IBM at OSCON 2017

Join IBM at OSCON 2017!

May 8-11, 2017
Austin Convention Center
Booth #301

Open technology and innovation are at the core of IBM’s strategy. Leveraging Open by DesignTM  principles, we’re delivering unparalleled integration of open technologies across our strategic cloud and cognitive solutions. Find out how at OSCON 2017 — attend one of our sessions, then stop by booth #301 for some hands-on experience. Explore our solutions for Apache OpenWhiskTM, Node.js, Swift, Apache Spark, Kubernetes, Blockchain and many others to build cognitive, IoT, and mobile solutions for the cloud. Dig deeper into these solutions by taking a developer journey with IBM Code at developerWorks.

Featured Sessions

Keynote: Why Choose Open Infrastructure?
Christopher Aedo,
Developer Advocate, IBM Digital Business Group
9:20 am, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
In the last decade we have witnessed an incredible explosion in open source software. Arguably, little attention has been paid to the infrastructure enabling this growth. Repository management, CI pipelines, chat services, and IaaS all have open alternatives, even though the majority of projects have been developed with a reliance on closed and proprietary infrastructure. We’ll review the principles that matter for open infrastructure, what’s available today, and how to make choices with greater community impact.

Build Serverless Applications on the Apache OpenWhisk Platform
Daniel Krook,
Software Architect, Distinguished IT Specialist
11:40 am, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Apache OpenWhisk on IBM Bluemix provides a powerful and flexible environment for deploying cloud-native applications driven by data, message, and API call events. We’ll discuss why serverless architectures are attractive for many emerging cloud workloads, and when you should consider OpenWhisk for your next project. Then we’ll demonstrate how to get started with OpenWhisk on Bluemix right away using several samples on GitHub.

Developer on the Rise – Blurring the Line Between Developer and Data Scientist with PixieDust
Va Barbosa
, Developer Advocate, IBM Watson Data Platform
4:15 pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
PixieDust is a new open-source library that helps data scientists and developers working in Jupyter Notebooks and Apache Spark. It speeds data manipulation and display with features like auto-visualization of Spark DataFrames; realtime Spark Job progress-monitoring directly from the Notebook; and seamless integration to cloud services and automated local install of Python and Scala kernels running with Spark. Learn how you can use this tool to visualize and explore data effortlessly, with no coding. We’ll finish with a demo combining Twitter, Watson Tone Analyzer, Spark Streaming, and some fun real-time visualizations – all running within a Notebook.

For more information on sessions, check out the OSCON schedule.

Also Don’t Miss!

Open Container Day

Containers Versus Serverless Frameworks: Navigating Application Deployment Options
Daniel Krook,
Software Architect, Distinguished IT Specialist
11:55 am12:25 pm, Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Blockchain Development Fundamentals on Hyperledger Fabric
Matt Lucas
, Global Blockchain Labs Enablement, IBM Industry Platform
1:30 pm–5:00 pm, Monday, May 8, 2017
Level: Beginner

Contract-First API Development Using The OpenAPI Specification (Swagger)
Dave Forgac,
American Greetings
Ian Zelikman, Software Engineer, IBM Watson Health
9:00 am–12:30 pm, Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Level: Intermediate


Enhancing Cloud Security With the TPM
James Bottomley,
Distinguished Engineer, IBM Research
1:45 pm–2:25 pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Level: Intermediate

Web Server Defense: Swift Edition
Gelareh Taban, Research Staff, Swift@IBM, IBM Hybrid Cloud
Robert Dickerson, Team Lead, Applications, Swift@IBM Engineering, IBM Hybrid Cloud
2:35 pm–3:15 pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Level: Intermediate

Workers, Queues, and Data
Lorna Mitchell,
Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud Data Services, IBM Watson & Cloud Platform
2:35 pm–3:15 pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Level: Intermediate

Fake it Before You Make It: Mocking Your Way to Better HTTP APIs
Dave Forgac,
American Greetings
Ian Zelikman, Software Engineer, IBM Watson Health
1:45 pm–2:25 pm, Thursday, May 11, 2017
Level: Intermediate

Set Developers Free: Break the Compliance Jail for Open Source With DevOps
Bianca Jiang
, Tech Lead, IBM Cloud DevOps Transformation
Steve Gerdt, Open Source Program Director, OSSC
IBM Digital Business Group
4:15 pm–4:55 pm, Thursday, May 11, 2017
Level: Intermediate

Let’s Play a Game!

Visit IBM at booth #301 and submit your entry for a chance to win a prize.
We’ll give you the details on how to earn a T-shirt and a chance to enter a drawing for an Apple watch or VR googles.

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