I am attending the Interactive Intelligence Interactions '09 conference this week.
In a word, WOW. This has been great so far. I3 is not afraid to spend money on a conference. There is a ton of technology here, LCD's, multiple projectors per room, etc...
I think every employee from I3 is here.
Yesterday I got to meet a lot of people from I3, project managers, sales people, 3rd app people, the CFO, training instructors, etc... It's been great to pick their brains on a few things.
I went to several seminars but one of them stood out for me.
I3 is working with IBM to integrate Sametime with the I3 client. This is very interesting and would be great for us since we use Lotus Notes and Sametime.
They hinted that in version 2 or 3 that they might, possibly build a mini client for the eclipse platform. Which means you could have a mini I3 client in your lotus notes sidebar, freaking awesome. But probably not coming for years.
However, their Lotus Notes user base is obviously very small. There was only about 10 people in the room and 5 of them were from 1 company and were looking to switch to Lotus Notes.
This is good and bad. The good part is that they actually support Lotus Notes and are fairly current with Domino support. The Bad is that I have a feeling Lotus support takes a back seat to exchange support.