I just arrived back home from a marvelous time during the past 4 days. It was the time of the ICON UK taking place at the IBM Client Center, Southbank in London.
I was lucky to be a part of it and it also was a pleasure to do a show and tell session about IBM Bluemix development workflow, the tools to use and how. I also showed the packed room the latest XPages capabilities on IBM's development cloud environment.
The event was perfectly organized by the team around Tim Clark with support from IBM and all the generous sponsors. We4IT was also a Gold Sponsor and we appreciated your interest in our products (i.e. Aveedo) and services during the sponsoring sessions and at our booth.
It was again a pleasure to see all of the IBM peeps, my fellow IBM Champions and customers from all over Europe - and even from Australia! As I am a networking guy I appreciate the time between the sessions and the evening gigs the most.
This year's event was also special as all registration fees were donated to the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity that's caring for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. During the evening's raffle, auction and donations the amazing amount of over 4500 GBP was collected, later upped to 5000 GBP by ICON UK. This was a very emotional moment when the delegates of the charity received the cheque - well done, ESS community!
London is a great (and huge) city and we were lucky to spend some time the day after the event until we had to leave for our flight back to Bremen. The following is a collection of my photos taken during these days. I hope you like them and I also hope to see all of you again soon!
My photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/132362754@N04/albums/72157658637724930
ICON UK photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chriscwharris/sets/72157658959163520