Oktoberfest dates back to 1810 as a marriage celebration for King Ludwig I and Therese of Saxe-Hildurghhausen , in Munich, Germany. Redmonk, the leading developer focused analyst firm, established its roots in 2002.
The result when the two are combined is Monktoberfest taking place this week in Portland, Maine. The event –which combines craft software and craft beer--offers a backdrop for some of the world’s premier technologists to discuss a range of issues related to the intersection of social and technology.
Several of IBM’s leading developers will be in Portland to participate in sessions, engage with attendees and demonstrate how to build next generation applications using IBM Bluemix, IBM’s PaaS environment for building, managing and running all types of mobile, web and big data apps.
This year’s Monktoberfest will feature a developer sandbox area showcasing IBM Bluemix. Hands on demos will include building an app with the Cloudant NoSQL DB service; building mobile apps with the Mobile Quality service; and using Bluemix to build and deploy a node.js starter covering several stages of the DevOps lifecycle.
Further demonstrating IBM’s leadership in mobile, cloud and open standards leadership, IBM Master Inventor Lisa Seacat Deluca will deliver a keynote address on the role her more than 150 patents provide in adding value to mobile and cloud customers. Based on her personal experience, Lisa will also discuss best practices for developers to use Kickstarter for project funding.