Unveiling the Power of My developerWorks Veneatra L. Reid [email_address]
Who am I? Veneatra L. Reid aka “Lady Vee”
Introducing My developerWorks
Exploring the features of My developerWorks
Getting started with My developerWorks
IBM developerWorks is the destination on the Web for developers and IT professionals to stay ahead of the latest trends in open standards, develop skills, solve problems, and collaborate with peers.
Maximizes productivity through targeted technical resources, connects peers, and provides career-building recognition.
Delivers unparalleled content in 8 languages, including articles, tutorials, demos, events, and more.
ibm.com/developerworks/aboutdW Key Statistics: 4M Unique Visitors per month 30,000 items in our technical library 34 industry awards Serves 195 countries 8 local language sites developerWorks IBM’s community of developers, IT professionals & students
2000: Java, Linux, and XML Zones
2001: Software Evaluation Kit for Linux
2002: Web services zone
2003: Grid and Autonomic computing zones
2004: Cloudscape and related resources available
2005: PHP project resources
2006: Web development zone and Ajax Resource Center
2007: developerWorks wins Jolt Hall of Fame Award
2008: Cloud computing, Green IT, and Smarter Planet
2009: My developerWorks launches as the "World's Geekiest Social Network"
Over ten years of launching resources that put our users on top of the latest trends: Spurring innovation and furthering the goals of open standards development worldwide Over a decade of growing developer skills on open standards
What is My developerWorks? My developerWorks is everything and everywhere our users can contribute , connect with others and engage with developerWorks. How did we do it? My developerWorks runs on IBM Lotus Connections 2.5. Profiles, My Home, Blogs, Groups, Bookmarks, Activities, Files and Wikis
Build a profile
Personalize your experience
Connect with others
Voice your opinion - tag, rate and recommend content
Join or start a group
Join forum discussions
Write a blog
Upload a file
Add a bookmark
Create a wiki
Start an activity
Watch real-time activity for a specific topic or user
Follow a blog
Listen to a podcast
Connect to Facebook and promote your activity
Syndicate content outwards via "share this"
Search for skills and expertise
Message colleagues through their profile
Publicize your status from your profile
Recent activity to include Forums, Downloads, Tagged articles, forums, spaces
Social networking apps integration – Facebook, LinkedIn
Edit your profile (inline); allow users to decide which fields to display publicly
Identification of a person’s skills, interests, education and professional background
Profiles give you your own identification, allowing users to communicate outward and interact with each other. Profiles Public profile – Persistent display of status updates, “The Board”, Tabs, Interests, Colleagues, Links, Facebook
Profiles Profiles are automatically created for a user when they register or log into developerWorks. A user must have a profile to be able to utilize My developerWorks. A user’s profile can contain both private and public information. A user can choose to keep mandatory information private except: Full name, and display name Edit profile – Contact info with collapse sections. In-line editing; show/hide
Associate blogs, bookmarks, activities, files and wikis with a group
Search capabilities – search specific groups, all groups or your own groups
Communicate with group members
Highlight important messages by pinning them to the top of the message board
Members’ widget to manage group members’ privileges
Highlight important bookmarks
Groups are micro communities that can be public or private . They have a lot of valuable features for allowing users to create an enriching collaborative environment.
Available roles for group members are owner and member :
Any owner can email the entire group *
Any owner can invite non-registered members to join *
Any owner can invite other dW users to join *
Any owner can change a member’s role
Any member can access blogs, bookmarks, activities, files or wikis associated with the group
* Varies based on the group’s access level.
Option Description Private : Hidden and restricted to a particular set of users. This group is not accessed via search or other group listings. It is only recommended for groups that are sharing confidential content or have a business critical need for a gated community. Open : Publicly available and anyone can join and contribute. A public group has a low barrier to entry, encouraging participation. Public groups are a great marketing and communication vehicle to the external IT professional audience.
Ability to associate with your group
Items appear as a To Do list
Assign a due date for any item
Assign people to the item
Track the progress
Attach files and important information to the item
Make work items private
Send notifications for work item updates
Publish checklists or best practices
Activities are To Dos items for managing projects, or work items.
