Let‘s Code Pattern 01: Use blockchain to track fitness club rewards

What is Let‘s code pattern?

I am starting a blog series to explore blog series to explore some code patterns, like those which are available on IBM Developer. I will call these series Let‘s code pattern .

Definitions for Let‘s code pattern

On IBM Developer website, there are complete solutions to problems that developers face every day. Code patterns leverage multiple technologies to solve issues that our developer advocates have recognized as common use cases across multiple industries.

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For the  series Let‘s code pattern , I have defined three topics I will observe for each code pattern in the future.

  1. Did the code pattern work?
  2. Did I need to make changes to the readme?
  3. How complex was it for me?

I always will clone the code pattern to my own repository, to make any changes I want to apply.  For example; to add my simple git and cloud helper bash scripts or customisations to the code or in the readme.

Let’s start with the first code pattern

I am starting the Let’s code pattern series with the Blockchain code pattern  called “Use blockchain to track fitness club rewards”. The web app is designed to track and trace member rewards, using IoT and the blockchain. It’s a fairly recent code pattern, which was published just last week.

The code pattern “Use blockchain to track fitness club rewards” enables you to setup a blockchain  locally on your computer using Hyperledger Composer. The code pattern is based on an Angular web app. You can implement it and start to learn from this project, which is based on a fitness club use-case.

Here’s my customised GitHub version of the code pattern: https://github.com/thomassuedbroecker/Using-Blockchain-to-Track-fitness-Rewards#part00

Let’s begin! Let’s get down to business

Overall it was useful starting point for me to dig into this area without using a cloud instance. The local instance makes blockchain with Hyperledger composer simpler. But I notice, I have to read additional information to get a better understanding of the Hyperledger composer in more detail.

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Being @Code.Talks the Germany’s Largest Developer Conference

Here is my point of view of that conference, with some pictures made during the conference.

It was a conference about being a speaker in the developer advocate role, doing teaming at the booth, having very good discussions, “sprit coins” 😉 at the party and no to forget good food at an exciting location the CinemaXX Hamburg-Dammtor.

Being a speaker

This was my first speech as IBM developer advocate together with @fernando_cejas. The title was “Leaving the Kindergarten with OpenWhisk” . The preparation was an exciting teaming. We had very good productive discussions on different point of views; on architecture, business and so on. These discussions let to rich interesting content for our talk about Serverless, OpenWhisk and IBM Cloud Functions.

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