IBM awards its second $50,000 Open Source Community Grant to internship and mentorship program Outreachy

Written by Todd Moore and Guille Miranda | April 3, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility

Last October, the open source community at IBM awarded a first-of-its-kind quarterly grant to promote nonprofits that are dedicated to education, inclusiveness, and skill-building for women, underrepresented minorities, and underserved communities in the open source world. Our Open Source Community Grant identifies and rewards future developers and open source leaders and creates new tech opportunities more

World Community Grid joins in the fight against COVID-19

Written by Juan Hindo | April 1, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility

Sign up to join World Community Grid in the fight against COVID-19. Challenging times can bring out the best in people, and these past few weeks are proof-positive. Amid a great deal of uncertainty, anxiety and frustration caused by COVID-19, it is heartening to see communities coming together (while standing six feet apart, of course) more

Disaster Management Special Issue:  IBM Journal of Research and Development 

Written by Rebecca Curzon | March 26, 2020 | Disaster Resiliency

To say that disasters are complex is an understatement. They create situations that are often chaotic in nature and drive normal human and infrastructure response beyond their usual operational limits. The characteristics of the well-known stages of disaster, which include planning, response, recovery, and prevention, hide the underlying complexities of applying normal services such as more

Turning the tide — World Water Day 2020

Written by Allison Guidetti and Michael Jacobs | March 22, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility

Try to imagine a world without clean water. It’s uncomfortable at best, terrifying at worst because we must have water to live and to exist. Yet, despite the apparent ease in many parts of the world of getting fresh and potable water from a faucet, water for human use is not an infinite resource. According more

IBM extends its digital education resources to all for free

Written by Joel Mangan | March 16, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility, P-TECH

IBM has extended its online education resources to all for free:  IBM Skills  Open P-TECH  IBM AI Education series for teachers The global scale and speed of disruption in education from the COVID-19 pandemic is “unparalleled” according to the United Nations with an estimated 290 million students impacted globally and growing as several schools and more

Inspiration for the impact you choose to make

Written by Carolyn Murphy | March 10, 2020

IBMers have always strived to be essential and to make a difference. With the launch of, it’s easier than ever for each of us to have positive social impact. The words “positive social impact” can sound a bit intimidating, as if anything less than curing a disease or ending a war is not positive more

JUMP Math + IBM = multiplying potential

Written by Su McVey | March 10, 2020 | IBM Service Corps

“Every child can learn math and love it. Every teacher can learn math and teach it.” JUMP Math is a non-profit with a dedicated mission of helping educators excel at and enjoy teaching math and, in doing so, instilling confidence and a joy of learning in their students. Our bold vision is that a well-designed more

Driven By Purpose

Written by Guillermo Miranda | February 27, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility, P-TECH

Historically, it was thought that a company’s primary responsibility was to its investors and to “shareholder value” or “shareholder return.” Last summer, the Business Roundtable issued new guidance on corporate governance indicating that to be successful companies should not only focus on short-term profit margins, but also on long-term relationships with their customers, hometown communities, employees, suppliers, more

An intern’s life: Growing and giving

Written by Michelle Betbadal | February 25, 2020

The 21st Century has seen a huge shift in technological advancements and digitization, making “virtually” everything technologically dependent. Becoming tech-savvy is less a choice and more a necessity in today’s job market. So, when I was selected as a Db2 Content Designer intern at the largest software development lab in Canada, I was nervous but more