“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."
We often gather to build something towards great causes. We come together for hackathons and workshops and faculties from schools and colleges support their students whole-heartedly, with complete mentorship and sometimes with those kick-ass ideas.
But, rarely do they get the limelight or the deserved recognition or even the time to work on a complete solution. So this time IBM invites faculties from all over the country for a unique program designed only for them.
A month long Training & Project Build-a-Thon for you dear teacher, to work on your best ideas with support from IBM and SmartBridge mentors. Learn, upskill and collaborate to work on a project.
Hands-on Learning followed by project building.
Not just learning !! Lot more exciting benefits.
Design Thinking Workshops
Earn IBM Skill Badges
Free Access to IBM Cloud
Free Access to IBM Academic Initiative Courseware & Software
Tech Mentor & Industry Leader Connect
Prizes for the best projects developed by the faculty
Special Prizes under different categories
Participation Certificate from IBM
6-Days Hands-on Training; Virtual Program via WebEx : Timings 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Building custom Image Classification using Visual Recognition service
Build a web based chatbot with Voice input & Output
Build a Customer Help Desk powered by Watson Discovery Service
Build & Deploy Machine Learning Models with Watson Studio
Build an IoT Application with Serverless Computing
Develop a cloud-native application and deploying it on Red Hat OpenShift using CI/CD features.
Choose a project based on your area of interest, follow the instructions, refer the resources and build the project.
(Project enrollment will be active on last day of 6 Days training program)
Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. GuruCool is completely free.
Any faculty, who is interested to learn & explore emerging technologies (IoT, Data Science, AI and Cloud). Faculty of engineering, diploma, Sciences, Business schools, Secondary Schools, etc. can participate in this program. Basic coding skills will be advantageous.
The training program will be organized online via WebEx every day between 4:00pm to 8:00pm. You will receive an email with WebEx meeting links once the registration is successful.
The project build-a-thon is a project development activity, where faculty will be enrolling in a project listed under various technology categories. SmartInternz platform has a project workspace where the respective project should be developed and submitted for mentor review. A detailed demo of the platform will be provided during the 6 Days training program.
No. Project enrollment will be active on last day of 6 Days training program. A detailed orientation session on project build-a-thon will be organized on last day of the training program.
This program includes both Training and Project development, it is mandatory to build & submit the project to receive the participation certificate.
Yes. IBM & SmartBridge mentors will be supporting you to build the projects.
We will be inviting you to Slack channel where you connect with IBM & SmartBridge mentors.
No. Project enrollments are individual; and every faculty must build & submit a project.
Valid project submissions will be evaluated based on the working features, coding logic & layout, utilization of IBM services, external API’s, performance of models, richness of UI and project documentation.
No. GuruCool is an exclusive program for faculty. You can enroll students in exclusive project build-a-thon organized by IBM University Relations & SmartBridge for students. Go to the link https://smartinternz.com/ibm-build-a-thon
You can register with IBM Academic Initiative using your Institutional email ID, Example: firstname.lastname@example.org, follow the steps as mentioned in this link ! to get benefits Link promocodes, course-ware, downloadable softwares etc.
We will keep you posted with the information, please be aware that with COVID and government restrictions in place, couriers will be highly delayed. Rest assured they will reach you but will take time.