For those of you who have been paying attention, was nominated for a System i Innovation Award in the Community Support category.

While we didn’t win the award (Trevor Perry of won), it was quite an honor to be a finalist. It certainly shows that people have noticed, and appreciate, the work that I’ve been doing.

System i Innovation Finalist

The award ceremony was quite enjoyable … the food and entertainment was quite good, and we met a number of new people. It also goes to show that us System i folks can clean up pretty well.

After the Innovation Award ceremony, I was informed that I had also been nominated for another award … and it would be presented at the iSocial (formerly known as CUDS) on Wednesday … sadly, I was unable to stay to receive the Gibraltar award (for outstanding service to the System i community).

Gibraltar Award

I really would have liked to been able to stay to receive the award … I even had a a speech prepared … but there was work to be done.

All in all, I did enjoy the time I spent at COMMON. As is usually the case, I wasn’t able to do half the things I wanted to. But I met a lot of people and had a good time.

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About David:
David is a Principal Software Engineer for PTC, Integrity Business Unit. He cut his teeth on the S/36 and has more than 25 years of experience on the IBM i / System i / iSeries / AS400. He primarily works in Java and ILE RPG specializing in cross platform integrations. David has received the COMMON Distinguished Service award and was named an IBM Power Systems Champion. David is an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fundraising bike ride. He is currently captain of Team RED Chicago. David runs and maintains His personal blog is Geeky Ramblings.