In last week’s post, I discussed one of the projects I’m currently working on at IBM. My colleagues and I have another interesting project that I want to introduce you to as well. It’s called Big Data University and is an online educational site that provides free courses on data science, big data, and programming.
For the past ten years, I’ve been working on a multitude of projects within IBM. Being part of the Emerging Technologies team, in the IBM Analytics group, I get to use (and often implement) some really cool technology. However, technology changes quickly and so has my job over the years. I’m still a software
I’m in San Francisco, but I didn’t bring any flowers for my hair. Chiefly due to the lack of hair. 🙂 What I brought with me however was a couple of suitcases and a great amount of enthusiasm. The suitcases are for my stay in the US until September; the enthusiasm goes out to
Lately I have been travelling a fair bit throughout Western Canada for various IBM events. Two such events are planned for the second half of July, so I thought I’d share them here. Vancouver You might remember how I mentioned the creation of a Vancouver SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) Meetup. We had
Recently IBM announced a really cool development platform called Bluemix. You can try it out for free if you sign up here. I've mentioned it here before, but the idea is that you get to develop applications in the cloud using IBM and third party-provided Cloud hosted components. It's a PaaS, much like Red
My team at IBM recently launched SMAC technology meetups in a few large cities across Canada. This catchy acronym stands for Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud. The gist of it is that these meetups are hubs for developers and technologists who are interested in cool, innovative technologies related to Cloud computing, big data, analytics,
In the latest edition of DB2 (version 10.5,) IBM introduced a series of new technologies to facilitate high-performance analytics work. They branded it DB2 with BLU Acceleration, due to the multiple approaches employed to improve speed of use and processing. Beyond the cool name and marketing, there is actually quite a bit of interesting