Had the pleasure of attending the ILUG (Irish Lotus User Group) bash last week in Belfast at the Ramada Hotel. For three days I was able to enjoy the first class delivery of quality information about Notes, Domino , Xpages and IBM from some of the luminaries in the field of Lotus Notes. The location was great – the phone signals were not and I was disappointed by the network signal available on the site but this actually worked even more in the events favour since it allowed me to concentrate more on the presentations.

Not having attended an ILUG before but having met a number of the regulars before – it was a revelation in terms of organisation and as an example of the commitment of a dedicated group of professionals bent on delivery the smoothest transfer of information from the people that know to the Notes and Domino admins and developers who want to know. Thanks goes to IBM and the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event work – and for me it certainly worked.

So I have to say I will no doubt be back at ILUG and hopefully in the interim will be able to benefit from the information and insight on the current and future directions of Lotus / IBM products that was so eloquently and frankly delivered.