Each day, we strenghten our relationships with universities! In order to promote IBM Academic Cloud Program, we held IBM Academic Cloud Bootcamps in 3 major cities in Turkey. The event in Istanbul was held in September 29th, Izmir was held in October 6th and Ankara was held in October 8th, 2015, executed by Turkey Cloud Ecosystem Development Manager, Jale Akyel and delivered by Cloud Solutions Technical Consultant Burak Cakil. In these sessions, we provided information about IBM Bluemix, its broad services portfolio, and IBM Academic Cloud Program. After we enabled the academicians and students about our cloud platform and the program, we then discussed about the ways and possibilities that we can utilize the usage of cloud for academic purposes such as lectures and research projects.
The questions, feedback and suggestions from the academicians were very constructive and positive, and at the end of the sessions, we realized that they were eager to use the platform within the program in order to broaden their and the students' vision of cloud and innovation in application development methods. They were also incredibly impressed by the Internet Of Things and Watson capabilities. Most of them demanded additional, in-depth workshops in order to better understand the capabilities and possible usage scenarios of the platform.
The audience included more than 60 academicians and students from various universities including Bogazici University, Istanbul Technical University, Yıldız Technical University, Izmir University, Izmir University of Economics, Dokuz Eylul University, Ege University, Balikesir University, Hacettepe University, Middle East Technical University, Baskent University, Atilim University, TOBB University, Gazi University, Ankara University.
In each session, the agenda was as follows:
*Introduction to IBM Bluemix
*Bluemix Services Portfolio, Internet Of Things, Big Data, Mobile, Watson
*Demonstration of Sample Applications
*IBM Academic Cloud Program and academic cloud usage scenarios
*Q&A Session and discussions