Bluemix, Robots, and the Wimbledon Innovation Challenge

Do you think robots like tennis? My guess is that when the Robot Apocalypse starts, you’ll see them playing all the time. So, for the human race to survive, it will be critical for us to learn as much as we can from the large amount of data generated at the Wimbledon tennis championships and collected by IBM.

With that in mind, I encourage you to take part in the Wimbledon Innovation Challenge. You’ll have access to tennis data and be asked to use IBM Bluemix to build an app that consumes and analyzes this data in useful, innovative ways. You’ll compete against others for either Best Mobile App or Best Data Insights.

Time is of the essence, so luckily Bluemix facilitates rapid development of apps in the cloud. Just this week, Bluemix left beta and became generally available. The Bluemix Catalog contains more than 50 services in such wide ranging categories as Web, Mobile, Internet of Things, Big Data, Analytics, Security, and Dev Ops. So, there’s no shortage of tools you can use as building blocks to do some cool and amazing things in your apps.

Now, maybe my fears of tennis-playing robots are paranoid and irrational. But, it’s better to be safe than sorry. So, please do your part and start building your apps!

NOTE: Entry deadline is October 24, 2014.

Bluemix, Robots, and the Wimbledon Innovation Challenge

Special thanks to IBM colleague Angela Bates for the background info on the Wimbledon Innovation Challenge.

Bluemix UI Architecture Presented at Cloud Foundry Summit 2017

In June, I had the honor of attending the Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 2017 conference. My two submissions related to Bluemix UI architecture were selected, and I got the chance to present them. One talk centered around migration of the Bluemix UI from a monolith to a microservices architecture, and the other talk focused on best practices around monitoring microservice systems. In this post, I'll briefly describe my talks as well as share some general takeaways from the conference. Continue reading

The New Bluemix Look

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