MWLUG 2017 in Virginia this past August, like most of the Lotus User Group type events,  was a gathering of the Notes Nation.   The theme this year was “Moving Collaboration Forward”.

This year the event saw record attendance, according to event champion Richard Moy.  The event was well organized and well run. As was the case in past years DOCOVA was a sponsor, although this time at the 11th hour. IBM was the primary sponsor.

I have been involved with this technology for more than two decades.  Like many others in this community I have a great deal invested both financially and emotionally. In my original recap I vented my frustration with the continued decay of Notes and Domino in the market in a post entitled “We Believe”.  Linking that frustration to MWLUG was a mistake, and for that I would like to apologize to Richard and the members of his team who put so much effort year after year to bring it event to life.

It was not my intent to cast a shadow on MWLUG, and I am sorry if that is how it was perceived.