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Hi, Julian Robichaux here. I am an application developer at panagenda by day, but you might also know me from presentations I’ve given at IBM conferences and user groups, podcasts, code and articles I’ve published on the web.

You might have also heard about the 2016 IBM Connect conference happening in Orlando NEXT MONTH, have you registered yet? If so, welcome to the club! If not, you need to do that soon! There is already a published the list of sessions — I am one of 5 panagenda speakers who will be up on stage — and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been announced as the theme park for the Tuesday night reception!

Need more motivation? You’re in luck because IBM VP Ed Brill will be hosting a live video chat with Kathy Brown and I on Monday at 3:00pm Eastern Time to talk about what’s great about IBM Connect, what there will be to see and learn, and what is happening with the future of social computing.

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You can find out more about this event here, but if you want a little more detail about how this will work, keep reading.

The video chat will be hosted by Blab, a new-ish platform/service for video streaming that has been gaining traction and popularity this year. Mashable wrote a nice article about them in August if you’re curious: http://mashable.com/2015/08/05/blab-video-chatting

I went through the setup process yesterday, it was very easy but here is a quick step-by-step guide on how to sign in so you can watch the IBM Connect discussion on Monday:

  1. Make sure you are using either a Chrome or Firefox browser (I know that Safari isn’t fully supported, your mileage may vary with Internet Explorer)
  2. Log in to Twitter
  3. Go to https://blab.im
  4. Click the “Sign In” button at the top left corner
  5. Click “Sign up with Twitter”
  6. Authorize Blab (using OAuth!) by clicking “Sign In”
  7. You will get redirected back to Blab; it might ask you for your email address

Now you should be signed up and ready to go! On Monday at 3pm EST, simply go to one of these links:

http://ibm-connect-2016.mybluemix.net/microevent-one
https://blab.im/ibm-connect-2016-insights-for-ibm-connect-2016

You can watch and listen, and you can also ask live questions during the event. To ask a question, click on the “/” button in the “Send a message” box at the bottom right of the screen and type your question prefixed with “/q”. For example: “/q what is that amazing cologne that @jrobichaux is wearing?”

It’ll be fun, hope to see you (online) there!


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