Impact 2013 Activities You Don’t Want to Miss Bookmark this page and visit often for details about the GWC activities planned for Impact 2013.
Global WebSphere Community and WebSphere User Group Member Discount!
Global WebSphere Community and WUG members are eligible for a reduced conference rate of $1,795. This is a $400 savings off the $2,195 full conference rate.
Rate in effect from February 1 - May 2, 2013.
In order to automatically receive your GWC Member Discount, you must be a registered member of the Global WebSphere Community. To indicate this when registering for Impact 2013, please check “Yes” for the question “Are you a member of the Global WebSphere Community (GWC)?” and select the WebSphere User Group(s) in which you participate.
GWC's Activities at Impact Announced Join the Global WebSphere Community (GWC) for a week of contests, racing, prizes and fun! Here’s a glimpse of what we have in store:
Buttons, buttons, and more buttons! Be sure to stop by the GWC Welcome table (both across from registration and in the Level 2 Sands Foyer) to pick up some of our new 2013 buttons. In addition to the three that won our GWC Button Slogan Contest, which were submitted by our members, we are showcasing many more buttons themed around the IBM products you know and love!
GWC “Register and Race” Area May the fastest WebSpherian win! Join the GWC at the "Register and Race" Racing Area for a chance to race your fellow GWC members around our race track for an opportunity to win a $100 AmEx gift card*. Only GWC members are eligible to win, so be sure to register now or on-site at Impact. SUNDAY'S WINNERS:
Elwin Lim won the first winner of racing events. He receives on of big tablet prizes.
Eric Sevland of Liberty Mutual won our New Member Award! He receives a $100 AmEx Gift Card! In addition to being a new member of the community, Eric also joined our Boston WUG. Hope to see you at the next meeting, Eric!
Mark McCann of Liberty Mutual wins our third day of racing! He's won one of our tablets or Bose prizes!
Christopher Smith of AES Success wins our new member contest. He receives a $100 AmEx Gift Card!
"Developers Start your Engines" digital dashboard contest Visit the Impact 2013 Social Playground and get a key for a chance to start our digital car dashboard, which is located adjacent to the GWC Race Track in the Unconference Information Area. Three lucky GWC members whose keys start the digital dashboard will win a Kindle Fire HD*!
Code Rally Challenge Develop and design the fastest animated vehicle using your coding skills and IBM developer tools and race against other Impact Attendee racers for the fastest lap time. Visit the Code Rally "pit" adjacent to the GWC racing for more surprises on-site at Impact 2013.
"Holler Back at Impact" Contest All week long, any GWC member who tweets or posts about their Impact experience with #GWC and #IBMImpact is entered into a daily drawing for a $50 AmEx Gift Card*. To be eligible, follow @websphereorg on Twitter!
Wednesday - Simon Maple won the daily $50 AmEx Gift Card!
Custom T-shirt Booth On Wednesday and Thursday of the conference the GWC will be changing gears, relocating to the Third Floor Foyer West to set up our custom t-shirt shop. Visit us and get your favorite GWC Button slogan on a GWC shirt.
Share your Story Share your favorite IBM Impact 2013 moments in a GWC Video Testimonial and receive a special GWC thank you gift. Schedule a time to record a video in advance by contacting Community Manager Steve LaFond or visit us Sunday - Wednesday in the Level 2 Sands Foyer to schedule a time.
GWC Coverage at Impact We are covering all the happenings at Impact, so stay tuned to the GWC Impact Zone for live blogging, articles on keynotes and sessions, podcasts, testimonial videos from attendees, and a list of our daily contest winners.
Here is where you can find the GWC at IBM Impact 2013:
Level 2 Sands Foyer (5:00 pm - 7:30 pm)
Level 2 Sands Foyer (9:30 am - 7:30 pm)
Level 2 Sands Foyer (9:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Level 2 Sands Foyer (9:30 am - 2:30 pm); 3rd Floor Foyer West (2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
3rd Floor Foyer West (9:00 pm - 12:00 pm)
*Employees of IBM; UCG; and national, state, or local governments of any country are not eligible to win GWC Member Rewards prizes.
Congratulations to the winners of our annual GWC Buttons contest! After receiving many great entries, we had the unveniable task of choosing the winners.
