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EXTREME BLUE is IBM
IBM
's premier internship program for both graduate and undergraduate students ; it also serves as a placement opportunity for future IBM
IBM
employment due to the significant effort put into placement of the interns.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Projects

* 3 Laboratory locations

* 3.1 North America * 3.2 South America * 3.3 Asia * 3.4 Europe

* 4 References * 5 External links

HISTORY

Extreme Blue
Extreme Blue
was created in 1999 by Jane Harper. It began at the Lotus Software site in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
. In 2003, Extreme Blue participants filed 98 patents .

In 2007, 10,000 applications were received for 92 positions in the U.S.; over 10,000 students applied for 220 positions worldwide. At the 2008 National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) award ceremony, the UK Extreme Blue
Extreme Blue
program received the "Over 250 Employees – Short term placement" award. In 2009, according to an Extreme Blue
Extreme Blue
manager, over 10,000 applications were received for fewer than 50 US positions.

Since its inception, the program has expanded to include 15 active international locations. Former IBM
IBM
CEO Samuel J. Palmisano , now chairman (far right) speaking with interns at Extreme Blue
Extreme Blue
in 2009

PROJECTS

Extreme Blue
Extreme Blue
uses IBM
IBM
engineers, interns, and business managers to develop technology and business plans for new products and services. Each summer an Extreme Blue
Extreme Blue
team also works on a project. These projects mostly involve rapid prototyping of high-profile software and hardware projects. Publicly released projects include the following:

* AmalgamR (2009) amalgamates social information from multiple sources, including Twitter, and displays relevant and timely group-based information. * BreadCrumbs (2009) is an iPhone application that scans grocery food barcodes and gives consumers information such as ingredients, manufacturing history, and product recall alerts with the use of food traceability servers . Malaria
Malaria
Clinic in Tanzania helped by SMS for Life program, an Extreme Blue
Extreme Blue
project * SMS for Life (2009) fights malaria in Africa by utilizing cell phones, texting and web mapping technology to track and manage antimalarial drugs . * exSEL (2007) is an end-to-end marketing tool which provides a virtual tour and allows virtual interactions with the exhibits in the IBM
IBM
Solutions Experience Lab . * SiSi Say It Sign It (2007) converts from spoken English directly into British Sign Language which is then signed by an animated digital character or avatar. * IBM
IBM
Peridot (2004) checks web sites for broken links and assist in updating them. IBM, and the student inventors, have two patents (US 7290131 and US application 20040267726 ) on this technology. * GameGrid (2003) created a distributed computing MMOG
MMOG
based on the open-source version of ID Software\'s Quake 2
Quake 2
first-person shooter .

LABORATORY LOCATIONS

NORTH AMERICA

In 2004, there were 44 Extreme Blue
Extreme Blue
teams in North America. In 2002, there were 101 interns in North America from 42 schools.

* IBM
IBM
Almaden Research Center located in San Jose, California, USA (2000-current)

* 4 teams in 2009

* Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (1999–2004)

* Debut location of Extreme Blue
Extreme Blue
* Did not host EB in 2001.

* Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (2002–current)

* Started 2002

* Lab manager:

* (2006-current) Ross Grady

* Austin, Texas, USA (2001-current)

* Started 2001

* Lab manager:

* (2015-current) Marjean Fieldhouse

* Technical lead:

* (2015-current) Matthew Glover

* Montreal
Montreal
, Quebec
Quebec
, Canada
Canada
* Ottawa
Ottawa
, Ontario
Ontario
, Canada * Toronto
Toronto
, Ontario, Canada

SOUTH AMERICA

* São Paulo, Brazil
Brazil

ASIA

* Beijing, China
China

* Bangalore, India
India
(2004–?)

* Started in 2004 with 9 students in 2 teams

* Delhi, India
India
(2010–current)

* Started in 2010 and is currently active.

* IBM
IBM
Haifa
Haifa
Research Laboratory located in Haifa, Israel
Israel

EUROPE

* Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
* Cork, Ireland

* Böblingen, Germany
Germany

* 3 teams in 2002

* Brussels, Belgium
Belgium
* Amsterdam, Netherlands
Netherlands
* Uithoorn, Netherlands
Netherlands
* La Gaude, France
France
* Hursley, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* Zürich, Switzerland
Switzerland
* Rome, Italy
Italy

REFERENCES

* ^ James Watson (23 Sep 2004). "Students swap beach for the lab bench in IBM
IBM
internship scheme". Computing. Retrieved 2009-12-21. * ^ NCWE Awards: Extreme Blue
Extreme Blue
wins \'Over 250 Employees – Short term placement Award\' * ^ Mike Cassidy (August 14, 2009). "Cassidy: Looking at the Valley through fresh eyes". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved December 4, 2009. * ^ Richard Macmanus (October 26, 2009). " IBM
IBM
Debuts Food Traceability iPhone App". The New York Times. Retrieved December 4, 2009. * ^ Zachary Wilson (15 Dec 2009). "Are Your Interns Saving the World? IBM\'s Are". Fast Company. Retrieved 21 Dec 2009. * ^ "Saving Lives with SMS for Life". IBM. 14 Dec 2009. Retrieved 21 Dec 2009. * ^ Mitch Wagner (15 Dec 2009). "SMS Project Fights Malaria
Malaria
In Africa". InformationWeek. Retrieved 21 Dec 2009. * ^ "Extreme Blue". IBM
IBM
. Retrieved 21 May 2014. * ^ " IBM
IBM
Research Demonstrates Innovative \'Speech to Sign Language\' Translation System". IBM. 12 Sep 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-14. * ^ Geoff Adams-Spink (15 September 2007). "Technique links words to signing". BBC
BBC
News. Retrieved 2009-10-14. * ^ EISENBERG, ANNE (October 21, 2004). "For Missing Web Pages, a Department of Lost and Found". NYTimes. Retrieved 21 May 2014. * ^ "Broken Links No More?". Slashdot. Retrieved 21 May 2014. * ^ Twist, Jo (24 September 2004). "Web tool may banish broken links". BBC
BBC
. Retrieved 21 May 2014. * ^ "Students swap beach for the lab bench in IBM
IBM
internship scheme". Forbes. * ^ "Cool projects". IBM. Retrieved 21 May 2014. * ^ http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bethenco/ibmsj06quake.pdf Archived July 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ "Igor Jablokov, Program Director, Speech & Multimodal Technologies, IBM
IBM
Pervasive Computing". SpeechTechMag. Retrieved 21 May 2014. * ^ http://www-913.ibm.com/employment/us/extremeblue/bio/2002_us_interns.html * ^ A B C " Extreme Blue
Extreme Blue
History". IBM. 2001. Retrieved 2009-12-08. * ^ "Dynamic places". 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2002-02-22. Retrieved Oct 12, 2009. ... Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
– New ...' * ^ htt