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.
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
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.
At the end of February IBM hosted its first open developer community conference called Index in San Francisco. At the conference I was helping as a “room captain”. My duties included greeting the speaker, and ensuring the video/audio equipment was running smoothly as all the talks were recorded. Pretty simple 😉.
The conference had a number of very interesting sessions that I wanted to attend and most of them were in the same track – The Rise of the Human Side of Technology. This worked very nice as I volunteered to be the room captain for sessions that I actually wanted to attend.
Below you will find the session I attended and links to videos. I highly recommend you watch the videos as all the talks were great.
Bear Douglas Lead Developer Advocate at Slack, in her talk Getting out of the bubble with global developer communities, covered strategies for planning and executing your first global developer tour – particularly in regions where you are less connected or unfamiliar with your developers. Watch the session video.
Alaina Kafkes Software Engineer at Medium, in her talk Tackling Technical Writing, covered empathetic, accessible, and thorough technical tutorials & blog posts break down tech’s barrier to entry and foster inclusion. Alaina shared actionable pointers to get people started with technical writing. Watch the session video.
Stephanie Morillo Content Manager at DigitalOcean, in her talk Creating a Sustainable Documentation Framework for Open Source Projects, discussed how content strategy inspired me to think beyond writing & editing Bundler’s docs, to thinking of docs as a product in itself. Watch the session video.
Sandra Person Global PM at Mozzila, in her talk Reflections on the Mozilla Developer Roadshow Journey talked about spending 10 months on the road collaborating with global partners and local meetups, influential speakers and freshly minted contributors, to bring over 57 Developer Roadshow programs all around the world. Watch the session video.
The following session is from Programming languages and platforms track.
Amahdy Abdelaziz, Developer Advocate at Vaadin, in his talk on Dismantling a Progressive Web App, demonstrated how you can actually build modern web applications that qualify as “Progressive Web Apps”. Watch the session video.
Of course there were many other great session and you can watch them all on the IBM Code YouTube channel.
This past Saturday I attended the Mobile Camp LA, 1-day conference. It was a great event with almost 200 developers and designers spending their Saturday learning about mobile apps and mobile tools eco-systems.
As always I built a real mobile app in Appery.io in about 20 minutes that attendees could try on their devices. The app allows to send an MMS message and uses the following flow:
- The app takes a photo with the camera (Cordova API)
- Enter a phone number and a short message to start uploading the photo to Appery.io cloud database (Upload File plugin, MongoDB database)
- When the file is uploaded, we get back a URL that to that image.
- The URL is passed to Twilio API and an MMS message is sent (Twilio REST API)
- As the app used native Camera API, the app was tested using the Appery.io Tester for Android (an iOS version is also available)
This is how the app looks in Appery.io:
As attendees couldn’t quickly test the app without installing it, I made it possible to test the app from the browser without using the camera. I pre-loaded an image. This allowed testing the Twilio API.
Running the app in browser:
This is the picture that I took with the app:
A big thank you to George McKinney and his team for putting together this excellent event.
Some tweets from the event:
As part of AT&T Bootstrap Developer Week, I will be showing how to build a complete HTML5/hybrid mobile app with Appery.io cloud platform. This is an excellent preparation for the AT&T Summit hackathon January 3-4, 2015.
Learn How to Build a Complete HTML5/Hybrid App with the Appery.io Cloud Platform
Appery.io is a cloud-based platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services. With nothing to install or download, Appery.io allows rapid HTML5 and hybrid app development entirely in the cloud. In this session you will learn how to build a complete mobile app. We will build the app UI using a visual drag and droop editor, connect to an API backend, and use Cordova for native device features. We will then test and deploy the app. This is a live coding session where attendees will be able to test the app as it’s being built.
Tuesday, December 19, 9 AM Pacific Time
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I will be at ModevCon in Washington, DC December 11-12 showing how to use cloud tools to build enterprise mobile apps fast with APIs fast.
What (my talk)
Friday, December 12, 11:30am ET.
Gone are the days where you can afford to take months to build an enterprise mobile app. In today’s fast market, you need to be able to prototype the app in a few days, release the first version in a few weeks, get feedback, fix bugs, release the second version. Repeat. In this session you will learn how to build a real HTML5/PhoneGap mobile app that talks to an API backend. You will be able to test the app on your phone. We will use the Appery.io mobile cloud dev. platform to build the app. Appery.io allows building enterprise HTML5/PhoneGap apps connected to any APIs entirely in the cloud, and very fast.
About the conference
With the ever-quickening pace of mobile, staying up-to-date on the latest APIs and SDKs is essential for any developer or business. Now in its fourth year, ModevCon (formerly ModevEast)—happening December 11-12, 2014 in Washington, D.C.—is must-attend for anyone developing, designing, and marketing mobile apps, websites and related products. For two intensive days, we’ll put you face to face with the world’s foremost industry experts to teach you the the latest methods, tools, and best practices for the industry’s most important development platforms.
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