OpenNTF at Engage
It‘s probably fitting
thatI’m writing a blog post about Engage sat in a coffee shop, on my iPad,
using Domino Mobile Apps. The last year has brought the product a long
way and one of the most significant new projects has been Theo Heselmans’
Wine App. Admittedly the OpenNTF Blog database is unchanged from the desktop
version, but it’s probably only going to be seen by a handful of people,
so investment is less beneficial.
But to get to
the reason for this blog post, in a little over a week, OpenNTF will be
in attendance at Engage. We’re proud to co-sponsor the Sponsor Showcase
event on Tuesday night, but we’ll also be involved heavily throughout
the event. Graham Acres, Jesse Gallagher, Oliver Busse, Paul Withers and
Serdar Basegmez will be in attendance and happy to speak all things open
We have our OpenNTF
round table on Tuesday 11.45 in R1 called “Developer Tools for the Next
Decade”, hosted by Serdar Basegmez and Paul Withers.
has a session on Wednesday 11.30 in Room D (Minerva) called “What is Cool
with Domino V10, Proton and Node.js, and why would I use it in my Domino
has a session on Tuesday at 16.00 in Room E (Mahy) called “Java with Domino
has a session with Jan Krejcarek on Wednesday in Room E (Mahy) at 14.45
called “The NERD stuff: opening Domino to the modern web developer”.
has three other sessions.
Tuesday at 17.00
in Room D (Minerva) with Fredrik Malmborg called “Introduction to Node-RED”.
Wednesday at 09.00
in Room D (Minerva) called “Modernizing Your Domino and XPages Applications”.
Wednesday at 12.00
in Room E (Mahy) called “AI - What Is It Good For?”
has a session on Wednesday at 13.30 in Room E (Mahy) with Tom van Aken
called “Your Data in the Major Leagues: A Practical and Updated Guide
to RESTful Domino v10”.
There are more
sessions that can be named by contributors and helpers of OpenNTF, and
we thank you all for your continuing efforts.
Request for Action: Project Steering Committee
OpenNTF has had a
steady stream of contributions over recent years, adding to a large corpus
of contributions during this century. There is also renewed focus on Domino,
new releases of Sametime, Connections in the process of being acquired
by HCL, and a number of other products already in ownership or being acquired
by HCL. The board have appreciated the need for revisiting project approaches
and management of key projects, to ensure greater scalability for the future,
reach beyond traditional project categories and ensure better consumption
of quality projects. After all, OpenNTF pre-dates YouTube (2005) and GitHub
(2008), as well as most currently-active ICS-related blogs.
But we want you,
our OpenNTF community, to be involved in building this future. We have
some ideas, but we want to form a Project Steering Committee to
review those ideas and come up with a formal proposal to the board. This
will touch all aspects of the contributor process and probably resurrect
or modernise existing roles like committers. The Project Steering Committee
is expected to evolve into product-specific committees, ensuring review
and overseeing of key projects for those products. But this inaugural committee
will have a different focus, on recommendations only, and there is no obligation
on your time beyond the adoption of the recommendations. However, this
is an opportunity to get involved at the earliest stage.
We would like
to move quite quickly, formalising the proposals before autumn if possible.
As an initial step, the team will be brought together in a private Slack
channel. So please reach out to one of the board members in the general
channel of OpenNTF's Slack if you wish to be involved.
This is your community,
and we can only function if there is a committed community of active participants.
So please take this opportunity.