Cloud. Internet of Things. Watson. IBM InterConnect, the world’s premier technology conference, showcases the innovations that are changing the way we work and live.

The developerWorks Open team is excited to have a major presence at InterConnect 2017, with multiple dW Open projects in the spotlight. From serverless computing to blockchain to embodied cognition, our open source projects represent the most advanced visionary thinking in technology today.

Join our project owners for in-depth presentations that will not only take you deeper into the innovations happening right now at IBM, but show you how you can contribute and play a role in the open source technology revolution.

Sessions

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Serverless Revolution Continues: The Latest from OpenWhisk

Description: IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk is IBM’s state-of-the-art serverless computing platform. In the serverless model, you can easily stand up rich back-end solutions without provisioning virtual machines, containers, or middleware. The system automatically provisions resources based on the offered load, and bills based on actual usage at a sub-second granularity. OpenWhisk provides a rich, event-based programming model, with which you can integrate and compose back-end actions with simple declarative tools. This talk will preview exciting coming attractions in OpenWhisk currently being developed by the Cloud Programming Technologies group at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Labs.
Date: Mar 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
dW Open project: OpenWhisk

A Microservices Fabric for Cloud Native Development with Agility and Control: Demo

Description: In this demo, we will present Amalgam8, a microservices fabric that we have built, which supports polyglot applications and provides advanced configuration of routing across a system of microservices. We will show how this fabric enables high-value, cloud-native DevOps capabilities, such as A/B experimentation and resiliency testing in production.
Date and location: Mar 19, 2017 | 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | South Pacific G | Session ID: 7401A
dW Open project: Amalgam8

Monday, March 20, 2017

Developing IoT Solutions Using a Model-Based Systems Engineering Approach

Description: This session will show you how to apply a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) approach to developing industrial IoT solutions using IBM Continuous Engineering tools on top of the IBM Watson IoT Platform. It will demo the newly developed OSLC AM Adaptor for the IoT Platform on Bluemix, and discuss how you can leverage the collected IoT data and feed it to the engineering environment in order to rapidly solve malfunctions detected in the field before they escalate.
Date and location: Mar 20, 2017 | 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Tradewinds F | Session ID: 4438A
dW Open project: OSLCJS

Developer-Driven Innovation with Watson APIs

Description: Hear how developers are building new business advantages with Watson APIs to do things computers could never do before. See the full suite of Watson cloud-based APIs and tools?for understanding and interacting with vision, language, speech, conversation and data discovery technologies. Hear what’s new, what to expect next, and how companies large and small are applying cognitive APIs now to win business. Any developer can start building Watson API’s into his or her apps instantly, and the results are evident in over 20 industries across 45 countries.
Date and location: Mar 20, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM | Islander C | Session ID: 7244A
dW Open project: Multiple Watson and Watson SDK projects

Node-RED: A Visual Programming Platform for IoT

Description: Interested in learning a new rapid prototyping tool? In this session, we will discuss and demo Node-RED, a visual programming language layer on top of Node.js. Node-RED is a great tool for quickly building out your application, visualizing the data flow, and sharing your project with collaborators. We will show you how to use Node-RED on the Intel IoT Gateway for gathering sensor data, processing it and sending it to the Watson IoT Platform. In the Platform, we will use Node-RED to do analytics on the incoming data and send responses back down to the gateway. Come by and learn how to build out a full IoT application in Node-RED. No programming experience required!
Date and location: Mar 20, 2017 | 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM | Islander B | Session ID: 6121A
dW Open project: Node-RED and Watson on Node-RED

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Build a Cognitive App in Less than 20 Minutes

Description: In this lab, you can build a Bluemix app powered by Watson in 20 minutes. You will use Node-RED and Watson Node.js to create a simple application. This application can be the starting point for your app.
Date and location: Mar 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM | DevZone Hello World Lab # 1 | Session ID: 7155A
dW Open project: Node-RED and Watson on Node-RED

Calling All Makers: Build Your Own TJBot!

Description: TJBot is a do-it-yourself kit that allows you to build your own programmable cardboard robot powered by Watson. It consists of a cardboard cutout, Raspberry Pi and a variety of add-ons, including a RGB LED light, a microphone, a servo motor and a camera. Most excitingly, TJBot is an open source project with instructions available on Instructables.com and GitHub. In this lab, come build your very own TJBot and connect it to Watson to see what amazing things can be done with IoT, Watson and Bluemix. Attendees who complete the lab will be able to take their TJBot (including the Pi!) home with them for further making and modding.
Date and location: Mar 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | DevZone TJ Bot Lab | Session ID: 7486A
dW Open project: TJBot programmable robot

