Closing the gender gap: Girls who code

Written by Kim Kemble | April 19, 2017 | Conferences

As a long time IBMer and a girl who used to code, I have been transfixed – and reawakened – to the importance of gender diversity in the tech industry. This was my “AHA!” moment at InterConnect 2017. I graduated in 1982 with a Computer Science degree from Georgia Tech. Although it seemed like I more

Hacking with a purpose: Safer communities through mobile tech: A recipe for developers

Written by Lynne Slowey | November 10, 2016 | Conferences

The potential to revolutionize the use of IoT for social good has never been better. Social innovation is about the greater good—using IoT to help build healthier, safer, and smarter cities for those in need of greater access to critical services and improved living conditions. This wave of technology is already providing monumental support for more

Bluemix to Blueshop: girls that code

Written by Lynne Slowey | November 9, 2016 | Conferences

At the Watson Developer Conference we were introduced to Michelle Liang, Karen Supandi, and Madison Gong, alumni from the Girls That Code course. They introduced us to the programme, and the incredible site they created in just two weeks, after five weeks of training on the IBM Silicon Valley Girls Who Code programme. The GWC more

How developers will build the cognitive world with Watson – Dev Con 2016

Written by Scott Stockwell | November 9, 2016 | Conferences

San Francisco’s Innovation Hangar next door to the Palace of Fine Arts, opened it’s doors to a host of developers interested to find out about the power of Watson. As the line up wound its way into the registration booths, welcoming espresso and red bull shots perked the crowd up. After a speedy breakfast the more

Can bots have intelligent conversations?

Written by Scott Stockwell | November 8, 2016 | Conferences

The afternoon session of the Watson Developer Conference saw a spotlight featuring Chris Messina, Developer Experience Lead at Uber, Matt Makai, Developer Evangelist at Twilio, Amir Shevat, Director of Developer Relations, Slack. The group came together to talk all things ‘bot’. The panel was hosted by Beerud Sheth, Co-Founder and CEO of Gupshup. The expert more

Why being modular with AI is important

Written by Scott Stockwell | November 8, 2016 | Conferences

Francesco D’Orazio, VP of Product, Pulsar took the stage. Pulsar is a next generation audience insight company. They’re looking both at people who are talking – and intrestingly, also those who aren’t talking. Pulsar started out working with the familiar favourites Facebook and Twitter. But they now go beyond that and look at Mintel, TGI, more

Turning visual recognition into video recognition

Written by Scott Stockwell | November 8, 2016 | Conferences

Ryan VanAlstine, CTO, BlueChasm and Robert Rios, Software Developer, BlueChasm welcomed the audience. Who’re BlueChasm? They’re a team of Austin developers that build platforms and API’s that integrate to existing infrastructure.In the example at the Watson Developers Conference, they were demonstrating how Watson can identify what’s in video footage. Ryan VanAlstine and Robert Rios from more