The San Francisco Developer Advocacy team hosted another great Lunch & Learn event. The topic was Kubernetes. The session covered what is Kubernetes, how it works and what are its benefits? The session was lead by Andy Shi and Anthony Amase. Here is what the session covered and then jump to the session video recording.
- Problems that need to be solved in the micro-services world and how does K8s solve them?
- Benefits K8s brings to DevOps
- Concepts and terminologies in K8s
- A demo showcasing the features and benefits of K8s on the IBM Cloud platform
Are you in the Bay Area and want to learn about AI, Blockchain, Serverless, Kubernetes, Istio, Chatbots and other technologies – come to our upcoming free developer workshops.
The San Francisco team hosted What is Machine Learning for the Enterprise Lunch-and-Learn event. This event was an absolute beginner’s guide to machine learning for the enterprise. Kanishk Priyadarshi, Head of Engineering and Innovation at IBM, covered strategic and design-thinking inspired conversation for beginners to explore and apply machine learning at your enterprise! In case you missed it, you can watch the video below. If you want to learn about Watson AI, Containers, Blockchain, Serverless, APIs and other topics, please check out our upcoming developer workshops.
In this blog post you will learn how to invoke the Watson Language Translator API from an Appery.io app. Before you will learn how to do that, let me give you a quick overview of the Appery.io platform.
Appery.io is a cloud platform for building and running mobile web and hybrid apps. The platform provides the following major benefits:
- A visual, drag and drop UI builder (based on jQuery Mobile, Ionic or Bootstrap)
- A cloud database for storing app data.
- API Express for connecting to any external/enterprise data sources such as a SQL database, web service or a REST API.
- Sending Push Notifications.
If you are looking for more Appery.io content, simply look for posts tagged with Appery.io.
Appery.io makes it very easy to invoke any 3rd party REST APIs using Server Code or API Express. In this blog post you will learn how to invoke the Watson Language Translator API from Server Code. Let’s start.
Watson Language Translator API
In this section you will learn how to start with the IBM Cloud and launch the Watson Language Translator API. The Language Translator API allows to translate one language to another language. Other API features include detecting the what language was entered. To learn more about the API here.
Continue reading “How to Invoke the Watson Language Translator API from an Appery.io App”
If you missed the event, you can watch the live-streamed version below.
Looking for more events like this – check out our upcoming events in San Francisco and the South Bay.
In September we hosted another successful Lunch and Learn event. This time we covered Containers 101 (Microservices) and of course we served a delicious lunch. If you are in San Francisco, definitely consider coming to our next free event.
Here is what Andy Shi and Anthony Amanse, our in-house Containers experts covered:
If you missed the event or simply would like to watch the recoding, check it out below.
At the end of August we hosted a Blockchain 101 – Lunch and Learn event in Galvanize in San Francisco. It’s a very informal, easy going, educational lecture on an interesting topic. Our first one was on Blockchain. And of course we provide a delicious lunch.
Everyone is talking about Blockchain. You hear about Blockchain on the news and everywhere else. We think not many people understand what Blockchain is, how it works and what are the benefits. This exactly why we host these educational sessions. Plus, you need to eat lunch anyways.
We streamed the Blockchain 101 Lunch and Learn and below you will find links to the recordings (the same session broken into two “streams”).
Want to learn or attend our upcoming events, check them out here.
We are hosting another technical workshop, this time on how to build your first chatbot. If this sounds interesting please register as space is limited.
In this technical hands-on workshop you will learn how to build your first chatbot and then integrate it with Slack. In this session you will learn and build:
- How to train your chatbot to reply to questions using intents, entities, dialog
- How to customize your chatbot to reply to more questions
- How to integrate your chatbot with Slack using OpenWhisk
The chatbot will be built using Watson Conversation.
This is not your typical meetup, this is a technical hands-on workshop where you will learn how to build your first chatbot. This workshop is free but please register to reserve your space now.
6:00-6:30pm: Light dinner and registration
6-30-8:30pm: Build your first chatbot workshop
Yes, I want to build my first chatbot
Learn how to build your first IoT application using Node-RED and IBM Watson Services. This workshop will begin with an introduction to Node-RED, a browser-based graphical flow editor of drag-n-drop blocks (called a node) of functionality. Node-RED (nodered.org) is an open-source community project built on top of the Node.js runtime. The workshop will dive into the Watson IoT dashboard to visualize data and Node-RED dashboard to build a UI interface.
12:00 – 12:50pm: Registration and Lunch
12:50 – 1:00: Intro/welcome from Max Katz, IBM Program Director, Developer Advocacy (@maxkatz)
1:00 – 1:30: Let’s Learn about Node-RED, JeanCarl Bisson, IBM Developer Advocate – Bluemix/Watson Developer Ecosystem (@dothewww)
1:30 – 2:30: IoT Starter Lab
2:30 – 3:00: Break
3:00 – 4:00: Watson IoT Dashboard
4:00 – 5:00: Node-RED Dashboard and Advanced Topics
About four weeks ago I officially became an IBMer! I joined as San Francisco City Lead for Developer Advocacy.
Some of you are probably wondering why IBM? IBM is big, slow and boring. IBM is very big but it’s not slow or boring. IBM is over a 100 years old and it has repeatedly reinvented itself over and over — in one of the most competitive spaces: technology. Not many companies have done that.
History is great but that’s still not the reason to join a company. Number one is the people. IBMers are like one big family. People are awesome and smart. Always ready to help. I will be working with a team of awesome developer advocates, we will be running educational workshops, attending meetups, conferences, hold office hours and everything in between. I will be working with teams who work with startups, enterprises, open source and education. I will also have a chance to work with VC companies, incubators and accelerators.
Our goal is to make you a better developer. We want to help you do your job faster and make your job easier. And that’s regardless if you go with IBM technology or not. Our job is to help you, the developer.
The second reason is the wide range of technologies and tools IBM has and has created. There are very few companies out there where you will be exposed to such wide range of technologies. We will be working on Watson, IoT, Containers, Blockchain, Serverless, Bluemix and other technologies.
It’s exciting and exciting time to be a developer!
Please reach out to say hi or if you think we can do something cool together.
Friday, May 5th 2017 was my last day at Appery.io. I’m taking a small break right now and will be starting my next adventure next week.