5 reasons you can’t miss the IBM Technical Workshop this December

5 reasons you can’t miss the IBM Technical Workshop this December

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Are you an expert searching for an opportunity to enhance human interaction with applications? If so, IBM is running an exciting workshop for you!  You are invited for a technical workshop on Node-RED and Watson API’s on Thursday 13th of December at House of Innovation Leeuwarden.

During the workshop, you will learn how to build an application which connects devices and gets them to learn to perform an action. IBM developer advocates Hans Boef and Damiaan Zwietering will show you how to translate speech into text, and the other way round, in a contextual way. During the 3-hour session, you will have an opportunity to learn how to build an application which – thanks to IoT – can interact with devices like a coffee machine, and connect them to a smartphone.

Register now.

Here’s why we think you can’t miss the IBM Technical Workshop this December:

#1 Dive into building blocks for everyone

You will be able to – in an active way – learn how to use building blocks and get started with it quickly. Damiaan will mention the coding aspects of message server, the databases and how to apply visual coding into it.

#2 Get inspired by the active coding tasks

You will not only see it happening but also get your first prototype up and running, even if it’s just a first ugly draft of your MVP, where you can start improving from. That’s a great opportunity for both IoT professionals and laics. You can also learn how to connect the end status of your devices to, for instance, a Slack channel.

#3 Learn more about the cloud infrastructures and its applications

The possibilities of Node-RED and Watson API’s are vast and might be useful in many different applied software. During the workshop, you will learn how to use cloud infrastructure to deploy, scale and access from anywhere in the world.

#4 Discover the possibilities of tools you haven’t even heard of

Other captivating aspects that will be mentioned during the event are MQTT light-weight connectivity protocols, Node-RED programming tool which allows hardware, API’s and online services in an innovative way. Databases will be more understandable thanks to the Node-RED open source scalable database architecture. Furthermore, the Apache Spark unified analytics engine for big data processing will be left with no secrets.

#5 Become a member of a skilled community of experts

Knowledge and networking seem to be the two primary reasons why people tend to attend developer events. Another fascinating fact about attending the IBM workshops is that when learning is coupled with some significant discussion amongst peers, comprehension and retention is increased drastically.

In this case, the IBM Workshop on Node-RED and Watson API’s is a networking goldmine from connecting with like-minded people during breakout sessions to finding career opportunities.

While smartphones will act as the sensors, streaming the data into our IoT cloud, you will get to learn along the way, running in the IBM cloud environment:

– Node-RED, which is used to create the IoT application and to stream data from the sensor to the database.

– IoT Platform, used as the MQTT message broker to hold it all together.

– Cloudant, a NoSQL database system that is used to store the data.

– An Apache Spark SQL script, that tells you who wins.

Sounds like fun? On the behalf of IBM, we warmly invite you to participate in this event!


18:00 – 18:30 Bites & Bytes

18:30 – 19:15 Introduction Node-RED and Watson API’s

19:15 – 19:45 Break

19:45 – 20:30 Create a fun, simple IoT accelerometer game

20:30 – 21:30 Networking & Drinks


10 January 2019: IoT Workshop with IBM and Partners

Experience how innovative IoT solutions are used in the market. IBM is hosting an event with partners Flexyz and Snakeware. Details to follow. Pre-register now to secure your place: https://www.meetup.com/IBM-Code-Amsterdam/events/256593956/

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