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Say you’re a hiring manager at a tech firm. Two recent graduates have come to present their credentials. One participated in a cutting-edge distributed agile development project, creating a mobile app. The other wrote code for coursework by himself in his dorm room. Easy choice. And real choice.
The mobile app project was actually undertaken by five graduate students in three countries, in part through the IBM Academic Initiative, which gives university professors free access to the latest IBM products to help students develop competitive skills and research complex issues in computer science.
Led by Christelle Scharff, associate professor at Pace University in New York, one