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Chapter 1: Game design and UIs

  • Developers: the new superpower

    Jonathan Bryce | Executive Director, OpenStack Picture

    More than ever, developers are driving the world. OpenStack Foundation executive director Jonathan Bryce will provide an overview of OpenStack and focus on why OpenStack is a great sandbox for developers getting started with open source.

  • How to Engineer Emotion

    Jenova Chen | Co-founder & Creative Director, thatgamecompany

    Leading thatgamecompany to several BAFTAs and permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art and Smithsonian, Chen has mastered the art of making games that create new feelings in players. In this talk, he'll discuss how his company is building new bridges between engineers and designers and how games give a unique lens on the future of user interactions.

  • Lessons learned while developing the LP RECHARGE game

    Jendrik Pösche | Executive Producer, kuuluu interactive entertainment AG

    In a perfect world, things work right the first time. In reality, things don't always go as planned. Attend this session to hear about all of the lessons learned (good and bad) from Jendrik Posche from Kuuluu. You will leave with some valuable nuggets that will help make your game-building a success!

Chapter 2: Designing through cloud-based platforms

  • Level Up with Cloud Platform Bluemix

    Damion Heredia | Cloud Operating Environment, Product Management & Design, IBM

  • Brick-and-mortar retail: Death or resurrection by technology?

    Michael Garel, Jim Wang | CEO, eyeQ; CTO, eyeQ

    Evidence mounts that brick-and-mortar retail is in decline. Recent news of retailers closing stores, laying off employees and going out of business seem to confirm this. Is it time for traditional retailers to throw in the towel? Not so fast! eyeQ and IBM are bringing cloud services, online-style shopper intelligence and personalized engagement to the brick-and-mortar retailer, enabling them to win against online.

  • DBaaS for mobile & internet of things

    Adam Kocoloski | Co-founder, CTO, Cloudant

    Take the gnarly parts of the stack, turn them into a service for apps.

  • Building Next Level Customer Interactions with VoIP and Messaging

    Kevin Whinnery | Developer Evangelist for @Twilio

    In this session, developers will learn how to add voice calling and messaging features to web and native mobile applications. We will live code a few simple use cases before diving into a native iOS app that features in-context VoIP calling to power a simple but powerful customer interaction.

Chapter 3: Design in a MobileFirst economy

  • Mobile at the speed of cloud

    Don Boulia | VP, Development WebSphere Foundation

    Take a tour of IBM's cloud-based mobile application services, including dashboards and SDKs used to build a mobile app. See how services such as data, push notifications, cloud code, and enterprise integration provide a complete back-end service environment for multi-channel applications.

  • The New Analytics: In the Cloud, Behind the API

    Josh Dzielak | VP Engineering, Keen IO

    Keen IO tells their journey of creating APIs to enable custom analytics for web, mobile, and internet of things companies around the world. They'll share their vision that APIs are enabling a powerful new class of connected applications and talk about how they've benefited from hosting analytics in the cloud. They will also share their approach to meet the challenges that many startups face: high growth, fragmented users, scaling the business, and demanding system responsiveness in an API world.

  • Enterprise applications and mobile - are your back-end apps ready?

    Rosalind Radcliffe | IBM Distinguished Engineer, Enterprise Modernization, Solution Architect

    To take your mobile strategy to the next level and offer five-star apps in the cloud, businesses must develop, test and deploy mobile apps that integrate enterprise applications and back-end data sources. In this session, discuss IBM's cutting edge multiplatform IDE's to mobilize development solutions.

  • The new deployment pipeline: Ghost infrastructure and artificial components

    Steve Boone | Client Technical Professional, IBM UrbanCode

    Quality is key. But for IT teams, it's not enough to have a quality application. The deployment pipeline must evolve to keep up with these fast turnaround times and call for higher quality. In this talk, we will discuss how this new deployment pipeline is enabling teams to create applications faster, better, and cheaper than ever before, and provide use cases from enterprises at the forefront of this technology.

Chapter 4: Future in cognitive computer and AI

  • Powering a new era of cognitive applications through the Watson Developer Cloud

    Nathan Vega | Market Manager and Strategist, IBM Watson Solutions

    The Watson Ecosystem announced in November 2013 made history by announcing for the first time that IBM Business Partners will be building Cognitive Applications using IBM Watson's tooling and API. This session will discuss Watson, the Watson Ecosystem and demonstrate the Watson Developer Cloud, a cloud based toolset for working with and managing Watson.

  • LookML: Analytical data modeling with SQL and the power of derivative tables

    Lloyd Tabb | Founder, Chairman, CTO at looker

  • Rapid application deployment meets simplified management: Patterns on SoftLayer

    Amit Acharya | Senior Product Manager - PureApplication System, IWD

    Wouldn't it be a rewarding experience to sip on your coffee and within minutes, also deploy applications and projects such as business process, analytics, mobile, portal? IBM now provides the ability to rapidly create and deploy applications on SoftLayer using PureApplication Service (Beta). Boost agility and accelerate time to value while responding to changing market needs.

