Continuing with the successful launch of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program in Canada, we are proud to announce the creation of a new meetup in Toronto: Toronto SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud) Meetup.
The convergence of Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud is the new driver for companies that want to be on the leading edge. This IBM-sponsored meetup is geared towards developers, entrepreneurs, data scientists and SMAC enthusiasts. Our meetups provide an opportunity to work hands on with solutions and tools in this space. Events under this meetup will typically include a 45 minute presentation that serves as an introduction and overview for a specific technology followed by a 30 minute demonstration. Separate hands-on workshops and in-depth events will be organized based on feedback with free access to a cloud environment.
Our meetups are FREE, and allow you to network with fellow 'SMACers' and partner with other companies. Meetup topics include:
- A holistic approach to big data,
- Deriving value from wearable tech data,
- Predictive analytics on the cloud,
- Developing mobile apps with Worklight,
- Tapping into IBM Watson cognitive computing technology,
- Big data and cloud for the little guy,
- Leveraging free or cheap tools to kickstart your startup, and many more!
Our very first meetup has been scheduled for Wednesday April 2nd (6pm – 9pm) at the IBM office in downtown Toronto (120 Bloor Street East). RSVP asap, only 35 seats are available!
Here are the details of this first meetup:
Event title: Introducing BlueMix: Rapidly build, deploy and manage Cloud applications
6:00pm - 6:15pm: Welcome and introductions
6:15pm - 6:30pm: IBM SMAC program
6:30pm - 6:40pm: IBM Global Entrepreneur Program
6:40pm - 7:45pm: BlueMix - Introduction and Demo
7:45pm - 7:50pm: Closing - Announcement about next meetup topic
7:50pm - 8:30pm: Questions & Networking
Pizza and Pop will be provided for the event!
Hope to see you there!