Go Speed Racer, Go! The Global WebSphere Community puts you behind the wheel at Impact 2013
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This week at IBM Impact 2013, the Global WebSphere Community (GWC), along with the Code Rally and the Developer Unconference, take over the Level 2 Sands Foyer for a week of fast-paced car racing and prize-winning fun. And when I say prizes, I mean PRIZES!
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!
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. Step right up to the GWC race track for your chance to win prizes and bragging rights! This track is massive—up to six racers at a time—and racers use a steering wheel to get their car around the track first. Prove that you are the fastest WebSpherian in Vegas!
Only GWC members are eligible to win, so join today online 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. Your key may be one of the lucky few that activate the digital dashboard, winning you 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 #IBMImpact 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 for cool gifts and great prizes. Just come by our location in the Level 2 Sands Foyer and tell us you are interested to set up a time.
Plus, visit the GWC Impact Zone to get the latest on the biggest conference of the year for WebSpherians. Read blogs from the show floor; access articles on keynotes, sessions and new products and solutions from IBM; listen to podcast interviews with speakers and attendees; and watch member testimonial videos! If you are a GWC member at Impact, we encourage you to add your own coverage from Impact 2013 as well!
We have a ton of fun activities that will bring the community together, but only GWC members are eligible to win the prizes. Join today online 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: