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Feedback requested -- BP108 - Admin Zero to Hero in 60 Minutes

By Andrew Pollack on 01/17/2005 at 10:22 PM EST

I've just finished the presentation for this session. They've got me scheduled to deliver it twice next week. The first time, I'm in a room set up for nearly 700 people, but at the same time as "What's new in Domino 7", "What's new in the Domino Designer 7", and "Fine Tuning Agent Performance" --Julie K's great session. Also, I'm up against the one session I really enjoy every year -- the one from IBM Research about the stuff they're looking at.

So, If you'd like to be with 10 of your closes friends in a room set for 700, seeing me try to get through 68 slides in 60 minutes -- come see this one at 1pm on Monday.

Kidding aside (I hope) -- This is either the most meat-filled or the least meat-filled session I've ever put together. I say that, because in one hour I cover pretty much everything you should be doing to have a stable and reliable domino infrastructure. Did I say 1 hour? The issue of course, is that none of it can be covered in sufficient depth that you could walk away remembering exactly what steps to take to make each part happen. I don't think anyone does that anyway though.

So, how mad are you guys going to be, if you get a minute or so talking about why you should do "x" then a very brief overview on how and a pointer or link to where the specific instructions for getting it done are?

If I pull it off, its the session that gives you a really solid feel for what you can and should do and gets you ready to go do it. If I fail, I'll get 700 surveys back that say "Where's the beef? The wheel's spinning but the hamster is dead!"

What do you guys, my 1200 closest friends, think about a session like this?

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Sounds GoodBy Bruce Perry on 01/18/2005 at 09:14 AM EST
This sounds like it could work very well. Since I want to pick up more admin
skills, I'll very likely attend. I suspect the hard part will be getting the
balance just right. You need to get enough detail in so that they'll see the
need to go to the site for the rest without putting in so much detail that you
don't time for everything.

P.S. I like it that the Consult-O-Meter goes up to 200%.
Just point us...By Shamus on 01/18/2005 at 11:18 AM EST the right direction, that's all we'll need. I don't think anybody goes to
a session not expecting to have to do a little "homework" afterwards.
Personally, it's the insight you guys give that is of most value - the WHY
rather than the HOW. I'm looking forward to it. Cheers.
I'm with Shamus on this ...By Lars Olufsen on 01/18/2005 at 11:22 AM EST
Tell us the WHY's - not the HOW's.

If you want bonus points, you'll have a few bonus slides at the end (that you
don't have to show, just get them in the downloadable presentation) that gives
us the 'where to go to do this' links, be it to redbooks, help-files, websites
or the like.

Reasons to do things, and where to find the tools we need. That would rock

Oh yes ... and do bring 10 C.U.L.T. shirts for the hardcore followers ;o)

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