Like last Spring, I am looking for some college students to work with me on a project at IBM. This time though it’s not an Extreme Blue project, it’s a Summer/Fall co-op.

The problem area is this: How can we make development activities (e.g. design and coding), cloud-based infrastructures, and operational activities (e.g. deployment, monitoring) work together seamlessly to allow us to evolve IT and other types of living systems (e.g. buildings) faster and with higher quality?

The ideal candidate is a junior or rising senior undergrad or graduate student in computer science or similar major. Must be extremely passionate about technology, an proficient hacker, and able to make progress without micromanagement/babysitting. Interest in DevOps ideas and Cloud technologies a plus. Interest/knowledge in living ecosystems a plus.

The location is Research Triangle Park, North Carolina from May to December 2012.

If interested, send me an email ( with the word “co-op” somewhere in the subject line. I will provide more details to candidates.