One of my assignments at work is to coordinate recruiting for IBM at the ACM ICPC, mostly in the US, but we recruit from the World Finals for IBM globally. Anyway, check out this podcast over at Battle of the Brains, it features Adam Gashlin who I met at the Greater New York Regional contest, and now works for IBM full time in Austin.
IBMer Adam Gashlin Reflects on 2007 World Finals Experience
February 26th, 2009
IBM special guest host, Jim Angstadt, sat down with Adam Gashlin, 2007 ICPC Rutgers World Finals team member and current IBM employee. He carved out a few minutes from his busy schedule to talk about his experience at the 2007 World Finals, offer tips for this year’s class and share how he came to work for IBM from Extreme Blue intern to full-time employee.
When I first saw this headline, I had to make sure it wasn’t an article from “The Onion” or something, but apparently IBM is opening two new facilities in the US, one in Dubuque, IA and one in East Lansing, MI.
BOSTON (Reuters) – IBM (IBM.N), the world’s largest technology services company, plans to open a new computer support center in Iowa, creating up to 1,300 new jobs and defying a trend of widespread corporate layoffs.
The Dubuque facility in a 10-story office building once occupied by now-defunct retailer Roshek’s Department Store, will create jobs for high-tech workers at a time when many technology companies are cutting staff.
via News 8 Austin Top Stories on 8/21/08
IBM’s EXITE camp takes place at IBM locations nationwide with the goal of getting more girls interested in engineering as a career.
Christy and Dominique brought the girls in to the Austin Extreme Blue lab for a bit yesterday during a break in their camp activities and fired up the Wii console.
With an emphasis on GREEN:
The green tech edition of ‘what I did on my summer vacation’ at ZDNet
Thursday July 17, 5:47 pm ET
By Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer
IBM 2Q profit jumps 22 percent, blows past Wall Street estimates
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM Corp.’s second-quarter profit leaped 22 percent, blowing past Wall Street estimates as the technology company’s bread-and-butter services division continued to thrive despite economic malaise in the U.S.
We participated as a group in the Goodwill GreenWorks program yesterday. GreenWorks is an effort to recycle 100% of computer waste. I think there were 15 of us, IBM Extreme Blue interns, alumni and staff who spent two hours yesterday at the Austin GoodWill Computer Center de-manufacturing donated computers to be resold or recycled.
More information about the program here.
IBM Internships Map Out IT Priorities
By Deb Perelman
The company wants IT professionals who are savvy in green, Web 2.0 and virtual-world technologies.
If its internship programs are any indication, IBM already knows what it wants to see in an IT department in the next five years: pros savvy in green IT, Web 2.0 and virtual-world technologies.
These are IBM’s three focal areas for the summer 2008 season of its most competitive internship program, Extreme Blue.
Read the rest at eWeek.com.
IBM retains slim lead among patent-winners; Samsung, Microsoft gain ground
U.S. patent backlog more than 1.1 million after drop in patents issued
By Jon Brodkin, NetworkWorld.com, 01/14/08
IBM secured 3,148 patents in 2007, besting all other competitors for the 15th consecutive year, but Big Blue’s lead is getting slimmer and Microsoft charged into the top 10 with 1,637 patents, according to an analysis that will be released Monday.
While Big Blue led all comers by well over 1,000 patents in 2005 and 2006, IBM finished 2007 with only 423 more patents than second-place Samsung Electronics. Nationwide, there were 9.5% fewer patents issued than in the record year of 2006, when the United States granted 173,772 patents, including 3,651 to IBM.
Read on at Network World
A coworker mentioned that I should keep an eye out for an announcement from IBM and Google, and this looks like it…
By STEVE LOHR
Published: October 8, 2007
Even the nation’s elite universities do not provide the technical training needed for the kind of powerful and highly complex computing Google is famous for, say computer scientists. So Google and I.B.M. are announcing today a major research initiative to address that shortcoming.
The two companies are investing to build large data centers that students can tap into over the Internet to program and research remotely, which is called “cloud computing.”