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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

    Ticket Type Spaces
    D1.1 TJBot lab (Wed: 10:00 - 10:45)
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    D1.2 Server Side Swift lab (Wed: 11:00 - 11:45)
    Attend this lab.
    D1.4 Swift & Watson lab (Wed: 13:00 - 13:45)
    Attend this lab.
    D1.5 TJBot lab (Wed: 14:00 - 14:45)
    Attend this lab
    D1.6 Server Side Swift lab (Wed: 15:00 - 15:45)
    Attend this lab.
    D1.7 Swift & Watson lab (Wed: 16:00 - 16:45)
    Attend this lab.
    D2.1 Server Side Swift lab (Thur: 10:00 - 10:45)
    Attend this lab.
    D2.2 Swift & Watson lab (Thur: 11:00 - 11:45)
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    D2.3 TJBot lab (Thur: 12:00 - 12:45)
    Attend this lab.
    D2.4 Server Side Swift lab (Thur: 13:00 - 13:45)
    Attend this lab.
    D2.5 TJBot lab (Thur: 14:00 - 14:45)
    Attend this lab.

    8 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,

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