DENVER, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Watson and Galvanize have partnered to bring Cognitive Builder Faire to Austin May 19-21 for three days of next-level application building. During the event, attendees will learn how to start their own data science and cognitive business journeys through hands-on experiences with IBM Watson, IBM Data Science Experience (DSX) and the IBM Bluemix Cloud platform.
"The cognitive skills that developers and data scientists gain during this event will empower them to lead the next generation of discovery in AI," said Jim Deters, CEO of Galvanize. "As demand surges for talent with this skillset, IBM's commitment to 'new collar' jobs aligns with our mission to provide world-class technical training to anyone with the smarts and grit to transform their lives through technology."
Open to developers and data scientists of all experience levels, the event offers attendees opportunities to boost their skills or become next-level application builders. They can also engage with experts from leading research institutes and technology companies such as NASA, The Weather Channel and Foursquare. Participants will be able to apply their learnings towards building an application that solves a real-world business problem, with the opportunity to showcase their development at the end of the event.
"There's a shortage in the tech industry to meet increasing demand for developers and data scientists equipped to handle cognitive and AI development. We're changing that through workshops, lectures and hands-on labs that are designed to prepare next-generation developers," said Joel Horwitz, Vice President of Partnerships at IBM. "Events such as the Cognitive Builder Faire cultivate data innovators and prepare them for tomorrow's lucrative, new collar jobs."
The Cognitive Builder Faire in Austin is one of four nationwide events where attendees will learn how to build super-powered data products and use the best of open source tooling with IBM innovation. At the upcoming event, WayBlazer Executives will open with a keynote demonstrating how IBM Watson technology has helped revolutionize their business.
For more information on the tools, resources, courses and code provided by IBM, visit: www.ibm.com/developer
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