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  • 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.
  • 05/11/11 14:40
  • My developer works

    1. 1. Unveiling the Power of My developerWorks Veneatra L. Reid [email_address]
    2. 2. Who am I? Veneatra L. Reid aka “Lady Vee”
    3. 3. Session Agenda <ul><li>Introducing My developerWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring the features of My developerWorks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPhone connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Getting started with My developerWorks </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizes productivity through targeted technical resources, connects peers, and provides career-building recognition. </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers unparalleled content in 8 languages, including articles, tutorials, demos, events, and more. </li></ul> 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
    5. 5. developerWorks <ul><li>2000: Java, Linux, and XML Zones </li></ul><ul><li>2001: Software Evaluation Kit for Linux </li></ul><ul><li>2002: Web services zone </li></ul><ul><li>2003: Grid and Autonomic computing zones </li></ul><ul><li>2004: Cloudscape and related resources available </li></ul><ul><li>2005: PHP project resources </li></ul><ul><li>2006: Web development zone and Ajax Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>2007: developerWorks wins Jolt Hall of Fame Award </li></ul><ul><li>2008: Cloud computing, Green IT, and Smarter Planet </li></ul><ul><li>2009: My developerWorks launches as the &quot;World's Geekiest Social Network&quot; </li></ul>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
    6. 6. 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 <ul><li>Build a profile </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize your experience </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with others </li></ul><ul><li>Voice your opinion - tag, rate and recommend content </li></ul><ul><li>Join or start a group </li></ul><ul><li>Join forum discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Write a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Upload a file </li></ul><ul><li>Add a bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>Create a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Start an activity </li></ul><ul><li>Watch real-time activity for a specific topic or user </li></ul><ul><li>Follow a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to a podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to Facebook and promote your activity </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Syndicate content outwards via &quot;share this&quot; </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Search for skills and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Message colleagues through their profile </li></ul><ul><li>Publicize your status from your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Recent activity to include Forums, Downloads, Tagged articles, forums, spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking apps integration – Facebook, LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Edit your profile (inline); allow users to decide which fields to display publicly </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of a person’s skills, interests, education and professional background </li></ul>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
    8. 8. 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
    9. 9. Groups <ul><li>Associate blogs, bookmarks, activities, files and wikis with a group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search capabilities – search specific groups, all groups or your own groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Message board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate with group members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight important messages by pinning them to the top of the message board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members’ widget to manage group members’ privileges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight important bookmarks </li></ul></ul>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.
    10. 10. Groups <ul><ul><ul><li>Available roles for group members are owner and member : </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any owner can email the entire group * </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any owner can invite non-registered members to join * </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any owner can invite other dW users to join * </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any owner can change a member’s role </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any member can access blogs, bookmarks, activities, files or wikis associated with the group </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Varies based on the group’s access level. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>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.
    11. 11. Activities <ul><li>Ability to associate with your group </li></ul><ul><li>Items appear as a To Do list </li></ul><ul><li>Assign a due date for any item </li></ul><ul><li>Assign people to the item </li></ul><ul><li>Track the progress </li></ul><ul><li>Attach files and important information to the item </li></ul><ul><li>Make work items private </li></ul><ul><li>Send notifications for work item updates </li></ul><ul><li>Publish checklists or best practices </li></ul>Activities are To Dos items for managing projects, or work items.
    12. 12. Blogs <ul><li>Blogs provide the ability to announce news, </li></ul><ul><li>information and important updates to your </li></ul><ul><li>group. </li></ul><ul><li>Announcement widget at the top of the My dW blogs landing page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to “Follow this blog” for notifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customization: add polls, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, colored themes, and more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments available for discussing postings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog author widget displays a photo of author(s) </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Files <ul><li>Files provide the ability to upload your files to be public or private . Files can be organized into libraries for easier management. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload and share files </li></ul><ul><li>Browse files uploaded by others </li></ul><ul><li>Add comments and recommend files </li></ul><ul><li>Upload new versions of the file </li></ul><ul><li>Get notifications of file revisions </li></ul><ul><li>See the # of times files are downloaded </li></ul>Any file type up to 200 MB can be uploaded.
    14. 14. Wikis <ul><li>Wikis are for easy creation and collaborative content for your group. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports basic wiki functions </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki editor has html source, rich text and preview tabs </li></ul><ul><li>Page history </li></ul><ul><li>Notifications on wiki page updates and comments </li></ul><ul><li>Tags, comments, attachments and recommendations </li></ul>
    15. 15. Bookmarks <ul><li>Bookmarks are favorite links that are </li></ul><ul><li>associated with the group and available to </li></ul><ul><li>everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to associate with your group </li></ul><ul><li>Any URL can be used such as a RSS feed, search results, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Add bookmarks to other My developerWorks features (i.e. Activities) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify significant bookmarks as important for increased visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Add the “Bookmark This!” button to your web browser for one-click bookmarking </li></ul>
    16. 16. My Home <ul><li>Public updates : What's happening, as it happens, across My developerWorks </li></ul><ul><li>My updates : What your network contacts are doing in My developerWorks, and how the entire community is responding to your contributions to My developerWorks </li></ul><ul><li>My watchlist : Your personal view of updates related to the people/topics of interest; as well as specific recommendations that match your interests </li></ul><ul><li>My notifications : All the notifications that you have sent or received </li></ul><ul><li>My saved items : Any items you saw anywhere in My developerWorks and selected to return to later </li></ul><ul><li>Customize your view of developerWorks to find what you need quickl.y </li></ul>Watchlist – scope by tags & profiles, inline recommendations
    17. 17. iPhone connectivity <ul><li>View activity on developerWorks, as it’s happening </li></ul><ul><li>Dig deeper into My developerWorks via the iPhone web browser </li></ul><ul><li>Search and find other people and activity </li></ul><ul><li>View a web-friendly user profile </li></ul><ul><li>Update status </li></ul><ul><li>Post to a user’s board </li></ul><ul><li>Indentify user’s interests and skills </li></ul>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.
    18. 18. General best practices <ul><li>Message Board </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use if you wish to initiate a discussion (as opposed to making a statement) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use for all &quot;mini projects&quot; that require you to assign tasks, to do's, discussions therein and/or file-sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use to post an announcement, share some news or sharing static documentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Files </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use to share a file (or updated version thereof), not related to an Activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use to collaboratively create or publish a document that is referenced (and updated) frequently </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use to share important or commonly utilized URLs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Mail Group </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul></ul>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:
    19. 19. 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
    20. 20. 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
    21. 21. 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
    22. 22. Discover how My developerWorks can help you At a glance
    23. 23. Getting started with My developerWorks <ul><li>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.) </li></ul><ul><li>REGISTER: </li></ul><ul><li>SIGN IN: </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Join a group or create a new group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get active in your group </li></ul>
    24. 24. Questions? Veneatra L. Reid Senior I/T Specialist, IBM developerWorks Email: [email_address] My dW Profile: My developerWorks