• IBM Developer Goes to Strongurl BLunch Blockchain Week!

    *** MUST REGISTER via http://strongurl.splashthat.com/ *** Strongurl BLunch Blockchain Week will be a special mini-conference BLunch featuring 20+ female leaders in the blockchain space. Strongurl BLunch is an intimate, curated blockchain lunch event launched in January 2018. It provides an inclusive environment and builds community for people who are passionate and interested in learning about blockchain technology. BLunch also highlights female leaders in the space by inviting them as guest speakers to share their work. The BLunch mission is to elevate, empower and encourage women in the blockchain industry, promoting diversity in gender, age and professional backgrounds. Speakers, Presenters, and Moderators include: Kathryn Harrison — IBM Blockchain Helen Hai — Binance Charity Foundation Karen Ottoni — Hyperledger Tongtong Gong — Amberdata.io Angie Ramirez — Livepeer Amiti Uttarwar — Coinbase Medha Parlikar — CasperLabs Leah Satlin — Lowenstein Sandler Leah Callon-Butler — Intimate.io Priyanka Desai — Peeps Democracy Jacqueline O’Neill — Blockchain Art Collective Liwen Yaacoby — Wymsical Eileen Lowry — IBM Blockchain Labs Lesley Adamo — Lowenstein Sandler Eve Halimi — Alinea Invest/Banard College Anam Lakhani — Alinea Invest/Barnard College Victoria Tiranno — Redefining EHR/University at Albany Linda Ortega Cordoves – Kadena Kim Cope — CryptoKitties/Dapper Labs Kelcey Gosserand — IBM Amanda Frankel — Investor Chance Du — Coefficient Ventures Flori Marquez — BlockFi Raakhee Miller — Bitsian Jamie Moy — Strongurl *** MUST REGISTER via http://strongurl.splashthat.com/ ***

  • How to Encrypt Your Enterprise at Scale

    Everyone understands the importance of encrypting sensitive data. It turns out that is easier said than done in the case of at-scale business data. Existing approaches rely on identifying sensitive data and selectively encrypting it, which can be problematic given the vast amounts of data in today’s enterprises. Our solution is to encrypt ALL data everywhere – at rest and in flight – thus eliminating the guess work of selecting data. This solution is unique to IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE. In this meetup we will discuss: • The challenges of encrypting data at scale • Why just 4% of records breached since 2013 were encrypted • A high-level view of the hardware behind our encryption solution • On-prem implementations • Using this hardware solution in IBM Cloud Get a head start and join IBM Cloud at: https://ibm.biz/Bdzcjy Agenda: - 6:30-7pm - Doors Open for Networking & Food - 7-8pm - Presentation - 8-830pm - Q&A + Networking - 830pm - Venue closes About the Presenter Matthew Cousens is Developer Advocate for Z & LinuxONE at IBM. He received a B.S. in Computer Science without any knowledge of testing or mainframes and went on to a successful career doing just that on the IBM Z platform. Matt has worked in every major phase of the software testing lifecycle and has experienced first-hand the transition from waterfall to agile techniques. In his current role as a Developer Advocate, Matt is responsible for speaking about the business value of the mainframe and the technology that enables that value. You can follow Matt on twitter at @CousensMatthew

  • WEBINAR: Going from App idea to Kubernetes

    IBM Webinar (Online)

    ***WEBINAR*** https://www.twitch.tv/moficodes Developers want to build applications. So how do we get our app out there in the real world? How do we make sure our app runs everywhere like it runs on our local dev environment? That’s where Docker came in, however, Docker was not enough to run our application at scale. Kubernetes (https://kubernetes.io/) helps us scale our application and gives us many other benefits. Nevertheless, all of these new tools comes with their own steep learning curve. In this workshop we will take an app we want to build and will go through the entire lifecycle (in a smaller scale) from writing the app, to containerizing it, to getting it to docker, and out to the entire world. We will see each of the parts in detail so we can take the learning and apply it to any of our projects. Twitch Stream Address: https://www.twitch.tv/moficodes About the Presenter Mofizur Rahman (@moficodes) is a Developer Advocate at IBM. His area of interests include container orchestration, micro services and blockchain. His favorite programming language these days is Go. He also tinkers with Node, Python and Java. He is also learning and teaching in the Go, Kubernetes and Hyperledger Fabric community. He is a strong believer of the power open source and importance of giving back to the community. He is a self proclaimed sticker collecting addict and has collected several box full of stickers with no signs of stopping. He dabbles in photography sometimes. He writes tech blogs at NYCDEV medium page which can be found on https://medium.com/@moficodes

