We’re Now Cognitive Class

Today, we’re renaming our site to Cognitive Class in order to better embody our focus on Data Science and Cognitive Computing..One has been called “the sexiest profession of the 21st century” and the other is the biggest revolution in the world of computing since the invention of the Turing Machine..A brief history of Cognitive Class When we – a small group of IBMers – first launched this volunteer initiative back in 2010, we chose to call the site DB2 University..Our goal at the time was to provide online data education and literacy free of charge..Our goal hasn’t changed; our name, implementation, and the industry itself have..Most of our team had worked on DB2 at IBM and so we launched the site with a handful of courses related to SQL and specifically IBM DB2..Despite the limited amount of content at the time, we quickly managed to attract the attention of many professionals and students..As the number of registrants grew, we quickly realized that our mission for the site would be to democratize learning beyond the scope of a single product..Seven years ago our students were expressing interest in learning not just about databases but also about this hot new thing called Big Data..Our own team’s scope at IBM expanded to include emerging technologies in the cloud and analytics space..Big Data very much included..So in 2011, we renamed DB2 University to Big Data University.. More details

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