Resources that Make Learning Fun (and Mostly Free)

Greetings!  With so many resources available to us all to work on areas we are interested in this blog will be one of the vehicles to share key resources to help in traditional education, continuing education and new opportunities for education for anyone wanting to learn and do more.  This weekend to participate in the NASA space challenge instead of having my list of mostly free resources this is a good time to being a blog and post them for others to use in the challenge and in other ways to make a difference

Join me in the NASA space challenge, I am participating virtually so not to late to join in 4/10/15-4/12/15: https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org/challenge/

Let’s begin with this summary of resources:

IBM GLOBAL ENTERPRENEUR PROGRAM for CLOUD STARTUPS (1K-10K per month for 12 months free)

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/info/ecod/cloudoffer/startup.html

Access to software, experts, and promotion support for privately held companies in business less than 5 years.

IBM BLUEMIX  (30 days free then freemium model afterwards)

https://ibm.biz/bluemixchicago

Cloud environment to develop and deploy applications as a service: From build to business.

IBM ACADEMIC INITIATIVE – UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DATASETs
http://enterprise.waltoncollege.uark.edu/IBM.asp

Datasets include: Dillards, Sam’s Club, Tyson’s Food, Axiom accessed with DB2 Connect or SPSS Modeler.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA MACHINE LEARNING DATASETS

http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/index.html

University of California, School of Infor and Computer Science 239 datasets Machine Learning Repository

CITY OF CHICAGO DATA PORTAL DATASETS

https://data.cityofchicago.org/

The City of Chicago has made over 322 datasets available on topics such as energy, crime, CTA, and more.

BIG DATASETS

http://www.issip.org/

Large, Open, Data Sets for faculty who are looking for big data for projects.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY LARGE DATASET NETWORK COLLECTION

https://snap.stanford.edu/data/twitter7.html

Stanford’s large dataset repository: social networks, communities,  metadata, Reddit, flickr, and more.

IBM INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS VALUE STUDIES

http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/gbs/thoughtleadership/

Studies from more than 50 consultants who conduct research and analysis across industries and disciplines.

IBM CENTER FOR APPLIED INSIGHTS

http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/centerforappliedinsights/overview/index.html

Studies around new ideas and technologies – by studying organizations and leaders active in emerging spaces.

GETTING STARTED WITH BIG DATA AND BIGINSIGHTS

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/BigInsights/page/Video+Guide

Repository of resources focused on Big Data with trending data, use cases, text analytics, Research view, etc.

 

IBM WATSON ANALYTICS

http://www.ibm.com/analytics/watson-analytics/

No-charge tool to incorporate data analytics, visualization and ad-hoc reporting all in one.

PUBLIC DOMAIN MEDICARE DATASETS

Realistic set of claims data in public domain w protection to the Medicare beneficiaries’ protected health infor http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Downloadable-Public-Use-Files/SynPUFs/DE_Syn_PUF.html

IBM JOBS

http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/us/

All jobs in IBM are listed in this website, including: full-time, part-time and internship positions. With an advanced search capabilities in the site you can search for positions locally and around the globally as all positions posted here.

CITY OF CHICAGO DATA PORTAL DATASETS

https://data.cityofchicago.org/

The City of Chicago has made over 278 datasets available on topics such as energy, crime, CTA, and more.

IBM ACADEMIC INITIATIVE  (accessible and free only to faculty at accredited universities)
http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/university/academic/pub/page/academic_initiative

BM Academic Initiative provides faculty no-charge access to IBM assets: software, curriculum, exercises, etc

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