IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley
[Afghan Citadel Software/ Women Annex Foundation] - An Evening with Roya Mahboob July 10, 2014 Hosted at IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley
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On the evening of July 10th the IBM Innovation Center in Silicon Valley held an event with Roya Mahboob, a world-renown Afghan woman entrepreneur who is on the list of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world: http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/time-100/slide/roya-mahboob/
Roya Mahboob is CEO of the Afghan Citadel Software Company and co-founder of the Womens Annex Foundation (womensannexfoundation.org), whose mission is "womens digital literacy for social good".
The very act of founding and running a company in Afghanistan is life-threatening.
IBM was one of Roya Mahboob's first partners when she got started in Afghanistan.
IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley had the pleasure of hosting an event to help spread the word about Womens Annex Foundation in the hopes of raising funds to continue their effort.
The target sum is not large ($330k) and the impact will move mountains. $3600 was raised at the three hour evening event. Dana Nachman (Emmy Winner) attended our session to interview Roya.
Over 50,000 female students connected to the internet through Women Annex Foundation projects created by #royam
IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley - Why Infrastructure Matters! IBM Power with Flash Storage Breakthrough event at Foster City July 15, 2014
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Infrastructure matters because business outcomes matter and new outcomes entail new infrastructure demands.
With new workloads, such as, cloud, analytics, mobile and social placing additional demands on the server, sever virtualization management tool and storage systems we are currently utilizing - the right infrastructure matters, and the right infrastructure needs to be fast, flexible, reliable, secure, and manageable.
Come learn how the breakthrough with Flash storage combined with the very latest innovative IBM POWER8 technology announcements meet these new demands.
PowerVC Standard Edition includes new support for PowerKVM which includes the following features and benefits:
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IBM BlueMix is IBM's new PaaS environment.
Learn more on this link. And if you want to do some background reading on PaaS and how it is revolutioinazing app development in the cloud, what better book to read than Lucas Carlson's Programming for Paas.?
If you have any questions about IBM BlueMix just reach out to your neighborhood IBM Innovation Center or let us here at the IBM Innovation Center in Silicon Valley know.
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To get started with BlueMix, simply click on this link.
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The 100 BlueMix Days - Hands-On Workshop at the IBM Innovation Center in Silicon Valley on Friday March 28 drew a full house of IBM business partners.
IBM BlueMix is an implementation of IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture, leveraging Cloud Foundry to enable developers to rapidly build, deploy, and manage their cloud applications, while tapping a growing ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks. IBM will provide services and runtimes into the ecosystem based on our extensive software portfolio.
If you are interested in learning more about IBM BlueMix, just contact the nearest IBM Innovation Center.
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On Saturday, March 29, 2014, a team from the IBM Innovation Center in Silicon Valley attended the 2014 Harker Research Symposium to introduce IBM programs and technologies of interest to the tech-savy students.
The Harker School is a private, co-educational, non-profit college preparatory school in San Jose, California, United States. Founded in 1893, with its own incubator and students who already have their own startup companies. The Research Symposium drew a large croud of students to the IBM booth.
Of the several hundred students who visited the booth and talked to the IBM team, the vast majority were interested in 1) IBM Watson, 2) the IBM Global Entrepreneur program.and 3) Internships at IBM.
Several students had already founded their own companies and were clearly on the path of becoming he future movers and shakers of Silicon Valley.
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The starting point is that we have a Windows 7 computer with or without Java already installed.
Step One: Install Java unless it has already been installed
If we don't already have Java installed, we will begin by installing 64 bit Java: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html. We will use the install defaults.
If we already have Java installed, Eclipse should pick that up automatically. So then we wouldn't have to install Java a second time.
Step Two: Install Eclipse
With the JDK installed, we will then install the Eclipse Kepler edition 64 bits
Eclipse should pick up the location of your JDK during the installation.
Step Three: Install the IBM Worklight Developer Edition Eclipse Plugin
From within Eclipse, we will now Install the IBM Worklight Developer Edition
Step Four: Install the Android Developer Tools plugin for Eclipse.
After we have installed the IBM Worklight Developer edition plugin for eclipse, we need to install the Android Developer Tools plugin for Eclipse.
In Eclipse, we select Help->Install New Software and then enter the information in the dialog box below:
Two groups will appear: Developer Tools and NDK Plugins.
Click on Next and Finish.
After the ADT plug-in installation is complete and Eclipse restarted, click Window > Android SDK Manager
Important: If the Android SDK Manager / AVD Manager is not visible in the Window menu,
After having done that, you can click on the Java Tab over at the right of the screen, and then see the two highlighted icons show up.
The down arrow brings up the Android SDK manager and the Green Icon to the right of it brings up the Android Virtual Device Manager
You are now able to start working with the Android SDK manager and the Android Virtual Device Manager.
You are now ready to start running some of the Worklight Sample Apps
in Eclipse, simple click on File->Import->General->Existing Projects into Workspace.
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The IBM MobileFirst portfolio is made up of a rapidly growing number of products. Let's go thru the portfolio one by one to learn how we can use each individual product, either alone or together with other products, to create innovative mobile solutions.
We'll start with Xtify which delivers cloud-based mobile push messaging and digital wallet/passbook capabilities, enabling businesses to deliver rich, engaging, personalized content to on-the-go consumers anytime, anywhere.
Now let's take a look at some demos:
If you have any questions about Xtify, reach out to your nearest IBM Innovation Center.
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After many years and much hype the Internet of Things is finally here and IBM is already a key player in this important technology that aims to connect not people but billions of instrumented things.
The Internet of Things represents an evolution in which objects are capable of interacting with other objects. Hospitals can monitor and regulate pacemakers long distance, factories can automatically address production line issues and hotels can adjust temperature and lighting according to a guest's preferences, to name just a few examples. Furthermore, as the number of devices connected to the Internet continues to grow exponentially, your organization's ability to send, receive, gather, analyze and respond to events from any connected device increases as well.
Jordan Novett writes on Venturebeat horw: AT&T teams with IBM, Linux Foundation to get cities onboard with Internet of Things
AT&T is joining forces with IBM to cash in on the hot Internet of Things megatrend, with plans to initially target cities and utility companies, the companies announced today.
AT&T brings a worldwide network. Big Blue has software for analyzing and visualizing a bunch of data coming from sensors planted all over the place. And it has hardware to process all the data.
Together, these giants have a shot at streaming in revenue from one of the hottest types of emerging technology today.
For more information, reach out to your local friendly IBM Innovation Center.
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Architecting mobile solutions is much more than just writing an app and hope for the best.
which is a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform of MEAP. But what sits at the other end of the Worklight Server.
Well for commerce apps the obvious choice is the WebSphere Commerce
As this presentation shows
So we instantiate a cloud instance of WebSphere Commerce and then connect to it through its JSON-based REST API.
Which means that we can create a cloud-based on-line store and then connect to it from a smartphone app written in Worklight.
Fast, efficient and really cool.