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July 15-18, 2019
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Pedro Cruz

Pedro Cruz
Developer Advocate for Spacial Computing, IBM

Pedro Cruz is a developer advocate at IBM, a creative technologist, and an educator. He’s a self-taught developer with a passion for creating educational virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) apps, designing pixel-perfect UIs, and working on AI for Good. After surviving Hurricane Maria in 2017, he created DroneAid, an aerial scout for first responders that uses drones and artificial intelligence, to detect SOS messages in natural disasters. His work was featured in Code & Response and a feature-length documentary and at IBM’s THINK Conference 2019. During the weekends, he organizes workshops and hackathons for audiences ranging from K–12 students to professional developers. In the past three years, he’s founded several successful meetups in Puerto Rico, with over 1,000 members, such as LinkPR (blockchain education), AprendeVR (K–12 STEAM bootcamp), and StoryCodePR (VR/AR). In his spare time, he enjoys traveling to remote locations to fly drones, creating augmented reality art, and running marathons with his black Lab puppy.


9:50am10:00am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: Portland Ballroom
Pedro Cruz (IBM ), Brad Topol (IBM)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Many IBM products and offerings have a solid foundation of open source—take a peek under the hood of IBM’s cloud platform and services and see for yourself. Pedro Cruz and Brad Topol outline the intersection between open source and natural disasters by sharing one of IBM's 2018 solutions. Learn how to get involved at Developer.ibm.com/callforcode. Read more.