Image:Lotus loves NLLUG, NLLUG loves LotusI've just spend 2 days at the first NLLUG conference in Amsterdam. Around 300 people attended this well-organized event. Kevin Cavanaugh (VP of Lotus) did the keynote, and pointed out the remarkable initiative of around 25 Dutch Lotus oriented Business Partners, that formed an alliance in order to promote the Lotus solutions in the Netherlands. They use the yellow heart as their symbol for the 'Lotus Loves People' campaign.
As usual (luckily) there was great session content. Rob Novak repeated this presentation from UKLUG, not only giving away awesome code (a cool end-user tool called 'MyDomino'), but also 'Free Beer'. Scotch would have been better, but in Holland you serve a Heineken ! The second day was just as great, with a big attendance for both splendid presentations of Gab Davis (yes, I did go to Admin sessions!).

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Thank you, Rob !
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Marnix, having a well deserved quick nap
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Part of the happy organizers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees at the closing session

With an interesting showcase, over 40 sessions, free beer (not only from Rob), lovely booth babes, friendly atmosphere, great networking, cool price drawings, and a remarkably well-oiled organisation, this is worth a repeat (which was already announced for June 17 & 18, 2010).
Marnix Kemme and his team can be proud. Thanks guys, cu next time for sure.

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