2017 IBM Champion thoughts.

Yesterday IBM announced their 2017 “IBM Champions”. I’m honored to once again be associated with an amazing group of people.  This will be my 7th year as a champion going all the way back to when the program started. I do want to thank the people that took the time out of their day to think of me and nominate me.  I do hope my silly little NotesIn9 screencast has been valuable to you.

I don’t talk about being an IBM Champion too often because one, I hate talking about myself, and second, my philosophy has always been that I’m going to contribute and share content on my terms no matter what.  If I’m in the program great.  If not, I’m still going to keep contributing and sharing where I can.

It’s been my experience that the more you share, the more you learn and the more you gain.  I’ve received back so much more then I’ve given.  I’ve gained knowledge, friends, and even a job from my sharing content and contributing to the community.

One of the things I love the most is working with new people and trying to help get them engaged in the community by blogging, sharing content and even putting a show on NotesIn9. It’s possible that I’ve played a very very small part in helping a few people start their path to be an IBM Champion.

If you are reading this post, then you have things you can share as well. If you want help getting started please let me know and I’ll do whatever I can to help. Feel free to email me (Email address is at the end of every show), ping me on Twitter (@DavidLeedy)  or reach out on the XPages Slack chat.