Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Mobile, open source, and the drive to the cloud

11:55am–12:35pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 17B
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Open technologies are leading the way to a simplified development experience, end to end, from mobile to the cloud. Open source projects including the Swift programming language, OpenWhisk, the serverless, even-driven execution environment, and Cloudant DBaaS, based on Apache CouchDB, are key to this transformation. Separately, these powerful open technologies make mobile and cloud development easier and faster, but in combination, their value to the developer greatly increases. Patrick Bohrer explores the role of these open technologies in driving down the time it takes to build, integrate, and deliver powerful apps that blur the lines between mobile and cloud.

This session is sponsored by IBM.

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Patrick Bohrer


Patrick Bohrer is a distinguished engineer in IBM’s Cloud division, where his responsibilities include serving as the technical lead for the Mobile Innovation Lab in Austin, Texas, as well as leading IBM’s global Swift engineering efforts. Patrick co-led the 2012 Global Technology Outlook, MobileFirst, which helped set the technical direction for IBM’s current mobile and cloud efforts. Patrick holds a BA in computer science from the University of Texas.