My nominations for IBM Champion ICS 2016 are nearing completion. With these nominations I want to thank those who have made a significant contribution in my perception to the community during the past year. My considerations which have been important for me for these nominations I described in my blog post A Great Community, Amazing Content , A Great Year. Thank you!
If you read the above blog post you know who I have nominated this year for IBM Champion but above all why I nominated them. During the past year I have seen great new topics and learned a lot of several great blog post and 'how to' videos. Absolutely amazing stuff!
Hopefully this gives some inspiration to submit a IBM Champion nomination if you have not already done so. They deserve it!
So take the opportunity to nominate an influencer of IBM Social Business now. Nominations for the 2016 IBM Champion program will be accepted through Midnight Eastern Time, October 31st 2015.
Say thank you, like I did, and Nominate an IBM Champion before end October.
The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community -- and rewards these contributors by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. An IBM Champion is an IT professional, business leader, developer, or educator who influences and mentors others to help them make best use of IBM software, solutions, and services.
The IBM Champion program recognizes participants' contributions over the past year in a variety of ways, including conference discounts, VIP access, and logo merchandise, exclusive communities and feedback opportunities, and recognition and promotion via IBM's social channels.
An IBM Champion is someone who makes exceptional contributions to the technical community. Contributions can come in a variety of forms, and popular contributions include blogging, speaking at conferences or events, moderating forums, leading user groups, and authoring books or magazines. Educators can also become IBM Champions; for example, academic faculty may become IBM Champions by including IBM products and technologies in course curricula and encouraging students to build skills and expertise in these areas.
As nominations are received, IBM will evaluate each nominee's contributions over the past 12 months from the date of the submission. At the close of the nomination period, an IBM panel will consider the community impact, expertise, and overall contributions of the nominee. IBM will evaluate nominees both on the quality of contributions and the level of participation across a wide variety of community activities.
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More information about the IBM Champion Program: IBM developerWorks - Champions