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Are you the next CitiMobile Challenge Champion? Registration is open now!

August 23, 2015

Can you help to transform banking as we know it?  The answer is YES and here’s how…

IBM is proud to be a strategic sponsor of the Citi® Mobile Challenge – a quest to find developers and designers to create new and innovative FinTech solutions with Citi’s digital platforms.  After successful events in the US, Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Citi® Mobile Challenge is now starting in Asia Pacific and is hosting Demo Days in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangalore and Sydney – and registration is open now!

Using Bluemix, you can apply your skills to develop, design and impress in two categories:
Consumer solutions:  create innovations which give consumers personalized, intuitive products and services that transform how they think about banking.
Business solutions:  develop new financial technology tools and services to meet the needs of small businesses, large corporations, institutions, organizations or governments.

Developers using Bluemix will be ahead of the game with a platform as a service (PaaS) that gives them simplicity, speed, agility and critical tools – all without the overhead of setting up the underlying architecture.  And, as strategic sponsor, IBM is there each step of the way, giving Challenge participants a wide spectrum of face-to-face and virtual product education, consulting and coding assistance by top experts – throughout the competition.

Finalists will compete for an opportunity to take their technologies into production with Citi’s support, plus a share of USD $100,000 in cash awards and a suite of services from Citi Mobile Challenge sponsors.  Selected participants will showcase their concepts at live Demo Day events.

So, be a part of the banking transformation!  Go to http://www.citimobilechallenge.com/ to register for the Citi Mobile Challenge (registration closes September 2, 2015).  Rally your team and get everyone registered to use Bluemix here:  https://ibm.biz/IBMCMCAP15
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Introducing IBM Cloud Developer Certification in India!

August 14, 2015

What do you get when you take a skilled cloud developer, an open by design cloud architecture, and IBM professional certification? You get the new Cloud Application Developer Certification program!   http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/certs/50001601.shtml

Today, I’m announcing the launch of a very special new program which offers significant benefits to both developers and business. We are creating campaigns customized around the geographic needs and opportunities of developers, starting in India, to accelerate the adoption of the certification program. Stay tuned as we progress delivery and enablement worldwide in October.

Through this new program, all developers will be able to showcase their expertise by designing, developing and deploying secure applications using open technologies, to the IBM Cloud. For systems integrators, the program allows them to convey their differentiation to customers in creating open Cloud solutions. Business, too, will realize the benefits of this program as it will help to quickly identify developers who have proven that they have the skills to deliver scalable, secure and open Cloud solutions. As IBM’s Cloud integration platform, Bluemix competencies will play a central role in the certification content.

So, if you’re interested in

  • Planning and implementing secure, cloud-ready apps
  • Enhancing your cloud apps with managed services
  • Using devOps services and tools to manage apps

…then, come get certified using the Cloud Application Developer Certification program to showcase what you can do!

Interested? Learn more, today!    http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/objC5020-285.shtml

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The IBM Cloud Momentum Continues – Hootsuite and Ingram Micro !

August 12, 2015

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SXSW voting has started! I love SXSW!

August 11, 2015

Campaign season has begun and no, I’m not talking about the presidential race. I’m talking about South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual festival that is to innovation what gadgets are to CES.

Every March, professionals from the film, music and tech industries make a pilgrimage to Austin, Texas for a melding of the minds, and every year, the world watches in anticipation as new innovations emerge and trends are established.

While SXSW may be months away, voting has already begun to determine who is most qualified to speak at the festival. 30% of the decision process is by public vote, and thousands of submissions are currently under consideration.

Follow these simple steps to cast your votes:

Step 1: Create an account on the SXSW PanelPicker

Step 2: Cast your votes NOW by giving your favorite panels a “thumbs up”

Step 3: Add a thoughtful comment below each panel – this weighs heavily in the vote

TIP: anyone can vote for SXSW panels – so consider sharing these steps with broader groups of friends, family and professional networks. Voting ends September 4.

Lastly, here are my panel submissions – I appreciate your vote!

 

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IBM Rocks Developers and Entrepreneurs in Africa! New Innovation Space!

July 30, 2015

Africa is growing in innovation and entrepreneurship!  Africa has millions of entrepreneurs who are experts in their own markets and who are now looking to technology to differentiate and compete on the global stage

In order to support the startups and developers in this growing region,  has announced a new innovation and collaboration space at iHub – the heart of Nairobi’s tech community.

Tapping expertise from IBM’s existing Innovation Centre and Research Lab in Kenya, the new IBM Innovation Space @ iHub will be an open working environment for software developers and start-ups designed to foster entrepreneurial business growth and provide open access to IBM’s years of global expertise in technology-based innovation.


The space will provide early-stage entrepreneurs and start-ups with access to IBM expertise, education and technology tools – especially in the areas of cloud, Big Data analytics, mobile and security. The IBM Innovation Space @ iHub – the first of its kind in Africa – is set to give a boost to the fast growing tech entrepreneur ecosystem in Kenya and beyond.

Located inside iHub building in down-town Nairobi, the Innovation Space will be open to any of iHub’s 17,000 members allowing them to drop in and get insight, advice and training from IBM experts in business and technology. IBM will also conduct monthly workshops and events for developers who will also be able to join the IBM Global Entrepreneur program through which they can qualify for free access to IBM Cloud Services and get credits for IBM’s Bluemix and SoftLayer platforms.

One company set to benefit from the new IBM Innovation Space is
Bitsoko – a digital currency start-up funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bitsoko which has been working out of the iHub for the past 6 months has used IBM’s Bluemix platform to develop a mobile wallet application based on Blockchain technology.

The IBM Innovation Space @ iHub, Nairobi will be open this month and follows in the footsteps of similar spaces in New York, Boston, Uberaba (Brazil), Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Bangalore, New Delhi and Singapore. Nairobi marks the first IBM Innovation Space in Africa with others to follow in the coming months in line with IBM’s investment into innovation ecosystems across the continent.


For more information on iHub, visit:

http://www.ihub.co.ke/

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Developers and Entrepreneurs! 3 New Announcements on Open Tech, Skills, and Community!

July 22, 2015

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Getting started on IBM Bluemix!

July 14, 2015

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Getting started on Bluemix?

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-bluemix-dbarnes

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-bluemix-basics-platform-ui-trs

Make mobile apps with Bluemix

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/mo-ios-mobiledata-app

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/mo-android-mobiledata-app/

Dive deeper with the community or ask questions

https://developer.ibm.com/bluemix

https://developer.ibm.com/answers/smart-spaces/12/bluemix.html

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/bluemix

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