The winners of our contest are:
Jason Alloway - "The Wonderful Wizard of WAS"
Gabriel Aberasturi - "It WAS? No, it is!"
Mark Montgomery - "Give me Liberty!"
Those slogans will will be made into buttons that you can pick up in the GWC Community Room at Impact 2013! Our contest winners will receive a GWC package that includes:
A TSA-approved fast-track laptop backpack
A stainless steel travel mug
GWC LED keychain
Thank you to everyone who submitted ideas and rated the ideas.
Impact 2013 Exhibitor Special Offer Global WebSphere Community Partner Marketing Programs
Don’t miss out on this added benefit of Impact 2013 Sponsorship. Take advantage of exclusive discounts on any new Global WebSphere Community (GWC) business partner sponsorship package and extend your marketing beyond the Impact 2013 audience through the reach of the GWC. With more than 17,000 members and nearly 30,000 subscribers to our newsletter, Global WebSphere Community Business Partner Programs are powerful marketing tools that provide you with effective social media marketing, lead generation, brand awareness, and differentiation.Impact 2013 exhibitors get 15% off any marketing program including newsletter advertising and advertorials, lead generation whitepapers or Webcast programs, or online display advertising. Talk with our expert team about creating custom campaigns that fit your marketing and sales goals like a glove.
Or, save even more (48%) with one of our pre-defined, integrated marketing “Make an Impact” packages:
Pre-Impact Generate awareness around your presence at Impact, drive traffic to your booth, and reach beyond the attendance to capture even more leads.
Banner ad on the GWC site through May 31 (the sooner you sign up, the better deal it is for you)
1 Q&A interview on your solution and Impact plans highlighted on the GWC site and in the newsletter
1 pre-Impact tailored webcast featuring your solution
Post-Impact Only available to Impact exhibitors and sponsors, follow up your Impact presence by reaching beyond the attendees to the broader Global WebSphere Community to build awareness, generate leads and drive new sales.
3 months of banner ads on the GWC site
1 Q&A interview about your solution or organization highlighted on the GWC site and in the newsletter
1 post-Impact whitepaper hosting and promotion package
Bonus: Your Q&A interview is also published in WebSphere Insights digital magazine
Deadline: May 31, 2013 For pricing and additional information about the Global WebSphere Community Business Partner Program and these special packages please contact Scott Treggiari at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 781-751-8734. For Impact 2013 sponsorship and exhibitor inquiries, please contact Kevin Jackson at 312-265-9638 or via e-mail at Kevin@corcexpo.com.
Impact 2013 Developers Unconference Sponsors:
Impact 2013 Developers Unconference Topics Lightning Talks are Chosen
Your ideas helped shaped May 1, 2013! The Developer Unconference Lightning talks have been chosen thanks to your particiapation on our Ideation Blog. Here are the sessions:
Grady Booch IBM Fellow, Chief Scientist for Software Engineering
The Impact 2013 Developer Unconference -May 1, 2013- A unique and historical event that no developer can afford to miss! Join Tim O'Reilly and Grady Booch as they kick-off our Developer Unconference with a once in a lifetime conversation that will go viral, so be one of the few who can say "I was there in person!". The Impact 2013 Developer Unconference is set up to help developers connect and exchange ideas with each other. And for those who see development as more an art than a science, we will be offering ways to expand your creativity.
Out of all the ideas that have been submitted for session topics, the two winners of our Session Topic contest have been chosen. We're happy to announce that Martín Itúrbide and David Herring received enough high votes to earn each of them a full Impact 2013 conference pass!Just because the contest is over, however, doesn't mean that you can't still set the agenda for the Unconference.
Here's how it works:
Prior to Impact 2013, submit and vote on topics you would like to either present or hear more about. Care about socially responsible computing? Submit it. Care about trends in designed-for-users mobile interfaces? Offer to lead a session. You get the drill.
For the Impact 2013 Developer Unconference, You—the developer—set the agenda by proposing the topics for the sessions and voting on these topics. We will be taking session topics up until Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Impact Pass for Developers: Check it Out! Attend Impact on Wednesday and Thursday – the days with the best developer content - for the special price of $495. Receive full access to:
• IBM Impact Developer Unconference • Keynote speakers that will blow your mind! • Hands-on technical labs • Certifications testing • Technical sessions • Birds of a feather sessions • Peer to peer networking
Use promo code WPT13DEV when you register to receive this special price.
