December 2023 OpenNTF End-of-Year Celebration

Jesse Gallagher | 5 hours ago | Comments
Once again, we would like you to come together to celebrate our community at the end of the year. We think our community is really a very special group of friends and colleagues, so join us, be you a customer, a partner, a vendor, an HCLer, or a former member of the community. Everyone is welcome!

We will host the happy hours on GotoMeeting. Bring your favorite beverage and celebrate the holidays with friends!

GotoMeeting links and will be listed on before the events begin. All events will occur on Wednesday, December 20th for the listed time zones.

Our first happy hour will be in Europe, Middle East and Africa, at
   4:00 PM in UK
   5:00 PM in Europe
   6:00 PM in Israel, Finland and South Africa
   7:00 PM in Moscow

Our second happy hour will be in the Americas, at
   2:00 PM in the Pacific time zone
   3:00 PM in the Mountain time zone
   4:00 PM in the Central time zone
   5:00 PM in the Eastern time zone
  7:00 PM in Rio, Chile and Argentina

Join one of them, or join all of them! We hope to see you then.

You can also access information about and recordings of all of our webinars at

November OpenNTF Webinar: HCL Sametime v12

Jesse Gallagher | 1 month ago | Comments
In this session we will talk about real life implementation challenges around Sametime 12.0.1.

For both, Docker and Kubernetes deployments, we will cover topics like LDAPs and LTPA configurations, using an IDP, integrating Sametime in Verse and Connections, migrating buddylists and existing Sametime MongoDb data, running MongoDb inside a Kubernetes Cluster, etc.

Our speakers will be Erik Schwalb and Herwig Schauer.

Erik Schwalb works as a Technical Advisor at HCL Technologies Germany GmbH, where he is responsible for consulting and sales of the HCL Digital Solutions portfolio with a focus on Domino, Sametime and Connections. He has 30 years of experience in various technical sales roles at Lotus, IBM and HCL.

Erik started working with Sametime in version 1 and later co-authored the Lotus Sametime 2.0 Deployment Guide. More recently he created a monitoring solution for HCL Sametime 11.6 Meetings on Docker and keeps his hands-on experience current by maintaining the HCL Sametime Sandbox and other Sametime environments

Herwig W. Schauer ('Wickerl') works as a Technical Lead at HCL Lab-Services and is based in Austria. Looking back at more than 25 years in the services business, being with Lotus Professional Services as well as almost 20 years at IBM Software Group Services, he joined HCL Lab-Services in 2020 and currently primarily supports several Austrian key customer accounts through the Advanced Technical Services (ATS) program.

This webinar will take place on November 16th from 11:00 AM (New York time) to 12:30 PM.

To register for this webinar, go to

You can also access information about and recordings of all of our webinars at

Repair Cafés

OpenNTF runs Repair Café sessions in Discord each month.

The Developer Repair Café for this month took place on November 9th at 11 AM New York Time.

The Admin Repair Café will take place on November 30th at 11 AM New York time.

To join OpenNTF's Discord, visit

Announcing the OpenNTF Board 2023-24

Paul S Withers | 2 months ago | Comments
We are pleased to announce the new OpenNTF board. We have four Member Directors who still have one year on their tenure:
Doug Robinson
Jesse Gallagher
Serdar Basegmez
Heiko Voigt
Kim Greene
The following Member Directors have been elected to a two-year tenure starting this year:
Dan Dumont
Paul Withers
Oliver Busse
Graham Acres

The following Contributor Directors have been elected for a year:
Roberto Boccadoro
Keith Brooks
Chris Bekas

We are thankful for the work of Howard Greenberg who has decided to step down from the board. The new board will take up their positions for the first board meeting on 11th October, when we will elect the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary positions for the coming year.