Hands-on Labs


Hands-on Lab Center

Sponsored by IBM Skills Gateway
South Seas, Mandalay Bay Level 3

The InterConnect Hands-on Lab Center provides an opportunity to gain first-hand, technical experience with IBM's latest products and solutions. The Center features over 200 hands-on labs covering IBM BlueMix, IBM Hybrid cloud products and solutions, Cloud Managed Services, Security, and IoT applications. Attendees complete labs in a classroom setting, each with a dedicated laptop. Scheduled Labs are led by IBM expert instructors providing step-by-step lab instructions and answering questions. Open Labs are Self-Paced.

New for InterConnect 2017! IBM will offer several Bootcamp labs this year. These instructor-led labs will run 3-4 hours, and provide the opportunity to work hands-on with new products and technologies. Attendees will dive deeper in these sessions led by subject matter experts. Topics will include Bluemix, OpenWhisk, WebSphere Application Server Migration, DevOps and Maximo/Tririga. Attendees can earn a badge by completing a Bootcamp Lab.

Scheduled Labs and Bootcamp Labs - Enrollment Policy

You must enroll in all Scheduled labs, including Bootcamp labs, using the IBM Events mobile app or the InterConnect Session Expert prior to each scheduled lab. Early enrollment is encouraged as hands-on labs reach capacity quickly. If you are confirmed in a session, your seat will be held until the session begins. If enrollment in a lab is full, you can wait until the start of the session and unoccupied seats will be given to those waiting on a first-come, first-served basis

To view the detailed schedule of hands-on labs offered each day, use the IBM Events mobile app or the Session Listings in the daily newsletter. Some popular labs are offered multiple times. Please arrive early as some fill up very quickly. All IBM employees are defaulted to stand-by status as prioritization is given to clients and IBM Business Partners first.

Open Labs are First-Come, First-Served

Open Labs will be held in South Seas room F, and are available throughout the week, per the hours listed below. No pre-registration is required to complete an Open Lab. The IBM Events mobile app can be used to block time on your schedule to attend Open Labs.

We are pleased to announce that Open Labs are opening on Sunday 3/19.
Please visit Mandalay Bay, 3rd Floor, South Seas F, to work on an Open Lab on Sunday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

Monday 11:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:10 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM