One of the concerns I have heard from the Lotus community is that IBM isn't doing enough to introduce students to IBM technologies.  While this article from the Washington Post is not about IBM efforts specific to Lotus, it does highlight some of the work IBM is doing to introduce university students to Web 2.0 skills (or should I say skillz).

James Governor, an analyst with Redmonk, suggested it makes sense for IBM to embrace newer development methods in its work with schools.

"IBM doesn't want to be your father's IBM, it wants to be your son's," he said.  ...

Meanwhile, IBM and the University of California-Los Angeles previously created a program within one computer science course that sees students choose their own Web 2.0 project and then work with IBM mentors to complete it.

Jeffrey Tan, a UCLA senior from Palo Alto, California, built a mashup called Bounce along with two classmates. It leveraged the Facebook API along with listings from the Eventful event aggregator and maps from Google Maps. Tan's contributions focused on the application's front end.
I am hopeful that, especially with the opportunities around technologies like Eclipse (see next blog post, shortly), Lotus-branded capabilities will start making their way into these kinds of efforts.

Link: Washington Post: College coders working with IBM's Project Zero >

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