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Let's Make a Bet

  • 1.  Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 10-29-2019 06:22 PM

    I've got a friendly wager going with my partner in crime, Su Brude. I bet Su that we can increase CA Gen Community membership to 120, by 2020.  If I'm wrong, I have to wear this crazy chicken headband around the office for a week! If I'm right, Su has to wear a flying pig hat for a week!

    Help me avoid humiliation. Invite your coworkers and Gen friends to join the CA Gen EDGE community!

    Register Here: https://community.broadcom.com/mainframesoftware/communities/communityhomeblogs?CommunityKey=4182c217-4789-4997-8f22-87de25983f6e



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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 2.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 10-30-2019 06:08 AM

    Hi Kim,

    While you would absolutely like to avoid humiliation, so I will try my best to see if I can find any Genners (a rare species !) in my orbit. Having said that, from my experience I can see Gen is dying slowly but surely. Less than 100 members on this forum itself is an indication. I myself moved away (actually forced to) from Gen after working in that space for more than 18 years. There is hardly any Gen work around at the moment and as far as I know it's only the old customers who are stuck with Gen and they are also trying to move away from that. Reasons could be many....expensive, marketing, better featured/priced alternatives etc.

    On a lighter node, I look forward to you / Su (depending on the winner) sharing your photos on this forum in that crazy chicken headband / flying pig !  :))

    All the best !
    Regards,
    Gagan




  • 3.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 10-30-2019 12:11 PM
    Thanks, Gagan! I need all the help I can get!

    You are right that Gen usage has decreased, which is why I'm glad Broadcom acquired CA and is taking a different approach with Gen. A lot of businesses have critical processes running on Gen. Rather than forcing them to make a risky move off Gen, Broadcom wants to invest in Gen to make it work in modern dev ops! That's why we're updating our certifications, connecting with our partners, researching restful APIs and other solutions to use modern tools with Gen. Now that we have a vision, we just have to mitigate the bumps that come with any acquisition, like changing tools! Unfortunately we lost a lot community members when we switched platforms. I hope we get them back soon because we'll be sharing lots of news on this forum and we're thirsty for customer feedback.

    And if all else fails, at least I'll get to see Su in this big, pink, pig hat! LOL!

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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 4.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 11-08-2019 06:24 PM
    Please! Please! Please! Don't make me wear the Chicken! Invite your Gen friends to join the CA Gen Community. We have 92 members today. We need 120 by Jan 1, 2020.

    If not for me, then to see Su in a pig hat! hehehehehe



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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 5.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 11-11-2019 08:58 AM
    Is it one like this @Kim Peelman?



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    Lenn Thompson
    Community Manager, Mainframe Division
    Broadcom Inc.
    lenn.thompson@broadcom.com
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  • 6.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 11-11-2019 11:46 AM
    @Lenn Thompson I only wear my full size chicken outfit in the spring.   ​

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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 7.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 11-11-2019 11:50 AM
    Haha. Duly noted.

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    Lenn Thompson
    Community Manager, Mainframe Division
    Broadcom Inc.
    lenn.thompson@broadcom.com
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  • 8.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 12-08-2019 02:48 PM
    We have 98 members! Yahoo! If we pass 100 I'll be happy, but still will be wearing is ridiculous chicken headband. Help me increase our CA Gen EDGE Community membership to 120 by 2020. Don't you want to see Su in that adorable pig hat?

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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 9.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 12-19-2019 03:51 PM
    99 members! 21 more to go. 12 days left. Help me check this off my 2019 bucket list. Encourage your Gen colleagues to join the CA Gen EDGE Community.



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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 10.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 01-01-2020 07:30 PM
    Congratulations, @Su Brude! You have avoided wearing the pig hat...this time. My new year's resolution is to find another challenge that is sure to get you in that pig hat, preferably at an important meeting :p

    Looks like I'll be wearing this chicken headband at work for the next 5 business days. Ah well. On the bright side, for you hockey fans, the Dallas Stars won an exciting victory in today's Winter Classic game. I loved being there to see it!




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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 11.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 01-02-2020 12:58 PM
    Day 1 with the chicken headband. I've gotten some "Are you still celebrating the new year?" comments. Some grins and giggles when I explain that I lost a bet. Some looks of relief that I lost a bet ( and didn't just think this went well with my outfit). Mostly I forget I'm wearing it. I'm just glad I didn't forget my computer password after such a long break!



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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 12.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 01-03-2020 12:31 PM
    Ready for my next meeting. I've got my thinking cap on!



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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 13.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 01-06-2020 10:19 PM
    This is me getting ready for Monday. Clearly the day got away from me; I almost forgot to post this! What a bird-brain!




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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 14.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 01-07-2020 05:49 PM
    I don't know how to chicken-face, so I tried to duck-face...Seems I don't know how to do that either.



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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 15.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 01-15-2020 12:00 PM

    Hi Kim,

     

    How are you doing after your saddest (chicken)week ever?

    I hope you still are a flexible fighter to get the most done for Gen.

     

    I tried to login and change mySupport Access Informatin from Standard to Partner. I had to enter a Partner Registration ID, but couldn't.

    Am I already entered in your system as a partner or is it too  early yet?

     

     

    Best regards,

     

    Ton van den Broek

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  • 16.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 01-15-2020 02:11 PM
    Edited by Kim Peelman 01-16-2020 05:19 PM
    Ironically, I think I'm going through a little bit of chicken withdrawal. But I'll get past it :)

    I'll email you regarding login issues. We might have to get into some troubleshooting.


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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 17.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 01-16-2020 05:33 AM

    Hi Kim,

     

    Thanks, it is ok now.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Ton van den Broek

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    Mobile:  +31 653 692 664

    www.educagen.com

     






  • 18.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 01-08-2020 05:23 PM
    Last day with my chicken. It has become quite popular around the office. It will be missed. Bye bye birdie!




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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 19.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 05-15-2020 04:58 PM
    It took 5 months longer than I'd hoped, but we officially met that goal of 120 users!

    I'm so glad to see our CA Gen EDGE Community being restored. We had excellent attendance at our last roadmap webinar (131). I see more posts from CA Gen users (not just Broadcom-ers like me). We're getting more Ideations and votes, and that feedback is being talked about in our PI planning, roadmap discussions, and architecture analysis meetings.

    Thank you all for the contributing. You are fueling the future of CA Gen!

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    Kim Peelman
    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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