Galvanize and IBM Announce First Online Cognitive Builder Course

DENVER, June 26, 2017 — Galvanize and IBM today announced the launch of the first online Cognitive Builder Course, a program with a uniquely engaging format that includes real-time online support, training videos and hands-on activities designed to prepare developers to build cognitive applications with the intelligence of IBM Watson.

“The cognitive computing revolution is ushering in demand for a new era of developer,” said Galvanize CEO, Jim Deters. “As more companies invest in artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, a new set of capabilities and APIs will need to be mastered. Our first co-created course with IBM aims to up-skill existing engineers to build AI applications with IBM Watson.”

Developed by expert data scientists from Galvanize and cognitive developers from IBM, the Cognitive Builder Course is available online to any developer interested in utilizing the power of IBM Watson machine learning and artificial intelligence. Students will be able to join a community of other Cognitive Builders and engage in real-time conversations with their fellow students.

“There has never been a more exciting time to be a developer,” said Willie Tejada, IBM Chief Developer Advocate. “This partnership is about putting new AI and cognitive tools, technology and hands-on training into the hands of developers, giving them the resources they need to create innovative applications and solutions.”

The course has been built for developers who seek to grow their Python programming skills, while also satisfying their curiosity about how to leverage the power of Watson in building applications. The ideal students for this program recognize an application for these skills in their current job functions. They also possess a desire to quickly drive positive business outcomes by streamlining workflows and operational processes through the application of cognitive technology.

Students will learn to:

  • Develop familiarity with cognitive technologies, their functions and use cases
  • Design intelligent products that use artificial intelligence to solve new business problems
  • Acquire the skills needed to prototype, integrate and deploy cognitive technologies

The Cognitive Builder Course covers four weeks at seven hours per week, for a total of approximately 28 hours of training.  Students will also participate in hands-on projects that simulate an on-the-job environment. Find out more and sign up today.

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About Galvanize
Galvanize is a 21st Century school for engineers, entrepreneurs and data scientists.  On eight campuses across the U.S., the energy, intellect and ambition of Galvanize students, members and alumni are at the heart of a learning community that promotes belonging, and that celebrates courage and growth. Our faculty and flexible blended-learning platform, combining part-time online education and in-person training, provide the most relevant and in-demand technology skills to anyone with the smarts, drive and grit to re-skill, up-skill and define success on their terms. Our members include first-time entrepreneurs, growing startups, and Fortune 1000 companies all looking to level-up. Become a member or enroll in an immersive course by visiting the Galvanize website.  Follow us: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


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