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Destination z Offers Several Opportunities at Enterprise 2013

I’ve been attending conferences for several years now. I enjoy the opportunity to meet people who read our content, contribute to our community and support the System z platform. Next week, I and other members of the Destination z team will be out in force Oct. 21-23 at the IBM System z Technical University at Enterprise 2013 in Orlando, Fla. You’ll find us in some sessions but most likely in the conference exhibit hall in booth 76.

This year, Destination z is doing something pretty cool as a way to say thanks for your support. Together with four sponsors who are Destination z business partners, we’re bringing a caricature artist to the show floor.

Attendees simply need to visit the four exhibitors—INNOVATION Processing, Trident Services, IntelliMagic and IBM Systems Magazine—and learn about what they have to offer. You will receive a stamp from each booth on your zZingo card. Bring your completed card to the Destination z booth and our digital caricaturist will draw you on a special background commemorating Enterprise2013.

In addition, attendees can help influence the topic of a 2014 Dz webinar. By voting for a topic, such as cloud computing or Linux on System z, attendees can enter a drawing for a Best Buy gift card. The winner will be selected and announced after the conference.

Not attending the conference? You can still have your voice heard. A poll on our forum lists several potential topics to choose from. So far, mobile computing leads with 44 percent of the vote, trailed by Linux on System z with 33 percent, and cloud with 11 percent. Destination z members are encouraged to vote or post their own topic of choice on the forum.

Evelyn Hoover is executive editor of Destinationz.org.

Posted: 10/15/2013 1:01:01 AM by Evelyn Hoover

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