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Entries from May 2011

Recruitment Tips from IBMer Steve Dale

May 28th, 2011 · Comments

With school out of session, many of our finalists are looking for jobs or internships.  So what can they expect during the job hunt?  We caught up with Steve Dale from Demo Central Data Center in Austin Texas to talk about what sort of recruitment opportunities are available for students during this weekend's activities.  If you have questions, stop by the IBM Chill Zone to speak with an IBMer.
For live updates from the contest, check us out on Twitter or tune in for the live cast at

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On the Scene with the University of Chicago ICPC Team

May 28th, 2011 · Comments

Now that our 105 teams from all over the world have arrived in Orlando, the Battle of the Brains is in full swing.  The University of Chicago team, including previous podcast guest and team coach Borja Sotomayor, took a few moments to sit down with us and share their experience at the contest so far.  Their journey to the World Finals is definitely a roller coaster ride!
Keep checking for live updates on our Twitter handle, and join us for the live cast of the World Finals at

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Live from Orlando with Brenda Chow

May 26th, 2011 · Comments

DSCN0215.jpgWith just days away from the IBM-sponsored Battle of the Brains, podcast host Amanda Carl chats with Sponsorship Manager Brenda Chow on-site in Orlando, at the Peabody Hotel about what contestants can expect when they arrive in sunny Florida. From great food to exciting excursions, Brenda shares with our listeners the events to come during the upcoming weekend.

Want to keep up with the contest? Follow us on twitter or check out the live cast at

Member of the press and interested in attending the World Finals? Contact Amanda Carl.


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Turning Technology into a Career - Going Beyond the Contest Floor with Dr. Michael Karasick

May 18th, 2011 · Comments


With two weeks remaining until the World Finals in Orlando, podcast host Amanda Carl sat down with Dr. Michael Karasick, vice president of architecture and technology for IBM Software Group to discuss his thoughts surrounding the software technology industry and what students can do to prepare for the business world and beyond. Business analytics, cloud computing, system optimization – Dr. Karasick covers it all in this pre-World Finals chat.

Want to keep up with the World Finals from home? Follow us on Twitter for photos, videos, and contest updates throughout the week.

Best of luck to the contestants!


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