What we're about

Welcome to the IBM Developer meetup! From developers for developers.

We host free, hands-on sessions and workshops on a range of topics:
- Cloud Native Development and Containers
- Serverless
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- Data Science

Our Developer Advocacy team is active in the developer communities of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. We are based in the very heart of Central Europe, where rich history collides with innovation and ambition, creating a vibrant research and tech culture. Our well-established developer community, along with a whole host of meetups, conferences, webinars, and summits, keep our developer advocacy team busy.

Join us at our upcoming events and learn about open source technologies.

Upcoming events (4+)

Digital Developer Conference: Hybrid Cloud 2021

Network event

Online event

Register for free and get ready to build smart and secure applications on hybrid cloud.

9:00 am - Kick off on Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Strategy for scalability, innovation, and agility,
Mo Haghighi
Hybrid Cloud Build Leader at IBM

9:20 am Blockchain - BUILDing the future,
Alison Haire
Hybrid Cloud Build Developer Advocate at IBM

9:45 am Deploy your AI models using Serverless Containers
Eren Akbaba
Cloud Architect and Open Sorcerer at IBM
Fawaz Siddiqi
Developer Advocate at IBM

10:45 am - Introduction to IBM Cloud Satellite
Sugandha Agarwal
Product Manager IBM Cloud Satellite

11:30 am Automate End-to-End Development with CI/CD pipeline, Shorook Saleh
Masa Abushamleh
Cloud Native Developer at IBM

12:30 pm Serverless Node.js On OpenShift,
Anthony (Anton) Whalley
Technology Partner Architect at IBM

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm - Jumpstart your application into a reactive event-centric world
Grace Jansen
Developer Advocate at IBM

Jamie Coleman
Developer Advocate at IBM

2:10 pm - CI/CD Pipeline to deploy integration microservices
Rashid A Aljohani
Hybrid Cloud Integration Specialist at IBM

2:35 pm Untangling your DevOps lifecycle
Liam Hampton
Developer Advocate at IBM

3pm Close

Create a free IBM Cloud account: https://ibm.biz/ddc-emea
Watch Livestream or replay at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ddc-emea

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Weather But Were Too Afraid To Ask

Network event

Hello friends,

Round off your week with us in another edition of our informal weather education/chat.

Learn, meet and discuss with the highly esteemed meteorologists/ engineers from IBM Weather Business Solutions.


A little bit of weather education – 5 minutes from each expert about an interesting weather related topic close to their heart. Be prepared, they might be unusual use cases!

Exciting guest speaker TBC.

Topic quiz.

Questions and answers.


Anyone involved/interested in learning about/making/improving decisions based on weather.

Data scientists, business analysts and modellers, operations personnel, innovation teams, coders and weather geeks.

Host biographies:

James Burn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesburn123/
Julia Wiegel https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-wiegel-28b13b99/
David Marks https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-marks-0a410410/
Paul Smith https://www.linkedin.com/in/pavsmith/
Mark Stephens-Row https://www.linkedin.com/in/energyweatherman/

Messaging with Quarkus

Network event

Online event

From developers, for developers. We have successfully deployed our application onto a cloud and the Go-live also went smoothly (hooray!). Now that the critical phase is over and the dust has settled, how can we ensure that our regular operations are stress-free for everyone involved? And all that using open source? Messaging with Quarkus is part 4/4 of this series.

Utilizing messaging systems grants us the capability to decouple services from each other: downtime of a service consuming messages does not impact the functionality of the service sending messages and vice-versa.

🎓 What will you learn?

In this talk we will discuss how to setup and use messaging systems. As practical examples, we use AMQP backed by ArtemisMQ, as well as kafka to send and receive messages, automatically as well as programmatically.

