CA is organizing a community building, social networking program for data management professionals. Why Be Normal plays on the normalization theme by awarding virtual badges to those who engage in CA ERwin Data Modeler –related online communities.
So far I’ve attained Second Normal Form (2NF) by ensuring that I have accounts on the CA user communities, attended a webcast (I’ve even presented a couple), answered some questions on their ERwin discussion forum, and provided my Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts where I’ve posted about CA ERwin Data Modeler.
You may know from my previous posts that I’m a huge fan of social networking for all the benefits it has given me. I know that the data management community is still a bit cautious about what these things are all about, but I see them as valuable as the e-mail based online communities that I’ve been a big fan of for more than a decade.
To kick off the Why Be Normal promotion, I’ll be speaking on a panel at the Ohio Enterprise Modeling User Group on 1 December 2010 about social networking for the ERwin community. While the OEMUG meeting is an all day event, there will be a one hour webcast at 11 AM ET about the Why Be Normal program. You can join us to learn about the prizes and badges.
Join us on December 1 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern for this informative webcast hosted by Tom Bilcze, Modeling Global User Communities, President with panelists: Karen Lopez, InfoAdvisors, Sr. Project Manager and Principal Consultant; Donna Burbank, CA Technologies, CA ERwin Modeling, Product Marketing and Rob Rachlin, CA Technologies, Principal, Customer Programs.
In this webcast, panelists discuss social networking from an ERwin data professional perspective. Facebook, InfoAdvisors, LinkedIn, Twitter, My CA, ERwin.com, and data-centric tool social networks offer many options for you to join a virtual data community. If you are new to social networking, a seasoned tweeter, or just want to use social networking more efficiently, this webcast is ideal for you.
I’d love it if you would join us on 1 December to talk about how we can leverage these social networking platforms for the ERwin user community.