Hey New to Z Professionals! I just returned from an incredible experience at TechXchange, and I have to say, it was a real game-changer for me. I can't wait for you to watch the video highlight reel featuring myself, Jade Melody, and the wonderful Laticia Carrow, creator of Tish Talks Tech, as we talk about highlights from the inaugural maiden voyage of IBM TechXchange Conference.
Collaboration is Key
One of the most fantastic parts of attending events like TechXchange is the chance to collaborate with other influencers in the space. There's nothing like sharing knowledge, insights, and enthusiasm with others who are just as passionate about tech as you are.
Support Each Other
Being an influencer isn't just about gaining followers; it's also about supporting other professionals in their journey. At TechXchange, when I was giving my speech on "(Art + Tech) Making Watson AI Your Musical Muse," my IBM Champion friends were there to document the experience through pictures and videos. Likewise, I gave them shoutouts during my speech and supported them before and after their IBM Cloud Architect Certifications.
Learn & Network
Let's not underestimate the power of mutual introductions. By knowing one person, you can get introduced to a multitude of others. Your network expands exponentially when you collaborate, offering not just new opportunities for you but for your partners as well.
Keeping Each Other Informed
The event was bustling with sessions, workshops, and panel discussions. The camaraderie we shared helped us keep track of what was happening when, so we didn't miss out on anything crucial.
So, why should you, as a New to Z professional, get involved in the community?
- Knowledge Exchange: Learn from the experiences and insights of others.
- Networking: Broaden your professional circle with invaluable contacts.
- Support: We all do better when we all do better.
Feel the excitement yet? Watch the video and join the New to IBM Z Community Hub to stay informed and engaged. I look forward to seeing you there!