So .. Who are you then?

My name is Sharon – I’m a geek, total Star Wars fan and a Disney-o-holic …

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I have been working in the IT Industry since 1996 starting out as a lowly PC and Printer engineer.

Since 2003 I have been dabbling in all things WebSphere including Application Server, Portal and Commerce, amongst many other IBM/Lotus software offerings .

I learned the love of this tech when I worked for an IBM Premier Business Partner for 6 years mentored by one of the UKs leading experts on WebSphere, WebSphere Commerce, WebSphere Portal, TAM and iSeries

Since August 2016 I have been a Senior Consultant with the wonderful BCC – a global IBM Business Partner – working on all things collaborative and IBM/Lotus software based.

This is my personal blog with a mix of technical related posts, ICS/Lotus Community things and personal stuff. There is lots of Star Wars and Cosplay related stuff on the collabwars site.

I am honoured and very proud to have been announced as an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions in 2011/12, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and for a 7th year inΒ  2017 – Thank you IBM – it is a privilege to be part of this group to awesome people


I am also a HUGE fan of Disney, from films, books, clothing, toys you name it.

I am a massive Eeyore fan also (I like all sized of Eeyores not just massive ones) ,
when we get the time and finances there is nothing I like better than to take my daughter Emily (who is also a Disney nut) and Nathan (who luckily is also a Disney fan) to Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World in Florida.



Its a bit of a secret but I am a Star Wars fan tooΒ – I was lucky enough to meet Jeremy Bulloch who played the mighty Boba Fett.






When I have spare time I costume and raise money for charity (see me in some of my costumes below)

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We have horses too (Luna and Cassie) , riding and caring for horses has always been a passion of mine πŸ™‚