  • IBM Cloud Developer Roadshow *Boston*

    1 Rogers St

    Introductions and Networking Roundtable. Understand key cloud development concepts, best practices, industry trends, how to get started with DevOps and Mobile development in the Cloud, and App Modernization. Deep Dive on Developer Tools in the IBM Public Cloud: • What does the Developer Experience look like? • Deliver cloud-native apps with DevOps in the Cloud. • Build high quality Mobile Applications. • Find out what’s new! Wrap-up/Q&A SPEAKERS Roger Snook, Author and Developer Evangelist Steve Weaver, Product Manager, IBM Cloud DevOps Dilan Orrino, Product Manager, IBM Cloud Mobile

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  • CREATIVITY IN A WORLD OF QUANTUM & AI

    NYIT Auditorium on Broadway

    A fireside-chat with IBM Architect and Quantum Computing Ambassador, Mark Mattingly-Scott. In addition to being a leader in emerging technologies, Mark is also a musician, producer, and publisher. The conversation will span both creative and technical topics. Exploring creativity in enterprise technology and new technologies being leveraged by creative professionals.

  • Workshop: Reactive Java Programming for the Impatient

    IBM Cloud Garage / Galvanize

    Today applications are deployed on everything from mobile devices to cloud-based clusters running thousands of multi-core processors. Users expect millisecond response times and 100% uptime. A coherent approach to systems architecture is needed. We want systems that are Responsive, Resilient, Elastic and Message Driven. We call these Reactive Systems. Reactive Architecture grew out of a need for software to remain fast and responsive when presented with the unique challenges of the modern world. This workshop will introduce you to the principles that drive the movement towards Reactive Systems. This engaging and progressive hands coding session will invite developers to code along and learn how these programs and systems can be built. Pre-Reqs Since we will be covering Java you should already be comfortable with running Java, compiling it ( Javac ) And it’s common build tools like Maven or Gradle While it is not necessary for the attendees to have experience in reactive style of programming, an understanding of and some basic experience on the traditional imperative programming style is highly recommended. Please bring a laptop. Get a head start and join IBM Cloud via: https://ibm.biz/BdzdS6 Agenda: - 630-7pm - Doors Open for Networking & Food - 7-9pm - Workshop - 9pm - Venue closes About the Presenter Grant Steinfeld is the IBM Developer Advocate for Blockchain, Java, and NodeJS. Grant is an accomplished and innovative senior software architect and engineer with a reputation for delivering client-focused solutions. He is a problem solver and team mentor with the ability to work with and manage development teams. He is able to interface with senior management and product teams in order to translate business requirements and challenges into project plans and solutions.

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  • [Webinar] Realtime Object Detection in Browser w/ Tensorflow.js

    **** WEBINAR LINK: https://www.twitch.tv/moficodes ***** Whether you are counting cars on a road or people stranded on rooftops in a natural disaster, there are plenty of use cases for object detection. Often times, pre-trained object detection models do not suit our needs and we need to create our own custom models. How can we utilize machine learning to train our own custom model without substantive computing power and time? Answer: Watson Machine Learning. How can we leverage our custom trained model to detect object’s, in real-time, with complete user privacy, all in the browser? Answer: TensorFlow.js. In this webinar, you will create a web app that does just that. You will learn how to create an IBM Cloud Object Storage instance to store your labeled data. Once your data is ready, you will learn how to spin up a Watson Machine Learning instance to train your own custom model on top-of-the-line GPUs. After your model has completed training, you can simply plug the TensorFlow.js model into your react application. At the end of this workshop, you should understand how to: - Label data that can be used for object detection - Use your custom data to train a model using Watson Machine Learning - Detect objects with TensorFlow.js in the browser Prerequisites- Install Node.js v10 or above https://nodejs.org/en/download/ **** WEBINAR LINK: https://www.twitch.tv/moficodes **** Get a head start and join IBM Cloud via: https://ibm.biz/BdzFDy About the Presenters Nick Bourdakos (@bourdakos1) is a Developer Advocate at IBM Watson. His expertise is in machine learning, mainly deep learning applied to Computer Vision problems. He started out as an Android developer, but also knows Swift, Python and JavaScript. Nick lives in NYC and enjoys painting in his free time. Twitter:@bourdakos1 Mofizur Rahman (@moficodes) is a Developer Advocate at IBM Cloud. His area of interests include container orchestration, micro services and blockchain. His favorite programming language these days is Go. He also tinkers with Node, Python and Java. He is also learning and teaching in the Go, Kubernetes and Hyperledger Fabric community. He is a strong believer of the power open source and importance of giving back to the community. He is a self proclaimed sticker collecting addict and has collected several box full of stickers with no signs of stopping. He dabbles in photography sometimes. He writes tech blogs at NYCDEV medium page which can be found on https://medium.com/@moficodes

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  • IBM Developer NYC - Going from App idea to Kubernetes

