Do you have what it takes to STAY AHEAD of the competition?
Walker Royce – IBM’s Chief Software Economist & Puzzle Monster – has created Stay ahead: The game .
Prove you’ve got the mental mettle to STAY AHEAD of the pack. Decode Walker’s twelve brain-bending challenges to reveal the GPS coordinates of a mystery location. Email your answer (the place name and coordinates) to email@example.com as soon as you solve it but no later than midnight on Saturday,... [More]
As of Wednesday at Innovate 2013: The Technical Summit, Stay Ahead: The Game, Part 2 has not been solved, so we're posting it here to invite everyone to participate.
A few hints from Walker:
1) Ask your team: what do we know? What do we NOT know? That will help you find direction.
2) The solution requires 3 aha moments. Context, Complete, Compose
3) The title of this puzzle should be: Unpalatable Who will be first?
Today's guest post is from Katie Linendoll, tech journalist, who shares her experience at Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit. Thanks to Katie and to all who participated in this year's Innovate!
As I return to NYC from sunny Orlando, I leave behind IBM’s Innovate 2013, where I played the roles of social host and resident tech expert.
As with every IBM conference, I bring with me many takeaways, including lessons fitting of the conference’s “Stay Ahead” theme. ... [More]
Well, the conference has barely started and we’re already seeing a great deal of participation from the IBM Champions, those innovative thought leaders who mentor others and foster community growth.
Scott Laningham and Gina Poole introduced a number of Champions new and old gathered on the Livestream stage:
The IBM Champions featured: Carson Holmes ( @carsonholmes ), Hugo Azevedo ( @hugocazevedo ), Gustavo Alves ( @alvesqualiti ), Uwe Brodtmann ( @UBrodtmann ), Yolande Palmer ( @YPTestPro ) , Mia McCroskey ( @miamc ), Julian... [More]
Are you a developer? Then you won’t want to miss Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit. The jam-packed agenda has a ton of deep-dive technical content, but also great opportunities for you to stretch your mind and have some fun. Here are eight activities you won’t want to miss!
1. Meet the minds behind the products you use each day
Visit developerWorks Live! In the Innovate Expo and meet with technical experts who will share their tools, tips, tricks, and techniques on topics such... [More]
Dave Powell is a computer science professor at Elon University. He teaches the entire gamut of software programming (including enterprise programming, OOP, Java) and has found the IBM Academic Skills Cloud a unique offering for himself and his students.
He finds the environment particularly useful for the teaching of enterprise programming where students have access to the backend infrastructure they will encounter once they start work, which is available on-demand without the need for configuration.
He sees cloud computing as one... [More]
In the Integrated Services Delivery Zone, IBM clients talked with subject matter experts about how to expedite support issues and concerns, worked with the Jazz Jumpstart groups to have... [More]
It was worth getting up early Tuesday morning to “stay ahead” at Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit, where innovation and entrepreneurship took center stage. IBM Senior Vice President Robert LeBlanc opened the General Session by reviewing yesterday’s discussion of the importance of DevOps as an enterprise capability, necessary to seize customer opportunity and reduce time to feedback.
Next up, Eric Ries, author of the Lean Startup and the blog Startup Lessons Learned, outlined his approach to put... [More]
Another day of heavy IBM Champion activity at IBM Innovate. The pinnacle was the Champion reception hosted by Gina Poole and other IBM executives where a number of Champions were presented their Blue Galaxy ‘Rock Star’ poster calling out their significant contribution. Take a look at this example from @alvesqualiti :
See more posters
We also captured a number of Champions on film, the results of which will be filtering through shortly.
Want to know where you can find Champions today? Take a look at this roster of speaking... [More]
Monday morning at Innovate started with an energizing General Session illuminating why it's a great time to be a technical professional. Software is shaping our world economy and the world is becoming programmable. Steve Farley, Vice President of Information Technology at Nationwide Insurance, opened up the session with an impressive report of his firm’s success going Lean and Agile. Next up, IBM Rational General Manager Kristof Kloeckner then introduced thought leaders who each gave five-minute lightning talks with insights... [More]