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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Information resources for IBM Cloud

Why should I blog about this topic? You can just “google” and find the resources by your own. I write this blog post, because I want to share briefly my experience with you and I hope you can save time, when you get started with IBM Cloud development.
This blog post is about following major IBM Cloud information resources:

The work of a developer has a wide range, and can be very different, by starting from addressing user needs, to what is the right architecture and technology, including method and the tooling. In other words developers wearing different hats of roles at the same time even when the role is not directly assigned to them.

Let’s start this blog post with my definition for information resources:

“Finding the right information, depends on your expectation”

This is a simple and obvious statement, but from my perspective simple knowledge must be repeated, to get the right attention.
Following my own statement I first define my expectations, before I will write about the resources.

What are my expectations on information resources?

When I searching for development topics, I have mainly two different high-level  categories in mind, the “content” and the “consumability”.

A little bit more about the category “content”.
These are my three major topics:

  1. Getting executable code
    Is there sample executable source code? It would be perfect, if I directly find matches to my technical or use case problem.
  2. Wanting the right method/tools
    Which development processes is out of the box supported, to support my daily “development” work, to organize myself? Today agile is the usual way.
  3. Searching for the right architecture
    How to get help to choose the right architecture approach inside IBM Cloud.“Which components do I need to implement my application in IBM Cloud?”

A small spoiler: the first expectation is fulfilled in each the of given IBM Cloud information resources. Each of them pointing to sample code in github.

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