System i Forums and Communities Ing. César Miramontes
Ing. César Miramontes César Miramontes is the System i Hardware Representative for Guadalajara and the Technical Leader of the Domino for System i Guadalajara Development team. César joined IBM in June, 1998, working on the Performance Tools for AS/400 product as a developer, he later owned some i5/OS components (commands and APIs) to manage the system's hardware. César is a Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform 1.4, member of the IBM Guadalajara OpenSource community, IBM Blog Community, IBM Wiki Community, also member of the Association for Computing Machinery ( ACM ) and IBM México Technical Vitality Council. He is a member of two IBM internal communities about Web 2.0, where his knowledge covers all of the technologies and applications around Lotus Connections (blogs, dogear, profiles, activities, communities), wikis, and the IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5 client.
Agenda <ul><li>Communities and Forums </li></ul><ul><li>iSociety </li></ul><ul><li>LUG </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts and Blogs </li></ul>
Communities and Forums Communities Groups of people who voluntarily unite, gather together, interact, and see themselves as members of a group based on some commonality. Virtual Community A group of people that primarily or initially communicate or interact via the Internet, rather than face to face. Forums An Internet forum is a web application for holding discussions and posting user generated content. A sense of virtual community often develops around forums that have regular users.
iSociety <ul><li>iSociety is an on-line community for lovers and believers in the System i. </li></ul><ul><li>It launched in September 2006 but is created and owned, not by IBM, but by the community of clients, students, ISVs and partners, who love this system. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,000 people joined in the first 48 hours! By January, 2007 it had over 3,200 members from more than 50 countries. 4,635 on March 28th. </li></ul><ul><li>What does iSociety offer to help you? A business and social networking site, job boards, people directory, peer acclaim system, search capabilities, System i news portal, and The Truth ( www.ibm.com/iwantcontrol/truth ). </li></ul>
LUG <ul><li>Large User Group </li></ul><ul><li>www.ibm.com / systems / support /i/ lug / </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1994 has provided an enhanced relationship between IBM development and users of IBM System i products. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a forum for positive and constructive communications on what the System i is, where it is going, and how it could be improved. </li></ul><ul><li>Current LUG membership includes over one hundred large companies who have a significant investment in System i. </li></ul>
Forums <ul><li>Usenet Newsgroups since 1979. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Groups contains the archive dating back to 1981. </li></ul><ul><li>IBM AS/400 miscellaneous topics – comp.sys.ibm.as400.misc. Contains 57,097 topics ( groups.google.com/group/comp.sys.ibm.as400.misc/topics ) </li></ul>
Podcasts and Blogs <ul><li>IBM System i Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Take Back Control with i ( http :// www.ibm.com / systems /i/ takebackcontrol / podcasts.html ). </li></ul><ul><li>IBMers Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>A menu of expertise and insight from a passionate crowd ( http :// www.ibm.com / blogs / zz /en/ index.html ). </li></ul><ul><li>developerWorks blogs and employee owned blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>The opinions and interests expressed on IBMers' blogs are their own and don't necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or views. </li></ul>
Resources <ul><li>iSociety: http :// isociety.org / </li></ul><ul><li>IBM’s Truth site: http://www.ibm.com/iwantcontrol/truth </li></ul><ul><li>Large User Group: http :// www.ibm.com / systems / support /i/ lug / </li></ul><ul><li>Google Groups: http :// groups.google.com / </li></ul><ul><li>IBM AS/400 miscellaneous topics: http :// groups.google.com / group / comp.sys.ibm.as400 . misc / topics </li></ul><ul><li>I Want Control with i: http :// www.ibm.com / systems /i/ takebackcontrol / podcasts.html </li></ul><ul><li>IBMers Blogs: http :// www.ibm.com / blogs / zz /en/ index.html </li></ul><ul><li>César Miramontes’ blog: http://ktn.blogsome.com/ </li></ul>
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