IBM developerWorks is the premier web-based technical professional resource and network for millions of developers, IT professionals, and students worldwide, supporting our audience in their desire stay ahead of the latest trends in open standards, develop skills, solve problems, and collaborate with peers. This web-based program maximizes user productivity through targeted technical resources, connects users with peers, and provides career-building recognition. Eight million developers in 195 countries use developerWorks, with language support in English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish. Since 1999, developerWorks has been a best in class destination for IT professionals, providing the industry’s most comprehensive source for technical content, trial code, and forums. With the launch of My developerWorks in April 2009, IBM integrated social and professional networking capabilities into the industry's leading technical resource for IT professionals, to create a community where developers from partners, vendors, and IBM can share ideas, find experts, and collaborate around innovative IT projects.
Unveiling the Power of My developerWorks Veneatra L. Reid [email_address]
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
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"
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
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.
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
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