IBM Developer Superstar is a platform to engage and motivate the Developer Community with energizing thoughts and innovative solutions. It’s a great initiative from IBM.
Being a part of Developer Super Star 2011 event was an exciting experience. It was platform to exercise my skills.
The event was demanding. I felt the intensity to be at my personal best. The level of hugeness 'IBM' had on the event was even more increased by my fellow participants presence and their ideas.
I got the rewarding experience of presenting my thoughts to the Senior Leadership of IBM, and also to a wider and intelligent audience from different companies / working profiles - which I am very much proud of.
Overall its a well planned and clearly executed event.
The event was excellently carried forward by Bharathi Muthu in Chennai, and handed over to Kriti in Bangalore. Kriti was great in following up with people and getting things done. Dedicated and great person.
The Judges were - people who were like us a few years ago and now running larger delivery units. They understood our focus, got the best from us, also provided us with valuable feedback. They are role-models for upcoming developers.
I was also interested to see IBM's vision - on making use of Local market and make a connected world. Their developements using neural networks and Machine Learning - are fascinating. I wish they make it available to us as early as possible !