Tue, Jun 4, 2013. 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM. Room: Northern A3
I am really excited to be involved in this session. We will be running it as a goldfish bowl, which means that there will be a circle of chairs and only people in the chairs may speak BUT if you want to speak you just tap someone on the shoulder and they have to give up their chair! These sessions can be very productive, especially when we get the right people turning up. So who are the right people? Anyone who is interested in how Rational are engaging in online spaces with the wider world. We have invited people from developerWorks, jazz.net, GRUG, the Rational Deployment Wiki, and others. It would also be great to see some of our community members there to find out what you expect, what you like, what you don't like. If you have read this far then you are probably one of the right people. The session description is at the end of this post.
Every year we make a big fuss about Innovate, because it is our biggest opportunity to meet with a large audience face to face. For those attending it is great, for those who can't it can seem like a lot of noise, and I have been in that second group in previous years. So whether or not you can get to Innovate, don't forget that we still have these online spaces and the conversation can continue here, before, during and after the physical event.
BOF-2595: Tell us how you use communities to learn about software and systems development. Meet the folks behind these communities and give them feedback on what's working, what you would like to see and what other sites you visit. During this discussion, you will have a chance to shape the future of your community presence. Here's some IBM Rational Community sites to check out: The Rational community (ibm.co/rationalcommunity), Agile Transformation community (ibm.co/getagile), Rational Product and Systems Engineering community (ibm.co/systems-community) and IBM Rational cafes (ibm.co/em-cafes). IBM Rational is also introducing learning circles where people can work together through a predefined set of material to learn a subject and discuss it with subject matter experts.