IBM Redbooks Social Media Residency review

I wanted to write a review about being on the IBM Redbooks Social Media Residency last week, but my residency colleague Keith Brooks wrote a review on his blog that summarizes it so well that I don’t see the point in doing the same.

There are a couple of things I want to add. As I am not an experienced blogger, going to this residency was different for me than for people like Keith and some of the others. They have a lot of experience in blogging unlike me.

I walked in there scared as hell for what was coming at me. And the introduction round revealed that there were some experienced, strong personality people in the room which scared me even more.

I was, and credit to Colleen for posting this to her Facebook because it is spot on, way out of my comfort zone. But then, after half a day of sweating and stomachache it happened

The magic happened. We were discussing Social and I felt alive, in the zone and inspired. I got a confidence boost out of this like I never had before. It even inspired me in creating my own blog a week later (this one) and the boost is still driving me into other things. Thank you so much Redbooks team, residents and all others that made this happen.

It made me a Redbooks thougth leader 🙂


About Wannes Rams

I'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise implementations. I started of as a Lotus Domino specialist certified up to Domino 8, but moved on to IBM Connections, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Quickr. I also have experience with WebSphere Administration and WebSphere Portal deployments. I am also IBM Champion for ICS Specialties: Lotus Domino Lotus Sametime Lotus Quickr IBM Connections WebSphere Portal administration WebSphere Application server administration Cisco Firewall administration Tivoli Directory Integrator Social Business
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3 Responses to IBM Redbooks Social Media Residency review

  1. Salvador says:

    Great Post Wannes!!!

    As Martha Washington said:

    The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.

  2. Keith Brooks says:

    Congrats on steping out into the other zone, sometimes fun, sometimes bewildering but always interesting,
    I didn’t even write that much about the week, wait till Sarah writes one.
    Never be afriad to voice your opinion, get social, talk to people. we learn by doing.
    Thanks again for some fun time and discussions, Keep blogging, you will find your muse and it will flow naturally.

  3. Wannes Rams says:

    Hi Guys, thx for the nice comments and the great week

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