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My Top 3 Ahas from the NASA Space App Challenge

April 12, 2015

I loved spending the last 2 days at the NASA Space App Challenge.

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The first day I was at the Women of Data with 75 amazing women ranging in age from 13 to 75.   Each was incredible — and I learned so much from each one.   Saturday was the first day of the Hackathon ,and while IBM was engaged in over 70 of the hacks and the virtual hack with IBM Bluemix, I was at the NYC hack today with 3 astronauts, the NASA CTO, and Beth from NASA who runs the Innovation Program.  I had so many AHA moments but I thought I’d pick out my top 3 and share with all of you!

1.   Community Matters.

Yesterday I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes by Brian Solis:  “Community is much more than belonging to something; it’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter.”   As we were chatting yesterday after a session, our circle of “girls” kept growing and growing.  I loved the community that formed as we were all united in a common goal!

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2.  Hacks Give Confidence

Today I met amazing people who have gained tremendous confidence through hacking.   Olivia who “borrowed” an XML book from her brother, and then googled Ruby to learn language, Tae who attends Leigh University who could hardly sit still for a chat cause he wanted to go and code, and Katie who is a great combo of theater and code !!

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3.   NASA’s Data Gift not only helps NASA, but all of us!  Open source and crowdsoucing has a MAJOR impact!

During this Space Apps Challenge, NASA opened up new APIs and 200 data sources.   They did this not for their own gain, but for helping space, earth, and entrepreneurs.     Their own astronauts are committed to the collaborative economy — authentically !

This era of the collaborative economy is going to change the world.  And that’s what I witnessed today — a world changing event!

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Cricket is HOT in India – Developers are Coding BlueMix Apps to Participate!

March 4, 2015

Cricket Bluemix EDM-01u

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BlueMix is a Developer’s Dream!

January 19, 2015
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IBM Cloud Cool Announcements for the Ecosystem – including Docker ..

December 11, 2014

IBM Cloud IG

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Taking Government to the Cloud: The CalCloud Story

December 1, 2014
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Learning is the new Black! A Must See Business Tech Trend Webcast Thursday!

August 20, 2014

Are you a user of Instagram? In preparation for the upcoming 2014 Business Tech Trends webcast on Thursday, Aug. 21st, my team at IBM has put together some really neat and useful Instagram videos that highlight some of the topics we will discuss during the webcast. Please check them out!

#Citizen developers are #game changers for leading businesses. Learn more 8/21 ibm.biz/biztechhuddle #IBMBTT

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You don’t have to have an Instagram account to view the videos. But, if you do use Instagram, feel free to like and comment on them!

Register now and add the August 21st webcast to your calendar. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear about the secrets of successful companies! Join the thousands of individuals, enterprises (large and small!), academicians, and startups for our webcast!

I know you’ll learn and benefit from our conversation on the key characteristics of pacestting companies. It will be an hour well spent!

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Bluemix Girls Night out! Diversity improves performance and increases innovation

July 11, 2014

Organizations that are the most inclusive of women in top management achieve 35% higher return on equity (ROE) and 34% better total return to shareholders versus their peers – and research shows gender diversity to be particularly valuable where innovation is key, according to research conducted by Illuminate Ventures.

Despite women making up more than 50% of the population, women are conspicuously absent in IT. Only 3% of tech companies were founded by women, and, of venture-backed startups, only 1.3% have a female founder and only 6.5% have a woman CEO. Women make up half of all consumers, but by not having their voice included in the development of today’s new technology, the world is missing out on a wave of new technology and products that would appeal to both genders.

Women in IT has always been low, but today it is even lower than 30 years ago. Today, women represent 12% of all computer science graduates. In 1984, they represented 37% of all computer science graduates.

Much of this has to do with exposure to computer science before college and during college. According to Code.org, nine out of ten schools don’t even offer computer science classes, and in 28 out of 50 states, computer science doesn’t count towards a math or science credit.

This is why I love the focus on more women in Computer Science!  Join our movement to get more women in Tech!

In Japan, our team hosted a great event for a “Girls Night Out” around the cloud!

If you are interested in hosting a “Bluemix Girls Night Out” in your region, please let me know!

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