verb: engage; 3rd person present: engages; past tense: engaged; past participle: engaged; gerund or present participle: engaging
1. occupy or attract (someone's interest or attention).
"he ploughed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton's attention"
synonyms: capture, catch, arrest, grab, seize, draw, attract, gain, win, captivate, hold, grip, engross, absorb, occupy
"the tasks must engage the children's interest"
involve someone in (a conversation or discussion).
"they attempted to engage Anthony in conversation"
2. participate or become involved in.
"organizations engage in a variety of activities"
synonyms: participate in, take part in, join in, become involved in, go in for, partake in/of, occupy oneself with, throw oneself into; share in, play a part in, play a role in, be a participant in, be associated with, have a hand in, be a party to, enter into, undertake, embark on, set about, launch into
"they like to engage in active sports"
establish a meaningful contact or connection with.
"the teams needed to engage with local communities"
On Thursday, October 20th, we've had another BLUG meeting.
Over 80 people attended. Great !
Welcome with Coffee
David Via (IBM) The emergence of Social Mail and the evolution of the IBM Collaboration platform
David will share the latest information on IBM's Social Mail concept
and how current and future releases of Notes, Domino, Connections and other parts of the IBM Collaboration Portfolio support the Social Business Strategy
Niklas Heidloff (IBM) OpenNTF and a summary of the (best) submitted XPages Custom Controls
Over 40 new custom controls have been submitted to OpenNTF for the August contest. Niklas will show us the winning contributions, and a lot more.
You'll be wondering why you haven't used them already.
Niklas Heidloff (IBM) New XPages extension around Mobile, Social, REST and Relational
At PACLUG, Philippe Riand announced four significant features that IBM made available to XPages developers. This contribution to OpenNTF will deliver capabilities requested by customers and partners as well as reinforce XPages' strategic direction. Support for building mobile applications is improved, new functionality to build social applications is added, new data sources to access relational databases are added and Domino gets a new API to access Domino databases via REST.
All stuff we've been waiting for!
Networking time !
Where do we meet: We're back again at the IBM Forum, Bourgetlaan 42, Zaventem