Why should you do this? Well, we're trying to create a greater sense of community here on developerWorks and this is one way for readers to tell us about themselves. I for one am really curious about the people who read this site and would like to know more about you.
Here's how you write up your profile:
- First, you'll need to register if you haven't already done so (this is admittedly a pain, but there are a number of benefits for registered users, and we're looking to add more).
- Next, post a comment to any blog entry (for instance, this one).
- After you post your comment, you'll see your username under the comment displayed as a hyperlink. Click this hyperlink. This is shown in figure 1, below.
- This will take you to a screen that says "All about somebody". If you're viewing your own entry, there will be an additional "edit fields" button at the bottom. This is shown in figure 2, below.
- You can add your name, web site, job title, location, and a short description about you. Your email address will be pulled from your IBM profile. All information is public once you add it, with the exception of email address, which can be shown by explicit opt-in.
That's it. If you're a regular reader of this blog, and you're feeling nice, after you profile yourself, post a short comment to this blog so that I can read your profile.
Figure 1: developerWorks comment with name hyperlinked
Figure 2: developerWorks profile page