Today, big data exists in just about everything. It’s infused in phones, cars, roads, power lines, waterways, food crates, and innumerable other items you’d never think of as computers. Technology is more powerful and accessible than ever before, but there are still many civic challenges in need of solutions.
In the fall of 2008, in the midst of a global economic crisis, IBM began a conversation with the world about the promise of a Smarter Planet and a new strategic agenda for progress and growth. Now, IBM is inviting YOU to use Hadoop to solve real world problems using big data and ingenuity.
We’ll provide the platform, data, and civic problems to get you started. You bring your magnificent coding skills, imagination, and thirst for change.