Symbio Wins IBM Bluemix Competition

Symbio recently participated in the Ponsse Industryhack, and also became involved in IBM’s Bluemix competition. The competitions aim was to experiment with utilizing technologies that accelerate innovation. Symbio teams chose IBM Bluemix as the cloud back-end for this hack for its robustness and capability to ramp up the development and release environment in a matter of minutes. It also provides a great variety of preconfigured services to speed up the development process, which is great for rapid-prototyping for scalable solutions.

In the Ponsse hackathon, Symbio’s team created a couple of hacks to showcase how to improve the productivity of the driver with gamification and machine learning, and how to augment the head unit of a harvester with mobile applications, voice control and text-to-speech. IBM’s Bluemix technology was used to collect vehicle data for work performance analysis. Software Specialist Lars Remes wrote a Python/Bluemix back-end, Software and C++ technology Chief Ville Voutilainen created the web front-end and Software Specialist Harri Kyllönen wrote a mobile client with Bluemix serving static web pages to the browser and mobile clients.

Symbio won the IBM BlueMix competition and our team is thrilled by the end result! We are very happy for the recognition from IBM and we will definitely utilize Bluemix technology for future development efforts. The Symbio team would also like to thank IBM for being part of the hack, providing this inspiring technology as tool for innovation and for the award we were able to walk away with!

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