Icon UK 2015 – in retrospect

Despite the twin pressures of the Rugby World Cup and London Fashion Week running the weekend before ICONUK 2015 at IBM Southbank it was a memorable few days. The excellent organisation and facilities organised by the team led by Tim Clark – set the scene for two days of interaction and information across a range of XPAGES / Connections and related technologies. To pick out specific sessions that stand out is hard – as they as always are of such a standard that you regret not being able to attend all of the tracks. As usual my interest was the technical track and among those the following sessions were entertaining and informative ..

Yes! You CAN Use those Cool New Frameworks in your Mobile Domino Apps! – By Theo Heselmans

To Infinity and Beyond: OpenNTF Domino API and CrossWorlds – By Paul Withers

REST services and IBM Domino/XWork By John Dalsgaard

Node.js for Domino Developers by Matt White

Oranges are not the only fruit by Matthew Fyleman


Zen and the art of requirements gathering, why getting to “In time, On budget and In scope” is easier if you start out right by Femke Goedhart

Details of all the ICONUK sessions can be found here

As usual at this event the Speed Sponsoring at the end of Day 1 allows you a brief but succinct intro to the various contributors / sponsors. The evening event at HMS President was great fun and a chance to network as well as get something to eat and drink courtesy of IBM who sponsored.

Day Two  included a new event with “Ask The Champions” – a session where all the Champions attending can be quizzed.  As can be imagined it was a lively exchange.

In conclusion I thought this years event was useful in both a practical and business sense and that I certainly got quite a number of ideas for xpages development and got the chance to meet some new contacts and suppliers that will no doubt help progress projects.

So heres to next year – and no doubt some posts regarding the content of the sessions that were attended.