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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Usage of information sources for implementations in IBM Cloud

Why should I blog about this? Of course, you can just “google” and find the sources by your own.

I write this blog, because I want to share briefly my experience, about the different IBM Cloud information sources: the IBM Cloud Documentation, the IBM Developer and the IBM Cloud Garage, when I did implementations with IBM Cloud.
I hope when you read this blog, you can save time finding the right information in the future.

Let me start this blog, with this following statement:

“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.

What are my expectations on information sources?

When I start searching for implementation topics, I have mainly two different high-level expectation categories, the “content” and the “consumability”.

Here are my three major expectations on the content, when I search for implementation topics in IBM Cloud.

  1. First expectation I want sample source code, which is executable. The best would be, if my finding directly matches to my technical or use case problem.In short words: “I need to get executable code!”

     

  2. Second, the development process topics are relevant for implementation. Mainly how to organize myself. Today agile is the usual way. How does this work?Short: “I want the right method/tools, which do support my daily “implementation” work!”

     

  3. Third, I want help in finding the right architecture for my implementation approach inside IBM Cloud.“Which components do I need to implement my application in IBM Cloud?”

My first expectation is fulfilled in each the of given information sources. Each source points to sample code in github, which can be used to build a running applications.

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