This morning I received an email from IBM letting me know that I was named an IBM Champion for Cloud. I’m honored to be part of this group of technology professionals. A huge thank you to those people who nominated me for this designation.
A few years ago, I fell in love with the WordPress community, as I have spoken about. Even my wife sees people she has never met, as family. The people I have had the pleasure of meeting in the WordPress community have made a dramatic impact on my life, and I thank you all, but some of you have become the thing I dread each day.
You know, I used to enjoy checking Twitter and see what many of you are up to. Now, I scroll through occasionally; only to usually see some kind of bullshit labeled as #wpdrama. Some of you are nodding but haven’t the slightest clue of what I’m talking about. I’m not protesting those who bring up controversial topics. I’m protesting those who slap a #wpdrama label on something and sweep it under the rug.
To be fair, I went through this same thing years ago in the Lotus “yellow bubble”. It was a dark time for me personally, but I took myself out of it and am now in a much better place. Does anybody remember the term “attack kittens”? Again, this is way in the past and you really need to read the article. Bubbles are everywhere and some now call them “pimples” that need to be popped.
I highly recommend that you read this post by “Jeff Matson” entitled “An Open Letter to the WordPress Community“.
After serving the IBM community for over 9 years, new idea submission, voting and commenting has been turned off on the http://ideajam.net site. The site will remain available in “read only” mode for the foreseeable future.
The site collected 4,581 ideas, 12,346 comments and 108,544 votes.
Late on Friday, I received an email from IBM letting me know that I was named an IBM Champion for Cloud. I’m honored to be part of this inaugural group of individuals. A huge thank you to those people who nominated and encouraged me to start using Bluemix.