June 13, 2019
Amsterdam

Developer Night. Code. Learn. Talk.

Introducing Developer Night 2019, an evening full of coding, demo’s and tech talks by developers for developers, with the technology evangelist Justin Halsall as host.

  • Quick labs: code your own app in only 15 minutes.
  • Tech talks: learn and discuss about open source, cloud, artificial intelligence, internet of things and quantum computers.
  • Speakers' corner: ask the speakers all the questions you may have.
  • Experience Zone: test digital technologies and network with other developers.

Program

       
16:30 – 17:00

Walk-in registration and quicklabs* (join one of the labs and get your free T-shirt!)

17:00 – 17:30

Welcome by technology evangelist Justin Halsall: Let’s get involved with Open Source Serverless!

Let’s get involved with Open Source Serverless!

Serverless is an exciting field that is evolving quickly. But with all the closed source proprietary Serverless systems running wild, you might wonder if this isn’t just one big excuse for vendor lock-in?
For a good vendor lock-in antidote we are going to examine the state of open source Serverless technology. We’ll share a behind the scenes peak on what IBM has been doing to advance open source Serverless with Apache OpenWhisk and KNative. And we’ll share with you how you can also contribute to some of these projects.

17:30 – 17:50

How Aston Martin Red Bull Racing is racing into the future

Chris Blunt gives you a sneak peak behind the scenes at Formula 1. She shows you how IBM's data, analytics and storage solutions help to develop race-winning cars.

Speaker:

Christina Blunt

Christina Blunt
Senior Technical Partnership Manager, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

Christina Blunt is a Senior Technical Partnership Manager at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. As part of the Technical Partnerships team she works closely with our IT focused Innovation Partners and IT department to ensure maximum activation of each partnership. The Team’s portfolio consists of over 15 Partnerships across a wide range of technical capabilities and products – from some of the World’s biggest names in telecoms and IT, to leading experts in manufacturing and product development.

17:55 – 18:25

Tech talks and hands on quantum workshop:

Is your data bias free?

The promise of AI may make you forget to think for yourself. But take care, even applying a great algorithm will give you a model as good as the data you use. In this talk, Damiaan will provide you a realistic view on the state of AI and its development. The practical test is in deployment, so after implementation, continuous monitoring is crucial to prevent unwanted effects such as bias creeping in. At the end of his talk, Damiaan will show you in a live demo how to detect bias in your data. Then it’s up to you to keep your data bias free!

Speaker:

Damiaan Zwietering

Damiaan Zwietering
Developer Advocate Data Science, IBM

Damiaan Zwietering is an IBM developer advocate who spent his career on achieving real world results innovating with information. He was a developer, consultant, architect and sales engineer in the area of data warehousing, business intelligence and advanced analytics before his current position as a developer advocate for data science, specializing in the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Our Coffeepredictor: integrating a predictive model in your chatbot

e-office has built a machine learning model that is able to predict personal coffee preference, based on several character traits. Tim is AI Developer at e-office and will share his experience in building a chatbot. The session will focus on gathering the data, transforming the data to fit a machine learning problem, training the model in Watson Studio and integrating it in a Watson Assistant chatbot.

Speaker:

Tim Groot

Tim Groot
AI Developer at e-office

In 2016, Tim graduated from the University of Amsterdam in Artificial Intelligence. Ever since, he's been working at e-office as a developer for the innovation team. Many customers know they should integrate AI in their business, but have trouble figuring out where to start. The innovation team guides these customers through that transition and Tim plays a crucial role in implementing cognitive solutions, notably using Watson Services.

Hands on workshop Qiskit and IBM Q Experience

Experts at IBM are building quantum computers with the potential to solve some problems beyond the reach of classical systems. People today can access real quantum computers through the cloud to conduct research and explore new problems. Since 2016, IBM has enabled cloud-access to real quantum devices and simulators. During this workshop we will explore quantum algorithms with Qiskit and IBM Q Experience.

Would you like to join the hands-on workshop? Don’t forget to bring your laptop! Closer to the date we will ask you to do some pre-work to make sure we won’t waste time on installations, etc.

Speakers:

Cor van der Struijf

Cor van der Struijf
Q Ambassador, IBM

Being part of the Cloud Engagement Hub, Cor van der Struijf helps organizations with business and IT challenges during their transformation journey. Together with these organizations, he identifies and implements innovative solutions, while utilising an open by design approach across all layers of a cloud stack. Given these engagements, he is a regular speaker at events and guest lecturer at universities to present on technology developments and their impact, including Cloud, Cognitive, and Quantum Computing.

In 2017, Cor has been appointed as the IBM Q Ambassador for Benelux, being part of the European Quantum Computing organization. After becoming an IBM Academy of Technology member in 2012, he joined in 2016 the Academy of Technology Leadership Team, with a specific focus on Quantum Computing. Since 2016, Cor is IBM Europe Technical Specialist Profession Leader to grow skills and capabilities of technical professionals.

Cor has a Doctorate in physics from Utrecht University and a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from Warwick University.

Maris van Sprang

Maris van Sprang
IBM Q Ambassador

Maris van Sprang has studied Solid State Physics at the Vrije Universiteit and obtained his Ph.D. at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Since joining IBM in 1998, he became an executive architect. He is also member of the IBM Academy of Technology, an IBM-wide global organisation that focuses on delivering innovation that matters to clients. More recently, he became an IBM Q Ambassador as well.

