On Episode 143 of Taking Notes we interview IBM’s Mike Riegel (@mikeriegel, LinkedIn, Blog), Vice President – ISVs, Startups, Developers, and Academic Programs. We talked about IBM’s SmartCamp program and what it’s all about.
- When people think about Big Blue, start up companies isn’t something that comes to mind. So when I heard about your SmartCamp program and some of the other things you are doing around the world for entrepreneurs I was a little surprised. Tell us what exactly is IBM doing with StartUps and Entrepreneurs?
- Why are entrepreneurs and start ups important to IBM?
- What is a SmartCamp?
- Is it working? How successful are previous participants?
- Are you looking for companies that are doing work in collaboration and social business?
- How does a startup company qualify for SmartCamps?
- What should our listeners do if they want to participate in 2012?
- I heard the World Finals is coming up. What do you expect to see from the companies taking part?
- and much more…
The show runs 25:25.
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It’s hard to believe that Julian and I have been producing Taking Notes for six years now. Geez, it’s hard to imagine doing anything for 6 years nowadays! During 2011 we produced 14 shows, not nearly the number we have produced in prior years however, the shows we have done have had commendable download stats.
This year we decided to venture outside the topic areas we have covered in the past, and personally it has been extremely rewarding. Some of my favorite shows included the one we did with Rick Turcozy of the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), the one with Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie and my personal favorite the interview with Scott Kveton, CEO of Urban Airship. Oh and the recent episode with Mark Myers on NoSQL is now in record breaking territory. I received some nice compliments from some IBMers yesterday who really enjoyed the show with Mark.
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Julian and myself to thank you all for your support. Having shows with 25,000+ downloads is mind-blowing. As my friend Mac OS Ken says – “you rock”.
Thanks again to all of you for listening and supporting Taking Notes.
Today we talked with Mark Myers from the London Developer Co-op about all things NoSQL.
- The four different types of NoSQL databases
- Why the need for NoSQL
- Why NoSQL has become some popular over the last few years
- How the NSF has provided NoSQL type functionality for a long time
- Some discussion about CouchDB, MongoDB and other NoSQL offerings
- Mark’s blog entry about how to improve the NSF
- How and why Mark thinks XPages are much easier to use for development than other technologies he has used
- How the IBM XWork Server is well positioned to become a database server
- Who will be buying the first round of drinks at Lotusphere 2012
- and much more….
The podcast runs about 40 minutes and is chock full of great NoSQL goodness.
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