Featured events

October 2017

November – December 2017

All events

Unchain the Frame Virtual Hackathon

Master blockchain, machine learning, industry APIs and open source technology while competing in a four-month virtual hackathon with more than $50,000 USD in prizes!

07/17/2017 - 11/15/2017

Topcoder Challenge: IBM / Wipro - Blockchain - Insurance Companies Consortium

IBM and Wipro have jointly produced a real world problem to be solved by Topcoder community with use of distributed ledger technologies (aka blockchain).

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A consortium of insurance organizations came together to solve claims processing and buildup of unclaimed amount owing to dated customer details. The forum wants to build a proof-of-concept blockchain solution, which will help members to share their business data between them. A member wants to be able to login and request a specific set of data, like latest contact details of a client who has not claimed the insurance, etc.; this should trigger an approval request to concerned members who have that data; if approved, the requesting member should get data; if rejected, the requesting member should get the decline notification. Unauthorized access to data without approval process should not be possible. It is expected, that members will agree on the common format of customer details that will be used for identification, ie Name, Policy Number SSN, Date of Birth, etc.

The key capabilities that this application should address are:
– Insurance agents at participating companies within the consortium should be able to check for duplicate claims and records;
– The common data between members should be able to prevent members from making fraudulent claims to multiple companies;
– Agents should be able to search for additional details about a policy or customer that the company is unable to contact due to incorrect or outdated customer records.

The blockchain should contain customer data, the agreements between individual and that members insurance company, and the contracts between consortium companies that control access to company data. There should also be ways to protect the privacy of the individual customers and the business practices of the participating companies, while allowing data to be shared between them.

09/18/2017 - 09/28/2017

Build a business network and exchange assets using the IBM Blockchain Platform

Using the Enterprise Plan offering available on the IBM Blockchain Platform, we will demonstrate how to quickly bootstrap a production-grade blockchain network with easily-configurable governance policies and member-specific digital identities. Once the network is launched, we will explore the backend infrastructure and fundamental components in the Hyperledger Fabric stack. After the concepts are adequately addressed, we will conclude by demoing a sample application and exploring the myriad potential use cases for blockchain technology. 1:00pm Eastern.

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JavaOne Conference 2017

Join IBM, a diamond sponsor, at JavaOne for five days of sessions, hands-on labs, keynotes, and more.

10/01/2017 - 10/05/2017

Moscone Center

StarWest 2017, Anaheim, CA, October 1-6

Join Marianne Hollier, HCL Technologies at “What Does Continuous Testing Really Mean?”

You may have heard the term “continuous testing” and thought it was just the DevOps flavor of the month … or that it isn’t part of DevOps … or that it isn’t for cloud-based applications. Marianne Hollier says that continuous testing means adopting the right set of automated tests along with service virtualization, which allows the team to simulate missing dependencies and to start testing earlier and more frequently. She shares how the right combination of best practices and tools can help software development and testing teams adopt a continuous testing approach. Since you can’t test everything and you can’t automate all your tests, Marianne explores how you can find the right combination across the practices of defects, test management, test automation, analytics, environments, service virtualization, and test data. Join Marianne for a discussion of the tools and solutions—including Rational Test Workbench—that enable efficient adoption of these best practices.

Marianne will make available a limited number of copies of Continuous Testing for Dummies, her book that dispels the top ten myths of continuous testing.

Register at: https://starwest.techwell.com/pricing-packages

10/01/2017 - 10/06/2017

Disneyland Hotel

IoT Solutions World Congress 2017

Join us at the world’s leading Industry IoT congress, where over 250 of the most innovative and influential Industry IoT thinkers will gather together to share knowledge, present visions and explain how IoT is affecting many industries.

10/03/2017 - 10/05/2017

Fira Barcelona, Gran Via Venue, Halls 4 and 5

Node.js Interactive North America 2017

IBM is a Platinum sponsor of Node.js Interactive, the marquee event for Node.js developers, companies that rely on Node.js and the vendors that support both of these constituents with tools, training and other services.

Featured Speakers include Michael Dawson, Senior software developer, IBM Node.js Community Lead.

All keynotes, breakouts, and workshops will take place on Wednesday, October 4 & Thursday, October 5.
Code & Learn and Collaboration Summit will be the ONLY programming on Friday, October 6.

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10/04/2017 - 10/06/2017

Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building

Hackapalooza - Mexico

Hackers from all over Mexico! We invite you to collaborate and compete to show your best skills.

