Extreme Blue

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IBM Extreme Blue
Type Internship Program
Founded 1999
Headquarters 15 active, 18 total
See List
Area served World Wide
Founder(s) Jane Harper
Parent IBM
Slogan(s) "Start something big"
Website ibm.com/extremeblue
Current status Active

Extreme Blue is IBM's premier internship program for both graduate and undergraduate students; it also serves as a placement opportunity for future IBM employment due to the significant effort put into placement of the interns.

History[edit]

Extreme Blue was created in 1999 by Jane Harper.[citation needed] It began at the Lotus Software site in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2003, Extreme Blue participants filed 98 patents.[1]

In 2007, 10,000 applications were received for 92 positions in the U.S.; over 10,000 students applied for 220 positions worldwide. At the 2008 National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) award ceremony, the UK Extreme Blue program received the "Over 250 Employees – Short term placement" award.[2] In 2009, according to an Extreme Blue manager, over 10,000 applications were received for fewer than 50 US positions.[citation needed]

Since its inception, the program has expanded to include 15 active international locations.[citation needed]

Former IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano, now chairman (far right) speaking with interns at Extreme Blue in 2009

Projects[edit]

Extreme Blue uses IBM engineers, interns, and business managers to develop technology and business plans for new products and services. Each summer an Extreme Blue team also works on a project. These projects mostly involve rapid prototyping of high-profile software and hardware projects. Publicly released projects include the following:

Laboratory locations[edit]

North America[edit]

In 2004, there were 44 Extreme Blue teams in North America.[17] In 2002, there were 101 interns in North America from 42 schools.[18]

South America[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Watson (23 Sep 2004). "Students swap beach for the lab bench in IBM internship scheme". Computing. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  2. ^ NCWE Awards: Extreme Blue wins 'Over 250 Employees – Short term placement Award'
  3. ^ Mike Cassidy (August 14, 2009). "Cassidy: Looking at the Valley through fresh eyes". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved December 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ Richard Macmanus (October 26, 2009). "IBM Debuts Food Traceability iPhone App". The New York Times. Retrieved December 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ Zachary Wilson (15 Dec 2009). "Are Your Interns Saving the World? IBM's Are". Fast Company. Retrieved 21 Dec 2009. 
  6. ^ "Saving Lives with SMS for Life". IBM. 14 Dec 2009. Retrieved 21 Dec 2009. 
  7. ^ Mitch Wagner (15 Dec 2009). "SMS Project Fights Malaria In Africa". InformationWeek. Retrieved 21 Dec 2009. 
  8. ^ "Extreme Blue". IBM. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "IBM Research Demonstrates Innovative 'Speech to Sign Language' Translation System". IBM. 12 Sep 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  10. ^ Geoff Adams-Spink (15 September 2007). "Technique links words to signing". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  11. ^ EISENBERG, ANNE (October 21, 2004). "For Missing Web Pages, a Department of Lost and Found". NYTimes. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Broken Links No More?". Slashdot. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  13. ^ Twist, Jo (24 September 2004). "Web tool may banish broken links". BBC. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Students swap beach for the lab bench in IBM internship scheme". Forbes. 
  15. ^ "Cool projects". IBM. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  16. ^ http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bethenco/ibmsj06quake.pdf
  17. ^ "Igor Jablokov, Program Director, Speech & Multimodal Technologies, IBM Pervasive Computing". SpeechTechMag. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  18. ^ http://www-913.ibm.com/employment/us/extremeblue/bio/2002_us_interns.html
  19. ^ a b c "Extreme Blue History". IBM. 2001. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  20. ^ "Dynamic places" (PDF). 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-02-22. Retrieved Oct 12, 2009. "... Raleigh, North Carolina – New ...'" 
  21. ^ "The Raleigh lab team". Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  22. ^ http://www-913.ibm.com/employment/us/extremeblue/location/index.html
  23. ^ http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/ca/en/job_3.html
  24. ^ Abhinav Singh. "First Extreme Blue internship programme in India". Bangalore, India: Express Computing. Archived from the original on 2004-10-18. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  25. ^ "IBM Haifa Takes Four Technion Students to the Extreme". IBM. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  26. ^ a b c "Extreme Blue: Top talent puzzle at IBM". IBM. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  27. ^ http://www-05.ibm.com/employment/be/extremeblue/student.html

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