    Developers want to build applications. So how do we get our app out there in the real world? How do we make sure our app runs everywhere like it runs on our local dev environment? That’s where Docker came in, however, Docker was not enough to run our application at scale. Kubernetes (https://kubernetes.io/) helps us scale our application and gives us many other benefits. Nevertheless, all of these new tools comes with their own steep learning curve. In this workshop we will take an app we want to build and will go through the entire lifecycle (in a smaller scale) from writing the app, to containerizing it, to getting it to docker, and out to the entire world. We will see each of the parts in detail so we can take the learning and apply it to any of our projects. Prerequisites: Install Kubectl https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/tools/install-kubectl/ Install Docker for your OS https://docs.docker.com/install/ Install IBM Cloud CLI https://cloud.ibm.com/docs/cli?topic=cloud-cli-ibmcloud-cli#overview Install Golang https://golang.org/doc/install The demo application we are building uses golang. You can use any other programming language if you want. But the instruction will be different for a few things. These Downloads can take some time. Please try to get set up before the event so we can spend the time in doing the workshop. Reach out if any of these does not work and we can try to resolve before. Agenda: - 6:30-7pm - Doors Open for Networking & Food - 7-815pm - Hands-On Workshop - 815-9pm - Q&A + Networking - 9pm - Venue closes About the Presenter Mofizur Rahman (@moficodes) is a Developer Advocate at IBM. His area of interests include container orchestration, micro services and blockchain. His favorite programming language these days is Go. He also tinkers with Node, Python and Java. He is also learning and teaching in the Go, Kubernetes and Hyperledger Fabric community. He is a strong believer of the power open source and importance of giving back to the community. He is a self proclaimed sticker collecting addict and has collected several box full of stickers with no signs of stopping. He dabbles in photography sometimes. He writes tech blogs at NYCDEV medium page which can be found on https://medium.com/@moficodes

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  • [Workshop] Realtime Object Detection in Browser w/ Tensorflow.js

    Whether you are counting cars on a road or people stranded on rooftops in a natural disaster, there are plenty of use cases for object detection. Often times, pre-trained object detection models do not suit our needs and we need to create our own custom models. How can we utilize machine learning to train our own custom model without substantive computing power and time? Answer: Watson Machine Learning. How can we leverage our custom trained model to detect object’s, in real-time, with complete user privacy, all in the browser? Answer: TensorFlow.js. In this workshop, you will create a web app that does just that. You will learn how to create an IBM Cloud Object Storage instance to store your labeled data. Once your data is ready, you will learn how to spin up a Watson Machine Learning instance to train your own custom model on top-of-the-line GPUs. After your model has completed training, you can simply plug the TensorFlow.js model into your react application. At the end of this workshop, you should understand how to: - Label data that can be used for object detection - Use your custom data to train a model using Watson Machine Learning - Detect objects with TensorFlow.js in the browser Prerequisites- Install Node.js v10 or above https://nodejs.org/en/download/ Get a head start and join IBM Cloud via: https://ibm.biz/BdzczH Agenda: - 6:30-7pm - Doors Open for Networking & Food - 7-845pm - Hands-On Workshop - 9pm - Venue closes About the Presenters Nick Bourdakos (@bourdakos1) is a Developer Advocate at IBM Watson. His expertise is in machine learning, mainly deep learning applied to Computer Vision problems. He started out as an Android developer, but also knows Swift, Python and JavaScript. Nick lives in NYC and enjoys painting in his free time. Twitter:@bourdakos1 Mofizur Rahman (@moficodes) is a Developer Advocate at IBM Cloud. His area of interests include container orchestration, micro services and blockchain. His favorite programming language these days is Go. He also tinkers with Node, Python and Java. He is also learning and teaching in the Go, Kubernetes and Hyperledger Fabric community. He is a strong believer of the power open source and importance of giving back to the community. He is a self proclaimed sticker collecting addict and has collected several box full of stickers with no signs of stopping. He dabbles in photography sometimes. He writes tech blogs at NYCDEV medium page which can be found on https://medium.com/@moficodes

  • Solution Architecture 101 for Kubernetes

    IBM Cloud Garage / Galvanize

    Kubernetes based container clouds represent a new architectural platform that offers significant advantages for scalability and resiliency; if you do it right. Even experienced solution architects might be caught by surprise by some of the differences, and limitations of application design and architecture on a kubernetes platform. This discussion, led by Jim Conallen, Executive Architect at IBM, will highlight some of the main architectural features of the platform, and point out where traditional design/architectural approaches won't work, and how to get around them with new approaches. Agenda: - 6:30-7pm - Doors Open for Networking & Food - 7-8pm - Discussion - 8-830pm - Q&A + Networking - 830pm - Venue closes About the Presenter Jim Conallen is the Executive Architect at IBM Cloud Private Center of Competency.