Impact 2014

The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV | April 27 - May 1


dev@Impact: The Impact Developer Experience

Whether you’re a developer at a powerhouse software company, a small business, or just a hired gun, attend dev@Impact and let IBM help you look for better ways to invent and spread your ideas to the world.

dev@Impact Track Keynote: Be First to lead the way to your own business & IT renaissance
Community-based open tech is at the heart of today's business & IT renaissance, forcing even the most sophisticated organizations to change how they play the game. The driving force behind this transformation? A need for simplicity & innovation, FAST. How do you play today's game? Is it with the raw power of open clouds built on OpenStack? With the flexibility offered to developers by Cloud Foundry? Or perhaps the simple efficiency of the jQuery framework. The answer isn't rocket science: Combine today's leading community-based open technologies with an open architecture to enable unprecedented speed & interoperability across infrastructures, across platforms, and across devices. Open technologies are tomorrow's currency for today's architects & developers, looking to revitalize business & PWN competitors. Get cutting-edge guidance from open source community leaders, development gurus and industry luminaries. If you want to be part of the renaissance, then don't let the other guy get here first!

Get 1:1 advice with top IBM technical experts. Have a tough project problem you need to solve? Need to talk to an expert about your career, architecture, code challenges or a specific IBM technology or product? We’ve made our top talent available to you. Sign up for your 1:1 meeting on Impact Conference Connect.

Get ready! The IBM SportsHack developer challenge features killer apps focused around the internet of things and fitness data … delivered to mobile or web users! Take part in hackathon activities throughout the week, including a MeetUp, live challenger showdown to a panel of judges, and the winners’ announcement and reception. Refer to the conference guide agenda for more information.

SportsHack Sponsored by cloudant Texas Instruments Intel

The Mobile App Throwdown at Impact
Sign up for the IBM Mobile App Throwdown and join our semifinalists, featuring innovative mobile apps built with IBM technology.

The IBM Mobile App Throwdown is a challenge for Business Partners and developers for the opportunity to demonstrate and promote their solutions that use the IBM MobileFirst portfolio, or our newly announced IBM BlueMix, to an audience of IBM clients, sellers, Business Partners and developers at IBM Impact 2014.

Developers' Playground in the Social Impact Lounge
Stop by the Developer's Playground in the Social Impact Lounge for some high tech fun, including the immersive reality of Oculus Rift, Code Rally, SportsHack, Raspberry Pi and more.

Hands-On Workshops
Accelerate your skills in the latest Mobile, Internet-of-Things (IOT), Cloud and Big Data & Analytics technologies through guided exercises hosted by subject matter experts there to help, select and work through the exercise that most interests you at your own pace.

Breakout Sessions
Throughout the week, select from more than 250 sessions to learn about the latest IBM tools, technologies and best practices for developers. These sessions will help you explore Made with IBM solutions for Mobile, Internet-of-Things (IOT), Cloud and Big Data & Analytics. In addition, don’t miss the “developer-only” sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday in Sands 301-304; look for sessions in the conference guide that begin with DEV.

Impact Developer MeetUp, Awards & Reception
Join us for final remarks and a developers’ MeetUp featuring roundtables of exciting topics like OpenStack, BlueMix, DevOps, jQuery and others. Then, don’t miss the announcement of the SportsHack Developer Challenge and MobileFirst Hackathon winners, followed by a celebration and reception - a great opportunity to cap off the event with your peers.