Today I want to address a common situation for developers: You want to participate in a hackathon, and you plan to use IBM Cloud, but you have never used it before. How to prepare? My motivation to write this: I will support the hacknext hackathon from 7-9 March 2019 in Munich as a coach. (http://ibm.biz/ibm4hacknext)
IBM Cloud provides a huge amount of different services, runtimes, and so on.
BTW (by the way): From my point of view, one of the most important objectives in a hackathon is, running your created application live! To do this you need a runtime 😉
Let’s start with the basics
Let’s get a basic understanding of what the major areas in IBM Cloud are and where to find how to’s?
IBM Cloud offers a good entry point with the getting started page , which is organized into these different topics:
- Develop and deploy
Build your apps, deploy, and scale them with IBM Cloud.
- Cognitive with Watson
Build cloud-based exploration applications powered by Watson.
- IoT platform
Manage your devices, visualize data and perform analytics on real-time data.
- Data science and data management
Uncover insights hidden in the data and influence your business.