IBM unveils first challenges of Behind The Code Marathon


Next Saturday, August 15, the challenges of a programming marathon will begin and registrations are open. This is „Behind The Code“, an initiative that seeks to train and bring together developers and lovers of the technology market. This challenge begins with two simultaneous competitions around the business challenges: one in Spanish and another in Portuguese. From IBM they shared details with Cointelegraph in Spanish, through a press release.

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The first challenge will be in charge of Alestra – a Mexican company, subsidiary of Grupo Alfa, which offers information technology (IT) and telecommunications services, focused on the corporate segment. Developers will have to use IBM Watson Assistant technology in IBM Cloud, to develop a cognitive back office assistant for human resources, to generate a new communication channel for employees to clarify doubts about processes, initiatives, among others.

The second challenge will be proposed by Tortuga Code, a free education platform focused on learning programming and technology. Developers will have to use IBM Watson Studio technology in the IBM Cloud to create a content catalog that helps students search for content, according to their interests and training goals, age, knowledge, among others, driven by IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence.

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The best scores
The 100 developers with the best scores in the phase will win a trip to Mexico and the opportunity to compete one last time for their place in the ranking of the five best developers in Latin America.

Some details of the competition
This virtual coding competition brings together Cryoto Engine developers to find the solution to real-world business challenges through the use of disruptive technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, IoT (Internet of Things), Blockchain and Kubernetes, among others, all available in the IBM Cloud.

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IBM clarified that the initiative is for residents of the following countries: Argentina (except Mendoza province), Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Those interested in seeing more details can enter here.