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:
- special visibility, recognition and networking opportunities at IBM events and conferences
- special access to product development teams
- invitations and discounts to events and conferences
- online recognition via their Lotus Connections profile on developerWorks, with a special designation of "IBM Champion" and a listing of notable achievements.
To learn more about the IBM Champion program and to submit a nomination, visit: www.ibm.com/developerworks/champion