Things have been so busy here at DevOps.com, I have not really had a chance to report on what a great event IBM InterConnect 2017 was. Once again this year this year the IBM InterConnect expo floor showcased the latest developments in cognitive, cloud, DevOps, security and more. But this year there was definitely a vibe of DevOps, agile and cognitive are now firmly mainstream and not just the latest shiny objects.
We have over 40 videos of interviews and updates from this years InterConnect over on our DevOps TV Youtube channel. Included in this playlist are some great interviews with Jeff Sussna, John Comas of NBCUniversal and more. Check them out if you have some time.
For this article though I wanted to give you a flavor for what it was like on the expo floor at InterConnect 2017. We took our video team mobile and toured several of the areas that the floor was broken into. Two of the most crowded was the Dev Zone, that featured development trends across many areas and the IBM Bluemix Garage which was expanded this year.
Over at the Bluemix Garage area we had a special tour guide Bluemix Garage CTO, Rachel Reinitz as well as some of her friends. This video is pretty long, almost 30 minutes, but it really captures everything that is happening with the Bluemix Garage including some new offerings and some of the design thinking that is shaping a lot of what is happening at the garage. Have a watch below:
While the Bluemix Garage was all things Bluemix garage, the DevZone was some of this and some of that. It had some Watson stuff, lots of automation and more. It was broken into two main areas. One was hands on working on laptops in a lab type of area. The other parts of the zone were more exhibits of some of the cool things being done with IBM dev tools. Robots, beer, food and lots of other good stuff.
Again we were lucky to have a VIP tour of the DevZone from Brian Bryson and some special guests. Have a watch of this and get a great sample of what it was like on the DevZone as they served up “steak and sizzle”.
We will be following up with a few more articles highlighting some of the other great videos from InterConnect 2017 in future articles, but you can check them all out now here.