💻 The tech

Quarkus is a full-stack, Kubernetes-native Java framework made for Java virtual machines (JVMs) and native compilation, optimizing Java specifically for containers and enabling it to become an effective platform for serverless, cloud, and Kubernetes environments. Learn more https://quarkus.io/
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol is an open standard, providing flow controlled, message-oriented communication https://www.amqp.org/
ArtemisMQ Next Generation Message Broker by ActiveMQ enables high-performance messaging for highly scalable microservices https://activemq.apache.org/components/artemis
Apache Kafka is an open-source distributed event streaming platform for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-critical applications https://kafka.apache.org/

👩‍💻 Who should attend?

Developers and those interested in Java, containers, and application deployment.

🎙️ Speaker

Dr. Marco Bungart studied at Jena University from 2008 to 2013, gaining qualifications in Bioinformatics B.Sc. and Computer Science M.Sc. From 2013 to 2018 Marco completed his doctorate at Kassel University. Since 2018 he is a Software Engineer at ConSol. His development portfolio includes projects in the automotive and construction among other industries. Marco also takes responsibility for software architecture as well as infrastructure automation.

⏯ Webcast series

The Day After Tomorrow: Day 2 of Cloud Native Applications is a webinar series hosted by our friends at ConSol Consulting & Solutions Software GmbH.

This is part four of our Cloud Native Applications series, we will address a number of aspects that are essential for ensuring that regular operations are stress-free for everyone involved. We will focus on three categories, which we will discuss in more detail:
◼︎ Automation – The goal must be to no longer have to perform manual steps when building and rolling out applications.
◼︎ Observability – We track down errors before they happen or fix them before a customer notices them.
◼︎ Efficiency – Faster, Higher, Further: This is what we can do so that we can develop and roll out applications faster.

☁️ IBM Cloud account: https://ibm.biz/BdfGea

Catch up with part 1: GitOps with Flux and Flagger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbAKUKaMA1w

Catch up with part 2: Operator development made easy with Helm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWZlxSftOag

Part 3: https://developer.ibm.com/events/ibm-and-consol-present-remote-development-of-quarkus-applications/

Build your first Machine Learning model and get started with Data Science

Network event

In this hands-on workshop we take a look behind the buzzwords: Machine Learning & Data Science.

🎓 What will you learn?

The difference between AI and ML
The different types of Machine Learning
How to structure Data Science projects

We will develop a Machine Learning model to predict customer churn with an AutoAI feature - to build Machine Learning models automatically - as well as Jupyter Notebooks. For this hands-on session we will be using the Cloud Pak for Data as a Service on the IBM Cloud.

🛠 What are the pre-reqs?
Register on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/auto-data-ai/1
Create a IBM Cloud account via the following link: https://ibm.biz/Bdfppm

🤖 Learn Automation, Data & AI and develop your own app!
Interested in Machine Learning and Data Science? Discover automation like you've never seen it before: in customer service, the AI lifecycle, document processing and classification, application monitoring for cloud-native applications, and Robotic Process Automation! Register for free and get ready to learn about all these amazing technologies with live-demos in this series of virtual events. Get hands-on and build your own app afterwards.

👍 What's the benefit for you?
In the last session of this event series you will have the opportunity to bring your own use case / problem / data / application / processes / documents / ... and pitch it in 10 - 15 minutes to our IBM technical staff. They will give you feedback, provide technical support, and perhaps even become part of your project!

🎙 Speakers
- Felix Augenstein, Data Scientist, IBM
Felix Augenstein is a Data Scientist at IBM and part of the Hybrid Cloud Build Team in the DACH market. His focus is on technologies like IBM Watson, Data & AI, as well as Automation. On these topics he enables independent software vendors (ISVs), system integrators (SIs), business partners, and other stakeholders in the ecosystem. He also supports them in the project-based integration of these technologies into their own products. Additionally, Felix creates content and tutorials for the developer community, which are then distributed through digital channels.
- Marion Nehring, Client & Ecosystem Lead, Program Manager, IBM

Past events (94)

Remote development of Quarkus applications

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