the Watson Trivia Challenge

Using advanced computing and emerging technology, IBM is building a natural language processing computer code-named Watson to compete in the game show Jeopardy.

You can take the Watson Trivia Challenge and test your wits against Watson. (NYTimes)

Grand Opening – IBM Mass Lab

Today is a very special day at work. It’s the Grand Opening of the new IBM Mass Lab facility in Littleton, complete with dignitaries and VIPs!

Did you know…

  • the IBM Mass Lab is IBM’s largest software lab in North America, focused on mobile, collaboration, analytics, business process management software.
  • It’s larger than Fenway Park and the Boston Garden
  • the IBM Mass Lab is home to 3,400 IBM software developers in MA, about 10% of the worldwide IBM developers
  • The new IBM Mass Lab is home to more than 2 petabytes of data (and a Starbucks)

Check out the new digs here:

UPDATED: For more information on the Mass lab and this event:

Boston Innovation: IBM Mass Lab opens, hosts Gov. Deval Patrick

in which I brag up the IBM Support Portal

And in a rare convergence of work-related news HERE, I am thrilled to report that the IBM Support Portal was named one of ASP’s Top Ten Best Web Support Sites.

HUGE kudos due to the folks who’ve worked tirelessly to bring the new IBM Support Portal to fruition (including @rationalwebguy), and to everyone in IBM Technical Support, whose dedication to client success and knowledge-sharing has created an electronic support experience to be proud of.

May I just say….

w00t!