In this new blog post 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? So I created a newer version of my older blog post: How to prepare for a Hackathon with IBM Cloud
IBM Cloud provides a huge amount of different services, runtimes, and more. From my point of view, one of the most important objectives in a hackathon is:
Run your developed application instance live! To do this you need a runtime 😉
Let’s start with the basics
Let’s get a basic understanding of what does IBM Cloud provide and where to find how to’s?
The IBM Cloud catalog gives you an entry point to find Cloud Services, Software and Consulting, which are organized by different categories.
IBM Cloud has a very good entry point for new users with the getting started page. The page is structure in five major steps.
- Explore IBM Cloud
- See cloud essentials
- Start building
- Helpful resources
- Get community support
The gif below shows the navigation going through the different steps on the getting started page.