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Weekly t-shirt challenge: Your wish is my command

  • 1.  Weekly t-shirt challenge: Your wish is my command

    Posted Thu June 25, 2020 10:34 PM
    Your Wish is My Command

    So clearly ice breakers is not something this crowd is into.  I promise in future events, I'll steer clear of anything too personal, takes too long or asks you to blow in other people's faces!  Thank you to @Mark Martin for reliably participating - I will find something nice to send you when I get back into the office.  And thank you to @Hartanto Ario Widjaya and @David Schweinsberg for participating this week!  I'll send you both these cool shirts when I can (I think it could be soon).

    For this week, I would like to hear more about how I can help you all.  I want to find ways to reward our many volunteers other than sending out these leftover t-shirts.  Of course, I don't have a budget to buy stuff but I do have my time and lots of friends.  For our Master the Mainframe winners, I've done some things like connect them for a 30 minute conversation with technical leaders or found a spot for them to introduce themselves at an event.  What other things can I do for our winners and our most active volunteers to show them how much I appreciate them? 

    The rules*:
    1.  Every Thursday, I'll start a new discussion thread titled Weekly Challenge.

    2.  This week, reply to the thread with ways to recognize our biggest volunteers.  

    3.  Vote for your favorite entries by clicking the "Recommend" button next to your favorites.

    4.  The following Thursday, I'll announce the winner and start the next week's thread.

    5.  The person submitting the item with the most votes will receive one of these Legends of Z t-shirts (or equivalent)!

    * The rules are not really rules.  This isn't a real contest or anything.  It's just something I feel like doing and having a fun excuse to share some cool t-shirts with you.  I hope you all have fun with it.  I am!

    Misty
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    Misty Decker
    Master the Mainframe

    www.linkedin.com/in/misty-decker/
    @MistyMVD on Twitter
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  • 2.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Your wish is my command

    Posted Thu July 02, 2020 08:44 AM
    Here are some ideas, all with their own pros and cons:

    1. I noticed IBMers got an 86% discount on hardcopy Redbooks, perhaps the same perk can be extended to the biggest volunteers. Yes, the ebooks are free, but hardcopy are still useful in some cases.
    2. Automatic extended Z Trials?
    3. Free or discounted training?

    Okay, those 3 might require IBM Legal approval, and most likely not feasible one way or another.
    So, here are some other ideas:

    1. Wall of Fame here for the top volunteers!
    2. Exclusive badge :) Either on Acclaim or here
    3. Exclusive networking sessions with IBMers and SMEs in the mainframe industry
    4. Thank you post card! Hmm, now that I think of it, this might require some funds :")
    5. Exclusive job board? Might be hard to maintain though...
    6. Exclusive Slack channel or group chat for everyone to network and talk together


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    Hartanto Ario Widjaya

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hartantoariowidjaya
    Master the Mainframe Slack: https://mtmcompetition.slack.com/team/U013M5YLF7V
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  • 3.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Your wish is my command

    Posted Fri July 03, 2020 06:40 AM
    Some Redbooks could be cool... I by myself would have a use for some

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    Fábio Emilio Costa
    Performance Analyst
    SERPRO
    Sao Paulo
    +551121731676
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  • 4.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Your wish is my command

    Posted Fri July 03, 2020 06:41 AM
    Some cool gifts, like pins or notebook covers, would be a nice idea too

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    Fábio Emilio Costa
    Performance Analyst
    SERPRO
    Sao Paulo
    +551121731676
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  • 5.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Your wish is my command

    Posted Fri July 03, 2020 07:10 AM
    How about 'Outstanding Contribution' digital badges?

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    Subhasish Sarkar
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