On Friday, May 10 IBM Developer SF hosted its first full-day event: AI & ML Developer Summit. The event was a great success. We had over 350 RSVPs, 150 people attending and 11 speakers from six companies (Twilio, Uber, Bose, Optimizely, Antilips, IBM). Here is the event in 10 (or more) pictures.
IBM Developer SF team hosts weekly online meetups on various topics. Online events are one of the best ways to scale your Developer Relations program and reach developers anywhere, anytime and for a long time after the event.
The following online meetups we hosted in April 2019 with links to watch the recordings. I also encourage you to join our meetup so you will always know when our online meetups are scheduled. Our meetups are hosted by the wonderful Lisa Jung 👋.
💡Docker, Kubernetes, Istio and Knative (April 3, 2019)
In this online meetup Baruch Sadogursky from JFrog and Marek Sadowski discuss architecture of a real-world application running of Kubernetes as use-cases. Whether you are a beginner in containers, or an advanced user, you will get a good review on the current trends.
I recorded a 3-part video that shows how to build a mobile application without any code. I’m very passionate about Low Code/No Code platforms. I think there is a resurgence of Low Code/No Code tools. As demand for more applications is only going to grow, Low Code tooling can help technical people (and non-technical) to build applications much faster.
In this 3-part video you will learn:
- How to create a Watson Language Translator service on the IBM Cloud
- How to create a backend with the Language Translator service using Appery.io API Express
- How to build a mobile app using Appery.io App Builder
All three videos together are under 17 minutes – so it’s very quick if you want to give it a try.
If you would like to build this application you will need:
- A free IBM Cloud account. Sign up for an account (or sign into an existing account)
- Appery.io account. Sign up for a free trial account here
Click the menu-icon in the upper-left corner to see all videos in the playlist.
Let me know if you have any question. I will be publishing more videos like this.
If some you will think that I have been living under a rock 🧗♂️ – that’s fair 🤷🏽♂️. In the past year I got totally hooked on podcasts. I know, I know – the first podcasts started appearing as early as 2003 and exploded in popularity around 2010.
I guess it’s better late than never.
I was always a semi-news junkie, listening mostly to news in the car (and reading news a lot). The news on the radio is usually repeated over and over again so it can get boring rather fast. But the world of podcasts has opened a completely new world to me. The sheer number and the quality of podcasts is simply amazing. With so many amazing and educational podcasts, it’s like having a private radio station where you build and customize the playlist and can listen anywhere and anytime. Podcasts provide superb education, entertainment and are free.
At the end of March I attended the Evans Data Developer Relations Conference in San Mateo. Overall it was a great conference 🥑. I took notes and pictures and want to share them with you here. Just a heads up, these are my notes mostly in bulleted list format, of things that I think I heard and most are not complete sentences 🤷🏽♂️
Session: The Trifecta of Greater Good: Developer Advocacy in Practice via Code, Content, and Community.
Name: Willie Tejada
- IBM Chief Developer Advocate Willie Tejada shared IBM’s approach to Developer Advocacy using the Code, Content and Community practice
- Large collection of Code Patterns
- A Code Pattern is
- 360-degree of the solution
- Code on GitHub
- Architecture/flow diagram
- Video, tutorial
- Helping developers solve problems quickly
- Large collection of tutorial, blogs, how-to’s, videos
- In-person events, community events and community support
- Working with organizations such as Women Who Code
- In-person events, community events and community support
- On marketing to developers
- It’s not true that developers don’t want to be marketed to, they are simply very very educated “consumers”
- Willie then gave an example of buying an expresso machine (such as Nespresso)
- People will spend a disproportional amount of time learning about the machine and how it works. When they go to the store to buy it, if the sales person knows less than the buyer the buyer will be frustrated. We don’t like when we go to buy something and we know more about the product than the person selling it to us
- Everyone can have Code/Content/Community strategy
- For a very long time there were to main platform Java vs. .Net. Now it’s a single platform based on K8s
- How do we engage a larger developer community, outside of enterprises
- Call for Code
- Invite 22 million developers to solve disaster preparedness problems
- Engage developers outside IBM’s core (enterprise dev.)
- Ask them to help with solutions to help with disaster preparedness
IBM Developer SF team hosts weekly online meetups on various topics. Online events is one of the best ways to scale your Developer Relations program and reach developers anywhere, anytime and for a long time after the event.
The following online meetups we hosted in the month of March with links to watch the recordings. I also encourage you to join our meetup so you will always know when our online meetups are scheduled. All online meetups are hosted by the wonderful Lisa Jung 👋.
✔️ Serverless Java – Mobile Serverless Backend as a Service (March 6, 2019)
In this online meetup Marek Sadowski taught developers about:
- Who are the players in the Serverless ecosystem?
- What are some use cases for Serverless solutions – with MBaaS as one of them
- Best practices for the Serverless architecture for MBaaS
- Whether going Serverless is really faster, better, cheaper for developers and organizations
- Live coding examples using Java and Android
Online events is one of the best ways to scale your developer relations program. Online events such as webinars have been used for a long time to reach developers anywhere in the world. After a webinar, the video of the webinar can be shared and uploaded to YouTube (or any other web site). This allows developers to watch the recording who couldn’t attend it live and also by anyone else. Developers can watch it anywhere in the world, any time. And that’s exactly how a video allows you to scale.
This week I attended Evans Data Developer Relations Conference held in San Mateo. It was a great conference with great speakers. I took a lot of notes and will publish a separate blog post about the conference. For now, here are 10 pictures from the conference.