You will have 48 hours to prove that you are done. Using technologies like blockchain, IBM Watson, IoT and High Performance Computing you can propose solutions that help transform the banking industry, retail and how to help society.

Hackapalooza will also be the stage to know the result of a project executed by Mexican talent that for the first time in the history of Latin America will have used the IBM Quantum Computer.

Sign Up Now!

Follow the conversation:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/bluehackmexico/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlueHack11
Slack: https://hackapalooza.slack.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtC1Opn9A7kcqHj1dj2bn0A

10/06/2017 - 10/08/2017

IBM Campus Tecnológico Guadalajara

IBM Cloud University 2017

IBM Cloud University

IBM Cloud University 2017
Formerly IBM WebSphere Technical University

Delivers in-depth technical content geared to architects, developers, integrators, and administrators, offering lectures and hands-on labs to expand your knowledge and expertise on the latest technologies and industry trends, tips, and techniques.

Explore innovative capabilities and take a deep dive into growth-fueling technologies including WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere connectivity, such as IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus, CICS, WebSphere on IBM Z system, DataPower and API Connect, Cloud computing, Mobile, BPM and Operational Decision Management, DevOps & Continuous Engineering and much more.

Register now: IRM Cloud University registration

10/10/2017 - 10/13/2017

Intercontinental Hotel

Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2017

Cloud Foundry Summit Europe is the premier event for enterprise app developers. Want to focus on innovation and streamline your development pipeline? Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2017 will make you an expert in microservices and continuous delivery in your language or framework of choice. Fast-track yourself and your business with the quickest way to deliver apps.

Learn more.

Register today!

Cloud Foundry Europe Snapshot:
Community Day and Training
75 Breakout Sessions, across five tracks
– Cloud Foundry in the Enterprise
– Experiments & Extensions
– Core Project Updates
– Cloud-Native Microservices
– Cloud Foundry at Scale
Lightning Talks
Booth Crawl and Welcome Reception

10/11/2017 - 10/12/2017

Congress Center Basel

Startup Weekend NYC Blockchain Edition

Learn to take blockchain ideas from concept to creation in one weekend at Startup Weekend Blockchain Edition, sponsored by IBM!

10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017



Money20/20 is the world’s biggest, boldest and best event covering payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.

10/22/2017 - 10/25/2017

The Venetian

All Things Open 2017

A conference exploring open source, open tech, and the open web in the enterprise.

10/23/2017 - 10/24/2017

Raleigh Convention Center

DevOps Enterprise Summit, Nov 13-15, San Francisco, CA

Join Ann Marie Fred, Senior Software Engineering Manager, IBM at “Adapting the Squad Model at IBM”, Rosalind Radcliffe, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for DevOps, IBM at “The Mainframe DevOps Team Saves The Day at Walmart, and SanJeev Sharma, CTO, DevOps Technical Evangelist, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM at “Adopting DevOps at Scale: Lessons learned at NBCUniversal, Kaiser Permanente, GitHub, and IBM”.

Register at: https://events.itrevolution.com/us/register/

11/13/2017 - 11/15/2017

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Singapore FinTech Festival

This year, the Singapore FinTech Festival will be bringing you even more exciting discussions, stimulating demos and insightful debates over the period of 13-17 November 2017. Whether you’re a start-up, technology company, investor, financial institution, research institute or innovation professional, you’ll want to be part of it.

Learn more and watch for registration details.

11/13/2017 - 11/17/2017


CloudNativeCon + KubeCon 2017

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon gathers all CNCF projects under one roof. Join Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI, as leading technologists from multiple open source cloud native communities gather to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

Conference co-chairs, Deis’ Michelle Noorali and Google’s Kelsey Hightower, along with a review committee comprised of 28 technical community members are working together to curate a compelling agenda around emerging trends in microservices architectures and orchestration, container operations, distributed logging for containers, serverless, security, advanced DevOps, as well as key sessions that will provide clarity on the rapidly-evolving, sometimes complex, cloud native landscape.

Learn more and register!

12/06/2017 - 12/08/2017

Austin Convention Center

IBM Think, 2018, Las Vegas, March 19-22

Shape your own experience at IBM Think, the largest flagship conference in 2018. Register for think Jam. Let’s make IBM Think about you.

03/19/2018 - 03/22/2018

MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay | Las Vegas, NV