How to build a bot – in 10 minutes

Written by Scott Stockwell | November 10, 2016 | Conferences

At the World of Watson Developer Conference, Dan O’Connor, Senior Software Engineer for Watson Conversation Services took to the stage to teach the audience how to create a bot – in 10 minutes. Dan’s worked for Watson for over four years and knows the conversation service, among others really well. Building conversational bots Users want ...read 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 ...read more

Why it’s GAME ON for Watson Dev Con

Written by Anne Ahola Ward | November 9, 2016 | Conferences

If World of Watson (WoW) left you feeling inspired, Watson Dev Con will fill your heart with sheer nerd joy. There is no denying that the Internet of Things (IoT) entry point is exciting, but where we’re going next is even better. Instead of merely having a conversation with Pepper, a robot who can instantly ...read 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 ...read more

Meet the cybercode twins, talking women in tech, and IoT at Watson Dev Con 2016

Written by Lynne Slowey | November 9, 2016 | Interview

Penelope and America Lopez, identical twin sisters, community activists, developers, and women in tech join IBM onstage at the Watson Developer Conference… Q: How did you get into tech? It was really a happy accident, I happened to be at a hackathon, and from there my teacher encouraged me to continue. She helped me go ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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, ...read 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 ...read more