IBM Bluemix Hackathon – Building your Next Generation Apps

Cloud computing is laying down a platform for the world of tomorrow. Cloud Computing offers a whole array of advantages, compelling companies to offer their products and platforms on the Cloud. With this trend, companies especially in India are born on the Cloud. Startups as we see make use of Cloud Computing to host their Products and Platforms on the Cloud.

Startups & Developers –  ‘The Future is yours’ , you will now have a hand in creating the future of your  with the help of IBM Bluemix. IBM Bluemix offers a  Platform as a Service  on the Cloud  by which you can create an array of Services in multiple technologies in less than 5 mins . For those of you who want to understand Platform as a Service, Click here to know more.

IBM_Bluemix _Hackathon

YourStory in association with IBM Global Entrepreneur Program is organizing the India’s first Bluemix  Hackathon on August 2nd. It’s a great opportunity for developers and startups to learn more about IBM Bluemix platform and leverage this platform to develop their future applications or enhance their existing applications using the Bluemix Services.  Get an opportunity to be mentored by IBM Bluemix experts, showcase your application to Investors. It is also a great opportunity for startups and developers  to interact and network with like minded individuals as well.

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IBM Bluemix is an open cloud platform intended to facilitate rapid development of applications in the cloud. It has more than 30 services and flexible, pay-as-you-go pricing model. The basic account on IBM Bluemix remains free. If you don’t already have an account, you can just go to  register and get free instant access to a 30-day trial without a credit card. It’s really good on the part of IBM to allow users to create accounts without the need of a credit card.

Once the trial is over, you’ll continue to have access to freebies and you’ll pay only for what you use  beyond that free tier.  The  usage levels and service plans that best meet your needs are shown on the  Bluemix Pricing page once you log into the Bluemix portal.You’ll have a lot of flexibility to choose the Runtimes, Databases, Mobile Backend as a Services, Big Data , Inernet of Things, Web  and Application Services in Bluemix.

Click here for more details on IBM Bluemix.

Hackathon Details :

When  : 2nd August, 2014 (Saturday)

Where : Bangalore

Venue : YourStory Media Pvt. Ltd.
229, 2nd Floor, 7th Cross,
Indiranagar 1st Stage, CMH Road,
Bangalore – 560038 (Directions)

Time   : 10:00 am to 8.00pm

 Developers and Startups are open to develop their application on Bluemix before 2nd August as well.

Register Now to be a part of it.

About IBM Global Entrepreneur Program

A little on the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program. This is an initiative from IBM for the Startups, where one would get  free IBM Software Credits for developing their  Product or Platform. IBM would also  provide free Servers for benchmarking the Startup`s application to make them enterprise ready. There would be support from IBM on Marketing as well. The qualifying criterion is that the Startup should be less than 5 years old, should be privately held and should have a Product or Platform for Enterprises. Click here to know more about IBM Global Entrepreneur.

Are you working for/running a startup? Then here’s your startup’s chance to win big! Apply now to showcase your startup on India’s biggest launchpad, get on a TV show & more! Click here.

About the author

Harshith has been tracking the Indian startup ecosystem for about two years. You may find him at startup events, sticking his nose in other people's business, looking for his 'next big scoop'. An alumnus of Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, he is a keyboard warrior and couch potato. You can connect wih him on LinkedIn:, Twitter: @HarshithMallya or FB-

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