Impact News: At Impact, it’s all about you, Developers
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Guest post by Melissa Polizzotto, IBM WebSphere Communications.
You’re with some friends or colleagues and someone asks, “If you could have dinner with any person alive, who would it be?” If you have any interest in technology, chances are Impact will host more than a few of your top picks. Industry icons, distinguished engineers, renowned analysts, industry leaders, product architects and others will all be at Impact – in the General Sessions, roundtables, the Unconference, meetups, hackathon, at the Product Technology Center and elsewhere throughout the event.
Developers, don’t miss the activities planned just for you at Impact 2013. Earn certifications and participate in an AT&T hackathon and mobile meetup.
Visit the Product Technology Center
Go directly to the source – get your questions answered by lead product architects and developers in the Product Technology Center (PTC); San Polo 3401. While you’re there, speak with technical experts, meet the development teams and get hands-on experience with WebSphere products.
Choose from more than 15 Open Lab exercises covering a range of products and technologies, including IBM MobileFirst, messaging, SOA integration, WebSphere, business process management, decision management and WebSphere application infrastructure software. The PTC also features scheduled “Meet the Experts” sessions where you can discuss your questions with our development and services experts. Meet the Experts sessions include:
Software certification tests are available at Impact 2013. Save on tests offered on WebSphere, WebSphere Portal, Commerce, Connectivity and Integration, and SOA. Testing is available on a first-come, first-served basis; the last seating each day is 90 minutes before closing time. See the schedule for information and registration each day at Impact:
Find more information on pricing and details on which tests are available online.
Don’t miss the Developer Unconference
Impact features three special, developer-focused events at Impact: the Unconference breakout sessions, AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, and a Mobile Open Technologies Meetup.
Unconference Sessions – Wednesday, (Palazzo A/B): Tim O'Reilly, CEO and founder of O’Reilly Media, and Grady Booch, IBM Fellow and chief scientist for Software Engineering, will kick off the developer breakout sessions with a unique keynote conversation on the changing role of the developer. James Governor, principal analyst and founder of RedMonk, will moderate.
AT&T Mobile App Hackathon at Impact (Marco Polo 703)
Want to do some cool hacking with mobile and machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies? Whether you are a novice or expert mobile developer, join us at this hackathon produced by the AT&T Mobile Developer Program. This hackathon will help you sharpen your skills with IBM Worklight and the new IBM MessageSight appliance.
Did we mention the prizes? AT&T will award the following prizes: 1st place - $10,000, 2nd place - $5,000 and 3rd place - $1,000. Register before the kickoff on Monday, 7 p.m. at hackimpact.eventbrite.com.
Mobile Open Technologies Meetup on Monday, 4 – 6 p.m. (Palazzo A)
Developing mobile solutions? Learn how to leverage the leading open source software and standards. Meet industry experts as they share their perspectives and insights on future directions. See the technology in action, discuss getting started and jumpstart your mobile app development.