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Date(s) - June 07 - June 08
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hyatt Place San Jose Downtown


We are excited to be a platinum sponsor of AltConf 2017 during the week of the Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). To make the most of having thousands of developers together at WWDC and AltConf, IBM will also be hosting two days of hands-on workshops (June 7-8) at the Hyatt Place hotel. The 45 minute workshops will cover the latest cognitive, IoT, and Server Side Swift capabilities. So take an hour, or two, out of your day to explore advances in these technologies with us. Reserve your spot below for the workshops you want to attend and then let us know you will be there by tweeting about it using #WWDC17 or #AltConf.

Location: Hyatt Place San Jose Downtown, 282 Almaden Blvd, Salon 2 & 3
(Space is limited to 60 developers per lab.)


  • You will need a free IBM Bluemix ID for the labs that you will be doing. You can sign up using this link. Get a Bluemix ID
  • For the Swift workshops, please bring your own MacBook.

  • Featured:

    TJBot is an open-source robot for makers, creators, and thinkers to explore AI with Watson. He can be constructed out of cardboard or with a 3D printer, and he is powered by a Raspberry Pi. Come to our workshop to learn how to program TJBot to dance, see, respond to your voice, understand emotion, and even translate languages using an interactive Swift Playground! Raspberry Pi’s and other materials provided.
    Server-side Swift:
    The Backend-for-Frontend (BFF) pattern allows iOS developers to become agile, self-contained squads that do both client side and server side development. Featuring Kitura, this hands-on workshop will show you how to rapidly develop a BFF, with an iOS app connecting to the BFF running in a local Docker container. It will also show you how to quickly deploy the BFF to the cloud, with realtime monitoring and clustering functionality included automatically.
    Watson with Swift:
    In this hands-on workshop, iOS developers will learn to go beyond artificial intelligence to build smarter, cognitive, apps with IBM Watson and the Watson Swift SDK. You will train Watson to respond intelligently to natural language questions, and then use the Swift SDK to incorporate Cognitive capability into an iOS app.

    Schedule for Wednesday, June 7

  • 10:00 – 10:45 TJBot lab
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Server Side Swift lab
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 13:45 Swift – Watson lab
  • 14:00 – 14:45 TJBot lab
  • 15:00 – 15:45 Server Side Swift lab
  • 16:00 – 16:45 Swift – Watson lab

  • Schedule for Thursday, June 8

  • 10:00 – 10:45 Server Side Swift lab
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Swift – Watson lab
  • 12:00 – 12:45 TJBot lab
  • 13:00 – 13:45 Server Side Swift lab
  • 14:00 – 14:45 TJBot lab
  • Bookings

    This event is fully booked.

    25 comments on"Free Workshops from Swift@IBM on Server-Side Swift, Watson, IoT & TJBot! @ WWDC & AltConf 2017"

    1. Anirban Kumar May 23, 2017

      Not able to register for workshops. Anybody been able to register?

      • rationalnwp May 23, 2017

        Hi Anirban,

        What error are you receiving. If it says, you need to register, you should be able to do so and then register. Let me know.

        Neil Patterson

    2. I get to attend WWDC, so I won’t make it here. Do you guys offer the content online?

      • rationalnwp May 29, 2017

        Hi Joey.

        Sorry to hear we won’t be seeing you next week, but here are a few links to tutorials that highlight the ideas we will be covering in the workshops.

        1. Apply Swift for client-side and server-side applications with this full tutorial, “Apply cognitive to mobile images on the go”
        2. Create a cognitive chatbot tutorial – link
        3. TJBot full tutorial: link

        Take care,

    3. Emmanuel idehen May 29, 2017

      I would not be going to WWDC 2017, Can i still register and attend this workshop? if so please email me the registration page or comment it below. Thanks. emmanuel.idehen@mvsu.edu

    4. Phil Kirby May 30, 2017

      No visible confirmation or email confirmation when I try to register for workshops

    5. Hi! Neil
      I just registered a account for booking this workshop.
      However even I signed in, the user info at upper right corner in this page always tell me sign in or register but other pages will show the info normally.
      I can’t book without sign in either, sending form without any feedback. (I tried in Chrome, Firefox and Safari in OS X)
      Therefore, I sent a booking mail to you 🙂
      I hopes reporting this issue to you will be helpful.

      • rationalnwp May 30, 2017

        Hi Calvin,

        I got your registration and approved it. Not sure why you had the issues but it appears your submission went through. See you next week!

        Take care,

    6. Roni Rozenblat May 31, 2017

      Hi Neil,

      I just attempted to register to two session on Wednesday ( D1.2 Server Side Swift lab (Wed: 11:00 – 11:45), D1.4 Swift & Watson lab (Wed: 13:00 – 13:45)). I am experiencing the same issues as Calvin. Can you confirm my booking went through. Thanks.



    7. Bhupendra_Gupta June 01, 2017

      Hi, I am not getting the request confirmation for my booking. FYI I have logged in successfully but on send booking I am not getting any response while my colleague did the same and got a booking request message as response.

      • rationalnwp June 01, 2017

        Hi. I can’t confirm your booking. You can certainly come by and sign up on site.

        Take care,

    8. Hi, I didn’t get a confirmation (as in the above posters). Am signed into developer works using this email. Can you confirm please?

      • rationalnwp June 04, 2017

        Hi Ben,

        You are confirmed for the three workshops. Have a great time.

        Take care,

    9. Marc Wiggerman June 04, 2017

      I register for two sessions but didn’t get any notifications saying it’s reserved. I tried to sign in but this wouldn’t work either. Am I doing something wrong?

      • rationalnwp June 07, 2017

        Hi Mark,

        I can’t find you in the system. Please come to the workshop at the Hyatt Place hotel and register onsite.


    10. Russ McBride June 04, 2017

      Time to build a registration system that actually works. Did anyone test this? I keep getting an error saying that my email already exists. I need to log in and proceed with booking. I’m already logged in.

      • rationalnwp June 07, 2017

        Hi Russ,

        Apologies for the errors in the system. Please come to the session onsite and we will register you there.

        Take care,

    11. Ed Arenberg June 05, 2017

      Same issue as others. Tried to sign up, but says I already have an account and to log in. Logged in with existing account, but that takes me to dev page. Trying to get into Wed TJBot session from 10-10:45, and the Thr Swift Server session from 1-1:45. Thank you.

    12. Tobias Klonk June 06, 2017

      I would like to attend D2.4 tomorrow. Registration does not work. Is there a space left?

      • rationalnwp June 07, 2017

        Hi Tobias,

        Please come to the workshop. There will be room. You can register onsite.


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