Helping Powering Potential Inc. understand impact of technology at Tanzanian schools

The IBM jStart team is helping the Powering Potential organization better understand how students are using computers supplied to schools in the East African nation of Tanzania by analyzing data collected from log files.   Powering Potential Inc. (PPI) is a non-profit organization that supplies technology to enhance education at secondary schools in rural Tanzania.   They supply these schools with a […]

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jStart Spark Data Analysis Projects for Clients

  During the IBM InterConnect 2016 conference, Scott Laningham asked me about the mission of the IBM jStart team and about our team’s Spark data analytics projects with various clients such as SolutionInc and USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit. Why Spark?  Spark provides data analysts, data scientists, and even line of business users the ability to find new patterns in data, […]

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Co-ops Making an Impact

  The IBM jStart team’s unique mission within IBM is to leverage emerging technologies to address real and current business needs of our clients. Arguably, many of us feel that we have some of best jobs within the company.  Rod Smith, our fearless leader, likes to say that we are the headlights into the next set of technology solutions for […]

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