October 3, 2004

New software-design school sheds old ways of training

The school's prime sponsor is IBM, which, like the other sponsors, expects to hire some grads. IBM wants to counter Microsoft's market dominance and educate more grads in IBM-written applications for Linux and other open-source systems.

"I'm jazzed about the Northface program," said IBM research fellow Grady Booch, a member of the school's advisory board. "Northface is producing a far better match for the skill sets IBM needs."

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