Scaling Your Microservices with LoopBack

Description: This talk focuses on building scalable and resilient microservices with LoopBack. We will go beyond best practices and show you real-world examples that demonstrate caching strategies, health checks, failover and other non-functional requirements for enterprise microservices.
Date and location: Mar 21, 2017 | 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM | South Pacific A | Session ID: 4535A
dW Open project: LoopBack

Get Started with Apache OpenWhisk on IBM Bluemix

Description: New cloud programming models enabled by serverless architectures are emerging, allowing developers to focus more sharply on creating their applications and less on managing their infrastructure. The Apache OpenWhisk provides an open source platform to enable these cloud-native, event-driven applications that can be hosted on IBM Bluemix. In this hands-on lab, you will get a quick introduction to serverless architectures and then deploy your first OpenWhisk application on IBM Bluemix built using the basic Action, Trigger, and Rule building blocks provided by the OpenWhisk programming model.
Date and location: Mar 21, 2017 | 2:15 PM – 5:00 PM | DevZone Hello World Lab # 4 | Session ID: 7078A
dW Open project: OpenWhisk

Extending Loopback: Taking Your API Further Out of the Box

Description: Loopback has quickly become one of the most impressive ways to jump-start an API written in Node.js. It has empowered today’s developer community to get their applications up and running in no time. Join David Okun from IBM as we explore some of the ways Loopback can be extended past what’s offered out-of-the-box, so that you can handle different data sources, web hooks, and even other JavaScript modules that you want to add to your application.
Date and location: Mar 21, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM | Engagement Theater Booth #649 | Session ID: 2329A
dW Open project: LoopBack

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How Inclusion and Accessibility Standards Can Grow IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive Businesses

Description: Loopback has quickly become one of the most impressive ways to jump-start an API written in Node.js. It has empowered today’s developer community to get their applications up and running in no time. Join David Okun from IBM as we explore some of the ways Loopback can be extended past what’s offered out-of-the-box, so that you can handle different data sources, web hooks, and even other JavaScript modules that you want to add to your application.
Date and location: Mar 22, 2017 | 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM | Islander H | Session ID: 3787A
dW Open project: AccProbe and Va11ys

IBM X-Force Red: Better than Mr. Robot

Description: Most people don’t have movies and TV shows made about their jobs. X-Force Red does. X-Force Red is IBM’s new elite team of what the security industry calls penetration testers?but most people call them hackers. It’s a common misunderstanding that “hacker” refers to a computer criminal. Our team attacks networks and applications from technologies such as cloud, mobile, IoT, and just about anything else before the bad guys. In many ways, penetration testing is more challenging than what criminals do. Criminals only need to find one way in, but X-Force Red testers aim to find all the flaws in their target, then help the client fix them. Come to this session to hear some real-world stories of legal hacking… some funny, some scary.
Date and location: Mar 22, 2017 | 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM | Jasmine G | Session ID: 2205A
dW Open project: X-Force Exchange Node SDK

Meet the Experts: IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services

Description: Join this session to meet key members of the IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services team. These experts bring decades of forward-thinking incident management, security intelligence, and remediation experience to help you when the inevitable happens. They have consulted on hundreds of the world’s largest breach investigations across 17 industries in the public and private sectors.
Date and location: Mar 22, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | Meet the Experts Forum # 4 | Session ID: 6943A
dW Open project: X-Force Exchange Node SDK

Introduction to LoopBack

Description: In this talk, I’ll discuss how to use the open-source LoopBack framework to rapidly build APIs in Node. I’ll show how to create a new LoopBack application, how to define an API, and then how to use it.
Date and location: Mar 22, 2017 | 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Islander F | Session ID: 1117A
dW Open project: LoopBack

Leveraging IBM X-Force Exchange Responses

Description: This session covers the IBM X-Force Exchange (XFE) API queries, what each returns, and how the queries can be combined for different purposes. The XFE API also provides information, such as current and historical DNS data and sightings of malware associated with the IP address. The hashes give local indicators to look for and information about the malware. Family information gives more local indicators, or vulnerability IDs lead to product coverage and signatures as well as affected products.
Date and location: Mar 22, 2017 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Palm H | Session ID: 7343A
dW Open project: X-Force Exchange Node SDK

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Blockchain Explored: A Technical Deep-Dive

Description: Ready to understand the next level of technical detail on Blockchain? This session is a technical dive into the architecture of a Blockchain application. We will introduce the key technical concepts behind Blockchain and the emerging Blockchain for business: the Linux Foundation Hyperledger fabric. In this insightful presentation, we’ll cover what Blockchain developers and administrators need to be aware of when implementing a Blockchain application, and how important Blockchain concepts such as consensus and privacy are achieved.
Date and location: Mar 23, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | South Pacific F | Session ID: 1462A
dW Open project: Open Blockchain

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