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Happy Holidays from the IBM Community!

By Christina Howell posted Thu December 16, 2021 12:41 PM

Another social hour and another year in the books for all of us here in the IBM Community!

We thank you all for your contributions in 2021. At 270K members, our community is THE place to interact with other IBM users and experts, ask and answer questions, and get to know each other. Our 330+ user groups (holding 263 user group meetings during a pandemic year), plus 2062 blog posts and 31,000 conversations are a signal that our user community is an engaging and vibrant place to be for users and learners of IBM products and industry topics - with more to come in 2022!

Thanks to the participants of our holiday celebration, where we listed the 2021 IBM Community Contributor badge earners and announced the member of the quarter: Prof. Joao Goncalves of the Security Verify community!

We had a lot of fun getting to know our Community leaders with a game of 3 truths and a lie (you can share yours here!) We have fluent Italian speakers, glacier climbers, classical pianists, celebrity elbow-rubbers, and the one that stumped us all: someone that doesn't like pizza!

We also enjoyed hearing our members' favorite holiday desserts from around the world: mulled wine, mincemeat pie, bibingka, tres leches, pumpkin pie, cheesecake, cherry eggnog cake, tiramisu, coconut cream pie, figgy pudding and ginger cookies. 

Finally, we had the great pleasure of having IBM's Chief Community Officer, Marius Ciortea and IBM's Chief AI Officer, Seth Dobrin, discussing diversity initiatives at IBM and what the community means to Seth (he loves the commitment of the members). 

To come in 2022: 

- The annual community survey - keep an eye out in your email in the next couple of months and please participate! We'd love to serve you as best we can, and need your feedback. 
- Build-a-bot competition with a $20,000 prize pool! 800 registered already - visit our Automation community for more information.
- If you joined us live, check in the coming week for your shiny new "Holiday Celebration" stamp on your community profile
- Bring a friend to our next social hour on February 10 - we'll be cooking up some fun activities once again!

Happy Holidays to all! Be safe and well.



Sat January 01, 2022 04:01 AM

Happy new year, IBM Community! @Christina Howell

Thu December 16, 2021 01:29 PM

Check out our event discussion thread to find out where people joined from, and our favorite holiday desserts.