Get your motor running with the Global WebSphere Community at Impact 2013
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My husband has a new reason to be jealous of my annual trip to IBM Impact in Las Vegas. Forget the table games, great restaurants, and other Sin City attractions. An avid NASCAR watcher and fan of all things that go “VROOM!” my other half is green with envy over the show stopping activities the Global WebSphere Community is planning for this year’s conference.
Join the Global WebSphere Community at IBM Impact 2013 for a week of fast-paced car racing and prize-wining fun. I am beyond excited about all of the different activities and prize opportunities we have for GWC members this year. We are giving away so many great prizes that you're cheating yourself if you don't stop by and try to win one!
Kick off your conference with a visit to the GWC Welcome table that will be right next to Registration, and pick up some new, never-seen-before GWC buttons, including three that were conceptualized by our own members! If you are new to the GWC button extravaganza, be left out no longer! Here is an exclusive sneak peek at just a few of our nearly 20 new buttons this year.
Nothing brings a community together like a little competition. Take a break between sessions to join us in the GWC “Register and Race” Racing Area, hosted in the beautiful, newly built Level 2 Sands Foyer. If you are driven to win, join us in the GWC racing area and take a spin around the race track for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights! This track is huge and racers use a steering wheel to get their car around the track first. GWC members get a chance every day to be the fastest WebSpherian in Vegas!
Only GWC members are eligible to win, so join today or on-site at our registration tables in the Racing Area. Spread the word: New members that register at Impact get a high-quality laptop bag and are entered into a daily drawing for a $100 AmEx gift card.
Developers, start your engines! We also have a digital car dashboard in the GWC Racing Are, but only three special keys will get that engine to rev. Whether you are a developer, a developer at heart, have secretly wanted to be a developer or just have a lot of respect for developers, visit the Impact 2013 Social Playground and get your key. Yours may be amongst the lucky few that activate the digital dashboard and win a really cool prize!
We’re wrapping up the racing on Wednesday afternoon and changing gears. We are moving upstairs to the 3rd floor foyer west and setting up a custom T-Shirt shop where you can get your favorite GWC button slogan on a custom GWC t-shirt.
We are also hosting the GWC “Holler Back at Impact” Social Media Contest. Any member who posts about their experiences at Impact and uses #GWC and #IMPACT is entered into a daily drawing for a $50 AmEx Gift Card (Sun-Thurs) Be sure you are following @Websphereorg to be eligible!
Share with us your favorite moments from Impact in a GWC Video Testimonial and get a special gift from The GWC. In 2012 we collected 19 customer testimonials, which have received more than 6,330 total views. Join us in 2013 and record a shout out interview. Tell us what you've learned at Impact and receive cool thank you gifts. Book a time for your video in advance by reaching out Community Manager Steve LaFond or just visit us Sunday – Wednesday in the Level 2 Sands Foyer to set up a time.
We have a ton of fun activities that will bring the community together, but only GWC members are eligible to win the prizes, so join today or on-site at our registration tables in the Racing Area so you don’t miss out.
Where you can find the GWC at IBM Impact 2013:
Sunday - Level 2 Sands Foyer (5:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
Monday - Level 2 Sands Foyer (9:30 am – 7:30 pm)
Tuesday - Level 2 Sands Foyer (9:30 am – 5:00 pm)
Wednesday - Level 2 Sands Foyer (9:30 am – 2:30 pm); 3rd Floor Foyer West (2:30 pm – 5:00 pm)
Thursday – 3rd Floor Foyer West (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)