IBM announces slew of new programmes to kickstart innovation

18th June 2016
IBM announces slew of new programmes to kickstart innovation
Rush hour at the Experience Zone of IBM's Developer Connect event in Bangalore, June 17 2016. Photo Courtesy: Yuktesh, Twitter video

Bangalore, June 18  2016: IBM   used its Developer Connect event to launch new global programmes and tools designed to propel developers’ skills and advance their careers around cloud and emerging technologies, such as cognitive and IoT. These initiatives include collaborations with Coursera and GitHub, which aim to reach millions of developers globally.
More than 10,000 developers across India,  attended in person or virtually via Livestream.
Key highlights of the announcements include:
- A collaboration with Coursera to strengthen developers’ skills in India with new courses focused on cloud and IoT
- DeveloperWorks Career Concierge, a cognitive learning tool that delivers personalized resources to advance developers’ skill
- The general availability of GitHub Enterprise on Bluemix Dedicated, the first collaborative coding platform delivered as a managed service
- New cloud tools for Swift and Watson designed for mobile development and cognitive apps
Over the past year, IBM has launched three digital hubs with NASSCOM to connect Indian developers and startups with local resources and networking opportunities, and it has collaborated with developer partners TEXTIENT and InspireOne Technologies to bring cognitive solutions to the Indian market via the IBM Watson Ecosystem.
The world will be re-written in code and much of it will be done right here in India,” said Vanitha Narayanan, Managing Director, IBM India, “Developers are an integral part of a new India that is underpinned by digital transformation.  IBM’s leading capabilities in Watson, IoT, cloud, mobile and blockchain will help developers innovate and succeed. At IBM, we are committed to investing in this ecosystem and will continue to collaborate with developers for a progressive India.” 

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