DeveloperWeek 2021 [Virtual]

February 17, 2021 9:00 am MST

Join us at the DeveloperWeek Virtual Conference, February 17-19!

IBM Developer is excited to be announcing our very own IBM API Hub at DeveloperWeek.  This innovative developer portal provides you access to the cutting-edge APIs you need to accelerate application development in a secure environment. We will have a keynote, OPEN Talk, immersive demos and several other opportunities for you to interact with the SMEs and masterminds behind our API Hub.

Keynote: Supercharging the Developer Experience with an enriched API Hub 
Thursday, February 18, 2021
11:30 AM – 11:55 AM PT 
With trillions of programmable endpoints to be interconnected and the “new” urgency to drive digitization, API’s role in the open, Hybrid Cloud world is poised to grow exponentially. In addition, APIs will create powerful ways for us to streamline how we engage with our ecosystem and together deliver new services and applications that empower our consumers and developers to build solutions. 
Soumitra Limaye, Director of the Digital Technology Lab & API Economy within IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software, will talk about the importance of APIs in the “Digital” world and how IBM is driving the API Economy mission with a re-imagined developer experience as well as ecosystem.


OPEN TALK (CloudWorld): What Does Cloud-Native Mean Anyway?
Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM PST

For the past few years the terms cloud-native and microservice architecture have been used interchangeably. However recently people have questioned whether microservices are the go-to solution for all problems, reflecting a growing maturity in our understanding of how to best take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing.
While microservices have many benefits, they also bring their own challenges and better understanding (and some failed microservices projects) have led to a more critical evaluation of the suitability of microservices to all problems. This evolved understanding has resulted in a new interest in the place for monoliths and other architecture styles in the cloud. Whether referred to as macroservices, or cloud-native monoliths there is an apparent loosening of the association between the terms cloud-native and microservices.
What does this industry evolution mean? Can monoliths truly be cloud-native? If it’s not microservices, what makes something cloud-native? Join me as we take a look at microservices and monoliths in the context of cloud-native.


OPEN Talk: Enrich the developer experience utilizing APIs with IBM API Hub
Friday, February 19, 2021
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM PT
Learn about the key attributes of the IBM API Hub. Explore the consumer experience and its low barrier of entry for any API Provider. Discover how IBM Sterling has created an all new enriched experience for their developers using the IBM API Hub. Try out the IBM API Hub yourself with a full set of API consumer features and functionality.


And that’s not all…

IBM Developer is also excited to bring back the team behind our Tech for Good platform “Call for Code” back to DeveloperWeek. You will get an inside look into the highly backed, multifaceted, open source projects/companies that Call for Code helped launch and find out how any curious, self-starting developer/changemaker can get involved!

Access free OPEN Passes — which include access to select programming: Keynotes, all 70+ OPEN Talks, and the 2-day Virtual Expo (a $100 value): IBM referral page is available at: