IBM Cognitive and Cloud

Cloud computing has taken the world by storm. Storing and sharing data has never been easier. Cognitive in Cloud is really opening up an opportunity for businesses to look at everything they do in a different way. This digital transformation is giving a chance to look at user experience and different ways to engage customers. This is the best time to learn to operate with the cloud. Of course, knowing how to work with the cloud gives your tech profile an extra edge. Pragyan in association with IBM presents an IBM Cognitive in Cloud workshop and hackathon, register now for an all round learning experience.

1) What is this event all about?

It is a hackathon to explore the capabilities of IBM's cognitive and cloud capabilites. Ease of using the services to build apps on the cloud.

2) What is Bluemix and What is Watson?


Bluemix is an implementation of IBM's Open Cloud Architecture, based on Cloud Foundry, that enables you to rapidly create, deploy, and manage your cloud applications. Because Bluemix is based on Cloud Foundry, you can tap into a growing ecosystem of runtime frameworks and services. In addition to providing additional frameworks and services, Bluemix provides a dashboard for you to create, view, and manage your applications and services as well as monitor your application's resource usage. The Bluemix dashboard also provides the ability to manage organizations, spaces, and user access.

Bluemix provides access to a wide variety of services that can be incorporated into an application. Some of these services are delivered through Cloud Foundry. Others are delivered from IBM and third party vendors. New and enhanced services are added to the catalog often. To see the current list of runtimes and services, and their status go to the Bluemix catalog.

Visit to see the services or offering of bluemix

IBM Watson:

Services of IBM Watson open for developers to use:

3) What is the format/schedule of the Hackathon?

Day 1 (4th March) : 10:00 AM - 3 PM : Pre-hack engagement session on IBM Bluemix & Cognitive on Cloud
                                3 PM - 5 PM : Session on  "Infrastructure for the Cognitive Era" 

Day 2 (5th March) : Hackathon : 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  
                                Judging :       6.00 PM - 7.00 PM

Participants should use the Bluemix platform to build the solution. Using Watson Services is a added advantage.
Participation can be: Individual or as a team (max of 3).
4) What are the pre-requisites for attending the Hackathon?


5) What can you do by way of learning before you come to the Hackathon ?

Undertake the IBM Bluemix Essentials course here and when you’re done, you can earn an IBM Explorer Badge.
6) Can I have more details about the Session on "Infrastructure for the Cognitive era" ?
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being deployed in a big way to solve real world business problems today. Cloud computing and innovative consumption model of IT infrastructure is a key foundational element for cognitive computing. In this workshop , you will gain understanding of the key technology elements that provide the foundation of cognitive era. 
  • Cloud infrastructure using Openstack
    • Managing virtual machines
    • Managing bare-metal systems
    • Managing containers
  • Acceleration in cloud computing
    • Machine learning workloads
    • GPU based acceleration
    • PowerAI framework

Fee: 500 per participant (team of 3)

Duration: 2 days

Date :

4th March,2017 - 5th March,2017 

For further queries, contact :

Parithosh : 8148947126

Siddharth : 9940856660


Email :

1) Does the event have any prerequisites?



2) On what basis are registrations confirmed?
 -Registrations are confirmed after payment on first come first serve basis. Confirmation of your participation is subject to availability.

3) Will the fees paid be refunded in case I fail to attend the workshop?
 -Fees once paid, is strictly non-refundable. Requests for refund will not be encouraged.

4) Will accommodation be provided?
-Yes. We provide accommodation depending on the availability and your place of residence. You will have to register separately for that. Visit here for accomodation registration. 

5) Will certificates be provided?
-Yes. A certificate from Pragyan, the ISO certified Techno-Management Festival of NIT, Trichy with UNESCO patronage will be provided after the completion of the workshop


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