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Calling all developers and entrepreneurs interested in getting together to exchange ideas and learn new technologies such as Cognitive Computing, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Cloud.

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Online: AI Sentiment Analysis of Audio Streams using Nexmo/Vonage & IBM Watson

REGISTER ON CROWDCAST! https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ai-sentiment-analysis-of ❗Please do not forget to register on Crowdcast and join us using Chrome browser via Crowdcast on the event date! Discover how you can use Artificial Intelligence to perform sentiment analysis of an audio stream, in real-time! In this workshop, we’re going to learn how to create a virtual rapporteur, a digital assistant who can join any conference call. We will record conference call and provide participants with a real-time transcript and insights into the overall tone of the call by using IBM Watson, all pushed to their browser via WebSockets. RSVP here to reserve your spot! REGISTER ON CROWDCAST! https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ai-sentiment-analysis-of

Meetup: Blockchain beyond Confidential Compute

Hacker Dojo

The Blockchain is uniquely secure. Blockchain does not exist by itself, but together with a number of IT technologies, usually in a cloud environment. How can we ensure the security both of the Blockchain, but also of all adjacent products that could in a worst-case scenario become springboards for attacks on the Blockchain system? In this meetup, we will look at secure architectures such as Intel's Softguard Extension (SGX), Trusted Execution environments (TEEs) IBM's LinuxOne, and Samsungs Samsung Knox. Come and hear three views of Confidential Compute with Blockchain: Agenda: October 16 Hacker DoJo 6:00 Arrival, light dinner, mingle 6:15 Introduction to Blockchain and Confidential Compute 6:30 View from Oasis Labs 7:00 View from IBM 7:30 View from Samsung 8:00 Discussion, where do we go from here? The view from Oasis Labs: The Oasis Network is a cloud computing platform powered by blockchain, designed from the ground up to provide top-notch security and performance. Leveraging the unique properties of secure enclaves like SGX, the Oasis Network is able to support privacy-preserving applications like ML training on encrypted data, real-time analytics without exposing the underlying data, and complex data sharing with untrusted third parties. Oasis Engineer Vishwanath Raman will present on the Oasis Blockchain, the unique work we’re doing with SGX on IBM cloud, and show how your company can get started building on the Oasis Network. The IBM View: Underpinned by LinuxONE, IBM Blockchain Platform running Hyperledger Fabric helps enable clients to protect their data, ensure the integrity of the overall network, and meet the stringent security requirements of the financial, health care and government sectors, helping to foster compliance. IBM Z and LinuxONE can encrypt 100 percent of application, cloud service, and database data without application changes. IBM Z and LinuxONE delivers the scalability to support and enable rapid growth, making IBM Blockchain on IBM Cloud Private running on IBM Z and LinuxONE the best choice for clients looking for the highest levels of security coupled with the ability to meet compliance needs. https://www.ibm.com/blogs/systems/the-evolution-of-the-ibm-blockchain-platform-choice-and-control-on-ibm-z-and-linuxone/ The Samsung View: TEE’s have been around for a while but in many applications and domains that’s simply not good enough. Some years ago, Samsung introduced Samsung Knox as an additional layer of security inside TEE to be certified for military grade security. Now with the advent of blockchain, come Samsung’s hardware based Cold Wallet and KeyStore architectures, raising the bar on ‘Confidential Compute’ yet again. The SDK for this tamper proof technology is coming to market as we speak. Learn how you can leverage this new technology with blockchain to improve security, privacy and confidentiality beyond TEE.

Online Meetup: Decentralized Identity on the Blockchain with Hyperledger Indy

REGISTER ON CROWDCAST! https://www.crowdcast.io/e/decentralized-identity ❗Please do not forget to register on Crowdcast and join us using Chrome browser via Crowdcast on the event date! Hyperledger Indy provides tools, libraries, and reusable components for providing digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed systems. We'll walk through a use case of verifying identity in a supply chain with Hyperledger Indy, with Daniel Hardman, Hyperledger Global Ambassador. The Hyperledger effort consists of multiple projects including Indy and also the popular and versatile Hyperledger Fabric. Dave Nugent of IBM will walk us through a summary of Hyperledger Fabric and some use cases. REGISTER ON CROWDCAST! https://www.crowdcast.io/e/decentralized-identity

Introduction to Reactive Streams - how to build highly responsive systems

CROSS PROMOTION Join us for two educational talks on Reactive Java with Mary Grygleski from IBM and Andy Shi from Alibaba. Agenda 6-6:30pm: light dinner 6:30-7pm: Reactive for the Impatient 7-7:30pm: RSocket: extend reactive stream into the network 7:30-8pm: networking Talk 1: Reactive for the Impatient - Mary Grygleski This talk presents to the audience a few of the major Java-based reactive frameworks and toolkits in the market today, such as RxJava, Spring Reactor, Akka, and Vert.x. It will start by going over the basic tenets of reactive systems, and some examples of the problems that these systems aim to solve. It will discuss the 2 most commonly used Java frameworks for implementing reactive coding - RxJava and Spring Reactor, and will show some code samples. It will then bring the audience to the next level of “reactivity’ by introducing 2 reactive frameworks - Akka and Vert,x, which are usually used for implementing reactive microservices. It will draw some comparisons between these 2 frameworks and cite some real-life examples of their usages. The takeaways for the audience will be an understanding of the key differences between reactive programming versus reactive systems, and the strength and weaknesses of each of the surveyed frameworks. Mary is currently a Java Developer Advocate at IBM, specializing in Reactive Java systems. She started working as a software engineer with C and Unix, then got into Java, Open Source, and web development in the new Millennium, and now she is venturing into Reactive, Mobile, and the DevOps space. In her previous incarnations, she worked for several technology product companies in the Route 128 Boston Technology Corridor as well the San Francisco Bay Area. She now resides in the Greater Chicago area, and is an Executive Board member and the Director of Meetings for the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG). She is also an active co-organizers for the Big Data Developers in Chicago, Chicago Cloud, and IBM Cloud Chicago meetup groups. Mary continues to be amazed by how software innovations can dramatically transform our lives. Despite the many challenges in an ever-evolving technical world, she gets energized by the constant change and believes that she has uncovered the pathway to stay young. She can’t wait to see what the next tech wave will be like. Talk 2: RSocket: extend reactive stream into the network - Andy Shi In this talk, I'll talk about the challenges of microservices architecture and how reactive streams is the best suited to solve that. I'll introduce RSocket, a reactive streams networking protocol, and examine how it can be utilized to simplify the dev and ops tasks. The targeted audience would be anyone has knowledge of the microservices architecture. Andy is a developer advocate for cloud native platform group in Alibaba Cloud. His main interest is in cloud native application architecture. He has rich industry software development experience, especially in distributed tech., reliable web architecture and performance tuning.

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