Editors note: This is the (hopefully) first in a series of posts by guest authors … all of whom are candidates for the COMMON Board of Directors. These articles will be posted in the order they are received, with no preference being given to anyone.

I love the i and the Power platform and I have grown increasingly fond of the user community that surrounds it. This community is as good as the hardware that binds it! In this disconnected, virtual, anonymous world we live in, it is pretty sweet to have a “real” community: A community of real people, dealing with real challenges, in real time. I think it is important to leverage this community to maximize our productivity in our jobs and maximize the joy we have in doing our jobs. As a board member of Common, I am looking forward to implementing the following goals for IBM i users specifically and Power system users in general:

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