ExtremeBlue Raleigh, 2009 Edition
Greetings, one and all, and welcome to the 2009 edition of IBM ExtremeBlue! :)
I am torn between giving a painfully brief overview that would not do justice to the events that have already unfolded in the first week and a half since our endeavors began, and jumping headfirst into the technical nitty-gritty of the goings-on here in Raleigh (of course with special emphasis on my own project, Quickr :P ) and most likely sending you, dear reader, on to your next website or simply to sleep.
Over the next few months, I'll do my best to take the best from both worlds: brief, yet informative. I can't guarantee I'll be successful, though ;) Hopefully a few of my esteemed colleagues will be assisting with keeping this blog up to date! *hint hint wink wink nudge nudge*
Raleigh's four projects are already in full swing: AlphaCloud (rapid deployment of web services into the Cloud), Rainmaker (manage upload/download of OVF images to CloudBurst Platform), SocialMetrics (collection, processing, and visualization of metrics from social networking applications within IBM), and QuickrAnyplace (extending Files availability to mobile devices). And through all the meetings, all the planning, and all the coding that has already taken place in 7 short workdays, the nerf guns that have made so many prominent appearances in previous entries here have already reared their ugly barrels in the ExtremeBlue lab.
One can only speculate how much nerfing the lab can handle before the foosball figurines make a stand.
More updates inexorably to follow; stay tuned!