It was a great show! There is nothing like watching students, who are inspired and motivated about their future, presenting their ideas and showing demo of their applications on BlueMix. Nanyang Poly finalists for the BlueMix Challenge went through a half day training on BlueMix, followed by Hackathon and grand finals on 9th July 2014 which five teams showed off their BlueMix apps.
When asked the question why they love BlueMix, the finalists were full never lack of words but what stood out were easy platform (after quick exploration) and faster development for their projects. They needed some help in articulating some industry terms and words but they knew the beauty of BlueMix and that would be the platform to complete their projects for submission of their final year projects and the platform to share with their school mates and friends. The top three apps include go-green Garbage Bin Management, Social Exercise Planner and Social Wake Me Up. Besides runtimes supported by BlueMix, Mobile services and open source Database services were the common functionalities that were leveraged by the finalist teams.
There is entrepreneur spirit in some of these finalists who are yet to be uncovered and nurtured. BlueMix provides them the right platform to paint their ideas, testing their apps and driving for breakthrough in some of these ideas. It is so interesting to see the new generation in their late teens or maybe twenty with so much energy and creativity wanting to realize their dreams. I am glad that BlueMix is part of their journeys to their roads of success.