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DeveloperWorks Architecture Center – A MUST use!

IBM is so excited to announce the launch of developerWorks Architecture at InterConnect! Check out what Dirk Nicol has to say about it.

 

 

1 Minute Review of IBM Interconnect Messages!

James Governor dishes on Developers and DeveloperWorks Premium!

Introducing IBM Cloud Developer Certification in India!

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

Speedgeeking! 5 Demos To Keep Your Career Heading UP @ Interconnect

Yes, I am a self proclaimed Girl Geek.  In fact, Geek Girls are very chic!

So for my top 5 Picks at IBM’s Interconnect Conference in Las Vegas on Feb 22-26 — here you will find my top choices!  And Yes, I want to go to all of them!  How about you!?

You can register here:   http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/interconnect/devat/

Top 5 Speedgeeking Demos

  • Startup in 15 Minutes Using Bluemix — Disrupt or be disrupted is the mantra of IT today. Watch this demonstration where we take an idea and turn it in to a prototype for a real business and take it to a pilot stage. We will use a variety of services on Bluemix including Cloudant, dashDB, Twillio, Analytics for Hadoop and Node-Red.
  • Real-time Sentiment Analysis of Twitter during Brazil World Cup soccer gamesFAMA was implemented for real-time sentiment analysis of streaming Twitter data during all matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This engine included the sentiment about each player, the coach and the teams. We have implemented a Machine Learning-based classifier to identify the polarity of each tweet during the games in real-time using IBM InfoSphere Streams over Softlayer cloud infrastructure. The system provided a report of the most frequent topics, terms and their co-occurrences and the corresponding volume of messages classified with positive, negative or neutral polarity. These results were made available to a major nation-wide television network mobile app and at a ESPN hotsite.
  • From Nothing to a Running App in the Cloud with IBM Bluemix DevOps Services – You want to develop something quickly but you don’t have days or weeks to set up an environments? No worries, Bluemix DevOps Services is here to help you be more productive. Come to this hands-on demo to see how to create a new app (Node.js), manage source code (Git),  or configure automated builds and deployments (continuous delivery) in the cloud.  The demo will also introduce DevOps Services capabilities to manage agile product development (Product Backlog, Sprint planning).   When cloud computing is so easy with Bluemix DevOps Services, you can focus on what really matters: Develop your next brilliant idea.
  • Building a Living Heart – (Just in time for Valentine’s Day!!)  – Dassault Systemes, an IBM Business Partner and Silver+ sponsor, is building a heart simulator by working with experts in medicine, device manufacturing, academia and regulatory agencies.  This is a short demo of the The Living Heart Project announced by the FDA and Dassault Systemes for a Living Heart collaborative research project with crowdsourcing and ability to project IP and share outcomes.
  • Let’s Build a Start-up In 30 Minutes Using Bluemix and IoT – In this workshop we will show you how to quickly develop a new line of business using the IoT technology provided by Kiwi Wearables and the IBM Bluemix platform.    As telco executive is trying to target the under-served market of senior citizens. They don’t carry smartphones so they sign very inexpensive contracts that barely generates any profit. The new business idea is to create a plan where they receive a smartphone with the Kiwi app pre-configured, a data plan and an automatic fall detection service.    The attendees will build the fall detection service that will be running on IBM Bluemix and will use the services provided by the platform to store and analyze data and automatically notify a caregiver of the fall.

Interconnect — The Scoop for Developers, Entrepreneurs and App Builders!

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Kids Code!: The smell of pizza and the sounds of coding in Austin Texas!

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Early education is so important! That’s why I blogged recently about teaching binary code to toddlers (see my video blog post at http://socialbusinesssandy.com/2014/12/08/video-blog-teaching-binary-to-toddlers-is-it-important-for-all-to-code/). And I believe we should be encouraging kids of all ages to learn how to code and create software that serves a purpose.

What we learned recently is that if you combine pizza with Bluemix, what you get is a room full of students who are ready to create and deploy mobile apps!

At the IBM Innovation Center in Austin, we had 24 middle school and high school students, plus their parents, attend a Kids Code! event. The room was filled with eager students excited about creating their own web-based mobile apps! As they worked on their projects, hands would eagerly go up whenever the students had a question. Everyone was working patiently and diligently! And their parents were engaged, too, as they assisted and worked closely with their students to finish the coding task.

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Every now and then, you could hear sounds of delight as students one by one were deploying their first mobile app! It was such a great learning atmosphere!

One of the more fascinating things was the tools each student would use to code with Bluemix. Some were using laptops, some using tablets, while others were using smartphones! I think that is so wonderful because these are the tools of today!

IBM will host more events like this around the globe. However, if you are interested in getting your student involved in coding now, there are great resources online to help you get started. Coderdojo, Code.org and Hour of Code are all great resources you can use to expose your student to the fun and creativity of coding! It might start a lifetime of software creation!

Helpful links:
Coderdojo -> https://coderdojo.com/
Code.org -> http://code.org/
Hour of Code -> http://hourofcode.com/us

For Developers – The Wimbledon Experience!

We are calling all Developers to get under the covers at Wimbledon 2014 and help take the experience to the next level.  

Background:

The Wimbledon website, with 19.7 million unique users last year, is being enhanced with more mobile functions where users are able to create a personalized feeds with news from their choice of players, countries and categories of match, from data updated up to 140,000 times a day.

A new addition this year is “Hill vs World” which will be polling the results questions asked of fans sitting on Henman Hill via the giant screen, and pitting them against those of the television and internet audience responding via social media.

An IBM Softlayer based analytics console known as Wimbledon Social Command Centre will allow the social media team to view engagement from users in real time and tailor content according to reaction. This could take the form of everything from a conversation about strawberries in the rain to which photo of Andy Murray is causing the most stir!!!

48 tennis analysts are stationed around the site to manually capture data from the courts and feed it into the IBM cloud, which then crunches it into the statistics and graphics for the TV coverage and the second screen Slamtracker service

IBM has uploaded years of analytics gathered from previous championships to its private cloud. The cloud server is scalable and will be ramped up during the fortnight to cope with demand. IBM’s Watson will be flexing its elastic data muscles to ensure that data supply and demand are always met, constantly analyzing information to ensure that pertinent data is at the front of the cloud’s ‘mind’

Now it is your turn!

And the innovation doesn’t stop there! – What would you do to make the Wimbledon experience even better?

Now it’s your chance to create a prototype app which uses, creates, consumes, or analyses data in and around The Championships to enhance the fans’ experience on-site. Your code will create, consume, or analyze data in and around The Championships (either previously generated or real-time) to enhance the fans’ experience on-site.

You can also contribute your own data if you like. Don’t have any? That’s okay. There’s some on the website to download

We will have prizes for the Best mobile app and Best Data Insights.

To take part, upload your app to BlueMix and send us a 2-4 minute video demonstrating your solution’s use of IBM technology and include a 500 word max abstract.

We are starting this to run from October 24 – November 6.

The best apps will be invited to pitch in front of a live audience at IBM BusinessConnect from which we will pick our category winners, and the overall winner

  • Prizes – Two show court tickets for The Wimbledon Championship 2015 and the opportunity to work with IBM Interactive Experience team in the UK, to explore how your solution might be incorporated into the official Wimbledon mobile app for the 2015 Championships.

http://www.ibm.com/uk/wimbledon_innovation_challenge/