  • Data Warehousing and analytics for hackers

    Leon Katsnelson, Rakesh Ranjan | Developers from the IBM Lab

    Data warehousing has always been the domain of the people with deep pockets and access to teams of consultants. BLU Acceleration for Cloud changes that. It brings transformational in-memory technology that makes analytics blazingly fast to everyone regardless of budget or skill. How fast? As much as 270 times faster than some older methods according to our clients. BLU Acceleration for Cloud also makes it very inexpensive so anyone can afford it.

Chapter 5: Impact of design and technology on the world

  • Finding our space in time

    Charles Adler | Co-founder, Kickstarter

    This is an amazing time in history, where the independent creative has control over their own destiny, guided less by mass-markets and more by a desire to produce based on personal interests. And create a living doing so.

  • 2050

    Reshma Saujani | Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code

    Though women earn 57% of bachelors degrees overall, we earn just 12% of bachelors degrees in Computer Science. This is a massive drop from 1984, when women earned 37% of CS bachelors. The lack of women in computer science and technology is the most important domestic issue of our nation's time. If we build a movement, we can achieve gender parity through innovative programs and policy solutions from both the private and public sector.

  • POWNing in today's IT renaissance

    Angel Diaz | Vice President of Open Technology & Cloud Performance Solutions for IBM Software Group

    Community-based open technologies are leading a new business & IT renaissance that is forcing organizations to change how they play the game. The driving force behind this transformation? Rapid innovation upon an open cloud architecture that enables unprecedented interoperability across infrastructures, across platforms, and across workloads.

  • From Gears of War to beyond

    Cliff Bleszinski

    Designing games since childhood, Bleszinski has seen enormous changes for game designers over the last two decades. In this conversation, he will discuss his life creating multimillion dollar franchises, the seismic shifts in graphical capabilities, and the future of design on console and tablet.

Chapter 6: Development in the open world

  • Defensive development through threat intelligence

    Chris Poulin | Security Strategist, IBM

    In this session, we'll present the latest application and mobile security findings from the X-Force Trend and Risk Report, and discuss how organizations like yours are utilizing application security testing and mobile security technology to protect their mission-critical assets.

  • Pythonic approach to the SoftLayer API

    Phil Jackson | Lead, Developer Advocate

    The SoftLayer API is quite large. Spanning over 200 services with 3,000 methods. Because of this, it can be overwhelming for newcomers. To help ease consumption of the SLAPI we have created a client design that simplifies the implementation of popular API features. The client also includes a command line interface tool 'sl' that provides API access to the shell. During this talk Phil will explain how the SLAPI is structured and give a tour of the Python bindings and CLI.

  • Developing in the Cloud, for the Cloud

    Scott Rich | Distinguished Engineer, IBM Developer Experience and Rational CLM Cloud Lead Architect

    DevOps Services for the IBM Cloud Platform (JazzHub) are providing the premier developer site for hosted agile development. This talk will demonstrate a developer workflow from exploring a sample application in IBM's Cloud infrastructure, editing the application source to implement a Feature, exploring the code artifacts related to the Feature, committing changes to a Stream, and finally deploying the updated application to the Cloud.

  • Bridging Cloud Apps to SaaS and Enterprise

    Adolfo Rodriguez | Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect - API Economy and Gateways (APIm, DataPower, Cast Iron)

    In this session, we will describe the creation of a cloud-resident application that can securely leverage services and data on-premise and in other SaaS clouds. We will describe how this architecture can be leveraged in any IaaS or PaaS. Lastly, we will show how this example is even further simplified and augmented in novel PaaS-centric IBM solutions based on CloudFoundry.

Chapter 7: Rapid app development and open source software

  • Designing Games the Telltale Way

    Dan Connors | Founder, Director, Chief Executive Officer, Telltale Games

    When Telltale Games was founded a decade ago, they envisioned a world of high-quality cinematic content delivered digitally one episode at the time. To make that happen, Connors and his team created new internal products to help them create a world that didn't exist yet. We'll talk about the Telltale Tool which allows the studio to publish on a variety of platforms and how player data powers new narrative experiences through titles like The Walking Dead and the forthcoming Game of Thrones release.

  • Going cloud native for your applications and services

    Jerry Cuomo | IBM Fellow, VP, WebSphere CTO
    Andrew Spyker | STSM, Performance Architect and Strategist

    IBM recently won the worldwide Netflix OSS Cloud Prize for an effort to demonstrate how the IBM premier cloud sample and benchmark, Acme Air, could benefit operationally from a rearchitecture to use the Netflix OSS cloud platform. During the session we will show a behind the scenes view of how IBM itself is using SoftLayer and these technologies to stand up world-class public cloud services.

  • Empowering the body through user interface design and play

    Phoenix Perry | Researcher, Code Liberation, Dozen Eyes Games

    Phoenix Perry will discuss how her encounter with disability radically transformed her approach to games and user interface design. She will offer tips and finding from her research for other developers designing Natural User Interfaces.

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