|Begins||February - March|
|Traded as||NYSE: IBM|
|Founded||Endicott, New York (1896, incorporated 1911)|
|Founder||Thomas J. Watson|
|Headquarters||Armonk, New York, U.S.|
|Products||See products listing|
Develothon is a developer skill marathon aimed at helping the software developer community in India develop skills in newer technology areas. The name Develothon is derived from combining 'developerWorks' and 'Marathon'.
Develothon 2010 was a pan-India road show integrated with the IBM developerWorks forum and focused on topics covered under the Smarter Planet initiative. The program aimed to bring about active transformational learning through 40 Unconferences in 31 cities along with 40 technical briefings. Seventy five speakers delivered sessions chosen by the audience. In each city, the audience got a chance to vote speakers for the Top Speaker Trophy based on their presentation abstract and session delivery.
In metro cities, the technical sessions with flexible agenda covered all of Smarter Planet themes, while in Tier 2 and Tier 3 smaller cities of India, the program offered technical briefing sessions on emerging technology topics such as Cloud Computing and Web 2.0. The sessions also focused on key IBM Software Group technologies such as Rational, Information Management, WebSphere, Lotus and Tivoli in accordance with IBM's Smarter Planet Theme of Dynamic Infrastructure, Smart Work, New Intelligence and Smarter Products based on local geographic needs.
Limca Book of Records
Develothon has been awarded the Limca Book of Records award under Learning for delivering skill marathon covering 40 Live technical briefings in 31 cities. Skill Marathon happens in a relay format with each set of team members passing the baton on to another set of team members during the trip thus ensuring continuity across the complete 40 days of the journey.
Since 1999, IBM developerWorks has been a key destination for IT professionals as a comprehensive source for technical content, trial code, and forums. developerWorks continues to help software professionals stay ahead of the latest trends in open standards, develop new skills, solve problems, and work collaboratively with peers.
In addition to this, developerWorks offers an online community called My developerWorks, which was created to help users build relationships with technical professionals who have similar interests.
The Develothon Program was plugged into developerWorks to enable developers and academia to learn both online and offline. Some of the online learning aids from developerWorks that were available in the Develothon program were product trials, technology eKits, downloadable or cloud based sandboxes, online briefings, free eBooks, training SkillKits, Java Development Kit (JDK) and online workshops.
Over 18,000 IT professionals were skilled in 2009 in India.
Develothon 2010 Itinerary
The program started on 22 March in Mumbai and passed through various Metro, tier II and III cities. After covering a distance of over 4598 kilometers across 12 cities from 11 states and connecting more than 5000 people, Develothon 2010 finally ended its journey back in Mumbai on 30 April.
|March 22, 2010||Sahara Star||Mumbai|
|March 22, 2010||Sinhgad Institute of Technology||Lonavala|
|March 23, 2010||O Hotel||Pune|
|March 23, 2010||Vishwakarma Institute of Technology||Pune|
|March 25, 2010||Gogte Institute of Technology||Belgaum|
|March 26, 2010||Hotel Fidalgo||Goa|
|March 27, 2010||BV Bhoomaraddi College of Engg. & Technology||Hubli|
|March 29, 2010||NMAM Institute of Technology||Mangalore|
|March 30, 2010||Hotel Royal Orchid||Bangalore|
|March 30, 2010||MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology||Bangalore|
|March 31, 2010||National Institute of Engineering||Mysore|
|April 1, 2010||Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering||Bangalore|
|April 5, 2010||Le Meridian||Chennai|
|April 5, 2010||RMK Engineering College||Chennai|
|April 6, 2010||Sri Venkateswera College||Chitoor|
|April 6, 2010||Sri Vidyaniketan Engineering College||Tirupati|
|April 7, 2010||Vignan University||Guntur|
|April 8, 2010||KL University||Vijayawada|
|April 9, 2010||Fortune Select Manohar||Hyderabad|
|April 9, 2010||Padmasri BV Raju Institute of Technology||Hyderabad|
|April 12, 2010||The Pride Hotel||Nagpur|
|April 14, 2010||Lemon Tree Hotel||Indore|
|April 14, 2010||Chameli Devi institute of Technology & Mgmt||Indore|
|April 15, 2010||Sagar Institute Of Research and Technology||Bhopal|
|April 16, 2010||Bundelkhand Institute of Engg and Technology||Jhansi|
|April 16, 2010||Indian Institute of Information Tech. & Mgmt.||Gwalior|
|April 17, 2010||BMAS Engineering College||Agra|
|April 19, 2010||ITC Sheraton||Delhi|
|April 19, 2010||JSS Academy of Technical Education||Noida|
|April 20, 2010||Fortune Select Global||Gurgaon|
|April 21, 2010||SKIT||Jaipur|
|April 22, 2010||KK Royal||Jaipur|
|April 22, 2010||Banasthali Vidyapith||Banasthali|
|April 23, 2010||Geetanjali Institute of Technical Studies||Udaipur|
|April 23, 2010||Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University||Gandhinagar|
|April 26, 2010||The Grand Bhagwati||Ahmedabad|
|April 26, 2010||S V Institute of Computer Studies||Kadi|
|April 26, 2010||The Gateway Hotel||Vadodara|
|April 27, 2010||Dharamsingh Desai University||Vadodara|
|April 30, 2010||Sahara Star||Mumbai|
Develothon continues its skill journey in a new online avatar called Webathon 2010. Spread across 10 days and delivered over the Internet, Webathon is a e-learning Skill Marathon providing daily virtual briefings on the 10 most vital software and emerging technology tracks. Webathon is on from Oct 19 - Nov 1 2010.
|19th Oct 2010||Agile Development with Jazz & Rational Team Concert|
|20th Oct 2010||Business Performance Management using IBM Cognos|
|21st Oct 2010||Developing Applications in the Cloud using WebSphere Application Server|
|22nd Oct 2010||Developing next generation Web 2.0 applications in Lotus|
|25th Oct 2010||Greater confidence and improved business performance with software quality done right|
|26th Oct 2010||Integrated Service Management|
|27th Oct 2010||Industry Solutions from IBM|
|28th Oct 2010||Unleash the Power of Web 2.0 with Websphere Portal|
|29th Oct 2010||Model Driven Systems Development using Rhapsody|
|1st Nov 2010||The Power of IBM DB2|