IBM Academic Initiative

Building skills for a Smarter Planet

Conferences and Bluemix give faculty advantages

Join us at InterConnect 2015 on February 22-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Combining Impact, Pulse, and Innovate conferences into one software event, IBM InterConnect 2015 explores the very best IBM has to offer in cloud, mobile, DevOps, security, asset management, internet of things, application integration, smarter process, and more. As an influencer in accelerating skills development, attend InterConnect with over 20,000 others.

You can take part in a variety of activities, including an exclusive faculty event:

Congratulate the IBM Watson University Competition winners

Student-entrepreneur teams from 8 universities applied Watson technologies to solve industry-specific challenges. The winning team from U of Texas at Austin will receive $100,000 in seed funding to help launch a business based on their Watson app, which offers improved citizen services.

Immerse yourself in IBM Bluemix

Check out the Bluemix resources under the new Platform as a service teaching topic. Download faculty guides, labs, and more resources that provide you step-by-step information to teach your students how to leverage Bluemix: IBM's next generation cloud platform.

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