Sharon has been working in the IT Industry since 1996 starting out as a PC and Printer engineer. Since 2003 she has been dabbling in all things WebSphere including Application Server, Portal and Commerce, amongst many other IBM/Lotus software offerings. Working on all things collaborative and IBM/Lotus software based, but specializing in IBM Connections and related IBM collaboration solutions software. Sharon has spoken at many user groups and Lotusphere/Connect and is a 5 year IBM Champion. In her spare time Sharon is a trustee for iCosplay “an anti-bullying campaign”, chairperson of a Costuming club and is on the organising commitee for ICONUK & Invictacon and is a tiny bit of a Disney, Star wars and Scifi fan.