At our next Coder Dojo meeting on the 24th January IBMer Zoryana Tischenko, a Software Engineer (and Coder Dojo Mentor) based at the IBM Technology Campus in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 will introduce, the Ninjas to Bluemix.
Bluemix (https://ibm.biz/bluemix4kids) is an incredible tool. It takes away the barriers of not having appropriate infrastructure for all the latest Tech (including Internet of Things, Big Data, Watson and many more). Your Ninjas have access to this now. Imagine where it will bring them to? What will they create? What kind of opportunities they will unfold?
I can’t stress you enough how powerful the knowledge of Bluemix will be for the Ninjas. The opportunities are limitless – Zoryana Tischenko, Software Engineer (and CoderDojo Mentor), IBM
Whatever the Ninjas create using Bluemix – they deploy it live right away! they have a link to their app that they can share with anyone to show their app – and you know that they love to show their work to friends and family! no need for domains or hosting, it is all in Bluemix and deployment is easy, once you know how! Ninjas will hack away with Bluemix, together with help from an IBMer they will use the simple Node.js activity to create a very simple web page. They do not need to know Node.js – it is an introduction activity (they will know some Node.js after the activity!). This activity will be suitable to Nijas who had tried HTML already, or spent a good while on Scratch and now wants to get into raw coding.
Here is a list of links, about this initiative:
- Me listed with this topic in list of speakers for DojoCon this year: http://dojocon.coderdojo.com/
- Replay of remote mentoring tools recent demo, if you are curious: https://www.youtube.com/
- About Bluemix4kids initiative: https://coderdojo.com/news/
2014/11/14/free-access-to-ibm- bluemix-cloud-platform-to- build-manage-and-run-apps/
- About process of Bluemix4kids for Coderdojo Ninjas: http://kata.coderdojo.com/
wiki/Free_Access_to_IBM_ Bluemix,_a_Platform-as-a- Service_%28PaaS%29#Getting_ you_started_with_BlueMix:_ IBMer_mentoring
- Bluemix4kids activity download link (this is what IBMers will do at the Dojo) : http://www.ibm.com/ibm/
- Bluemix tool home page: https://ibm.biz/bluemix4kids