person, onsite at the Unconference booth in the Impact Solution Center.

The Unconference will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm. There will be a kick-off starting at 1:30 with special speakers including Grady Booch, Research Scientist and IBM Fellow; Andrew Glover, software developer, entrepreneur, blogger (Disco Blog) and author; Greg Truty, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Application and Integration Middleware Software; and more.

Check out this short Unconference video on Youtube

The agenda is yours!

To get started, browse the hot or new idea topics tab below, or choose a category from the list on the right. Then search to see if your idea has already been submitted. If it has not, submit it for others to consider and vote up.

If you want to present a 5 minute lightning talk, enter that below too. End your post with the word “Lightning”. If you get enough votes, you give the talk!

Additionally, publish a blog post on the Global WebSphere Community site about your Unconference topic idea by Feb 29 and you will be entered into a drawing to win a complimentary Impact 2012 pass. Just submit your topic here and then go to your GWC Account (or register one for free) and blog about your Unconference topic idea.

Note: Employees of IBM; UCG; and national, state, or local governments of any country are not eligible to win. Refer to instructions on how to blog on the GWC if needed.

See you in Vegas!

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  1. Getting your hands dirty with a no charge trial of IBM PureApplication System

    By now, you've heard about IBM PureSystems solutions, the expert integrated systems that bring together the collective knowledge of thousands of deployments, established best practices, innovative thinking, IT leadership, and distilled expertise. But did you know that you can begin trying your hand at IBM PureApplication System, via our no charge trial?

    Come see a live demonstration of IBM PureApplication System, presented by a subject matter expert from IBM developerWorks. Experience firsthand the power of integrated hardware and software optimized for performance and efficiency, built-in shared services like load-balancing and session replication, and tools that make it simple to import…

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    • Accelerating the Software Development Lifecycle using Application Virtualization

      Application virtualization can produce dramatic results when driven by governance and process, including cycle time reduction, quality improvement and cost reduction. When coupled with Cloud, it allows you to rapidly create sandbox environments for development and test teams that maximizes resource utilization and removes availability constraints in the environment. It eliminates the need for laborious stub programming and allows you to perform more complex testing, like Integration, System and even Performance testing early in the software development lifecycle. It also reduces the amount of infrastructure that needs to be provided in early stage development and testing.

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      • Hot offerings for Developers - free WebSphere Application Server for Developers

        Developers want early access to top "hot" tools and wizards that they can leverage to build applications very quickly to deploy on any WebSphere Application Server. Will give out web link for a FREE WebSphere Application Server for Developers, as well as discussing NEW capabilities supporting Web 2.0 and Mobile, Telephony, Dynamic Scripting and more. Will also discuss "private cloud”.

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        • Scaling the database discussion.

          While you can always add an addiitonal web server or appserver, how do you scale the database? It seems to be the one thing that you have to protect at all costs. Also while much of the data in a webapp is read only and can be cached, there is always user data that has to be kept consistent and up to date, how do you and others manage this? Do you Federate your data among various partitoned databases? Do you use a massive SMP box and store all of your data together? What other options are there?

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          • How to use Websphere MQ to integrate in the cloud

            Cover topics of JMS Queue's, High Availability and scalable workload processing for MQ that could be distributed on the 'cloud'.

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            • Troubleshooting WAS Issues for Connections, Sametime and Lotus

              As the Lotus stack invades WAS more and more, it seems many in the WAS community are called on to support it. But they get stuck on the Lotus side and the Lotus admins get stuck on the WAS side. Key areas of discussion around SSL/Security, LDAP, rights and directories as well as the basics of networks, telecom and firewall.

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              • 7 votes
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                • Cloud and Social Media

                  Do you you blog, tweet, or chat about cloud? Do you use social media for business, or want to learn how? If so, please join like-minded individuals in this session (and tweetup) for a discussion about cloud and social media. Find out who the cloud thought leaders are and what they are saying about cloud on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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                  • WebSphere Commerce as the foundation for Enterprise B2B, B2C, Mobile, Social Websites.

                    Putting all the pieces together from CDN, Search, Reviews, Administration, ERP, Product Management, Integration, Optimization, Agile Implementation, and Technical Project Management utilizing the WebSphere Commerce foundation to build an enterprise-class best-of-breed website

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                    • WebSphere Security

                      Let us explore how best to inform the customer about security for their solutions in Enterprise, Commerce, On-demand applications, or Big Data requirements.
                      -- What security paradigm is required in year 2012 to accommodate 'Cloud' buzz for IT platform, infrastructure and software services?
                      -- What sequirty etiquette are essential to utilize 'Socila sites on the web', and Mobile that continue to buzz in year 2012 for communication and collaboration?
                      -- and other...

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                      • Trends Mobile Banking

                        Mobile Banking is all the buzz. How are successful banks addressing the exploding demand for robust apps for their Apple and Droid enabled Smart Phones? What about security? How do you ensure that a cyber-thief isn't lurking around the corner waiting to steal your bank account or credit information. How will mobile banking will allow payments at the Point of Sale (POS) change the game? In this session, will explore some of these topics and more.....

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                        • Troubleshooting BPM Solutions- A step by step approach

                          This talk will present a step by step approach for a WAS/WESB/WPS developer/admin to debugging errors in the runtime JVM. I have been using this step by step approach for the past 10 years and have successfully shared these helpful steps with many IBM WebSphere customers.

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                          • JSR for Batch Applications? You bet!

                            Get the inside scoop on JSR 352 Batch Applications for the Java Platform directly from the Expert Group. Learn how the power of Spring Batch and WebSphere Batch are being skillfully blended together to fill the missing standards gap for batch applications.

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                            • MQ Advanced Message Security

                              Getting started with MQ AMS and integration with MQ FTE and WebSphere Message Broker.

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                              • BPM solutions IBM internally - how did IBM make use of Websphere to optimize processes

                                Let's demonstrate customers how we use BPM within IBM to optimize ourselves.

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                                • TDI: Friend or Adversary?

                                  TDI, Tivoli Directory Integrator is a part of IBM Connections as well as many other pieces of the IBM stack these days. Useful yet difficult for new people to grasp. You need 100, forget about class 101. Get to know the basics and how to test, troubleshoot it.

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                                  • WebSphere and Cloud

                                    I would like more on how WebSphere product line and Cloud technology go hand in hand.

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                                    • A production ready EDI B2B Gateway in less than 5 hours... possible?

                                      Is it possible to setup a production ready B2B gateway including EDI transformation in less than five hours?
                                      Yes, it is, and I know how... Do you want to see it?

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                                      • How about events, rules and process share the same datamodel to enable intrinsic interoperability & communicate via java in WAS 9?

                                        How about events, rules and process share the same datamodel to enable intrinsic interoperability & communicate via java layer rather than through webservice layer atleast from WAS 9 onwards. This gives the real power of technology bundling and provide best performance. Please comment

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                                        • Using MQTT pervasive messaging to build smart world solutions

                                          Discuss how MQTT can be used on SCADA type devices to promote smart world solutions to enable increased productivity and decreased energy consumption.

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