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When the first IBM Lotus users, developers and administrators started blogging over 10 years ago, no one could have imagined the impact this community had and still has today.
Many heroes of that same community are responsible for a lot of the content for e.g. Lotusphere.
It's only the last couple of years, starting with UKLUG, ILUG and NLLUG that users (and we use this in a broad sense, as developers and administrators are users as well) started to organize themselves, and meet IRL (in real life).
In 2009, the first BELUX (Belgium/Luxembourg) initiative for a Lotus User group was launched, and the very first event, in March 2009 was a big success. We wanted to use this momentum to keep the BLUG going, and decided to create a real organization, with a real structure, and a team of passionate people behind it. As of mid February 2010 the BLUG is officially a non-profit organization (vzw/asbl), with an official purpose:
"Improve the interaction between users of IBM Lotus Software, and the dialog between users and vendors/partners of IBM Lotus Software. The BLUG will meet regularly, to discuss topics in order to educate the attending members. Via mailing and a website these users will be kept up to date."
Every year we try to organize a major event, and 1 or 2 evening meetings. Every time we are happily surprised by the number of people that show up. A positive sign for sure.
In Q3 of 2012 we announced that our scope expanded to include The Netherlands. We are now 'Benelux Lotus User Group'.
Spread the Lotus word, communicate, cooperate, share. We, users of IBM Lotus Software, are a great community. We're proud of being a member.
You might wonder who's behind this organization.
Event Coordinator, Website
Stijn Van Herzele
Event Guide wizard
VAT Nr.: BE 0823.216.135
IBAN: BE08 0016 0473 0513
BIC: GEBABEBB (BNP Paribas Fortis)
We would like to thank Thierry Soubestre, ex-Pixelixir
for kicking off the BLUG initiative
and donating the graphical material.
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