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About Me

I have been a developer since 2000, primarily with the IBM Domino stack. When IBM introduced XPages, a JSF-based framework, to the stack in 2009 I was one of the early adopters, blogging, training, speaking and eventually co-authoring "XPages Extension Library" by IBM Press in 2012 and acting as technical editor for "Mastering XPages 2nd Edition" by IBM Press in 2014. As a technical evangelist I have been recognised by IBM in their IBM Champion program as an ever-present champion since it's inception for the IBM Collaboration Solutions brand (which includes IBM Domino) in 2011 and in 2018 was made a Lifetime IBM Champion. I've been a committed contributor to open source during that time and I firmly believe in learning through sharing and empowering others. I always try to understand the "why" behind the "what", and help verbalise that for others too. By sharing code I've learned a great deal from other contributors and through feature requests. Since October 2013 I've been a board member of the open source organisation OpenNTF. When HCL bought Domino and other products from IBM in 2019 I became an HCL Master and HCL Grandmaster. In November 2019 I had to resign the award because I joined HCL as a Technical Architect in HCL Labs.


My LinkedIn Profile has this public page.


I can be found on Twitter as @paulswithers.


Some of my open source projects can be found on GitHub.


I also have a Slideshare channel.