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The deadline for submitting your abstract to speak at Innovate 2011 has been extended to January 14, 2011!
And here are 5 tips to get your paper accepted:
There's not much time left, so act quickly.
Hope to see YOU at Innovate 2011!
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I love wandering the interwebs and discovering great knowledge sharing out in the wild.
I found a great example that is just too good to share, and so here I am, sharing it with you.
On the LinkedIn IBM Rational Functional Tester Network, someone posted a discussion thread expressing a desire to learn Rational Functional Tester... and the answers came pouring in!
My favorite response was from one of our support engineers, and he kindly gave me permission to share here:
Download Trial version of IBM RFT from the link below :What are your favorite Rational Functional Tester learning resources?
Register on http
You should refer RFT Information Center from the link below , it is a good way to start off with RFT , it has few online videos and tutorials, updates for different versions of RFT. http
Hat tip to Nanesh Bhamkar for the RFT learning resources.
Image credit: Flickr (cc) tom@HK
2500+ so far this morning.
I know it's spam or crawlers or other such nonsense, but if you don't mind, I'm just going to sit here and revel in it for a little while.
And if any of you are REAL people, you could leave a comment and say hi. And get a prize. :-)
I have 4, count 'em, FOUR Rational Support moo cards left from last year's conference, which I will give away on a first come, first served basis to the first 4 commenters on this blog.
But not to spambots.
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This week we bring the spotlight to Sabrina Hippert / Wimsatt. Don't let both her names fool you, Sabrina really is just one person providing all that Accelerated Value support along with the rest of her team in RCS. You may THINK she is two people, though, as she seems to have her hands in a number of projects in addition to her role in AVP. I'm not sure where she even finds the time to travel, but she does! And while you're spending the time here, don't forget to see our previous interviews with our other busy peeps in RCS!
Tell us a little about yourself: who are you, what is your role in Rational Client Support?
My name appears as both Sabrina Wimsatt and Sabrina Hippert. I am one of the Accelerated Value Leaders in Rational Client Support.
How long have you been working for IBM and Rational?
I have been with Rational since April of 2000. I started in Modeling support as a TSE for Rose, XDE, RSA, and RMC, went to a Staff TSE, team lead and then come to AVP about 2 1/2 years ago.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently focused primarily in the Requirement Management (RM) space, but I also assist in modeling and RMC. I am working with a particular client on helping them implement a short term (RM) solution.
Describe a normal day for you.
There is no normal day for me, they vary. I am generally on the phone in meetings with my clients, development, DPP /beta team, or support.
Are you a gadget person? What type of gadgets do you use?
Not really, but I can't live without my cell phone. I use it all the time and it helps me stay connected to what is going on.
What is your favorite part of working for Rational Client Support?
I love working with all the different teams in support and actually talking to them face to face.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about keeping my clients happy, being close to my family/friends and I love to bake.
What tip or trick would you like to share with the class?
It is very important to network with people both in Rational and outside, don't be afraid to reach out to them and ask for help or ask if you can help them.
How do you define success?
Success means that I don't compromise my integrity, working with people who need my help, having time to spend with my family so an equal work life balance, providing value to others, meeting my commitments, and being happy with where I am today.
In your spare time, if you have any, what hobbies or activities interest you?
I enjoy traveling, I just got back from Aruba in September and that was such a beautiful island with so many nice people. I enjoy going antiquing, collecting vintage costume jewelry. I also love to bake, and play Texas Holdem poker with my husband.
Have you worked on any projects that you feel were exceptionally exciting for you?
I have been excited about a few projects (audit / internal tooling training) and also teaching client management modules. I enjoy teaching since it allows me to share my experiences, get to know people. And also, I get excited to bake.
If you were stuck on a technology deprived island, what single technology could you not live without?
My cell phone
How do you grow your technical skills?
I learn new things by participating with clients in the Betas and DPP programs along with attending the RCS training courses.
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The replay of the TED talk "Final Jeopardy! and the Future of Watson" is available here:
Host Stephen Baker, author of "Man v. Machine," discusses Watson's performance on Jeopardy!, and the possible real-world applications of this technology with a panel of experts. The panel includes: IBM Watson Principal Investigator Dr. David Ferrucci, IBM Fellow and CTO of IBM's SOA Center for Excellence Kerrie Holley and Columbia University Professor of Clinical Medicine Dr. Herbert Chase.
I highly recommend taking the 33 minutes and watching this panel discussion. Some amazing bits of information about Watson's early beginnings, challenges, and what the future may hold. Exciting stuff!
And how about some other links about IBM's Watson while we're at it... lots of great info here:
As you digest all the information from the links above, I'll leave you with this: Jim Powers, a Worldwide Technical Enablement Lead for IBM Software Group, Sales, gave us some fun and interesting insights after Wednesday night's final Jeopardy! game.
"I had the privilege of attending the Littleton lab event last night to watch Watson kick some (very smart) human butt with 300+ of my colleagues and their families. I was both impressed and proud (as was the rest of the audience), as we watched a machine about the size of several refrigerators make television history.
Some great food for thought there, Jim...
This week has truly been ground breaking for our understanding of what natural language processing can accomplish. I can't wait to see where this technology takes us in the future, both from the machine perspective personified by Watson, but also from the social-learning and social business perspective as Jim outlined. Exciting times!