Residency Announcement: LO-0W01-R01 Developing Customized Components for Lotus Notes, Sametime, and Symphony

Passing this information on for the Redbooks team.

Benefits to Resident:  Do you have experience developing customized components for Lotus Notes, Sametime, and Symphony? Are you interested in showing how to make the most of those powerful add-on capabilities within our Lotus collaboration environment?  Would you like to contribute your knowledge to a new wiki deliverable project?  If so, we want you to join our virtual team.

By participating in this residency you will gain hands-on, practical experience in working with Lotus Expeditor, Lotus Notes, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Symphony. You will also interact remotely with other highly skilled residents, and members of the Lotus product management and development teams.

The ITSO in conjunction with Lotus is conducting this remote residency to create a new deliverable that uses wiki technology. Wikis are a relatively new Web browser-based technology that allows remote collaboration to create a new form of on-line document.  You can be a part of this leading-edge effort for a new way of delivering quality technical documentation. Getting involved in this project will give you an opportunity to learn and share tools and techniques about the Lotus design tools, and as with other ITSO residencies, to pass your knowledge to other IBM employees, business partners, and customers. Working alongside and exchanging knowledge with other highly skilled residents and some of the top experts in the IBM Lotus community, you will develop a competitive edge that will serve you well in developing customized components for Lotus Notes, Sametime, and Symphony. In addition, you will get recognition for being an author of this wiki!

This residency begins 30 Aug 2010, ends 01 Oct 2010 (5 weeks), and requires 5 residents. The residency is running in No primary location.

Nominations should be submitted online on the Web by 13 Aug 2010.

The residency leader is Axel Buecker whose email address is

Note:  ITSO pays authorized travel and living expenses for all residents, but does not compensate for the time or services of its residents.  For IBMers, ITSO residency travel is pre-approved.

Residency Description:

Business Partners and ISVs play an integral role in both selling and adding value to our IBM Lotus portfolio. We have learned a great deal on how to successfully enable new ISVs, from startups to leading industry players, and are looking forward to expand this program by building out a definitive Redbooks wiki guide.

Specific topics we will cover include:
* Business context
* Architectural components
* Developing Menus and Actions
* Developing Toolbars
* Developing Sidebars
* Leveraging Notes-specific APIs
* Leveraging Sametime-specific APIs
* Leveraging Symphony-specific APIs
* Debugging
* Performance
* Usability

Objectives:  This residency will create a new Redbooks wiki online deliverable called “Developing Customized Components for Lotus Notes, Sametime, and Symphony” using a Domino-based wiki tool, hosted by Lotus on developerWorks.

To submit a nomination, you must use the online web nomination form:

Business partners can go directly to this announcement and its online nomination form using this link:

IBMers with access to the IBM Intranet can go directly to this announcement and its online nomination form using this link:

All residency information is available by clicking Residencies on the IBM Redbooks Internet site at  Employees of IBM will prefer using the IBM Intranet site  The websites fully describe the residency process and offer online nomination forms.

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