Impact Conference Overview Visit the Impact 2013 website to register and for more information on tracks, sessions, conference activities, and more.
Session Preview Tool is Live! Browse the session preview tool and learn how the curriculum allows attendees to build new skills and increase expertise in a range of topics: Mobile, Big Data, cloud, Expert Integrated Systems, Social, BPM and ODM!
Guest Speakers Announced!
Attend Impact and join in conversations with this impressive line up of guest speakers:
Tim O'Reilly, CEO and founder of O'Reilly Media Grady Booch, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist for Software Engineering Michael Copeland, Senior editor of Wired Magazine Rich Karlgard, Publisher, Forbes
Look What's New at Impact 2013!
Introducing MobileFirst, with a new Mobile Enterprise track, and added emphasis on IBM PureSystems™, cloud, process and integration technologies
More on-site certifications and hands-on labs and more client success stories
Forbes Business Program focused on venture capitalists and entrepreneurship trends
Enhanced developer experience throughout the week with special emphasis on mobile technology and the Code Rally game
Expanded Social Playground activities and tweet-up receptions in a dedicated area on the Solution Center floor
Focus on usability of IBM SmartSite® executive meeting tool and mobile applications
Conference reduced from six days to five and breakout sessions reduced to 60 minutes
But we kept everything you liked from Impact 2012:
Product Technology Center where attendees engage in discussions with technical experts, meet the development teams and get hands-on experience with the latest products and technologies
Developers Unconference where developers and IT professionals can submit, and vote on, the topics you want to discuss—online and onsite.
More than 500 sessions and 300 client, business partner, analyst and thought leader speakers sharing their success stories—plus Meet-the-Expert, Client Feedback and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions as well as certification testing
New business integration and business process software capabilities that can help you start using the collaborative, flexible and intelligent capabilities of social media, mobile computing and cloud computing in enterprise applications
Arrive in time to attend the Discover WebSphere Session: April 28, 2:00 – 5:00 Discover WebSphere (SUN-2926) Are you new to the WebSphere family of solutions or perhaps not familiar with the value other parts of the WebSphere portfolio can bring to your organization? Jump start your week with this educational pre-conference session that will help you to “discover” WebSphere. Via presentations from subject matter experts and live demonstrations, learn the technical details and benefits of key WebSphere technologies such as application servers, mobile development, business process management, decision management, enterprise service bus, and expert integrated systems. With the foundation that you get here, you will be able to get even greater value from the sessions you choose to attend during the rest of IMPACT.
Let's Discover WebSphere
BPM, Case, and Decision Management
Messaging, SOA Integration and Governance
Expert Integrated Systems
Learn More at Impact
This session takes place in the conference center at The Venetian, Las Vegas. Don’t forget to add session #2926 to your schedule.
Top Five Reasons to Attend Impact
1. ACCELERATE YOUR IMPACT. Hear how market-leading organizations are combining business with technology—including mobile, social, cloud and big data—to optimize their applications and processes.
2. ACQUIRE THE SKILLS TO SUCCEED Get certified and grow your technical skills with lectures, hands-on labs, meet-the-experts sessions and an expanded Developer Unconference. Explore breakthrough technologies and innovations in mobile, cloud, expert integrated systems, BPM, Operational Decision Management (ODM), SOA integration and WebSphere software. Get your business in motion.
3. LEARN FROM TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS Learn from IBM customers, analysts and thought leaders how today's outperforming organizations are succeeding by leveraging innovative solutions to forge new relationships and drive deeper engagements. Gain valuable insights from leaders who solved their most critical challenges by re-imagining their operations, processes and technology. Learn how others do business, in motion.
4. ACHIEVE GREATER BUSINESS VALUE Attend the Forbes Business Leadership Forum, where forward thinking business and IT leaders will share how key technologies are helping them reinvent their business operations, master exploding amounts of data, anticipate and respond in real-time to marketplace changes, and drive innovation.
5. SEE SOLUTIONS IN ACTION Visit the solution center to interact with the latest cutting-edge solutions and technology from IBM and its Business Partners to enable business in motion. Connect with colleagues and network with others at the Social Playground, get hands-on experience with live demos and experience the new “touch” labs featuring mobile apps.