Today during a lunch for IBM Champions, Amanda Bauman announced a new IBM Lifetime Champion award created this year and given to Theo Heselmans and I. It was a surprise to say the least and the standing ovation my fellow Champions gave us (along with the hugs and handshakes) sent me into shock
2016 marks the 20th year of Turtle and I have loved and still love working with the products and people in this community (call it what you will, you know who you are) for every moment of that time. I am beyond happy that I have been part of helping it grow and flourish and that I have learnt so much from so many of you.
I will do my best to keep learning, writing, sharing and working. For those of you that have come to my presentations, worked with me, taught me, encouraged me, nominated me and become my closest friends
Tomorrow I’m on stage at the closing session of IBM Connect. Deep breath and wish me luck.