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This week's developerWorks newsletter intro focuses on two major IBM conferences that are now on tour. Not subscribed? Sign up for your customized newsletter today!
Red-eye flights are for the birds. Sure, Vegas and Orlando are fantastic places to host an IT conference, but that doesn't mean they're convenient for everyone. (I'm talking to you, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, and Sydney.) If you wish our Impact or Innovate conferences were held just a little closer to home, you're... [More]
This week's developerWorks newsletter focuses on the 2011 IBM Tech Trends Survey (and gives you a little financial incentive to fill it out). Not subscribed? Sign up for your customized newsletter today!
What do you get when thousands of IT professionals weigh in on the technologies that are most important to them? Well, for starters, you get a pretty good sense of where things are headed. Oh, and you could also get some cash.
Last year, our 2010 IBM Tech Trends... [More]
This week's developerWorks newsletter highlights the new updates to WebSphere Application Server and IBM Business Process Manager. Not subscribed? Sign up for your customized newsletter today!
This is the time of year when my inbox fills with out-of-office messages from those of you who are cashing in your well-earned vacation time (and yes, I do read them, if only to experience your holidays vicariously). However, many of the good folks who support IBM WebSphere solutions... [More]
This week's developerWorks newsletter introduces you to the newly minted crop of IBM Champions. Not subscribed? Sign up for your customized newsletter today!
OK, it's time we named names. A few weeks ago, we asked you to nominate candidates for the IBM Champion program -- which recognizes members of the technical community who make exceptional contributions toward IBM's vision of a smarter planet -- and you responded like, well, champions . We've now had a chance to start... [More]
This week's developerWorks newsletter rectifies a factual error from last week (oops) and highlights the new Ceylon feature. Not subscribed? Sign up for your customized newsletter today!
... and apologies, Endicott ! If you've never heard of this scenic and storied village in upstate New York -- well, you can blame me. Last week, I stated confidently that IBM was founded in New York City.
IBM was, in fact, incorporated a century ago as... [More]
To celebrate IBM's 100th anniversary, over 50 IBMers here in Boca Raton, Florida volunteered at Boca Helping Hands from Wednesday through Saturday last week. This amazing organization feeds about 175 needy and homeless people each day. Last Friday, I worked with other IBMers to help prepare and serve the meal. We also organized and marked the many boxes of donated items, stocked the food pantry shelves and helped distribute bags of food. I'm proud to work for a company that encourages and promotes such wonderful volunteer activities,... [More]
Last Wednesday (June 15), 50 IBM volunteers observed the company's 100th anniversary by time sorting more than 11,000 pounds of food for the Greater Boston Food Bank. Here's a visual sampling of some of the fun:
Scott Laningham recently caught up with Kevin Maney, co-author of “ Making the World Work Better ”: the book sponsored by IBM as part of its centennial celebrations. Kevin gives some background on the project, including how the book came about. Rather than commissioning a puff-piece or coffee table edition, Senior VP of Marketing Jon Iwata asked three renowned external journalists to put together a detailed narrative. A brave move, Kevin states. For his section on the evolution of information technology, Kevin explains how he started building... [More]
I celebrated IBM's 100th birthday by attending an event for IBMers (both active and retired) in Orlando ... and learned a lot of IBM history. A retiree who worked for IBM in the 1940s was in attendance, and there was also someone who was an administrative assistant to Watson Senior! I have included photos of some of the historical items that were on display.
I participated in IBM's Celebration of Service with about 30 other IBMers at the Boys and Girls Club in Orlando. The heat index of 107 heat made the ice cream and cake at the end all the more sweet :-) I feel proud to work for a company that encourages and supports volunteer activities all year long ... and what a great way to celebrate IBM's 100th birthday!