Blogs provide the ability to announce news,
information and important updates to your
Announcement widget at the top of the My dW blogs landing page
Ability to “Follow this blog” for notifications
Customization: add polls, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, colored themes, and more
Comments available for discussing postings
Blog author widget displays a photo of author(s)
Files provide the ability to upload your files to be public or private . Files can be organized into libraries for easier management.
Upload and share files
Browse files uploaded by others
Add comments and recommend files
Upload new versions of the file
Get notifications of file revisions
See the # of times files are downloaded
Any file type up to 200 MB can be uploaded.
Wikis are for easy creation and collaborative content for your group.
Supports basic wiki functions
Wiki editor has html source, rich text and preview tabs
Notifications on wiki page updates and comments
Tags, comments, attachments and recommendations
Bookmarks are favorite links that are
associated with the group and available to
Ability to associate with your group
Any URL can be used such as a RSS feed, search results, etc.
Add bookmarks to other My developerWorks features (i.e. Activities)
Identify significant bookmarks as important for increased visibility
Add the “Bookmark This!” button to your web browser for one-click bookmarking
Public updates : What's happening, as it happens, across My developerWorks
My updates : What your network contacts are doing in My developerWorks, and how the entire community is responding to your contributions to My developerWorks
My watchlist : Your personal view of updates related to the people/topics of interest; as well as specific recommendations that match your interests
My notifications : All the notifications that you have sent or received
My saved items : Any items you saw anywhere in My developerWorks and selected to return to later
Customize your view of developerWorks to find what you need quickl.y
Watchlist – scope by tags & profiles, inline recommendations
View activity on developerWorks, as it’s happening
Dig deeper into My developerWorks via the iPhone web browser
Search and find other people and activity
View a web-friendly user profile
Post to a user’s board
Indentify user’s interests and skills
Take advantage of a real-time stream of developerWorks community activity to allow users to keep up with their developer colleagues on-the-go. It’s free and available on iTunes.
General best practices
Use if you wish to initiate a discussion (as opposed to making a statement)
Use for all "mini projects" that require you to assign tasks, to do's, discussions therein and/or file-sharing
Use to post an announcement, share some news or sharing static documentation
Use to share a file (or updated version thereof), not related to an Activity
Use to collaboratively create or publish a document that is referenced (and updated) frequently
Use to share important or commonly utilized URLs
If all else fails, group owners can mail the entire group by utilizing the “Mail Group” functionality. When doing so, always refer to materials that exists on your group to facilitate communication.
Preferred browser for using My dW: Discover how My developerWorks can help you Before sending out an email, consider the many ways to use the My dW platform instead:
Discover how My developerWorks can help you “ I am a product team lead who wants a very quick way to get information on our PMRs and patches out to the technical audience.” Recommended My developerWorks offerings: Use Groups and Wikis Scenario #1
Discover how My developerWorks can help you “ I am a program manager for a product. My team wants to find a way to grow a community around our new product that is going to GA in four months. We want to aggregate content from outside and inside and be able to talk to the people who are using the product. ” Recommended My developerWorks offerings: Use Groups, Wikis, Bookmarks and Files Scenario #2
Discover how My developerWorks can help you “ I am an event strategist and want a Web page to point clients to with details on the event and resources to look at beforehand. ” Recommended My developerWorks offerings: Use Wikis and Files Scenario #3
Discover how My developerWorks can help you At a glance
Getting started with My developerWorks
Register with My developerWorks Registration is a cinch! Less than 10 required fields stand between you and your My developerWorks profile. (In fact, you may already be registered. It’s the same login as your IBM account.)
Update your Profile When you register, your profile is automatically created. Now its up to you to fill in the real details. The more information you provide, the easier it is for others to find you and connect with you. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/profiles/
Join a group or create a new group
If you’re creating a group, assess your needs to determine whether a private or public group is right for you. Also, consider the features to associate with the group and various ways to customize it to ensure a more rich and meaningful experience.
Get active in your group
Questions? Veneatra L. Reid Senior I/T Specialist, IBM developerWorks Email: [email_address] My dW Profile: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/profiles/user/LadyVee My developerWorks www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks