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Date(s) - March 29, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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QISKit interface with quantum chip background

Quantum computing has the potential to change everything we know about computing. Instead of ones and zeros, quantum bits — qubits (pronounced CUE-bits) — can represent a one, a zero, or both at once. Incredibly complex calculations are now within our grasp.

The QISKit open source project enables developers to conduct explorations on IBM’s Quantum Experience using a Python interface. This interface enables you to work with quantum circuits and execute multiple circuits in an efficient batch of experiments. Example Jupyter Notebooks that demonstrate several standard experiments will get you started.

Join Lev Bishop from IBM’s Theory of Quantum Computing Group for an introduction to quantum computing and the QISKit open source project. Lev will demonstrate QISKit’s API and SDK, showing how to use Jupyter Notebooks and Python code to execute multiple quantum algorithms in the cloud, connecting to IBM’s quantum hardware and simulators. Finally, get a sneak peek at the next steps for quantum computing at IBM, including near- and long-term goals of the project.


  • Lev Bishop: Lev is a theoretical physicist who’s interested in all aspects of quantum computing. He works closely with the IBM Quantum Experience team to make sure that the hardware they develop is practical for running useful algorithms. He is a contributor to the QISKit open source project that provides developers with programmatic access to IBM’s Quantum Experience.

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NOTE: The webcast will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. ET. If you are unable to attend the webcast for any reason, a replay of the presentation along with charts and Q&A will be available for viewing on our Videos page shortly after the call.

The developerWorks Open Tech Talks are a series of calls and demos where dW Open project owners peel back the covers of their open source projects, sharing functions, techniques, challenges, and goals.

The series is designed to help you understand more about the projects currently on developerWorks Open, introduce you to the developers, communities, and ecosystems that are driving open source innovation at IBM, and help you discover opportunities to use and contribute to these projects and connect with the innovators and communities behind them.

To watch previously recorded developerWorks Open Tech Talks and view charts, transcripts, and Q&As, visit the developerWorks Open Videos page or the developerWorks Open YouTube channel.

3 comments on"dW Open Tech Talk: QISKit and quantum computing"

  1. Douglas Carson March 29, 2017

    I just wanted to say this was one of the best and most interesting talks I have heard in 28 years working for IBM. I think I understood about half of it, but nonetheless it was fascinating. All credit to Lev!

    • Neil MacKinnon March 29, 2017

      Thanks, Douglas, we’ll pass it on to Lev. This time next year you’ll understand at least 2/3 of it! : )

  2. Alex Rodriguez March 29, 2017

    Truly fascinating

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