IBM and Galvanize Partner to Deliver Developers and Data Scientists Hands-on AI Skills Training at Three-Day Cognitive Builder Faire in New York City

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New York, N.Y. - 11 May 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Galvanize are hosting a three-day Cognitive Builder Faire in New York City, where developers and data scientists will learn new skills and build code. Through workshops, tutorials and hands-on labs delivered through IBM’s Data Science Experience, the event is designed to prepare next-generation developers and data scientists for new collar jobs that support the fast pace of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive innovation.

The technology industry is facing a shortage of experienced developers and data scientists to address the growing demand for cognitive and AI development. IDC predicts that by 2018 75 percent of all developers will embed cognitive technology in their applications. IBM and Galvanize are partnering to bring cognitive skills and data science curriculum to individuals interested in some of the most lucrative careers in technology.

 “The cognitive skills that developers and data scientists gain during this event will empower them to lead the next generation of discovery in AI,” said Jim Deters, CEO of Galvanize. “As demand surges for talent with this skillset, IBM’s commitment to ‘new collar’ jobs aligns with our mission to provide world-class technical training to anyone with the smarts and grit to transform their lives through technology.”

Throughout the weekend, developers, data scientists and technology enthusiasts will have an opportunity to build cognition solutions with various Watson APIs available on the IBM Bluemix cloud platform, including Watson Conversation Service, as well as the data science Foursquare API. Tutorials will also cover Node.js and machine learning fundamentals with Python/R. The Watson APIs simplify the process of building tools that rely on language, speech and vision analysis, and discovery.

Held at Galvanize locations in Austin, Denver, New York, San Francisco and Seattle, this series of events is a continuation of IBM’s commitment to provide developers with the educational resources they need.

If you are interested, you can register for the event online

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DATE & TIME: 6 p.m. EST, Friday, May 12 – 3:00 p.m. EST, Sunday, May 14

LOCATION: Galvanize, 315 Hudson St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY


  • Kelcey Gosserand, Evangelist, Galvanize
  • Matt Kamen, VP of Engineering, Foursquare
  • Polong Lin, Lead Data Science Advocate, IBM
  • Chyld Medford, Software Engineer, Galvanize
  • Jean-Francois Omhover, Senior Data Scientist, Galvanize
  • Cecelia Shao, Associate Offering Manager, IBM
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