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 reviewing the credentials of these exceptional thought leaders, and ... the first round of results are in!
We've chosen more than 300 IBM Champions in five categories: Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management, IBM Collaboration Solutions, Information Management, and Rational Software -- with more on the way. You can view the IBM Champion list for each category, or check out the whole enchilada here.
Is it too late to cast your vote? No way! Several categories are still open, so feel free to submit a nomination (for yourself or someone else) any time. Just remember: IBM employees are not eligible.
That's right: I'm afraid my legion of fans will need to recommend me for some other accolade that's more suited to my talents. Good luck with that.
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
- WebSphere Developer Technical Journal: What's new in WebSphere Application Server V8 (WebSphere)
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- Functional programming: Filtering, unit testing, and code reuse (Java technology)
- ZFS and RAID-Z: Big, fast, and stable storage on a budget (Open source)
- Rapid JPA entity creation with Rational Application Developer (Rational)
- Build PDFs dynamically with PHP (XML)