IBM Champion Nominations: EXTENDED
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You asked. Ok, let's be honest: a few of you begged. You have SO many people you want to nominate and you just wanted a *leeeeetle* more time in which to do your nominations.
Poof: wish granted.
IBM Champion Nomination Period Extended through 30 November
We have officially extended the IBM Champion nomination period through 30 November 2017.
Now, don't get overconfident. You still need to tell
So, keep nominating!
IBM Champion Nomination Q&A
Now, while I have you here, let me share a few answers to commonly asked questions around the nomination process.
Q: Does it help if a LOT of people nominate me to become an IBM Champion?
A: Not in itself. What's useful is hearing about many different community and technical contributions. The same nomination repeated multiple times: not so much.
Q: But I'm not really a speaker - I'm probably not IBM Champion material. They're all speakers.
A: But no! Many IBM Champions are writers and bloggers, many make videos. And SOME don't do anything you can find with a Google search. There are some who do internal advocacy - being the person who brings all the IBM knowledge into their organization and sharing it, or using their expertise to hold lunch-n-learns or connect internal executives with the right IBMers. You don't have to be "famous" or "public" to be an IBM Champion.
Q: It's not really my thing to nominate myself. If someone thinks I should be a Champion, they'll nominate me.
A: Well, that's the ideal, right? But let's examine just how BUSY all our colleagues are. And how much they'll assume that of course you've been nominated by someone already. And, also, nobody knows all the things you do to support our community except you.
Q: My submission is stuck on "processing." Did it go through?
A: No. Sorry. I've been trying to track down this intermittent error but I can't reproduce it consistently. If this happens to you, try this: copy your answers (or make a quick PDF print), close your browser, and either try a private browser window and/or Safari as that's what quite a few folks have told me works. If all else fails, send all your answers to me and I'll help you out. That's the last resort.
Got more questions? Let me know by commenting below!
Read more about IBM Champion Nominations
Finally, a few links to inspire your nomination imagination. Some of our current IBM Champions have written their thoughts around the nominations and about being an IBM Champion.
You should also be following the great interview series we've been doing with current IBM Champions to show what they're like "in Action." You