Nominate an IBM Champion for Rational
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UPDATE 1/30/2012: The IBM Champion nomination period for Rational software occurred from January 4-27, 2011! Thank you for nominating such outstanding candidates. We look forward to announcing our 2012 champions this Spring. If you'd like to participate in the 2013 nominations, see our program description below and look for opportunities to share your expertise with your technical peers this year..
ORIGINAL POST: Do you know a fan of Rational software who is telling the world about it? Then they might have what it takes to be an IBM Champion. Our champions actively evangelize our tools and practices by running user groups, managing websites, speaking at conferences, writing books or blogs, or sharing their knowledge through relevant social media, online forums, and communities.
Nomination process and eligibility
You can nominate yourself or someone else between January 4-27, 2012. Be explicit about how and where your nominee spreads the word about Rational software. A panel of IBMers will evaluate each nominee's contributions over the past 12 months, and will look at their community and social media impact, expertise, and overall community contributions, both in terms of quality and level of participation across a wide variety of activities. Nominees will be notified by IBM if they are selected.
Although IBM employees are not eligible for the program, they are encouraged to nominate deserving partners and clients.
Benefits for being selected as an IBM Champion
IBM Champions retain their title for one year, after which they can apply for renewal. In addition to merchandise customized with the IBM Champion logo, they also receive: