Because it’s part of the whole DeveloperWorks environment (which is based on IBM Connections), that gives all of you ANOTHER reason to join us over there if you’re not already a member! Once you are a member, head over to the IBM Social Business User Community and become a member!
It looks like IBM released IBM Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 5 Interim Fix 1 to fix an issue with MD5. There’s a vulnerability called ‘SLOTH’ that is on TLS 1.2 that affect Domino. Read more about the vulnerability by going here:
Yesterday, IBM announced the 2016 IBM Champions for IBM Social Business. I was honored to be included in that list again. It’s very humbling to be included in a list of such talented people that I admire and who I consider friends. It’s great to see the 63 other returning Champions, plus 39 new IBM Champions! I’m especially proud to see my brothers Devin Olson (aka Spanky) and Steve McDonagh included in that list! (I’m predicting an ‘IBM Champion’ Collaboration Beer in our future.)
This is your final reminder to nominate all of those people who have been active, have assisted you and have been key ‘players’ in the IBM Social Business community.
I was asked by someone if you could nominate more than one person. ABSOLUTELY! If you feel that more than one person should be selected, then by all means nominate them!
I have been honored to be an IBM Champion for the past two years! I’ve taken my recognition as an ‘innovative thought leader’ seriously and have tried to push myself to assist whenever I could and speak out whenever it was necessary. To be among the ‘best of the best’ in our industry is something that I would not trade for anything in the world, and I now consider many of these people my very good friends and ‘family’.
Thank you to all of you for your support of the IBM Champion Program! Thank you also to the Program Managers (cat herders) of this program! We give you grief, but it’s because we really love you! Think of us as that kid in grade school that beats you up, but really has a crush on you…
I love the theme this year, “Transforming Collaboration Through Innovation”, as it speaks to what a lot of us are doing. We either change what we do WITH what we have (or can get) or we’ll get left behind!
If you are doing something different or new, submit an abstract! If you are doing something that could help others, submit an abstract! If you are doing ‘something’, submit an abstract! (Do you see a trend here?)
I’m president of a local homebrew (beer) club, and we are looking for 4-6 bottles of Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter direct from its homeland… If anyone could bring some over, we could trade for 4-6 bottles (or a growler) of fine craft beer from Michigan (home of Bell’s and Founders Breweries among others).
In fact, if you have any porters (or other ‘great but hard to get in the US’ beers) you would be interested in parting with or trading, let me know! Thanks!
Needless to say (but saying anyway), I am SO HUMBLED and HONORED to have been selected as a 2015 IBM Champion for ICS! Last year was a complete whirlwind of energy, excitement, and knowledge sharing. I thought that I would be ‘one and done’, and I was okay with that! With this honor, I will not only continue to ‘learn and share’, ‘collaborate and teach’ and ‘exchange knowledge and ideas’ to the community at large.
One way I’m hoping to do this is by bringing back and enhancing a user group here in Michigan! There have been a couple of them over the years, including my ‘home’ UG, Detroit Notes Professionals, but they have really been in need of some attention. In 2015, they will get that attention… at least from me!
Congratulations also go out to my friends and fellow IBM Champions, and welcome to the new IBM Champions selected for 2015!!! See you all at IBM ConnectED 2015! (The rest of you are coming, right? If not, you should… register HERE!)
Thank you to Amanda Bauman (IBM Champion Program Manager) and Oliver Heinz (ICS Community Manager) for all of their hard work in 2014. Let the fun (and hard work) continue in 2015!
Just a quick reminder to everyone that the nominations (and self-nominations) are all due by 5PM EST tomorrow, September 17th, 2014. You were going to nomination someone, right? Of course you were, so go do it NOW!