Everything we practice today in the Garage is about delivering business value as quickly as possible using IBM Bluemix. It’s easy to read that statement and think that our coding practices involve catapulting large amounts of code into an editor at all hours of the day and night, but we take mostly an opposite approach—we write our tests first.
About one year ago, IBM launched the IBM Bluemix Garage Method website. Have you noticed the many changes in design, content, and function since then? If so, you might wonder how the development team builds the IBM Garage Method website, keeping up with all this churn. As a team member, let me give an overview.
Since the launch of the Bluemix Garage Method website, our team has remained keenly interested in understanding the problems customers face and using what we learn to help determine how they can start adopting DevOps methods that tackle those challenges. To get a better understanding of our customers' needs, we created the IBM Bluemix Garage Method mini-poll. Here's the results.
I am regularly asked what we actually do with clients at the IBM Bluemix Garage and frequently have to dispel misconceptions (which could easily make for their own amusing blog post). In short, we consult in a variety of ways, always focused on our core mission and leveraging our method. Since I get asked this so often, I figured it would be a good topic for a blog.
At IBM, we are leading digital transformations internally as well as with our clients and business partners. The IBM Bluemix Garageis one of the many places where this transformation is happening. I recently finished a multiphase project at the IBM Bluemix Garage in the IoT space. This blog post explains how we make and deliver on big promises here at the Garage.
For three months, the IBM Canada Lab had the opportunity of hosting Tanmay Bakshi, a software programming wunderkind from Brampton, Ontario, through a unique student training program tailored just for him. At 12 years old, Tanmay is taking the developer community by storm with several iOS apps, his own "Tanmay Teaches" YouTube Channel, and public-speaking engagements where he has shared his expertise in front of thousands. Throughout the three-month program, Tanmay spent time at the IBM Canada Lab in Markham and the IBM Bluemix Garage in Toronto, learning from seasoned IBM developers, where he enhanced his skills using IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson, and sharing the unique perspective only a 12-year-old whiz kid can impart. Since June, Tanmay was paired with IBMers who helped accelerate Tanmay’s growth as a developer and thinker.
Last week, Shawn Murray, the Worldwide Director of the IBM Bluemix Garage, sat down with us for a brief interview after an all-hands meeting. He just finished a worldwide tour of the Garages around the world and is still beaming with energy and excitement for the continued growth of the Garages worldwide.