Satellite events

1. IBM Developer MeetUp: Open Source Software in Enterprise Environments

When: February 3rd, 2021, 12pm CET
Where: The event is in the past. But you're lucky, catch the replay here:

Learn why adopting OSS is beneficial for businesses, which new challenges arise and what to consider before this strategic move.
Plus: IBM will share a short introduction on how IBM can help you use free, community OSS in your enterprise for productive workloads.

🎓 What will you learn?

  • Teaser: today’s adoption of OSS across industries
  • Commercial vs Community OSS
  • Why do companies open source their assets?
  • The different open source business models
  • Benefits of an OSS adoption
  • New challenges that arise
  • The few things you should know about OSS licenses
  • How to mitigate / manage the new challenges

🎙️ Speaker: Raphael Tholl, Technical Advisor for OSS, IBM Switzerland:

Raphael Tholl is a technical advisor for OSS at IBM, consulting clients who want to replace proprietary software with OSS. Furthermore, he frequently participates in hackathons as an IBM mentor or hacker. His two programming languages of choice are JavaScript and Python. Raphael holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland, he is also an Elastic Certified Engineer.

Host: Miriam Oglesby, IBM Developer Advocacy

👩‍💻 Who should attend? Decision makers that plan to adopt OSS, everyone who’s interested

Register here (it's free!):


2. IBM Developer MeetUp: Stop building weird UIs! Use a design system

When: February 17th, 2021, 4 -5 pm, CET

Let's talk about design systems and why they enable the next level of UI development. By adopting a design system, you and your team can accelerate the process of designing and developing user interfaces while ensuring consistency across your product and platform. The session will cover a 45 min talk and 15 min of questions and answers.

🎓 What will you learn?

  • how to get started with design systems and say goodbye to the days of endless discussions around button colours, shapes and sizes.
  • get a closer look at IBM's open source Carbon Design System
  • how to use it
  • how to get involved in its future development

🎙️ Speaker:  Jan Hassel, User Experience Engineer, IBM® SPSS® Statistics

During his studies in the "Internet of Things – Design of Networked Systems" program, Jan Hassel started working for IBM on an AI-powered platform for mixed reality data visualization. Later he joined the IBM SPSS Statistics team, bridging the gap between design and development as User Experience Engineer where his main focus areas include micro interactions, rapid prototyping and accessibility. Since 2019 he teaches software collaboration and development strategies for first-semester students in the IoT program at the University of Design in Schwäbisch Gmünd.

Host: Miriam Oglesby, IBM Developer Advocacy

👩‍💻 Who should attend? Designers, developers, open source collaborators, those interested in learning and adopting IBM's Carbon Design System

Register here (it's free!):


3. IBM Developer MeetUp: An Honest Take on Open Source

When: February 15th, 2021, 4pm CET

In this meetup, Matthias and Enrique, both Software Engineers at IBM's Research and Development Lab in Germany give you their honest take on Open Source.

🎓  What will you learn?

  • Why you shouldn’t be concerned about Open Source
  • How to get started in Open Source
  • What is in it for you?
  • The not so nice and shiny parts

👩‍💻  Who should attend?

Everyone. Yes, we really mean that! From managers to developers, everyone with an interest in Open Source is welcome.

☁️  Register here for a free IBM Cloud Account: (no credit card required)

🎙️  Speakers:

Matthias Diester @heavywombat: Matthias Diester is a Software Engineer at IBM Germany. He is currently working in a project focusing on a Cloud service that addresses the needs of developers who just want to run their code. This work includes software development in Go, CI/CD, and all the other buzzwords that are currently out there, think Kubernetes, operators, YAML. He is not afraid to admit that he really likes YAML. Previously, Matthias worked on Cloud Foundry based services in the IBM Cloud. Matthias does not have spare time, he has little kids. Sometimes he trades sleep to work on some Open Source projects.

Enrique E. Encalada @eduardkorol: Enrique Encalada is a Software developer at IBM Germany, currently leading a team for enabling a in-cluster build system inside one of IBM's Cloud services and a maintainer of Project Shipwright/Build. Previously, Enrique was actively involved in the Cloud Foundry community, where he was developing and advocating for projects to improve the user experience in Kubernetes, like KubeCF and Quarkus. In his spare time, Enrique likes to work with different technologies and build something on that. 

Host: Miriam Oglesby @Jessieevaline

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