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Entries from January 2009

Direction of Tech Industry and the Job Market

January 23rd, 2009 · Comments

Smarter Planet philosophy. Green IT. Cloud Computing. Jobs. IBM’s Mark Guan covered a whole slew of topics with Katharine Frase, Vice President of Technical and Business Strategy, IBM Software Group. She discussed what new technologies leading conversations within IBM and offered insight into the kinds of questions students should prepare to answer when hitting the job interview circuit.

Looking ahead, our next podcast is slated for the first half of February when we will be talking with Doug Heintzman, Director of Strategy, IBM Software Group. If you have a question you’d like Doug to answer, post a comment.

As always, continue working hard as you prepare for the World Finals. Success comes with practice!


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New Year Brings Great Promise for World Finals

January 13th, 2009 · Comments

Happy New Year! By you're probably need deep in preparations for the World Finals. Following the ACM-ICPC web site, the roster of finalists is just about complete.

Hopefully, those of you who didn't make the World Finals round will hit the Regionals again next year, if you're eligible.

For those of you who made it, CONGRATULATIONS. It's a tremendous accomplishment. Regionals round is meant to sift through and find the teams that work the best together combining skills, creativity and smarts.

We plan to have another podcast interview posted in the next couple weeks. So, stay tuned.

Looking ahead, IBM plans to, once again, reach out to schools of World Finalists to make sure each knows of your great achievement. Please help us spread the word.

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