On the IBM® Bluemix® Garage Method website, the home page was redesigned to help you find the information that you need for your DevOps transformation journey.
One year ago, the IBM Bluemix Garage Toronto opened its doors. The Bluemix Garage is a consultancy that empowers our clients, large and small, to think like startups and move at cloud speed. Like the other Garages in San Francisco, London, Nice, and Melbourne, we are located in a creative, dynamic startup space: The DMZ at Ryerson University, recently named the #1 university business incubator in North America.
IBM is launching their first ever pop-up shop in London’s Silicon roundabout on 6-10th June. This latest creative venture from IBM, following their very popular Cognitive Studio at SXSW 2016, is nothing to do with their ‘hardware business’ and all to do with bringing their Platform as a Service offering, Bluemix, to the forefront.
The Bluemix Garage is one of IBM’s innovation hubs (although definitely not the only one!). One of the thing I love about working in the garage is the surprising projects which cross our threshold, each one opening my eyes to a previously hidden world. I’ve learned a lot about weight management, youth work, artificial intelligence, and lorry driving, but I’ve never worked on an app quite like the one the Garage is writing for Simon Wheatcroft. Simon is an ultra-marathon runner, who also happens to be blind.
The Bluemix Garage is established in the Business Incubator Center Nice Côte d’Azur (Centre Européen d’Entreprises et d’Innovation), the largest incubator in the area. This is where the event took place and an ideal location surrounded by many startups. The room was full; more than a hundred people showed up including local startups, small and medium enterprises, large companies, business partners, school representatives.
Let's meet in Nice on March 23rd to inaugurate the first Bluemix Garage in France, our new rapid development program of innovative applications based on the IBM Design Thinking method! Our experts will show you how to create, manage and run in minutes a wide range of applications in the cloud with IBM Bluemix.
I’d like to provide you with a glimpse into what we do at the IBM Bluemix Garages based on my typical day at the San Francisco Garage. For context, I am the co-founder of the Bluemix Garages and the overall CTO –- so my day tends to be quite varied. I'm invigorated by the wide variety of work I get to do and the great people I work with in the Garages, across IBM, and with our clients. I learn new things every day and I enjoy the challenge and opportunity to take ideas and turn them into running systems that deliver value... and at the same time, improve IBM’s cloud products through what we learn on client engagements.
While developing and continuously improving our transformation program within IBM, it was clear that many of our enterprise customers are also on this journey. To bring our way of working to our customers, we have developed the Bluemix Garage program. This journey is a long-term adventure. It is not a hike with a trailhead and a destination with a view. At each step of the way, we continue to listen and learn from our customers, our business objectives and continuously, or should I say “restlessly”, improve.
Oh, Canada! Today, the Bluemix Garage announced the opening of its Toronto, Canada location. The Toronto Bluemix Garage is located in the DMZ at Ryerson University, Canada’s top university incubator and a dynamic startup community. The Garage team provides consulting services to empower businesses to build innovative applications on Bluemix using IBM Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Extreme Programming.