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Spring Into Bluemix – a $500,000 topcoder Design and Development Challenge Series by IBM

By wwwtc In Uncategorized

Posted June 18th, 2015

This week, we officially launched our Spring Into Bluemix challenge series sponsored by IBM. Over the next 4 months we will be bringing you $500,000 in prize money across Design and Development challenges. Not only is this extremely exciting due to the large stacks of cash it means for your wallet, but also because of the new technologies you will be working with and becoming experts in.

Spring Into Bluemix challenges are unique. Every challenge will have a combination of learning, fun, and real world asset creation thanks to IBM’s ifundIT program. From small Sweepstakes where you get paid for just registering with Bluemix, to a $25,000 Code Blitz, Spring Into Bluemix series promises to keep you engaged, entertained and winning.

With such a large series upon us, we knew we had to get a little ahead of the game. Here is where you can find general information about IBM Bluemix. We also created this site to be your go-to, one-stop-shop for all things Bluemix. There you will find a great list of educational resources, info on current sweepstakes and Code Blitz challenges, and anything else you will need to get started. I highly suggest bookmarking it!

In addition, we will be posting blogs throughout the series from our in house experts, Jeff Douglas [jeffdonthemic], Adam Morehead [adroc], and Jiazhi Wu [wishingbone]. Those three will be able to answer all of your Bluemix related questions, and get you on your way.

So why should you be excited? Well, a couple of important things to take away are:

  • Work with and learn the newest, coolest technologies like cloud foundry
  • Turn ideas into reality with the brightest minds at IBM watching
  • Win so much cash that you burn holes in the pockets of your favorite pair of jeans
  • Members are already winning
  • Become famous!

What are you waiting for? Get started today by signing up for Bluemix, and submitting on our Fun Sweepstakes challenges! Members [mhykol], [mieczyslaw], [alik], [noppanit.c] and [forpod11] have all already won! This week could be you.

Get Started Today!

IBM launched Bluemix with a $1 billion investment in 2014, maturing quickly to become the largest Cloud Foundry deployment in the world. Its developer-friendly catalog provides access to over 100 tools and services of the most prominent open-source technologies combined with IBM and third-party services that let developers focus all of their energy on the creation of enterprise class cloud applications at consumer scale.