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BRG Conference Focus Group Webinar

Postby bluesfannoz » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:44 pm

Hi All
Steve Koger here! Board President of the Business Rules Group.

We are planning to have a Webinar on Thursday December 2nd from 10 AM Central time until 11 AM Central.

The purpose of this Webinar is to allow up to 13 members to Voice there likes and dislikes of our current Conference format and to discuss potential topics for the Conference. We are wanting to make sure we are providing information on BR that is timely and appropriate for our audience.

We would like to hear from you about what is important to you and your business and we felt this was a good way to get everyone's feedback. This is going to be the first of several of these that we are planning to hold throughout December as we plan for the upcoming Spring conference.

We will be using the online meeting software GotoMeeting. Here is how you register. We can only allow 13 registrants at this first meeting, plus myself and Susan Smith the BRG Secretary.

Here is the information on how to register.
1. Please join my meeting.
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/270465246

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

Meeting ID: 270-465-246

The Meeting Password for the meeting is the first name of the illustrious Mr Dye.

If want to Call in via phone then Contact me at steve.koger@m-a-c-s.com.
Steve Koger
Computer Specialist
SEKESC-MACS Division

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Additional Information

Postby bluesfannoz » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:48 am

The Gotoassist Meeting will be Open and available for those wishing to test their connection starting at 8:30 AM central. So we should have time to work out any issues.


Questions that we the Board are interested to hearing your answers to:

What version of BR are you using?
If you are not using the latest version why?
What benefit might you draw by using a more recent version?
If there is a benefit to you, what could the BRGroup do to help move you to the newer version?
What other add-ins are you using with BR?
How do you transition between BR and the other add-in?
What facility are you currently missing and what would that facility add to your product if it were in BR?
What have been some of the more valuable topics in the past for you?
What have been some of the least valuable topics in the past for you?

Would any of these Non-BR topics be of interest:
networking, security. setting up servers, internet basics, offsite backup, supporting both PC and MAC with the same application
platform specific BR setup (XP, Win7, Mac, Linux)
Steve Koger

Computer Specialist

SEKESC-MACS Division

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Postby Susan Smith » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:56 pm

I'm really looking forward to this focus group meeting on Thursday. It's the first time we're tried something like this and is a great opportunity for the Business Rules Group, and even the larger BR community, to weigh in and have a voice in our conference planning. We want the conferences to meet your needs and be helpful to YOU. But we need to know what you need! So since this is the time of the year when the conference is being planned, please join us with your thoughts on Thursday.

As Steve mentioned, our GotoMeeting account allows us 15 connections at a time (including Steve and myself). If we max out this group, we will have another session (to be scheduled later) so that everyone who wants to has an opportunity. I'm not sure what happens when/if we hit 15 connections, so if you're the 16th person, you'll have to let us know (and we'll schedule a second meeting). If Thursday is a bad time for you (whether we max out the group or not), but you want to participate, let us know. We'll see what we can do to help.

The time is 10am CENTRAL TIME on Thursday. We'd like to start on time. Plan to connect a few minutes before the conference to iron out any potential connection or sound issues, especially if you've never used Goto Meeting before. And if you have any questions about connecting, just ask! For the sound aspect, I've used a telephone before (it's definitely easier with a headset) but more recently, I've begun using a USB headset to connect instead of my telephone line. Then I don't tie up the phone line. But either way works well.

If you already know that you plan to join in, I'd love to know (either here on the list or via EMail). Then we'll know to watch for you in case you're having trouble logging on. So who thinks they will be there?

-- Susan

P.S. Don't forget to put this on your calendar: the next BRG conference is April 28-30, 2011 in San Diego, California at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

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Postby Susan Smith » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:34 am

Hi Folks,

Just a reminder that our online (via GotoMeeting) focus group will start this morning at 10am Central Time (about a half hour after I am posting this). We welcome any and all of you to join us and weigh in about our upcoming BRG conference in April 2011.

To join us, you click on the GotoMeeting invitation link (I'll post it below) and enter the password, which is gordon

For sound, you can either use a headset, mic & speakers or your telephone. For the telephone, you dial a number and enter the meeting code.

You can join early to make sure that your setup is working.

-- Susan

GotoMeeting link to join: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/270465246

To use your own speakers & mic or a headset, nothing further is required.

To use your telephone instead, give Steve a holler at steve.koger@m-a-c-s.com and he will set you up. The meeting ID: 270-465-246

See you there!

-- Susan

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Postby Susan Smith » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:53 am

Steve and I are in the meeting now, to answer any questions you might have about getting set up in GotoMeeting. When you click on the meeting link in the prior messages in this thread, a small GotoMeeting applet will be automatically downloaded to your computer, so that will take just a moment. Then it will ask you for your password (and a screen name if you haven't previously used GotoMeeting). A small control panel will appear on your screen where you can see yourself listed as well as any other people in the meeting.

Just a caviat: We will all be able to hear every keystroke you make on your computer because the speakers will pick it up. This can be quite annoying in the meeting. So if you are taking notes, Emailing, or working during the meeting, you can mute yourself in the little control panel by clicking on the sound icon to the left of your name (it will either look like a microphone or a telephone, depending upon how you connected). Then when you want to speak, you can stop typing and unmute yourself. I do this constantlyt as I'm always typing!

Sometimes there can be sound issues with speakers too, so we'll attempt to solve them if they arise.
Hints:
    1. Don't put your microphone (if you are using a separate mic) directly in front of your speakers, or we may hear feedback or echos.
    2. Using a telephone on speaker mode can also create issues
    3. A noisy background in your office will be picked up for everyone to hear in the meeting.


Come join us! We're here now

-- Susan


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