18:25 – 19:20

Dinner break

19:20 – 19:50

Tech talks and hands on quantum workshop:

Blockchain use cases - Stellar and Fabric tutorial

In this talk we will go over two blockchain use cases: trading domain names by Undeveloped and tracking essential medicine in Nigeria. Next to these examples, we will see how we can easily setup a supply chain use case on a Hyperledger Fabric network during a live demo.

Speaker:

Jelle van der Ploeg

Jelle van der Ploeg
CTO & co-founder at unchain.io

Before starting unchain.io, Jelle founded the blockchain development practice for IBM BeNeLux and has worked on a large number of blockchain PoCs. This experience inspired him to start a new business that is focused on making it easier to connect to blockchain networks. Since, the unchain team developed the Blockchain Gateway and is helping enterprise clients across the globe with onboarding to consortia.

Simplify the development of Cloud Native Java with Eclipse MicroProfile

Ever wondered what makes a cloud-native application “cloud-native”? Ever wondered what the unique challenges are and how best to address them on a fully-open Java technology stack?

In this session, you’ll learn what it means to be cloud-native and how that impacts application development. You’ll get a brief recap of microservices in general and you'll be introduced to Eclipse MicroProfile – an industry collaboration defining technologies for the development and management of cloud-native Java based microservices. We will zoom in on some of the MicroProfile specs by showing live how to apply them and last, but not least, we demonstrate how they are used in the Liberty-bikes sample application.

Speaker:

Edward Ciggaar

Edward Ciggaar
Developer Advocate, IBM

Edward works as developer advocate for IBM and is based in Amsterdam. His passion is to personally interact with developers and to show them the possibilities of our latest technology. He is always in to building fun demos and sample code that support developer productivity. His focus areas are IBM Cloud, Watson APIs and blockchain. In his spare time Edward loves to play soccer, both in real-life as well as online.

Hands on workshop Qiskit and IBM Q Experience

Experts at IBM are building quantum computers with the potential to solve some problems beyond the reach of classical systems. People today can access real quantum computers through the cloud to conduct research and explore new problems. Since 2016, IBM has enabled cloud-access to real quantum devices and simulators. During this workshop we will explore quantum algorithms with Qiskit and IBM Q Experience.

Would you like to join the hands-on workshop? Don’t forget to bring your laptop! Closer to the date we will ask you to do some pre-work to make sure we won’t waste time on installations, etc.

Speakers:

Anna Moskova

Anna Moskova
Software developer – Aconit Software

Anna Moskova is specialized in tailor made software development. Together with clients she creates solutions in health, engineering and telecom industries. She is always excited to bring the latest technologies into practice. She’s now spending her spare time on quantum computing.

19:55 – 20:25

Tech talks and hands on quantum workshop:

Our serverless journey in code

In this talk, Barry will share the serverless journey of SiteSpirit. From the early stages of the hype, to the actual code that he used in production. He will share what he learned and what challenges he faced and still faces. Barry will also give his view on the future of SiteSpirit and Serverless. Along with presentation slides, also code will be shown.

Speaker:

Barry Nijenhuis

Barry Nijenhuis
CTO at SiteSpirit

Barry is passionate about tech and likes to play with software and hardware hands on and head on. As a co-owner of SiteSpirit he is the technical lead for both the Dutch and the Indian team. In his time off(line) he is enjoying his family and getting in over his head on pet projects.

How sensors are used to become the smartest port in the world – Port of Rotterdam

Harm Hijgemann, Senior IT Specialist, will share his experiences working on building the IoT Platform for Port of Rotterdam.

Speaker:

Harm Hijgemann

Harm Hijgemann
Senior IT Specialist

Hands on workshop Qiskit and IBM Q Experience

Experts at IBM are building quantum computers with the potential to solve some problems beyond the reach of classical systems. People today can access real quantum computers through the cloud to conduct research and explore new problems. Since 2016, IBM has enabled cloud-access to real quantum devices and simulators. During this workshop we will explore quantum algorithms with Qiskit and IBM Q Experience.

Would you like to join the hands-on workshop? Don’t forget to bring your laptop! Closer to the date we will ask you to do some pre-work to make sure we won’t waste time on installations, etc.

Speakers:

Anna Moskova

Anna Moskova
Software developer – Aconit Software

Anna Moskova is specialized in tailor made software development. Together with clients she creates solutions in health, engineering and telecom industries. She is always excited to bring the latest technologies into practice. She’s now spending her spare time on quantum computing.

20:30 – 21:00

Closing by Sam Aaron: Programming by Performance

Programming by Performance

Sonic Pi is a code-based music creation and performance tool that targets both educators and professional musicians. In this demo-heavy talk we’ll briefly cover its history before taking a deep technical nose dive into some of the core technical innovations which enable powerful, live expression of music. We’ll explore Sonic Pi’s novel internal technologies which enable it to rhythmically synchronise concurrent threads (to the beat), deliver thread-safe deterministic randomisation and the power of representing state in its internal totally-ordered event-store. Expect noise!

Speaker:

Sam Aaron

Sam Aaron
Live coder, educator and researcher

Sam Aaron is a live coder, educator and researcher. He was the lead developer of Overtone and Quil – creative coding projects for the (live) expression of sound and image. More recently he has created Sonic Pi whilst working as a researcher at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. Sonic Pi is Ruby-based live programming environment for creating music from code with a strong focus on education. By day he researches expressive language design and by night he can be found coding beats in nightclubs.

21:00 – 21:30

Networking and drinks

*Quick labs are open all day: 11:30-17:30h

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