The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community. An IBM Champion is an IT professional, business leader, or educator who influences and mentors others to help them make the best use of IBM software, solutions, and services, shares knowledge and expertise, and helps nurture and grow the 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.
Nominations for IBM Champion are open to candidates worldwide, and candidates can be self-nominated or nominated by another individual. IBM employees are not eligible for nomination.
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More information about the IBM Champion Program: IBM developerWorks - Champions
Secondly, the elections begin this week for the OpenNTF Member Directors and OpenNTF Contributor Directors. This year I made me eligible for election for OpenNTF Contributor Director. Wishing everyone who is up for election a lot of success!