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"
Are there old Domino R5 applications out there still? Yes, there are! And of course they are fully supported by the original developer, are fully documented, and someone remembers the password for the cert.id, right? No? Oh well, this is Domino! No Problem! Join us as we relate our experience of doing just such a project, our successes and the things we learned the hard way, including all the things we knew about R5 but had long forgotten. We took a very comprehensive old Domino R5 application and turned it into a modern XPages application with a full Java back end. If you are planning any type of Domino application upgrade or modernization project, you will come away with a long list of things to keep in mind as you make your plans.
Graham Acres is President of Brytek Systems based in Vancouver, Canada. He started working with Lotus Notes in 1992. He is an IBM Champion and is an organizing member of the Cross Canada Collaboration User Group. He has given presentations at Lotusphere and IBM Connect and at regional user groups, and really enjoys sharing what he has learned, and learning from others. His focus these days is application development and learning new technology. Away from work he is a cyclist, gardener and aspiring chef.
Serdar Basegmez is an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions. Having experience on Lotus Software for 19 years, Serdar is running his own company Developi in Turkey. He is an expert mainly on Domino and XPages. In his free time, Serdar is trying to spread his yellow passion to others. Over the course of this social journey, he started Turkish Lotus User Group, organized the first LUGTR conference, launched his bilingual LotusNotus.com blog, written articles, presented topics in different conferences, got in OpenNTF Board as a member director and contributed a number of open source projects.
I have been to numerous events over the years and this was be far the best one I can remember. The structure, venue and content was great.
Wonderful event, one of the best I have been to. Focused on IBM Notes/Domino and Connections. Just what I want.
Theo (and team) did it again ! A very professional conference, with a great value for me as a Customer!
My first Engage, and despite the long travel distance for me, hopefully not the last.
It's a privilege to be able to attend Engage and this year was, most probably, one of the very best out there!!
Awesome event, for sure an organizational masterpiece. Excellent! It's hard to believe the Engage staff is not organizing conferences as principal job ;-)
It was the best event I attended so far. And I attend about 5-8 each year!
2nd time for me attending Engage, but it was incredible again! 2 days packed with extremely informational content, a great venue and a great community!
We did more business and collected more leads during Engage 2017 in Antwerp, than at IBM Connect in San Francisco.
As a first-timer I didn't really know what to expect. The organization of the event positively surprised me!
A premiere event that rivals anything produced by any other organization. Great job...AGAIN!!!
It's a treat to always keep coming back for more! Well done, once again, and look forward to the 10th edition next year!
It is mind boggling to see two people create an event that rivals those put on by larger vendors with dozens of resources.
And huge thanks to Theo and the others for giving me my first international speaking engagement!
Theo is a legend, Theo has style. And he is putting together the best event in this space, year after year.
Engage was my first UG as a speaker and it has developed into arguably the premier user group for ICS in Europe.
Yet again a brilliantly done event. One that is used as the yard-stick by which all other user group events are measured.
Theo and Hilde did it again: Engage was bigger than last year, venue was impressive and the event most successful.
It was a pleasure, due to the efforts of Theo his team, the sponsors, the location and the participants. Much appreciated!
I was extremely impressed on all levels. Thank you to Theo Heselmans for the opportunity to speak at this event!
I’ve been to several of the past Engage conferences and Theo always puts on a great event but this was better than ever.
What can one say about this Engage, Eindhoven, NL. It is in fact THE European user group meeting,...
Theo Heselmans has raised the bar yet again as to what can be achieved with organizing an IBM User Group event.