David Provan

July 18, 2018

Part III: Wimbledon Facebook Bot on IBM Cloud

Delivering at scale: In the final part of the series, we discuss integrations with on-site systems at the All England Club and how we used Multi-Region within IBM Cloud to ensure scale and availability.

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July 16, 2018

Part II: Wimbledon Facebook Bot on IBM Cloud

In the second in a series of posts about how IBM iX designed, developed, and delivered the Facebook Messenger Bot available at Wimbledon 2018, we focus on the broadcast integration within Facebook and how we persisted user preferences using IBM Cloudant and Compose Redis.

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July 13, 2018

Part I: Wimbledon Facebook Bot on IBM Cloud

Integration with the Facebook platform: This is the first in a series of posts that will detail how IBM iX designed, developed, and delivered the Facebook Messenger Bot available at the The Championships, Wimbledon 2018.

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June 25, 2018

IBM Cloudant at the Tony Awards

IBM has been a proud partner of the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® since 2000. IBM proudly designs, builds and hosts the official website of the Tony Awards®, at TonyAwards.com in partnership with Tony Award Productions. The Tony Awards® are named for Antoinette Perry, a former leader of the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Award statuette and medallion is a highly coveted award in the professional entertainment scene. The Tony Awards® debuted on April 6, 1947 at a dinner in the Grand Ballroom of New York City's Waldorf Astoria hotel to celebrate theatre excellence. The annual Tony Awards® ceremony and entertainment program is a greatly anticipated highlight of the New York gala theatre season. The awards evening is normally hosted at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and is broadcast live nationally and internationally by CBS every June.

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June 25, 2018

The AI Story Behind the Wimbledon Poster

In 2018, the Official Championships Poster celebrates the 150th anniversary of The All England Lawn Tennis Club. The Club was founded in 1868 with the first Championships being held in 1877. Posters have featured tennis and The Club for many years with the earliest poster in the Museum’s collection dating from 1893 - a railway poster advertising how to get to The Championships. Over the years since the Official Championships Poster has featured a range of styles, designers and world-famous artists.

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April 22, 2018

Digital Analytics powered by Watson and the IBM Cloud

Anyone who has walked alongside the pristine fairways and blooming azaleas at Augusta National in early April will tell you the Masters Tournament is unlike any other event in professional sports. The mission of the Masters Digital team is to share this unique experience with the millions of golf fans who are not able to attend. Enabled by IBM as the official IT partner, the team brings new features each year to its digital platforms in hopes of delighting golf fans around the world.

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October 9, 2017

Using Spring for REST on Liberty Buildpack

During a recent development sprint our team was investigating frameworks in place to support Social Login for a RESTful application. In our research, we found that the common social login areas we were looking at Twitter, Facebook and Google all provided solid documentation on how to integrate into an application.

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October 9, 2017

Using Bluemix DevOps with a local git repository

I have long been a fan of the DevOps pipeline available on the bluemix platform. I was impressed by the original jazz version and the migration to the new pipelines was an enjoyable upgrade on what was presented before. My issue had always been that my source code needed to be managed on bluemix git repositories. As part of a larger practice we had a git repository server behind our firewall and I couldn’t get the pipeline to connect to it.

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September 11, 2017

JPA 2.1 using Hibernate on Liberty Buildpack

On a recent project we were looking at rewriting a system which provides data-ingestion services into a DB2 instance. As we move more workloads into IBM’s cloud offerings we always stop, think, review to implement the most suitable technical approach to create the work product.

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