IBM announces ‘The Great Mind Challenge 2008’
It also declared the winners for the 2007 challenge - K.L.N. College of Engineering and the runners up from Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Gujarat and Amrita School of Engineering (Deemed University), Tamil Nadu were felicitated at an awards ceremony in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The Challenge in 2008 will be themed around ‘Search for XML Superstar’. This will enable participants to get a hands-on experience on IBM software products, namely (Tivoli, WebSphere Application Server/ WebSphere Application Server Community Edition, DB2/DB2 Express-C, WebSphere Portal and Forms and Rational) and Eclipse which is Open Source on a Linux platform. Mentors from IBM along with the college faculty worked closely with the students enabling them throughout the programme.
A total of 365 plus workshops were conducted on these software products around the country in 2007.
At the felicitation ceremony, Pradeep Nair, Director – Software Group, IBM India/SA said, “The IBM Great Mind Challenge is aimed at encouraging students who aspire to make vital contributions by developing applications on leading-edge IBM technologies. We enable them to work on real world project scenarios with the objective of providing them scope for substantially improving their software writing skills.”
The winning team worked on tools such as DB2, Websphere Application Developer, Websphere application server, Rational etc.